Pink is everywhere this season, in all shades imaginable from blush to fuchsia. Ever since I picked up a gorgeous blush toned top from COS a few weeks back, I’ve been perfecting this ‘pretty in pink’ routine. I wanted to create a look that was nautral, subtle and flawless for the Spring days, but also easy enough to take from desk to dance floor with a few simple steps. I also wanted it to be super affordable for all women, meaning that most products can be found in your local boots. To see my second routine in this beauty series, keep scrolling.
PRIME & TINT
To start your look, apply your primer and foundation as normal. I use the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Serum and Clinique’s superbalanced silk foundation, however use what you and your skin are happy with. If you suffer from oily patches or want to reduce the appearance of pores, apply a translucent powder to the desired areas. I’m obsessed with Sephora’s Beauty Amplifier Smoothing & Brightening Powder.
I created this look using the NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals. This palette is without a doubt the best high-street palette I’ve ever used, with a total of 16 shadows ranging from shimmer tones to matte.
To start apply a base shade over the lid to set the foundation for this look. To create some definition, use the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush and apply the light brown shade to the socket and blend into the crease. Taking a darker brown shade, use the same brush and apply in the same way. For the lid, take a Real Techniques shadow brush and apply a cream shade in sweeping motion. To finish, apply the cranberry shade to the outer corner of your eyes, blending into the crease to create a subtle yet effective look.
LINER & LASHES
Using your favourite black liner, apply the thinnest line possible to your upper lash line, alternatively, if you don’t fancy using liner, take the shade on the bottom right of the palette, and apply it along your upper lash line using an angled brush to make your lashes look fuller. To finish the eyes, apply a few coats of black mascara, or if you fancy something a little different, swap the eyeliner for thuse a burgundy mascara.
To remove any excess powder or cover any redness/imperfections, apply a thin layer of concealerwhich is a little lighter than your foundation. In addition to your undereyes, apply a small amount to your brow bone and the inner corner of your eye, before blending with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. If you want to add a little extra sparkle, apply the cream shimmer shade from the NYX palette to the inner corner of the eyes.
In a similar way to the rest of the look, keep the brows natural. I use the NYX Tame&Frame Brow Pomade and the Real Techniques Brow Brush
HIGHLIGHT & BLUSH
For the highlight step of this routine, I’d recommend applying a small anount of the L’Oreal Paris True Match Highlighter in Golden Glow to the tops of the cheekbones, and along the bridge of your nose. To add a pop of colour to your cheeks, apply the blusher to the apples of your cheeks, blending thoroughly for a rosy glow.
Adding another NYX product to the list, apply the Lip Lingerie in Ruffle Trim for a natural yet defined finish.
Like this look? I’d love to hear how you got on with it.