There’s nothing prettier than a pink lip. It’s fun, flirty, and super feminine. But what do you do when you want to wear pink, without feeling so sweet? It all comes down to the shade. Pinks like watermelon and fuchsia lend themselves to a bubbly vibe. On the flip side, soft, muted pinks (think borderline nude) look and feel sophisticated. Pair these trending pink shades with gorgeous, healthy skin and a soft flush for a look that’s more chic than sweet. Read on for our step-by-step guide to this pretty pink makeup look.
Step 1: Plump and prep skin.
Makeup applies even more seamlessly when skin is properly prepped. Pretty in pink, right down to the packaging, Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator deeply hydrates with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera bio-ferment, yet absorbs instantly, leaving your skin soft, plump and ready for makeup.
Step 2: Make your skin look its best.
Conceal imperfections and even out skin tone with Even Better™ Makeup SPF 15. Using your fingers or a foundation brush, start in the middle of your face and blend outwards. Tip: If using your hands, warm the foundation between your fingers before applying. This helps the makeup sink in better and create a skin-like finish.
Step 3: Neutralise your natural lip colour.
The natural pink tint of your lips can alter the shade of your lipstick, especially if it’s a light colour. Applying a full-coverage concealer first, like Even Better™ All-Over Concealer + Eraser, creates a blank canvas that lets the colour of your lipstick ring true. Blend and press the concealer into your lips with your finger.
Step 4: Apply a cool-toned pale pink lipstick.
The paler the pink, the more sophisticated it reads. Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Fab Pop is a soft, cool pink that wears well on almost every skin tone. Use the tip of the bullet to outline the lip line, then fill in the centre with the flatter side.
Step 5: Add dimension with sheer pink gloss.
Top lips with a high-shine gloss in a coordinating shade like Clinique Pop Plush™ Creamy Lip Gloss, an ultra-cushiony, super juicy gloss in a soft petal pink shade. Apply a little more to the centre of your lips for added dimension and fullness.
Step 6: Dust cheeks with cool pink blush.
Lightly sweep Cheek Pop™ in Pink Pop along the cheekbones for a soft pink flush. Tip: After swirling your brush into the blush, flick it once or twice to shake off any excess blush before applying to your cheeks. This ensures a whisper-light hint of colour.
Step 7: Finish with a pop of highlight.
Play up your features with Chubby Stick™ Sculpting Highlight, an easy-to-apply cream highlighter stick with light-reflecting pigments. Dab and blend just above your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, along the brow bones and at the inner corners of your eyes to add a luminous finish to your pretty pink makeup look.
Video & Photos: Mosspark | Words: Julie Redfern