3 Ways To Wear Pink Eyeshadows For Your Everyday Look

They can be feminine, elegant and surprisingly easy to pull off

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Gone are the days when wearing pink eyeshadows, or any pink makeup, was reserved for teenage girls. Pastel pinks with unflattering, chunky glitter pigments have since given way to a wide range of beautiful pink shades in a variety of textures such as pearlescent and metallics. Here, we examine three of our favourite celebrity looks and how you can create them for everyday wear:

  1. 1. Lucy Boynton at the 91st Academy Awards

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    A modern take on old Hollywood: #LUCYBOYNTON looks graceful at the #Oscars in a beauty look by Jo Baker (@missjobaker). “I wanted her to look timelessly beautiful, like a 2019 Grace Kelly. I had to make sure the color I added was dreamy and glowy, not overpowering." #ChantecailleOnCamera — GET THE LOOK: — Skin: – Magnolia Jasmine and Lily Healing Emulsion – Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Masks – Pure Rosewater — Face: – Future Skin in Porcelain – Le Camouflage Stylo in shade #1 – HD Perfecting Powder in Candlelight – Philanthropy Cheek Shade in Butterfly (Bliss) — Eyes: – Philanthropy Cheek Shade in Butterfly (Bliss) – Mermaid Eye Matte in Sylvie – Polar Ice Eye Palette – Luminescent Eye Shade in Sole – Faux Cils Longest Lash — Lips: – Lip Chic in Wisteria

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    Created by celebrity makeup artist, Jo Baker, the focus of Boynton’s look was her complexion, and the accents of pink on her lids, cheeks and lips were then applied to complement her skin. “I wanted to focus on glowing skin, to add colour without adding too much,” explains Baker. She used a sheer layer of foundation to even out Boyton’s skin tone before layering on a concealer to neutralise areas that showed signs of redness. Then, she dusted on an illuminating finishing powder, which Baker refers to as “a powder that isn’t too powdery, with sparkle that doesn’t sparkle too much”.

    When it comes to making pink eyeshadows pretty yet still elegant and professional, less is always more. According to Baker, “Pink eyeshadows can read very heavy, but blush is a perfect way to play around with pinks on the eyes”. So if it’s your first time experimenting with pink eyeshadows, create a soft look with a blusher instead. Click through the gallery to see how you can achieve Boynton’s look:

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  1. 2. Gemma Chan at the 91st Academy Awards

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    Princess @gemma_chan 💕 #oscars @cledepeaubeauteus

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  3. If you prefer understated looks, take your cue from Crazy Rich Asians star, Gemma Chan. Arriving at the Oscars in a jaw-dropping Valentino Haute Couture frock, the British actress kept it simple when it came to her hair and makeup. Working with makeup artist to the stars, Monika Blunder, she wore Clé de Peau Beauté makeup to the Oscars, sticking to a mauve-pink palette for her lids, cheeks and lips, with an unexpected emerald green liner:

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  1. 3. Julia Garner at New York Fashion Week

  2. Attending the Fall 2019 show of Kate Spade in New York, the 25-year-old starlet stepped out in a lilac ensemble with a bold fuchsia lips painted on by celebrity makeup artist, Hung Vanngo. Her lids were kept almost bare, except for voluminous lashes and a slick of black eyeliner. Click through the gallery to see how Vanngo achieved her look:

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