A smokey eye makeup tutorial and pictures with pink and black eyeshadow for a romantic look.
Today I wanted to create a soft smoky, sort of romantic eye look. There are a couple of pretty pink shades in my new Freedom Dreamcatcher Palette that I wanted to try. Pink isn’t a colour I use often for eye makeup for fear it makes my eyes look inflamed. I think if paired with black eyeliner it could make for a sort of girly rock and roll look.
I’ve done a shimmery smokey eye but you could try liquid eyeliner and a matte pink (you could use a blusher even), I think that would look great. Pink eyeshadow looks especially good on blue eyes, which I don’t have, but that’s not stopping me.
These are the makeup and brushes I used-
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Potion in Eden
- Freedom Dreamcatcher palette
- A black YSL liner that I’ve had long time
- Bourjois Volume Max Holidays Mascara (a little side note- I love this mascaras big fat brush but they’ve stopped making it, sob)
- Kiko’s Smokey Eyeshadow brushes, they are great brushes, very soft and dense- perfect for blending. I also used a small slanted MAC brush for applying brows and eyeliner.
To start with I primed my lids then lined with the black eyeliner. I blended the liner into my lashes and waterline with the slanted brush and took it out to a cats flick. Then I applied a pink shadow (number 1) to the whole lid.
You could leave it at that to keep it subtle. Next I took the black shadow into the crease and blended well.
Then I highlighted the inner corners of the eye and under the brow with the lightest shadow (number4) and a little pop of pink number 3 in the middle of my lid for a pop of colour.
Blend everything well with a fat soft brush to work it into the skin. I should have done my eye makeup first so that fall out from the shadow doesn’t ruin my foundation, but I never remember. I tidied up with a powder brush, applied mascara and Bob’s your uncle- a pretty pink smokey look.
Of course because of my hooded eyelids you can’t really see my eyeshadow, but I know it’s there, and it’s pink and pretty!
(For the rest of my face I used Vichy Dermablend foundation, Freedom brow pomade, Rosie for Autograph cream blush, Mary LouManiser by the Balm to highlight and Freedom Pro Melt in Up on my lips)
I hope you like this look, please let me know in the comment section