Holiday makeup ideas: pink eyeshadow

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As the New Year approaches, I thought it would fun to play with some makeup again (you can see my past makeup tagged posts here) to explore some ideas on holiday makeup but also to challenge myself to use colors that are in my book, quite difficult to wear. So I will be experimenting with three different color eye-shadows, in this post I chose to use pink!

These warm colors are difficult to wear because it can easily turn into a look that says I’m wearing makeup for the first time or hey, I’m in the seventh grade wearing my mom’s makeup. Worse being that lately, I’m sooo guilty of wearing the same eye-shadow Monday through Friday for work! It’s a challenge to break out of your own box, but playing around with makeup is too fun to not experiment!

Here is my base face – foundation is on, under eye concealer applied, and eyebrows filled in a bit (if you’re dying to see me with no makeup, explore that makeup link in the first paragraph).
Thrift Eye

Sorry, had to capture this photo with my iPhone.
Nyx 3 color eyeshadow TS06, I used the far right color called Prune. Revlon Colorburst matte in Showy Flamboyante (heeey) #220. Benefit’s They’re Real mini mascara. And an older Urban Decay palette – I used the Half Baked.

So as to try something new, I thought an exaggerated cat eye swoop just in the pink eye-shadow would be fun. But see how it looks kinda plain just as the pink color? That’s where adding the rest of the details really completes the whole look.
Nyx 3 color eyeshadow TS06, Revlon Colorburst matte Showy Flamboyante #220, Benefit Real mascara, Urban Decay palette Half Baked

Add a little bit of gold shadow to your lower lash line to get some contrast. A dramatic mascara makes your eyes pop. This one is new to me, I like to buy sample size mascaras at Ulta so I can find one I like without investing in a whole tube. Add and equally bright lipstick to compliment the eye-shadow and you’re set!
Nyx 3 color eyeshadow TS06, Revlon Colorburst matte Showy Flamboyante #220, Benefit Real mascara, Urban Decay palette Half Baked

Nyx 3 color eyeshadow TS06, Revlon Colorburst matte Showy Flamboyante #220, Benefit Real mascara, Urban Decay palette Half Baked

How do you feel about a pink eye shadow? Check back here soon so you can see my next color!