February is finally here and it’s a month where I make sure to send extra love to those around me. It’s a time where I don’t mind seeing hearts everywhere and look forward to spending Valentine’s Day with my two special boys. Since my mind starts thinking in shades of pink, it tends to rub off even in my makeup choices! I’ve been experimenting with some new drugstore finds lately and I found a great pink smokey eye look so I figured I’d share a makeup tutorial with you!
I picked up my recent finds a couple weekends ago when we stopped by Walgreens after dinner one night. Making it out to the mall can be a struggle these days with a toddler, so more often than not I find myself popping into the local drugstore. I love browsing around and discovering newly-released products and sometimes Dylan will even help pick out a few of his favorites before he wanders off with Daddy. 🙂
I ended up walking out with 4 new items that I used to create my pink smokey eye look:
I was in need of a new eyeshadow primer as my previous one had run out. The L’Oreal De-Crease received rave reviews online and I loved the fact that it was a nude color that was versatile and easy to layer. The jackpot find was this L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in Rose for Romance. The colors were absolutely perfect for the smokey pink eye makeup look that I was going for! The gel eyeliner and mascara were then the finishing touches to create amplify the eye look.
Here’s a breakdown of how I created the look:
- Prime, Color, Contour. I used my finger to apply the L’Oreal De-Crease primer on my eyelid all the way up to my eyebrows. Then it’s color time with the eyeshadow quad! I used a large shader brush (MAC #252) and patted the dark pink color on my eyelid just up to the crease. Then I used a fluffy blender brush (MAC #242) and gently applied the lighter brown color on my crease in a soft sweeping motion going from the outside in. Be sure to use light strokes as this color can easily get out of hand.
- Define. Use a tapered blending brush (MAC #222) and dab the darkest brown color right in the outer corner of your eye to create definition. Then go back with a fluffy blending brush (MAC #242) and use small circular motions to blend everything together.
- Highlight. I used a large fluffy brush (MAC #227) and applied the lightest pink color right on my browbone and blended it in with the light brown contour color applied in step 1.
- Liner. I used a pointed eyeshadow liner brush (MAC #263) and applied the gel eyeliner right at my lashline. I angled the line upwards slightly and winged it out to create a subtle cat-eye, which I find makes my eyes look just a bit bigger.
- Mascara. Go in with the Bombshell mascara side 1 to volumize the lashes. While this dries, I go ahead and do my eyebrows. Then I go back with side 2 of the mascara to lengthen.
- Smoke It Out. To finish the smokey eye, I apply color on the bottom lash line as well. I use the lightest pink color on the inner 1/3, the light brown on the middle 1/3, and the darkest brown on the outer 1/3 of the lash line.
- Voila! Bat those pretty eyes cause you’re all done!
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