Have you noticed a flurry of baby-pink make-up looks overtaking your Instagram feed? Likewise. Admittedly, we’re completely enamored with all the candy-floss hues and want you to draw inspo from it too. The question is, how do you introduce these soft, pastel tones into your make-up look? The good news is, it’s doable. And oh-so dreamy. You can celebrate this gorgeous trend on your eyes – mixing various eyeshadow tones – use a pink liquid eyeliner to line your eyelids, add a flush to your cheeks with cream or powder blush or channel your inner 90s self with an ice-pink lippy. If all else fails, you can always turn to baby-pink nails.
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The Dior 5 Couleurs Couturen Eyeshadow Palette in 859 Pink Coralle gives you the opportunity to really play with colour and pay homage to the pink trend. If you’re in a daring mood, we suggest creating a pink smokey eye. A variety of different pinks are available on this eyeshadow palette for you to experiment with, ranging from dark to light.
If you’re a fan of shimmery, pigmented eyeshadows, this product is a must-have. Adorn your lids with a wash of Sisley’s Ombre Éclat Liquide Eyeshadow in Pink Gold – it’s so fairy-like and magical, and also comes with a wand (it’s the applicator, but, still, we can dream, right?). We suggest coating your lashes in black mascara to make the eyeshadow pop even more.
This one’s for the liquid-eyeliner enthusiast. Diorshow’s On Stage Liner Waterproof in 851 Matte Pink is the perfect product to create a showstopping look. The soft pink-coloured, matte formula stays put all day, without you having to do any touch-ups. The felt tip allows you to easily create different looks, ranging from subtle wings to full-on cat-eye drama.
Cream blush may be the hero product of this trend. Maybe because it’s so versatile. Wear Fenty Beauty’s Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Petal Poppin on your cheeks, eyelids and lips if you want. It has a lightweight, sheer, melts-into-the-skin formula and can be used with a blush brush or your fingertips.
Sisley Paris’ Les Phyto Ombres Long-Lasting Luminous Eyeshadow in Metallic Pink is a half-cream, half-powder mono-shadow that can be used to line the eyes on the lash line, in the corners of your eyes to create dimension or under the brow bone as an illuminator. Feel free to experiment with different pigment intensities by covering the entire lid with this silky shadow.
Give your complexion added radiance with Benefit’s Tickle Powder Highlighter. This light-pink, lightweight powder highlighter has a golden sheen and makes us smile every time we look at it. Use it on its own or over your blush to get the cutest-looking glow. For more intense colour, layer away.
This is a very safe option for taking on the baby-pink trend, but subtly has the ability to speak volumes, no? Dior Addict’s Lip Maximizer Lip Plumping Gloss in 001 Pink has a new and improved formula which focuses primarily on lip care, plus it gives your lips an extra-voluminous pout. It’s holographic and quite mother-of-pearly. A hand bag essential.
This ultra-lightweight, non-drying matte lipstick goes on like butter once applied, leaving your lips feeling properly nourished, with a baby-pink tint. The best part about Revlon’s Super Lustrous The Luscious Mattes Lipstick in Make It Pink is that it’s buildable; if you want bolder colour, just add a few more coats. This icy-pink hue will have you reminiscing about the 90s in no time.
Pinch your cheeks. See that gorgeous flush? Bobbi Brown’s Blush in Pale Pink enhances your natural blush colour ever so slightly, but can be buildable if you prefer something more dramatic. It’s silky soft but comes across as a matte finish on the skin. Swipe some of this blush onto your eyelids too to match your cheeks.
Pastel-pink polish brings out our natural nail colour and we’re certain this look will suit all skin tones. If you prefer just a hint, opt for baby-pink tips, which gives a cute little twist to the usual white French mani. Givenchy’s Les Vernis Nail Polish in 03 Pink Perfecto has a thick, flat brush making application a cinch.