With the pink eyeshadow trend coming back in full force, new pretty pink shadow colors pop up in the beauty industry, making it hard to choose the perfect one. Pink comes in so many shades, from bright neon to delicate pastel. In this article, we give some tips on how to choose the best pink eyeshadows for your skin tone and eye color.
Best Pink Eyeshadow for Your Skin Tone
Understanding the undertone makeup of the color pink will really help you choose the best pink eyeshadow for your skin tone. Pink is essentially the primary color red combined with white, which is a true, neutral pink. A bit of blue can also be thrown in the mix to make pink a cooler color that leans towards lavender.
Warm pink tones are created when an orangey-red is toned down with white, so they end up looking a little bit peachy. Eyeshadows will often also be augmented with sparkles or glitter, which might have a totally different color or undertone, which often leads to a very unique and complex eyeshadow. Silver glitter will pull a pink eyeshadow to a cooler place, while golden glitter will make a pink eyeshadow a bit warmer.
- The secret to getting pink eyeshadow to look soft, delicate and natural against your skin tone is to choose a shade that matches your undertone. If your skin has warm yellow or olive undertones with veins that appear a little greener, then opt for a warmer peachy pink shade. If your skin is cool-toned, with pinky or beige hues, a neutral or cool pink will look soft and delicate instead.
- On the other hand, if you want your pink eyeshadow to really pop against your skin, then choose a shade of pink that is opposite your undertone. Simply flip it, so wear a cool pink if your skin is warm, or wear a warm pink if your skin leans towards cool. No matter your skin’s undertone, if you choose a very bright fuchsia, then your look will stand out no matter what.
- How dark your skin is will also impact how the pink eyeshadow registers. It is better to opt for a shade of pink that is only a couple of shades lighter or darker than your skin tone. If you have dark skin, a lot of pink eyeshadows might end up looking very white and chalky against your skin – not necessarily a bad look, if it’s what you’re going for, but if you want something that’ll register as a light wash of color, then you’ll prefer a pink eyeshadow that is either a touch darker or that is sheerer so it gives a wash of glitter without the chalkiness. These days, thankfully, brands are showing swatches of their colors on a few different skin tones, so you’ll be able to determine for yourself how a color will look on you!
Best Pink Eyeshadow for Your Eye Color
Pink eyeshadow, no matter its undertone, can be worn with any eye color – there are no rules set in stone here. That’s not to say your eye color doesn’t matter when you create a pink eyeshadow look – your eye color is still going to be part of the final color story, so you should absolutely be mindful while still stretching your creativity.
Pink Eyeshadows for Brown Eyes
Brown is a neutral color, so there’s a lot you can do with it! You’ll find it much easier to create very elaborate multi-color eyeshadow looks, since you don’t have to worry as much about how your eye color will impact the color scheme. You can wear both cool pinks and warm pinks, and you can combine them with all manner of other shadow colors without fear.
Pink Eyeshadows for Green and Hazel Eyes
Cool pink is essentially reddish-purple or magenta combined with white so the combination of cool pink eyeshadow and green eyes can be extremely striking, although not always in the best way. There is something about the color combination that brings out all the warm tones in green eyes in a way that makes them appear a bit more like a greenish-yellow, which isn’t necessarily the most flattering.
You can say to hell with it, call me a hypocrite, and do it anyway, or you can get around it by combining cool pink eyeshadows with warmer colors to tone down their impact on the eyes.
On the other hand, choosing peach-leaning pink eyeshadow can be quite lovely. Greens and peaches are closer to each other on the color wheel, but they’re still not close, so the effect is attention-grabbing without being overwhelming, as the peach-pink eyeshadows tend to pull the eye color to a cooler place.
Pink Eyeshadows for Blue Eyes
Those with blue eyes can have a very easy time wearing pink eyeshadows. Wearing cool pink eyeshadows with blue eyes leads to a soft, harmonious look that is lovely, soft, and feminine, while warm pink eyeshadows have a striking effect, as the orange and golden undertones really bring out the baby blues.
Looks that lean a little towards too cool, like combinations of pink and purple or blue eyeshadows can lead to an analogue effect with the eyes, which will actually end up toning down your eye color rather than bringing it out. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is worth keeping in mind.
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