Pink eyeshadow definitely tickles me pink. The most feminine of colors is having a moment, with pink eye makeup looks really astounding on Instagram, Youtube, and of course, the runways! Whether you’re aiming for something a little more romantic or you’d like the drama of a neon, keep reading! In this article, we’ve collected the 21 best pink eyeshadows, spanning all formulas, finishes, and undertones. Choose your favorite one, or embrace the variety and collect a few!
1. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Shadow in Magnetic Pink
Getting a metallic, pinky sheen over the lid doesn’t get any easier than this! This cream eyeshadow comes in the form of a stick, for an easy and clean application. The color payoff is quite high and opaque, and the formula is creamy, soft and easy to blend. Once the color sets, however, it won’t crease or smudge at all. Magnetic Pink, in particular, is a pale pink eyeshadow that leans a little towards cool with a gorgeous metallic finish. Get it at Sephora!
2. MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Pink Venus
MAC eyeshadows are known for their buttery texture and excellent pigmentation, so a lot of their pinks deserve the title of ‘best pink eyeshadow.’ Pink Venus, in particular, is a darling color. It is a neutral pink, kind of like a lightened raspberry tone, with a lustrous finish and some tiny silver glitter pieces embedded in it. It is super easy to work with, as it has a middle-of-the-road, buildable opacity perfect for eyeshadow newbies or fans of diffused makeup looks. It is available at Nordstrom.
3. Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Sunset Cove
You cannot go wrong with a liquid eyeshadow from Stila, and Sunset Cove is particularly gorgeous. We like this unique pink eyeshadow as a topper over other shadows, especially, because it’s not fully opaque but it imparts the most incredible duo-chrome shine. In some lights it looks like a metallic pink, but then it shifts to a super reflective cool lavender tone. Once applied it really stays in place, even for those with oily eyelids. Find it at Sephora!
4. NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow in Earthshine
This is a beautiful cool pink eyeshadow with a metallic finish and some rosy sparkles embedded in it. It registers as slightly lavender in some lights, so it is perfect for cooler eye makeup looks that also involve blues and purples. This is one of the best pink eyeshadows because of its lovely texture, excellent pigmentation, and long-lasting nature. Order it online from Net-a-Porter!
5. Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Glitter Rock
This is probably the shiniest shadow on this list so far! The pigments in this eyeshadow single have been milled as finely as possible, making it the best pink eyeshadow for those who want extra smooth texture with a metallic finish. The undertone of this shadow is a slightly cool one, with a lot of silver micro glitter embedded in it. You can buy it from Sephora.
6. Bite Beauty Multistick in Macaroon
This cream stick can act as an eyeshadow, blush, or lip color, with a dusty rose color that is super flattering to almost all skin tones. This would be the best pink eyeshadow for those with darker, warm-toned skin, because it’s not too light and it’s got that perfect neutral undertone. The texture is very nourishing, but once it sets it does not move or crease. It is sold at Sephora.
7. Kaja Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio in Rosewater
Inspired by the love for washes of color in K-beauty, this pink eyeshadow set was born. This cream eyeshadow trio gives a comprehensive, sparkly pink makeup look that pairs beautifully with glowy glass skin. The colors include a soft champagne highlight, a silver-flecked cool pink and a slightly more neutral metallic mauve. You can swipe them on with your fingers, enjoying their easy blending and gorgeous glowy finish. Find them at Sephora!
8. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Pink Sparkle
Whether you just need an inner corner highlight or a full-on glowy pink lid, this creamy pink eyeshadow has got you covered – literally. The shade is a pale, frosty pink that is awesome as a topper but also works well as an eyeshadow base. The texture is cream and the formula long-lasting. You can pick it up from Nordstrom.
9. Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in After Party
This super long-lasting cream eyeshadow comes in a pretty cool tube, making it one of the more hygienic cream shadow options. Beyond that, however, this is also one of the best pink eyeshadows with a silvery cool undertone, as it has a blindingly shiny formula that lasts all day. It is extremely pigmented and doesn’t even require a primer. It is available for purchase at Sephora.
10. YSL Couture Mono Eyeshadow in Paris
Sheer yet shimmery, this pink eyeshadow gives a subtle wash of color to the eye, for those who like to keep things soft. It’s not a loud highlight – instead, this pressed eyeshadow has the lightest reflective sheen that makes it a great lid shade. The undertone is cool, and it comes in the most gorgeous golden packaging. It is sold online through YSL Beauty.
11. Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Melted Double Ended Eyeshadows in Wednesday/ Fro-yo
This double-ended liquid eyeshadow might be all you need for a fun makeup look! This set includes Wednesday, a cool bubblegum pink matte color, and Fro-yo, a metallic silvery pink color perfect for adding glam. Both sides are super pigmented and easy to blend, with a self-setting formula that stays put all day long. Order it from Sephora!
12. Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eyeshadow in Off the Rack
This shimmery peachy pink is a perfect summer shade, thanks to the gorgeous gold flecks. Wear this pressed pink eyeshadow on your lids or in the inner corner of the eye, or give it a try as a blush or highlighter! It has a long wearing, creamy formula with buildable pigmentation. Get it at Nordstrom!
13. Make Up For Ever Artist Color Eye Shadow in M-853
Looking to get a little loud? This will be the best pink eyeshadow for you. It’s a cool neon pink that’s almost a magenta. Matte eyeshadows can often be chalky, but this is smooth textured and easy to blend. You can’t go wrong with any or the Artist Color pink eyeshadows, but this one truly stands out. You can buy it at Sephora.
14. bareMinerals Eyecolor in Whisper
This is a delicate baby pink perfect for super girly eye makeup looks. It is a neutral pink eyeshadow with a delicate sheen rather than an intense glimmer, so it pairs nicely with mattes. Since it is a mineral shadow it comes loose rather than pressed, which means the color is a bit stronger but application can be a little messy. It is sold at Nordstrom.
15. Surratt Beauty Artistique Eyeshadow in Ingenue
Ingenue reads to me like a pink highlighter, and I think it’s one of the best pink eyeshadows for those wanting to create glowy monochrome looks. Use this pressed eyeshadow in the inner corner of the eye, on top of the cheekbones, and just over the Cupid’s bow for an ethereal, romantic look. It has a slightly warm tone that could work beautifully for any skin tone, and even on darker skin since it’s not overly pigmented. It is available at Sephora.
16. Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Angelic
This all-natural shadow is a cool, medium-toned pink that’d be perfect as a lid color for those with tan skin. It’s a rosy tone that leans a little towards cool but not overly so, with the lightest glimmer. Made with bamboo powder it’ll also keep your eye area feeling soothed throughout the day. Find it online on Net-a-Porter!
17. Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eye Shadow in Aura
It’s unique to see a pressed eyeshadow come in a jar – you wouldn’t be wrong to assume it’s a cream at first glance. The color itself is unique – on lighter skin it registers as a metallic mauve-pink that’d be nice for all over while on darker skin it is a more vivid metallic pink that’d be nice on the lid or as a highlight. It leans slightly towards warm, with sheer coverage that makes it a nice topper for other shadows – alone you’re best off applying it with a damp brush. Buy it at Sephora!
18. Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Single in Baby Cakes
This matte, light, cool-toned eyeshadow is the platonic ideal of baby pink, and for some it won’t be the best pink eyeshadow – it’ll be the only pink eyeshadow. It’s definitely giving us some Barbie doll vibes, which won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Objectively, the quality of this shadow is high, especially since it’s tough to make good matte pale eyeshadows. It’s spreadable and pigmented without being chalky – the kind of light eyeshadow that can only be crafted with dark magic. You can purchase it at Ulta.
19. Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow in Backstage
This frosty pink eyeshadow is another way to get into your Barbie fantasy. It’s as soft and lovely a pressed cool pink as Baby Cakes, but with a pearlescent finish that is extra fancy. This is absolutely one of those pink eyeshadows that can double as a highlighter, if that’s what you need. Get it at Nordstrom!
20. Tom Ford Shadow Extrême in TFX3
Not all of the shadows in this release are winners, but somehow this fuchsia is one of the best pink eyeshadows for those with darker skin or for those who want something that could work from lid to crease. This color has a cool undertone, with some silvery glitter, and a buttery texture that glides on semi-opaque and doesn’t crease easily. It is sold online through Sephora.
21. ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Set to Stun
This brand deserves awards for proving that you can make the best pink eyeshadow with warm undertones without breaking the bank. This super glittery pressed eyeshadow goes on buttery smooth, with a metallic finish, and long-lasting wear. I would describe it as a rose gold, though it’s embedded with micro-fine blue glitter that only shows up when the light hits. Pick it up from Ulta!
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