Glamorous Pink Smokey Eyes

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Amber Van Court, Amber But Better

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Krysta Dettman, Krysta’s Kaptures

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Okay, okay I know that Valentine’s Day is over! But I can’t help it, I’m still drawn to pinks and reds, and all those colors that remind me spring and summer exist, and will come back! In that ever hopeful mindset, I was inspired to do a pink smokey eye. Pink isn’t only for your cheeks or lips any more! Below are a few tips to pull off a smokey pink eye that doesn’t make you look like you have Pink Eye; because that look just isn’t good on anyone.

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Tip #1 – Start with brown

I put a light brown in the crease and a darker brown in the corner to be exact. This will do leaps and bounds to ground the pink and keep it from being too floating-in-fairy-dust looking.

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Tip #2 – Layer

Pink can sometimes be hard to see and may not show up well on your lids. I start with a light pink base color and then on top of that I pack on a ton (I mean a ton!) of a glittery pink shade with a brush and then my finger.

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Tip #3 – Liner and Lashes

A dark liner (I used black here) does a lot to define your eyes and break up the pink. A bit of the brown on the lower lash line also helps. And a little (or a lot) of lash never hurt anything! I added them for that extra va-va-voom!

I don’t know about you all, but lashes are the bane of my existence, they never seem to go where I want, stick right, or stay put. It can be super frustrating. But the best solution I’ve found is to cut them just a little shorter that I normally would and place them at the outer 2/3 of my eyes. That way I don’t have that annoying bit in the corner. Patience and a small mirror are also required!

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Tip #4 – Don’t forget the rest of your face!

With such a bold eye, I always like to make sure I have enough blush on to balance things out. Without it, I can look super pale and a bit unhealthy. I usually try to avoid a pink blush too, I’ll use a rose or more natural color.

And finally, frost that face with some highlighter! I love using it on the cheekbones, inner corners of my eyes, cupids bow and a bit on the tip of my nose. I really think highlighter can pull together a look like this.

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I hope this excites you all to try pink on your eyes, and good luck to those who try!

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Below are the products I used for this look:

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