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Thursday, March 2, 2017

4 Tips for Beautiful Pink Smokey Eyes

|| Originally Published at Dever Style Magazine ||
|| Photos by Krysta Dettman from Krysta's Kaptures ||

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

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.

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

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!

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.

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

Below are the products I used for this look:


  1. Hey! It's @hello_blair from Twitter and I thought I'd say hi on your blog! I really liked this post! I'm not a huge make-up girl and am generally clueless, but this was a very easy and accessible to read blog post so I appreciated that! Some make-up blogs just go over my head, ha. I need to learn more about highlighters! I wish I could wear more pink but something with the red hair and green eyes just makes that not work lol. Whenever I go back to being a natural dirty blonde maybe I'll try again :) YOU look gorgeous and this color scheme was made for you!!! XO

    1. Blair, Thank you so much I'm glad the post makes sense! And maybe more of a dusky/mauve pink would work with your current hair color. That's the fun of makeup you can play around and if you hate it, it washes off.