How to Wear Pink Eye Makeup From Desk To Date

How to wear pink eye makeup in a sophisticated, modern way

Anyone can wear a neutral eye. It’s why they’re so popular! Just type eye makeup into Pinterest and you’ll see hundreds of renditions of a brown or grey smokey eye. But it’s 2018 now, we can get a little more interesting with our color choices, right?Especially because pink is one of the best makeup choices for brown eyes. This pink eye makeup is a builder so you can do the minimum for a day look, then punch it up a bit for night (and if you’re really daring, you can try this dark red eyeshadow tutorial).

Pink eye makeup for day

Starting off with a wash of color in the crease not only makes blending easier, but it looks more professional too.

Opt for a shade just a hair darker than your skin tone. This peachy number is almost undetectable but it makes it much easier to work with our next color.

With a fluffy brush apply a brown shade that can work as a contour color. This adds a bit of depth to your crease. We’re not going crazy with eye contouring here, so just sweep the color back and forth over your crease.

And blend it down underneath your lower lash line too.

Over the rest of the lid a barely there pink is a must. This is the Rituel De Fille Ash and Ember Eye Soot in Sigil, a barely there mauve pink with a light gold shimmer. You could totally stop here for a daytime look, but it doesn’t really scream pink now does it?

This screams pink. To get the perfect color I mixed three different shades of pink and purple. Apply this punch of color into the crease and the outer 1/3 of the eyelid. This gives you that pop of light pink on the inner corner and pink everywhere else.

This is cute for daytime wear, but we’re going all out for night, including glitter because why not?

Pink eye makeup for night

Okay, so it’s not actually a glitter, but a loose metallic pigment that fulfills the same job in a much more eye safe manner. This rose gold eye makeup is the Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadow in #123. Applied to the inner corner of the lower lash line you get a gorgeous pop of light to your eyes.

To darken things up just a smidge for this evening look, bring in a dark plum eyeshadow to give the illusion of eyeliner.

To keep the brightness in the inner corner, apply this in a thin line, following your lashes, then bulk it up in the outer corner of the eye.

But we’re not stopping there, this look need more glitter!

Apply a light dusting of that same Inglot loose eyeshadow over the center of the lid to add some much needed sparkle.

Pop on your favorite mascara (and falsies, if you’re into it) and your pink eye makeup look is complete.

Pair this colorful eye with a delicate rose blush and a sheer pink gloss to keep things somewhat chill.

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Bio: She's a New Orleans based beauty writer, nail polish hoarder, and doughnut enthusiast. When she isn't camping out in her local coffee shop for hours on end, you'll probably find her taking selfies in front of every colorful wall she's ever seen. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram @themercuteify.