The colour pink makes me feel happy, feminine and calm, so I created a monochromatic pink makeup look to capture this. I purposefully edited the pictures in this post to make myself look dreamy, innocent and very girly – like a Disney fairy but without a wand and wings. But don’t be fooled, I’m not that sweet or that innocent! Pink is such a flattering colour that not only works for all skin tones, but also works for any event, be it daytime, evening, casual or formal. So if you haven’t considered wearing a pink makeup look give this look a try, and if the colour pink hasn’t worked for you in the past consider experimenting with different shades until you find the right combination.
To create this look I used the new KIKO High Pigment Wet and Dry eyeshadows on my eyelids (colour 38) and on my cheeks as a blush (colour 52). These eyeshadows are super pigmented, and the colours become even more intense if you apply them with a damp brush (this was what I did on my eyelids, but for my blush I applied the eyeshadow with a dry brush). I sometimes find that light pink eyeshadows or blushes that are not very pigmented look ashy on darker skin tones, but I was pleasantly surprised by the pigmentation of these KIKO eyeshadows – they are awesome!
My lovely friend Liz came to visit me recently and brought me some nice flowers. She told me to do something creative with the flowers, and so I rose to the challenge and made a floral crown for this photoshoot. I was surprised at how easy it was to make, and when I tried on my crown I was even more surprised to discover that I had a Boho side to me that I never knew existed! Let me know if you want me to do a blog post on how to create a floral crown; they are great for weddings, parties, photoshoots or just whenever you feel like being ultra-feminine.
When I look at these pictures, I’m reminded of how lovely summer was this year and how much I miss warm weather! If only we had summer all year round in the UK…….my life would be a continuous festival full of flowers, sunshine and pink fabulousness………Yeah right, LOL!!
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Here’s a list of the products I used:
MAC Blush, Raizin (transition colour)
KIKO High Pigment Wet and Dry Eyeshadow, 38 (main eyelid colour)
MAC Pigment, Rose (inner corner of lower lash line)
BH Cosmetics Wild Child Baked Eyeshadow Palette, Dark gold (under eyebrow highlighter)
L.A. Girl Pro Coneal Hd High Definiton Concealer 0.28 Oz #990 Orange, Colour Corrector
Maybelline Fit Me MattePoreless 360 MOCHA, Foundation
Ben Nye Translucent Powder, Topaz (to set areas highlighted with concealer)
MAC Studio Fix Powder, NW 58 (face contour)
KIKO Infinity Eyeshadow, 235 (nose contour)
MAC Lip Pencil, Chestnut (outer lip)
MAC Lip Pencil, Spice (inner lip)
KIKO Velvet Passion Matt Lipstick, 316 ‘Vintage Rose’
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