Flamingos, bubble gum, JLo’s third engagement ring – pink is definitely the sweetest colour on the spectrum, and thanks to Valentino Haute Couture, it’s also infiltrating our makeup palette.
While the runway was an exuberant mix of technicolour shades, pink was undoubtedly the star. There were candy bows, pastel feathers, full fuchsia skirts and watermelon sequins. Also, not to be missed, the pink glitter brow we waxed lyrical about earlier.
Earthy tones are all well and good, but a splash of poppy pink can work wonders for both your mood and your complexion. Paint your eyes, cheeks, and lips with a mix of tones, from icy pastel to deep berry. Alternatively, choose one point of depth and go monochrome across all features.
As far as texture goes, all finishes are fair game. Glitter, gloss, powder and cream work, either mixed or pick one and layer up. See our top pics below.
Keep things simple and go for a single high-impact powder. Known for excellent colour payoff, Urban Decay’s shadow in Woodstock will garner all of the attention, with none of the fuss. Use a soft, fluffy shadow brush and sweep over the entire lid.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Woodstock, $33. SHOP NOW
Double down on the pink and add a lick of fuchsia mascara too. Elle Woods would be so proud.
Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Couture Mascara in The Madness, $57. SHOP NOW
A candy-coloured flush is a sure-fire way to amp up the sweetness. Go bold or go home with a bright pressed powder. Dust lightly on the apples of your cheeks, and up to the temples for added drama. If a monochromatic look is what you’re after, use it as an eyeshadow as well.
Nars Blush In Mata Hari, $46. SHOP NOW
A new take on the traditional pink lip is to keep it soft, smudged, and slightly subdued. Dior’s Lip Glow in Matte Raspberry is low fuss and universally flattering. It’s also impossible to get wrong, so back-of-a-taxi application is acceptable.
Dior Lip Glow in Matte Raspberry, $49. SHOP NOW
As Valentino displays, pink extends well outside the confines of your beauty wardrobe. House your saccharine makeup collection in pink Chanel from Vestiaire. Not just for Wednesdays, either!
VestiaIre Chanel Tweed Handbag, $4,180. SHOP NOW