3 stunning ways to add pink to your beauty routine
Without looking like a seventh-grader
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / September 24 2018
Gone are the days when the colour pink is reserved for girly girls and Barbie dolls. Instead, everyone from Hollywood’s hottest celebs to top models at fashion week are rocking the hue in a variety of ways. Whether it’s on their nails, cheeks or lips, the traditionally feminine colour has enjoyed a major comeback. Want to give it a go? Here are three of the most on-trend ways to wear pink right now.
#1 / With nail polish
Wearing pink on your nails is like spritzing floral fragrances in spring… not exactly ground-breaking, but it works for a reason. Pink has remained popular throughout the years due to the variety of shades available – from bold to natural and everything in between. This season, it’s softer pastel hues that are trending. Take OPI’s Infinite Shine Nail Polish in the shade Lima Tell You About This Color! The gel-like polish provides nails with a rich, opaque colour in a striking pastel pink that will pop against a summer tan. Similarly, CHANEL’s Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Halo is the ultimate shade to reach for if you’re looking for something that’s still vibrant but not-too-bright. The soft pink hue applies evenly and delivers a long-wearing, high-shine finish that’s perfect for everyday.
#2 / With blush
Perhaps the easiest way to add life back into a dull complexion is with a touch of blush. Cream and gel formulas like Maybelline New York Dream Matte Blush in Coy Coral and Giorgio Armani Professional Liquid Face Blush A-Blush in 51 are perfect for those looking to achieve the coveted English rose look. One of the main draw cards for gel or cream blush formulas is that they can be applied with your hands. The heat from your fingertips allows the product to melt into the skin, creating an even and natural finish that won’t budge.
Powder blushes with illuminating finishes have increased in popularity in recent years, and are well worth adding to your kit. When applied to the apples of the cheeks and up towards the high points of the face, blushes like NARS’ cult Orgasm Blush add a hint of colour and radiance to your complexion, effectively ‘lifting’ your overall look.
#3 / With lipstick
One of the main things that put people off wearing bright pink lipsticks on a regular basis is the maintenance that comes with it. While a vibrant lip is great for the odd occasion, it’s much easier to reach for sheer and more natural shades from Monday to Friday. That’s where balm and stain formulas such as Mecca Cosmetica Lip De-Luscious Glide with SPF 15 in Natural and Clarins Water Lip Stain in Rose Water come in. The former is a no-fuss lip balm that adds a subtle touch of colour to the lips, while working overtime to hydrate and nourish your pout; the latter features a barely-there formula that dries down to a comfortable rosy stain and doesn’t budge throughout the day.
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What’s your favourite way to wear pink makeup? Let us know in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.