Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring Brights

This spring is all about bright makeup. Bright pinks and coral on eyes, cheeks and lips play to create a wonderful palette this spring season.
Today I was inspired to do a neon pink in the crease. I have always been taught in the beauty school and also quoted by a famous makeup artist that 'pink' should never be used in crease and as a highlight. It maybe true at that time when there were not many great pinks in the beauty market.  But now situations are different. Pinks combined with cooler or warmer tones and different kinds of shimmer impart incredible performance on eye lids and help break the rule.
In this look I have used a 'neon bright shimmery pink eyeshadow' with a modern touch.

I used my famous BH cosmetics 120 eyeshadow palette in 4th edition which is an ultra shimmer palette with various duo chrome eyeshadows and metallic foiling eyeshadows that you might not even find in most well known brands.
Also I am going to suggest a dupe to this look for the ones who are brand conscious. These dupes are mentioned in the tutorial and not products used.

So lets see how to do this amazing neon pink makeup.

Conceal under eye area with appropriate concealer.

Prime the eye lids with eyeshadow primer. This helps eyeshadows stay put for a longer time and look in truest color form. It evens out the lid too.

Apply MAC Remotely Grey in the crease to mark the areas where the neon pink should go.

From the BH cosmetics 120 eyeshadow palette 4th edition, apply a soft shimmery peach on the crease. It does not pronounce so well in the camera but its a soft peach similar to Stila Kitten

Apply first layer of neon pink lightly in the crease. It makes sense to build this color up instead of applying everything at one time. Layering enables one to decide how much pink they can carry. Lighter complexions less color while darker complexion should go for concentrated form of color.

Apply matte neon pink in the crease in an inverted banana fashion. To do this swivel Lancome's precision eyeshadow brush in the crease. The pointed end of the brush helps deposit product where you need where as the dome shape help wiper movements. Dupe would be MUFE neon pink eyeshadow or MAC Fuchsia pigment.

Smoke out a cool toned pink preferably a lilac-pink duo chrome eyeshadow on the lower lids. Dupe could be MAC's Da bling mixed with MAC Lala

Apply mother of pearl shimmer on the eye lids, blending into the neon pink. This color amplifies the intensity of the look yet helps create a softer focus and blends stark edges.

Apply shimmery neon pink eyeshadow in the outer corners in a 'V' shape.

The transition from a matte neon crease to a shimmery neon pink on the outer corners looks amazing and very fairy like (ref. Disney Fairies)

To add depth apply some shimmery plum on the outer corners. This helps maintaining the eye shape.

Tame the brow and curl the lashes.

Apply mascara. If mascara is applied sparsely it gives dimension to the eyes and does not over power the pink. But this is a personal choice and an option.

Apply 2 coats of mascara for thicker lashes. 

Keep rest of the look satiny or a bit shimmery. Too much of shimmer everywhere can make you look like a glitter ball. A hint of pink the cheeks and lips is enough to pull out the look. I prefer keeping the theme monochromatic with pink everywhere but one could mix in a coral or silver of their choice.


  • Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation
  • MAC Moisturecover concealer
  • MAC Mineralize skin finish powder 
  • MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle and Hanging Loose (Baby pink shimmer)
  • Maybelline Lipsmooth color balm in Pink Blossom
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer
  • BH cosmetics 120 color eyeshadow palette 4th edition
  • MAC Remotely Grey eyeshadow
  • Shiseido Eye lash curler
  • Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara
I hope you enjoyed this spring tutorial. Let me know if you want me to do any tutorials.

Till then,


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