8 Pink Makeup Looks That Aren't Just for Valentine's Day
Whether you love Valentine's Day or loathe it, one thing everyone can agree on is that the holiday's official color is an amazing makeup shade.
When the holiday comes around each year, it might make you feel more inclined to dip into rosy pink blush or fuchsia lipstick, but pink is a makeup staple that's not only just downright gorgeous, it's extremely versatile.
Need examples? If bold eye makeup is your vibe, Rachel Brosnahan's fuchsia eyeshadow is a cool alternative to a charcoal smoky eye, and Nathalie Emmanuael's allover rosy glow is an ideal look for anyone who likes to keep things soft and subtle.
From magenta to dusty rose, the countless possibilities are exactly why pink makeup is always a good idea all 365 days of the year. Here, we've rounded up eight ways to wear pink makeup straight from the red carpet.
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Margot Robbie's Magenta Eyeliner
Isla Fisher's Matte Fuchsia Lipstick
Red lipstick aside, fuchsia is another shade that instantly elevates a look. The color just seems to always work, whether you're on the red carpet like Isla Fisher or doing happy hour with your co-workers. Makeup artist Mai Quynh mixed Armani Beauty's Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick in 504 and 505 to get just the right shade of pink.
Zendaya looks like she came straight from the Euphoria set with her metallic pink smoky eye. Aside from the bold eyeshadow on her upper and lower lash lines, her makeup is simple, featuring brushed up brows, a dewy highlight, and nude lip gloss.
Rachel Brosnahan's Hot Pink Eyeshadow
Instead of covering Rachel Brosnahan's entire eyelids, makeup artist Lisa Aharon swirled hot pink eyeshadow on the upper and lower outer corners of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star's eyes. She kept the sunset eye makeup the focus by finishing Brosnahan's look off with a bit of peachy blush and lip gloss.
Nina Dobrev's Matching Eyes and Lips
Nina Dobrev went for a matchy-matchy monochromatic pink makeup moment at the 2020 InStyle & Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party. Makeup artist Daniel Martin played with textures when doing the star's makeup. He applied the bright matte pink eyeshadow from Dior's 5 Couleurs Glow Vibes 167 palette, then went with Dior's glossy Glow Lip Oil in #006 Berry layered over Rouge Dior Ink Lip Liner in #789 Superstitious for the lip.
Karen Gillan's Fuchsia Wings
Instead of sticking to that same black liquid eyeliner you've been wearing since sophomore year, switch things up with a bold fuchsia one. For anyone whose eyeliner application skills fall on the novice spectrum, Marc Jacobs Beauty's Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Pop(ular) is essentially foolproof. The creamy gel eyeliner glides on effortlessly when doing a cat eye, but its waterproof formula keeps it from smudging or melting off.
Elisabeth Moss' Color Block Pink Makeup
Another way to wear pink makeup is to color block the shades on your eyes and cheeks with your lip. For Elisabeth Moss' 2020 SAG Awards look, makeup artist Daniel Martin dusted the pink shades from Dior's 5 Couleurs Glow Vibes in Pink Variation on her eyes and the coral Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush on the apples of her cheeks. A classic red lip tied it all together. Martin used Dior's Rouge Dior Ultra Care Liquid in #846 Poppy with a touch of Dior Lip Glow Oil in #015 Cherry on top.
Nathalie Emmanuel's Rosy Glow
Nathatlie Emmanuel's rosy glow is the textbook definition of skin goals. For equally radiant skin, Chanel Joues Contraste in Rosewood and Baume Essentiel in Golden Light are the exact products makeup artist Beau Nelson used on the actress. He kept Emmanuel's eye makeup soft and subtle, sticking with shades in the same color family. Chanel Ombre Première Laque Longwear Liquid Eyeshadow in Quartz Rose and in Vastness was applied in a halo around her eyes, with Les 4 Ombres in Warm Memories to difuse the edges.