All Shades of Pink for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Here is a post dedicated to pretty pinks on this romantic holiday. 
Pink has been referred to as the “color of love,” hence its association with Valentine’s Day. It was first recorded as a color in the late 17th Century. Since then we have adopted it with open arms. We love how different shades of pink look feminine, yet sexy for eyes, lips and cheeks! 
There are many shades of pink. Fushcias, baby pinks, roses and many more. It is important to understand what kind of pinks look good on your skin tone. Most of the time there will be orange-based pinks and blue-based pinks. 
Although it may not be apparent at first, once you study the colors, deciphering whether they are orange-based or blue-based will become easier. For example, coral, cerise and bright pink are all orange-based pinks in the above photo. Fuchsia and cyber pink are both blue-based pinks. 
Here is Lady Gaga with a hot pink eye shadow look. Most people follow the rule to only have one bold feature with makeup. If you have bold eyes, do subdued lips – and if you have bold lips, go for more natural eyes. In this look, Lady Gaga has intense (blue-based) hot pink eyes and orangey-red lips – and she pulls it off!

This is a more subtle pink look that would be great for a Valentine’s Day date. The perfectly pink cheeks and subtle hint of pink on the brow bone keeps her face fresh and youthful. We also love the lashes. This look is romantic, feminine and beautiful!

To make pink a workable shade for your eyes, you have to be sure you pick the right hue. Here, the makeup artist has pick a very blue-based, almost purple pink eye shadow to compliment the model’s eyes. We think that this looks beautiful for the runway, but is not a very wearable daytime look.

We think this model is absolutely stunning! Her red hair is to die for and we love her rosy cheeks and pinky lips. This is a great date night look for Valentine’s Day!

A smokey pink-red eye? How could we not love it! Although we think this is more meant for the runways and magazines instead of date night or real life, we think this smokey pink-red eye looks smouldering and incredible!

Here is another date-night-worthy look for Valentine’s Day. Clean skin, amazing lashes and bold pink lips look strong, feminine and sexy. This is definitely a go-to look for date night!

Want to play with pink, but you’re not sure where to start? We love palettes. Any opportunity to play with a variety of colors to see what works, what doesn’t, what we love and what we don’t love as much – we will take it! The below MAC lip palette is a great way to experiment with pink lips. Some of these colors you might not buy in an individual lipstick tube, but with this palette you will get the opportunity to experiment. 

What are your Valentine’s Day date traditions? Dinner and a movie? A picnic? Let us know what you love to do and what makeup looks you want to try this Valentine’s Day!

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