“On Wednesdays we wear pink.” It’s an iconic quote from Mean Girls that you’ve probably heard a million times, but the truth is that we wear pink every day of the week. And not in the form of Cady Heron’s oversized T-shirt, but a selection of lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushes in the signature glam and girly color. Why is pink the single most popular color for your pretty makeup looks? It comes in a variety of unique shades - including fuschia, coral, taffy and watermelon - which can be mixed and matched to customize your pink makeup looks to your skin tone. A multi-use lip and cheek tint in the color peach looks simply radiant on fair complexions, while the best blushes for deeper skin often include hot pink and magenta. And don’t even get us started on all the pink makeup tricks you can play on medium skin tones. With February 14th coming up, it’s time to start practicing your pink makeup looks for Valentine’s Day. And these are the best pretty makeup looks for all skin tones that you need to try.
You’ve heard of lipstick, lip gloss, lip tint, lip balm… but what about lip oil? There are so many unique ways to perfect your pout, and lip oil will hydrate your lips while embellishing them in luxurious, sheer, and sensational color. Yes, we’re talking about pink makeup that will last through your Valentine’s Day dinner and kisses. #THISISEVERYTHING Lip Oil by NYX Professional Makeup is, in fact, everything. The smooch on the tube is the ideal symbol of Valentine’s Day makeup, and your porcelain complexion will be poppin’ with the various shades of pink. Add in the fact that each lip oil is enriched with a unique blend of oils - including almond, rosehip and jojoba - to deeply moisturize your delicate lip skin… and you’ll definitely understand why this drugstore lip tint is called #THISISEVERYTHING.
“This is a great highlighter. It melts into the skin so effortlessly and blends out like a dream.” Illuminate and enhance your fair features with this rose gold makeup, adding warmth to your look and creating that “lit-from-within” glow that looks flawless on fair skin. Powder Highlighter in Rose Gold by Jouer Cosmetics is made with ultra-fine pearls and luminescent pigments that catch the light with every turn of your face, and you’ll constantly be catching glances as you become a shimmery sensation. MIRA reviews say that it’s ultra-blendable and pigmented on the skin, and lasts for hours to create a radiant glow that rose gold makeup dreams are made of. The rose gold color is one of our favorites for fair skin, especially for your Valentine’s Day makeup - and you’ll see why with every swipe of this sparkly, serene highlighter.
The best way to look simple, sweet, and like you spent more than 10 minutes on your Valentine’s Day makeup (even when you didn’t)? Monochromatic pink makeup. This runway-ready beauty trend consists of using the same color on your eyes, lips, and cheeks - pulling your look together with just the right shade of pink. For your fair skin, we’d recommend the Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain by Benefit! This is one of the best multi-use lip and cheek products in the beauty world, with a rose-tinted hue that looks petal-soft and pretty on your porcelain skin. Build intensity and create a flawless, full-face pink makeup look with this multitasking beauty product - which enhances your naturally rosy cheeks!
A less fun, but super important way to incorporate pink into Valentine’s Day makeup routine? Color corrector. Dark under eye circles are the worst, and they can be especially apparent on those with fair skin - even with the most rosy cheeks and poppin’ pink eyeshadow around. Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Color Corrector by Lancôme is an ultra-pigmented, full-coverage concealer that’s available in a range of shades to hide imperfections and enhance. Choose the peach color to erase under eye circles and add brightness to your most important feature - as even the best pink eyeshadow palettes won’t look good with eye bags! Lancôme always has you covered, literally, with your Valentine’s Day makeup looks for fair skin.
Believe it or not, the best Valentine’s Day makeup looks don’t have to take an hour of your time and all the Q-tips to achieve. In fact, this eyeshadow palette by Charlotte Tilbury is a pocket-sized piece of luxury that will give your pink makeup looks the love they deserve. Sabrina Carpenter loves to use it for her celebrity-approved 10-minute makeup routine, and her medium skin looks flawless with the pale pink shade blended out across her lids. She also takes it a step further with the inner corner pop of color that we all know and love, she tells Allure. “I like to put that shimmery color I use for my lids, in my inner corners - creates more shape and definition!” Indeed, the inner corner shimmer is the best simple makeup trick around that works for both natural, everyday makeup looks and full-out glam. And you can add it to your simple wash of pale pink eyeshadow that’s magnificent on your medium skin.
“Never dry feeling, always creamy, dreamy and matte AF!” Actual quote from NYX Professional Makeup about the brand’s Matte Lipstick, and they aren’t exaggerating. This $6 favorite has all the staying power, smoothness, and sensational color of a luxury makeup product, and you’ll want to collect all the nude lipstick shades for your medium skin tone. Our personal favorite? Maison. This chocolate brown hue is as decadent as it looks, especially on deeper skin with cooler undertones, and works for all occasions. Like Valentine’s Day, perhaps? You need a nude lipstick that looks flawless on your medium skin, and stays on as you sip champagne and eat chocolate covered strawberries. As usual, you can always count on NYX for affordable favorites that look perfect with your pink makeup looks. 97% of MIRA guests agree that Matte Lipstick is long-lasting and pigmented, while 94% say that it’s smooth upon application!
When you’re looking to kill two beauty trends with one stone, why not try a tube of hot pink mascara? Colorful lashes are one of the top beauty trends to try in 2021, and a few swipes of the BFF Mascara in Pink Inc by Colourpop will take your pink makeup looks to the next level. It’s not limited to just one skin tone, as mascara is an everyday makeup product that looks beautiful on everybody, and is the ideal way to add pink to your beauty looks without having to deal with the mess of fallout or smudged lipstick. Wear this mascara alone for a simple makeup look that gives you ultimate V-Day vibes, or pair with a fuschia cut crease that lets you think pink!
It’s a cult favorite for a reason! This NARS blush is beloved by all skin tones and types - but your medium skin will love the way Orgasm lights up your pink makeup look on Valentine’s Day. Why? Because it features every color you need to feel the love. The gold and peachy pink keep paler skin looking rosy and radiant alongside the best pink eyeshadow palettes, but also accentuates the warmth in your skin when you’re a bit more tan. Medium skin is always a bit moody, but this top-rated blush by NARS will keep you looking lovely. It’s not just the universal color that you’ll be obsessed with, but the fact that 98% of MIRA guests say that Orgasm is long-lasting and blendable!
When you have that enviable, right-in-the-middle skin tone that’s neither pale nor deep… the only thing to do is stock up on all the best pink eyeshadow palettes for your Valentine’s Day makeup. Trust us, they’ll all look fabulous on you! And you’ll be a sweet treat with the Cherry On Top palette by BH Cosmetics, which features 8 shades of pink, red, and berry to make your Valentine’s Day makeup that much sweeter. Each smooth, blendable shade creates major heart eyes, and pairs perfectly with the nude lipstick by NYX we told you about earlier!
While you’re already blessed with a naturally sunkissed complexion, you can glow up even more with this cult favorite highlighter palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills. With four warm-toned metallic powders, the Sun Dipped Glow Kit is beloved by those with medium to deep complexions. We love a good gold highlighter on olive skin to add even more heat to your pink makeup looks, but you can also incorporate hints of rose gold and radiant quartz with these subtle, shimmery shades. Bronzed is an amber with a penny finish that looks incredible on olive skin, and you can bring the pink with a couple swipes of the taupe and rose gold Tourmaline. Or pair the radiant quartz, pearlescent Moonstone with the sandy white gold Summer to see why pink and gold are the best combination. Um hello, rose gold. This highlighter palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills is an influencer favorite, and you’ll see why when you use it on your olive skin!
Coral with pink undertones is one of the best lipstick colors for olive skin, as this red-pink hue accentuates the warmth in your complexion and adds a boost of brightness - giving a whole new meaning to the term “it’s lit.” It’s natural to not be able to choose between pink and red lipstick on February 14th, as both simply scream “Valentine’s Day makeup,” and you can do both with the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Wired. Not only will this shade stay on all night through all the kisses and good food, it’s also infused with tons of nutrients to keep your lips healthy and hydrated! Look cute in coral as your lips are infused with Vitamins C and E for antioxidant benefits, Malaysian illipe butter for long-lasting moisture, and a blend of Aloe Vera, Jojoba, Avocado, and Babassu Oils to nourish and soften. This isn’t just a top lipstick for your pink makeup looks for olive skin, it’s also one of the best Urban Decay makeup products that 96% say is long-lasting, and 91% say is creamy and hydrating.
Olive skin is all about warmth. More specifically, amplifying the warmer tones in your skin without washing yourself out with pale or cool-toned blushes. The answer? GALifornia by Benefit, a shimmery gold and peach powder that you can use to create a custom glow. Sweep the peach on your cheekbones and top it off with a hint of gold on the apples of your cheeks, or glow all out with pure gold one day and peach when you’re feeling sweet. The options are endless for your pink makeup looks. And since this blush is inspired by sunny California, the colors are designed to bring out your olive skin and create beachy vibes that make you glow year-round. The pink grapefruit and vanilla scent is an added bonus, and this blush pairs perfectly with the cult favorite Hoola bronzer to give your face major definition.
When looking for the best nude lipstick for deeper skin tones to top off your Valentine’s Day makeup look, you can’t get any better than Mented Cosmetics. In fact, that’s the entire reason why the Black-owned vegan beauty brand was created! Harvard graduates and Mented founders KJ Miller and Amanda Johnson worked together to find the ideal lipstick for women of color, and found it with the Matte Lipstick in Peach Please. This pink-brown shade is a favorite of Jackie Aina, and provides extreme pigmentation, staying power, and a touch of natural radiance that looks flawless with your melanin-rich complexion. Use it along with your pink makeup looks and discover one of the top beauty lines for deeper skin tones.
"To get pink that translates on darker skin, I always go for deeper berries or a plum applied with a lighter touch," celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose told Allure. He uses the Subtil All-In-One Contour, Blush & Highlighter Palette by Lancôme on Lupita Nyong'o's melanin-rich skin when he needs her look to pop on the red carpet - and you can get the same A-list radiance with these pink makeup shades. Rum Raisin is a pocket-sized palette with one warm bronzer, a golden highlighter, and a peachy-plum blush that really pops on your deeper complexion. It’s an entire makeup look in one sweet set, which blends out like a dream on your skin to enhance your deep skin on Valentine’s Day. Lupita is a Lancôme ambassador, along with Zendaya and countless other celebrity women of color, and you can always count on this iconic beauty brand (and this blush!) to intensify your look.
The best pink eyeshadow palette that stands out on your olive skin? Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette in Rose by Fenty Beauty. This set features 6 rich, smooth, blendable colors in a range of matte, shimmer, and glitter finishes - mostly your favorite pinks and reds, with a bit of brown to use as a transition shade. The true RiRi way. The A-lister personally selected these shades to ensure that you’ll use every one, and that these hues are flattering on all skin tones. Many don’t understand the need to find the right eyeshadows for medium to deep complexions, as those with deep skin typically should go a bit brighter than the typical pale pinks and washes of bubblegum. And that’s exactly what you’ll get with these bold, bright, and beautiful shades that top off your pink makeup looks on Valentine’s Day.
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