Ever since Selena Gomez rocked pink eyeshadow at the 2017 Met Gala, the world has been trying to create their own versions. I’ve seen countless variations on the pink eyeshadow trend. Some look amazing on my Instagram feed but seem like they’d be a bit too costume-like if I were to try rocking them in the real world.

I’m a mother of two and 35 years old. I love makeup and rocking fun trends. But I don’t want to look like I’m trying too hard with some looks. Certain makeup trends, like pink eyeshadow, work perfectly on Instagram with the addition of many, many filters. But I wondered: Could I really rock the pink eyeshadow trend on my lids without looking like I had a pink eye?

I put myself up for the challenge because, as anyone who knows me knows, I love to take risks and do something funky. Plus it’s spring, so why not try a floral palette on my eyelids?

My makeup artist, Kip Zachary, created this soft pink glam that has some edge and femininity. For my eyes, he used pale pink on lids in Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 palette.

 

For my undereyes, we used a neon pink liner by Melt Cosmetics Radioactive shadow. For the lashes, we went light and used Ardell individual lashes in medium and short. We didn’t want to go too big with the lashes, so we took a soft approach to let the eyeshadow shine. 

 

For my lips, we used Sormé Treatment Cosmetics Earth 15 lip pencil and Chantecaille Lip Chic Foxglove lipstick. Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter and soft brown eyebrow pencil added the finishing touches. 

An amazing tip that Kip gave in regards to working this look is to use a romantic pale palette: “If you’re just dipping your toes into the pink eyeshadow pool, you can’t go wrong with a romantic pale matte pink. Pop that on the lid with a grey or bronze in the crease and lots of mascara, and you’ll have a gorgeous new spring look.”

Photo by: Victoria Innocenzi  
Makeup: Lip Zachary
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