How to Apply Pink Makeup

Give your makeup routine a spring awakening with this season's cheery, pretty pinks. Clarins celebrity beauty artist Pati Dubroff shares her tricks of the trade.

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Prep Your Face


Apply a thin layer of foundation to make skin look even. To avoid a washed-out appearance, dab cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks with your fingers. The shade should be a little more muted than your lipstick.

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Accentuate Lips


Put on one coat of lipstick, then lightly outline with a liner in a matching shade. Using tip of pencil, blend liner into lipcolor. Smack lips together, then press lipstick into lips with finger so the color really sinks in. Finish with a little gloss in the center and once again smush lips together.

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Line Eyes


While the bright lip is the focal point, you want your eyes to complement the look. Keep it balanced with a dark-colored (but not black) liner—navy, charcoal, or chocolate brown are all good options. Draw a thin line very close to the upper lashline, starting at the inner corner and moving outward. Lastly, apply one or two coats of chocolate brown mascara.

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Get the Look


Clarins Multi-Blush in Tender Raspberry

Use it to create a cheeky glow. Bonus: It's awesome for eyes and lips too.

Available at, $26.50

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CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Spellbound


The shea butter, aloe, and avocado extracts make lips look and feel silky.

Available at drugstores, $6

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Maybelline New York Shine Sensational Lip Gloss in Watermelon Punch


Up the sheen factor without stickiness.

Available at drugstores, $6.50

Originally published in the May 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.