How to Apply Pink Makeup
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.
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.
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.
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.
CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Spellbound
The shea butter, aloe, and avocado extracts make lips look and feel silky.
Available at drugstores, $6
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.