Pink Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial 

A smokey eye makeup tutorial and pictures with pink and black eyeshadow for a romantic look.

Today I wanted to create a soft smoky, sort of romantic eye look. There are a couple of pretty pink shades in my new Freedom Dreamcatcher Palette that I wanted to try. Pink isn’t a colour I use often for eye makeup for fear it makes my eyes look inflamed. I think if paired with black eyeliner it could make for a sort of girly rock and roll look.

I’ve done a shimmery smokey eye but you could try liquid eyeliner and a matte pink (you could use a blusher even), I think that would look great. Pink eyeshadow looks especially good on blue eyes, which I don’t have, but that’s not stopping me.

These are the makeup and brushes I used-

  1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Potion in Eden 
  2. Freedom Dreamcatcher palettepink-smoky-eyeshadow-tutorial-with-pictures-freedom-dreamcatcher
  3. A black YSL liner that I’ve had long time
  4. Bourjois Volume Max Holidays Mascara (a little side note- I love this mascaras big fat brush but they’ve stopped making it, sob)pink-smoky-eyeshadow-tutorial-with-pictures-bourjois-max-holidays
  5. Kiko’s Smokey Eyeshadow brushes, they are great brushes, very soft and dense- perfect for blending. I also used a small slanted MAC brush for applying brows and

To start with I primed my lids then lined with the black eyeliner. I blended the liner into my lashes and waterline with the slanted brush and took it out to a cats flick. Then I applied a pink shadow (number 1) to the whole lid.

pink-smoky-eyeshadow-tutorial-with-pictures-eyelinerYou could leave it at that to keep it subtle. Next I took the black shadow into the crease and blended well.
pink-smoky-eyeshadow-tutorial-with-pictures-cut-creaseThen I highlighted the inner corners of the eye and under the brow with the lightest shadow (number4) and a little pop of pink number 3 in the middle of my lid for a pop of colour.

pink-smoky-eyeshadow-tutorial-with-pictures-blendedBlend everything well with a fat soft brush to work it into the skin. I should have done my eye makeup first so that fall out from the shadow doesn’t ruin my foundation, but I never remember. I tidied up with a powder brush, applied mascara and Bob’s your uncle- a pretty pink smokey look.

pink-smoky-eyeshadow-tutorial-with-pictures-end-resultOf course because of my hooded eyelids you can’t really see my eyeshadow, but I know it’s there, and it’s pink and pretty!

(For the rest of my face I used Vichy Dermablend foundationFreedom brow pomade, Rosie for Autograph cream blushMary LouManiser by the Balm to highlight and Freedom  Pro Melt in Up on my lips)
I hope you like this look, please let me know in the comment section 



5 Comments Add yours

  1. behindbite says:

    I love this look Ni! Thanks for the tutorial – I’m hopeless with applying eye make up. Bought the freedom palette on your recommendation and I LOVE it – you’re right it’s so pigmented. Used loads of the shades already which I wasn’t really expecting to do xxx

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    1. It’s great isn’t it? Such a bargain. Thanks for the comment xx


  2. Love that, Nia! Subtle but gorgeous!

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  3. thanks for that, I am really bad at putting eye-shadow on x #bigpinklink

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    1. Cheers Yvette. Good brushes make it easier. Thanks for commenting xx


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