Pink and blue eyeshadow go together like peanut butter and jelly—seriously! If you’ve yet to try out this color combo as part of a statement eye makeup look, you’re missing out. There’s just something about these two shades that’s so contrasting yet so unified. Basically, it’s safe to say we’re totally here for it. If you’re looking to add a new makeup look to your bag of tricks, allow us to walk you through this one. Below, find a step-by-step tutorial on how to wear pink and blue eyeshadow for a truly eye-catching eye. Time to play with color!
STEP #1: FILL IN YOUR BROWS
The first step of your pink and blue eyeshadow look? Filling in your brows. Wearing such bold, intense eye makeup colors requires making sure your eyebrows are equally as defined. You wouldn’t want them to appear disheveled compared to the rest of your eye makeup, would you? We thought not!
Use the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Micro Ink Pen by Brow Stylist, Up to 48HR Wear to get defined, natural-looking brows. Start with clean, brushed brows, then place the comb tip applicator at the anchor of your brow and brush upward and outward to the tail until you achieve your desired fullness.
STEP #2: APPLY EYE PRIMER
Onto your lids! Swipe on an eye primer to prep for your popping eyeshadow shades. This will help the pigments appear more vibrant. Don’t have an eye primer on hand? A dab of concealer or foundation will do in a pinch.
STEP #3: PACK ON YOUR BASE
Use a flat eyeshadow brush to pack on a pigmented blue eyeshadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Midnight Blue. Make sure to build up the color!
STEP #4: BUILD UP YOUR CREASE
Next, pop a bright pink shade into your crease using a tapered eyeshadow brush. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Glistening Garnet. Move the brush in a windshield wiper motion to blend the color. To deepen the look, add a bit of the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Noir Cest Noir to the outer “V” of your crease.
STEP #5: BLEND, BLEND, BLEND
Speaking of blending, take some extra time to continue to blend your contrasting shades. You don’t want any harsh lines! Use a fluffy blending brush with that same windshield wiper motion to do so.
STEP #6: FINE-TUNE YOUR LIDS
We’re not done with your eyeshadow yet! Add a lighter, brighter blue shade to the center of your lid to highlight your eye. Our pick? The L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Endless Sea. Pack it on with a flat eyeshadow brush. Place the same shade in your inner corner.
STEP #7: LINE YOUR EYES
You can’t have a colorful eye makeup look without a bit of liquid eyeliner. Use the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Black to create a thin, precise line along your upper lash line.
STEP #8: AMP UP YOUR LASHES
You can’t have a bold eye makeup look without equally bold lashes! Hold the mascara this time around and instead reach for a pair of false eyelashes. Falsies not your area of expertise? Here are 12 Hacks to Make Applying False Lashes Easier.
HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR PINK AND BLUE EYESHADOW LOOK
Wondering how to finish the rest of your makeup look? Keep things simple by buffing on a radiant finish foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation, and a natural-toned, pink blush. We love the L’Oréal Paris True Match in Rosy Outlook. As for your lips, your best bet is a neutral mauve hue. Swipe on the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Les Macarons Scented Liquid Lipstick in Mon Caramel and pucker up! Seal in your look with a few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray.
Love a bold eye makeup look? Next, learn how to amp up the drama with our article on How to Wear Dark Eye Makeup.