June 16, 2014

FOTD - Strawberry Pink

This season, I have been enjoying brighter and more intense pink with subtle warmth. It could best be described as strawberry pink (or red) as it always reminds me of those ripe strawberries.
I think the color is just perfect for this time of year with such refreshing and perky hues, and also a nice break from the demure neutrals. If you already love wearing reds, this would be an interesting twist as well.

Today I put together a face with a single color scheme - Strawberry Pink.


FOTD with Strawberry Pink
(and my bobby pin)



Although it is slightly out of my comfort zone because I feel more comfortable wearing pinks on the cooler side of the spectrum, I have been wearing strawberry-colored lippies and blushes quite often.
But on my eyes? It is a total challenge. Sometimes I'd use a pale shimmery pink as a wash or a blending color, but I almost never wear a distinct pink on the lids.
This crazy(?) idea came to me because my friend in Korea sent me a care package with this most amazing pigments set, which contained a sugared strawberry colored pot as well.

Here is what I came up with.


The eyeshadow color doesn't look all that pink, right?
I was initially discouraged by the look when I wore the pigments by themselves since I looked like a drunk and sleepy woman, which is the usual case for me with pink eyeshadows. I had to blend it with my trustee black base, L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Liner. Still, it flashes enough pink to complement the cheek and the lip colors.
This is awfully simple to do - I smeared the black base on my upper lash lines then packed the pigments on the lids. I used a clean blending brush to smooth out the harsh edges and applied mascara. 



On the cheeks, I am wearing Clinique Cheek Pop in Berry Pop (reviewed here). I am also trying a different blush position here concentrating the color more in the middle.
Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain Barcelona Night (reviewed here) is a perfect example of a vibrant strawberry red, which I've been sporting a lot lately.




I find the strong shimmer makes the warmer eyeshadow colors more wearable for me especially when I blend it with a black base to create a soft smoky look.
I am pleased with the result enough so that I am planning to do another challenge with deep wine next time. (Yes, there is a wine colored pigments pot as well and I will show you the whole set very soon.)


Hope you enjoyed this look.
Wish everyone a great week ahead!



Makeup Items Used


L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Liner (Black)
RMK Makeup Base
Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain (Barcelona Nights)
RMK Liquid Foundation (102)
Clinique Cheek Pop (Berry Pop)
Bbia Pigments (04, Sweet Flavor)




23 comments:

  1. Hey Lena, this is such an adorable idea! You make me want to bust out my Clinique Berry Pop and maybe Guerlain Shalimar Rouge Automatique!

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    1. Thanks, Sunny!
      Guerlain Shalimar would be another great strawberry pink color. :)

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  2. Ooo this looks very pretty on you. I love the soft echo of pink on the lid, perfect balance. :)

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    1. Thank you, Helene. :)
      I was hoping the pink would come out more but this was best I could do in reality. ;)

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  3. Great idea mixing the pink with a black shadow. I think it has just the right amount of pink on the eyes so that it doesn't overwhelm the face with too much of the same colour. That Revlong lip thing looks smashing on you!

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    1. Thanks, Liz :)
      I am encouraged by this and want to try all the "difficult" colors with black base to see what happens.
      Moisture Stain is really nice. It feels a bit drying at the end but still on the comfortable side, and I love the color.

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  4. It's a very pretty eye look, Lena - I think it looks gorgeous over the black base (I still need to try this, but you know, I don't have any creamy black products any more). I was thinking about trying different blush placements lately, too, but I don't know if I can pull them off.

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    1. Thank you, Larie. I am literally using the Smoldering liner every single day. It is not as intense or wet as the traditional kajal, so it is much easier to work with.
      I felt a little weird about the center placement, but it also makes not-so-flattering colors much more wearable. Isn't it interesting? :)

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  5. this look is very pretty. I especially like the slight pink shimmery pigments on your lids. With the contrast of darker base, really makes the pigments pop.

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    1. Thank you, Brenda. Maybe what Coco Chanel said about black is true! ;)

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  6. I loved the look, the lips and the cheeks are sooo beautiful! I totally need more strawberry pink blushes!

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    1. Thank you, Sharlynn. :)
      Strawberry pink and red would suit you beautifully. ;)

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  7. SO pretty! Love the idea of the pink glitter over a black base. I have a Guerlain eye duo that has the same idea, just with shadows though. Actually, I think of you when I do wear that duo-it's kind of made for you!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! ;)
      I'm going to look for the duo. You definitely got me interested! :)

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  8. You are making pink shadow look very wearable with the way you layered your products for this look. Pretty!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thanks, Rowena. It is encouraging to hear since I've been afraid of wearing pink or coral on the eyes. :)

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  9. I love the look, Lena! I think strawberry pink looks very nice on you!!
    This new revlon hybrid lippie.. I've been reading a lot of positive reviews on it.. I am waiting until they're available in UK so I can put an order from Boots since they're now shipping to Germany yippies!

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    1. Thank you!
      I still think the Revlon Moisture Stain resembles the Dior Fluid Stick a lot. Hope the shipping is reasonable with no markups! :)

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  10. Love the lip color it's gorgeous!

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  11. I think this is a beautiful look. You can pull off so many different shades of pink, Lena! I'm jealous :-P

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    1. Thank you so much, Lily!
      I think you rock both pink and coral, which I am jealous of. ;)

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