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)