Hot pink is no longer a color to save for your lips and nails. This Summer, “flamingo pink” – as we’ve dubbed it – is going to be the shade you’ll see on everyone’s eyes. It’s already popping up in tutorials from major YouTubers like Nikkitutorials and James Charles.
“As part of the blush bomb trend, neon pink has traveled from the cheeks to the eyes – think Lea Michele at the 2017 Grammys and Sophia Bush at the 2017 SAG Awards,” said Kelli Bartlett, director of makeup artistry at GlamSquad. “The result is both electric and dreamy at the same time. We also saw the trend on the runway, so neon pink eyes are definitely having a moment.”
When searching for your perfect shade, keep this in mind. “There is a wide range of pinks that can be worn on the eye, from neon pink to blushing berry,” she said. “Pink shadow is especially complimentary on green and blue eyes. Darker skin tones should choose richer colors to ensure they pop.”
Try Bartlett’s picks: the shades Venetian Red and Love Letter from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette. She also recommends priming the eye before applying pink shadow to prevent the pigmented hue from staining the skin. For this, MAC Paint Pots are your best friend.
That said, there are rules for what to avoid. “The trend focuses on more vibrant pinks so stay away from anything too icy or precious, like baby pink,” she explained. “Dialing up the drama with a rich pink hue is the way to go. Making sure the saturation is even and blended is the key to looking chic. For those who are nervous to rock the pink eye, focus on a wash of color on the brow bone to ease you into the trend. When in doubt, wear matching blush, eye, and lip color.”
Keep reading to see how stunning flamingo pink looks on different skin tones!