Tokidoki Perfetto Eyeliner in Donutella, and One Way to Wear Pink

Published in: Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To

What’s up, chica? How’s your day been? Rocking hard, I hope, like old school Van Halen (insert headbang [HERE]).


One of my favorite morning rituals lately involves a cup of green tea (with honey, YUM!) and your comments. This morning I was looking at the comments on Saturday’s Tokidoki Perfetto Liner post. Lots of us were brainstorming ideas for ways to wear Donutella, the funky pink liner in the pictures.

Um… pink liner? Yup, it ain’t your average basic brown or black, but that’s no reason to fear, because Donutella is here! This cutie’s actually downright wearable.

Here’s one subtle way to wear it that’s pretty doable for daytime. I used a mix of products from MAC, Tokidoki and Rimmel.

The recipe…

Ready to start?

First, draw a thick line along your upper lash line with Donutella (or something similarly bright), adding a little flick at the end if you’re feeling dramatic. 🙂

tokidoki makeup pink liner tutorial eye step 1

Then, using a black liquid liner, trace a very thin line along the lashes directly on top of the pink. Thicken the line ever so slightly as you move out toward the outer corner of your eye (the side closest to your ear).

tokidoki makeup pink liner tutorial eye 2

Next, with your black pencil, line the upper waterline.

tokidoki makeup pink liner tutorial eye step 3

Finish by lining the lower waterline with the white or beige pencil (it helps make your eyes look wide open), and coat both upper and lower lashes with mascara.

tokidoki makeup pink liner tutorial eye final

Completo! All done!

tokidoki makeup pink liner tutorial karen facing side

I love how the pink comes through without being so bright or obvious that it’s screaming, “LOOK AT ME!”

tokidoki makeup pink liner tutorial karen facing front


tokidoki makeup pink liner tutorial karen goofy face

When I blink (or make a goofy face, heh!), there’s a quick flash of color… Kinda cool, isn’t it? Like a makeup surprise!

If pink’s not your thing, maybe give it a try with something else, like a bright orange, yellow or green. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Lego says:

    Love this! Can’t wait to get one of these super bright liners :3

  2. Lorraine says:

    I’m always nervous about wearing pink on the eyelid…I think that bright pink is the WORST color for eyeshadow or eyeliner (I can’t get that Amy Adams 2009 Allure cover out of my mind!)

    However, it looks okay on you! I am surprised. Maybe it’s a skin tone thing? I’m probably too white to pull it off…..
    .-= Lorraine’s last blog post… Lipstick No Longer the Favorite of the ‘Recessionistas’ =-.

  3. ooh I really like how you used this. I was wondering how I’d be able to use pink liner, but this is a great idea. will have to try it out if I ever buy a pink eyeliner
    .-= makeup morsels’s last blog post… Antique Gold Delivers Me =-.

  4. Hazel says:

    aggggggghhhhhhhhh love it! what liner did you use for your waterline?
    .-= Hazel’s last blog post… justgota hugeass churro from somelady $2 =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Hazel,

      That’s MAC Technakohl in Graphblack on the upper and MAC Chromographic Pencil in NW25/NC30 on the lower waterlines. 🙂

  5. Emma says:

    this look is so cute–not as crazy as i thought it was going to be!! i would definitly try this, but maybe in arlecchio because i love blue!!

  6. Catherine says:

    Cuuute! I was super confused about that liner when I first saw it too, but I really like your idea!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Rock & Republic Cosmetics on Editor’s Closet =-.

  7. That’s such a good tip! I want to try it out with like a bright turquoise for this summer!!
    .-= Polish Earthgirl’s last blog post… Essie Wedding Collection =-.

  8. Steph B says:

    Saw a woman wearing something similar the other day and thought it was really striking. She also had darker skin and really made the colors seem rich. On my pale skin, not so sure.

    What gloss are you wearing? Looks fab.

  9. Diana S. says:

    I was sooo tempted to get this at Sephora yesterday since I saw it on your post last week but couldn’t think of how to wear it. I got the Tokidoki luminizer instead. This liner looks really good with the black! I might just go back and get it, Tokidoki has the cutest packaging!

  10. Jen says:

    This is cute! And can I just say that I love the name Donutella? Om nom nom.

  11. Maggie says:

    I think I might try a look like this, except with eye shadow since I don’t really have any *bright* liners! 😀 Genius idea, Karen!
    .-= Maggie’s last blog post… April 2010 Favorites + Kate Reflect Mirror Eyes! =-.

  12. angie says:

    i’m really fair so i don’t think it would look so great on me, but on you it looks fab!

  13. Amber says:

    Cute! You make everything look good, but I don’t think I can pull this one off!
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… A little more Lake Charles =-.

  14. snoopysteph says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever lined my upper waterline! Is that a new trick of the trade?

  15. knownever says:

    does this liner always draw a two tone lighter/darker line like in your swatches? that would be a BRILLiANT idea!
    .-= knownever’s last blog post… NYC Discount Gem: Cosmetic Market =-.

  16. amy says:

    That is adorable and you pulled it off. I love the double lining.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… A Little Bit of Paradise FOTD Chanel Les Ombres À Paupières Quatuor Birds of Paradise 15 =-.

  17. LM says:

    You have the ability to pull things off that would otherwise look ridiculous on people like me! Luckeh!
    .-= LM’s last blog post… Ha! Moments =-.

  18. Kittynail says:

    Wow! That is a bright and fun liner!!!

    Anyways, check out my blog too if you want 🙂
    .-= Kittynail’s last blog post… Revlon Pink Pout lipstick =-.

  19. Kim says:

    Karen, you are such a make-up rock star! This looks great on you. Also great? Incorporating Van Halen into your post. 🙂

  20. Scientific Housewife says:

    Wow, what a color! Looks great!

  21. Nina says:

    I like that pink eyeliner. Maybe with just a bit of gray smudged all over my eye up to the crease and that. Another thing is about to get added to my Sephora shopping cart! 🙂

  22. Ms. B says:

    i heart this so much Karen! will be on my wishlist def!

  23. lexi says:

    Sorry I’m only going to comment on my love for Van Halen with Diamond Dave – the Haggar years did not exist IMO. My favorite VH song of all time, “Hot for Teacher” with “Running with the Devil” at a close second.

    That’s all thanks hahahhaha

  24. Julie says:

    it’s really pretty on you!

  25. Katrina S. says:

    Oooh, I love it!

  26. Deborah says:

    Omg!! The first thing I thought was that it would look crazy!!! But it actually looks so gorgeous! At least on you does!! I guess on me it wouldnt look that good because im too pale, almost white paper color. But on your skintone look good! I´ve tried dark blue and i Loved it!!!
    xoxo from brasil

  27. Vonvon says:

    Karen, this is so cool! And very easy to do, and quick too! Guess the next time I am rushing for time, instead of just a dash of some neutral brown or champagne-colored eyeshadow like my Stila Kitten, I would just whip up one of my colored eyeliners and follow the steps you have outlined.

    I have also used colored liners as base for my eyeshadows and also on its own. 🙂
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Vonvon’s Highlights From MAC Pret-a-Papier Collection =-.

  28. okay, now you’ve really made me want this!!! i was already lemming the white liner as I think it will look weirdly cool, and now I need pink too…. le sigh.
    .-= scarlettholly’s last blog post… Nails of the Week: Color Club Who Are You Wearing? =-.

  29. lisa says:

    A bright eyeliner really make your eye color ‘pop’. This range is cute. love the white too =)
    .-= lisa’s last blog post… Makeup of the day – Mac =-.

  30. Jeri says:

    You look good in pink.

  31. diane says:

    Wow, this looks so good on you,I love it!
    .-= diane’s last blog post… Pink and purple. The ultimate obsession =-.

  32. Bernice says:

    Pretty !

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