How I Rock Pink Eyeshadow (A Collaboration With Adia and Anna)

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How I rock pink eyeshadow

Loving the pink eye shadow look!

Pink eyeshadow?! This was a first for me, and I have to say, I. AM. OBSESSED! I’ve used lots of rose tones on my eyes before, but never anything bright pink. I decided I was going to use a bright pink just as a transition shade, but then I got carried away experimenting, as I always do. Sometimes it’s so fun to just take your time, and do something fun with your makeup that you wouldn’t normally do, and I’m so happy with how it came out.

I got together with Anna and Adia for this look and we decided on pink. I was like, “Wait…I don’t own a pink eye shadow…but I own lots of blushes!” I use bronzer as eye shadow all the time, so why wouldn’t blush work the same way?

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I grabbed my favorite, the Elf Blush Palette in Light and used it for the majority of this look, and I’ve gotta tell you, if you don’t have this palette already, get your booty to Target and buy it. It’s only $6 and has 4 incredibly soft, pigmented, blend-able blushes. The colors are just perfect as blushes, and now, as eye shadows too! It even made a special appearance in my Top 10 Under $10 post over on Jen Leigh Beauty!

How I rock pink eyeshadow

I used the two shades on the left for this look!

Pink eye shadow look

A pink eye shadow look using the e.l.f Blush Palette in Light

I do have one important tip when using bright pink eye shadow that might help before you give it a try, because with pink shadow, if it’s used incorrectly, you can end up looking a little diseased and zombie-like.

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When the pink is right up next to the whites of your eyes, your eyes will look sore, so the solution to this is to put something between your eyeballs and the pink. In this case, I put a brown eyeliner on my water line and plenty of mascara. Problem solved!

See how the brown on the water line breaks up the pink?

See how the brown on the water line breaks up the pink?

Here’s what’s on the rest of my face!

What about you? How would you rock bright pink eyeshadow?


Jen Clark


Hi, beautiful! I’m Jen from Jen Leigh Beauty. Now, rather than just talking to myself about makeup, I write it down in a blog. Besides being madly in love with anything I can smear on my face (and sharing pics on Instagram), I’m more in love with my hunky husband, my sweet 2-year-old, and my fluffy fur baby. Thank goodness they put up with the madness, because I love chatting about my favorite things with people who understand the addiction.

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  1. Icequeen81.ma says:

    It looks amazing on you I always was afraid pf pink eyeshadow do the zombie or just a corpse the way you did it is just right. Even I will make it more subtle in my case.

  2. Kwmechelle says:

    Man, oh man, oh man! You knocked it out of the ballpark! Love how this look came out. And I’m getting my booty right over to Target to get that blush palette. I’ve only been eyeing it, since, like, forever, and almost made a splurge on a more expensive blush. Completely forgot about this palette. I’m getting the deeper one as it’ll complement my chocolate complexion. Great post! 🙂 Oh and I second the motion on using blushes/bronzers as eye shadows; especially since I can’t always find brown shadows dark enough to complement me. Feeling a bit inspired by this “pink series”.

  3. Erin says:

    You should wear pink eyeshadow all the time cause it looks fantastic!!!

  4. I have been waiting for your look because out of the three, we are the closest in skintone and colouring. I do wear pink, using the same trick you do to make it wearable, but never tried a vibrant pink before.
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  5. Nicole says:

    I love this look! You look gorgeous!

  6. Becky says:

    BAM! Love it! This looks beautiful on you, you’ve completely nailed it. Not a sore eye in sight!
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  7. Lulle says:

    I’m not really into pink usually but I have to say it’s a really pretty look!
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  8. Hey, I have that e.l.f. quad! Maybe I’ll try ‘n recreate the look! You look so pretty. It’s a very eye-catching look. Very different. But without being weird.
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  9. Agata says:

    Those pink colors suit you so well! And what a good idea to use a blush palette for your eyes. I like wearing hot pink on my eyes but I also always combine it with a dark eyeliner and plenty of mascara and I usually add some brown in the crease!
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  10. Adeline says:

    You really rock this look! You look stunning in it. Love it!

  11. yelena says:

    seriously, this looks AMAZING on you! it’s crazy lol. I would never have thought to do this.
    can you elaborate on placement of the shadows (lid, outer corner, etc).
    and I love the highlight in the inner corners!

    seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an eye color that looks bad on you.

    • Jen Clark says:

      Such a nice compliment, thank you so much! I used the lightest blush in my crease, and used the darker shade to darken up the outer corner and blended that onto the lid. Then I took a reddish/coppery shade from another palette and used that wet in the very outer corner to add some shimmer and a little dimension! Then I just used Becca Champagne Pop in the inner corner. It was super easy! 🙂
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  12. Erin says:

    Beautiful!
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  13. Kirsty says:

    This is beautiful! Need to give it a go 😊

  14. Anna Oh says:

    UGH YES. I LOVE what you do with that inner corner xDDDD Weird compliment…But yes the gold suits this look so amazingly well. You are so talented!

  15. Rachel R. says:

    I love this so much! You absolutely nailed it.

  16. Ann says:

    Can u explain exactly how you used the pinks? That would be helpful. I want to try to re create the look, it is stunning.

  17. Jen Clark says:

    Of course! I used the lightest blush in my crease, and used the darker shade to darken up the outer corner and blended that onto the lid. Then I took a reddish/coppery shade from another palette and used that wet in the very outer corner to add some shimmer and a little dimension! Then I just used Becca Champagne Pop in the inner corner. It was super easy! Let me know if you recreate it, I’d love to see! 🙂
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