A Pink Eyeshadow Makeup Tutorial

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How I rock pink eyeshadow

Loving the pink eye shadow look!

Not long ago, Anna, Adia and I collaborated on how we rock pink eyeshadow, and many of you wanted to know how I got my look! I loved it too, so I thought I would do a quick tutorial. It’s actually super easy.

If you saw the other post, you’ll know that I mostly used the e.l.f Blush Palette in Light.


Are you ready? Here we go!

To start, blend the lightest pink blush in the palette into and slightly above your crease using a fluffy blending brush.

Bright pink eyeshadow tutorial

Top left shade in the e.l.f Blush Palette

Top left shade in the crease

Top left shade in the crease

Next, once you have that blended out really well, using a blending brush that’s a little more dense, place the bottom left shade from the palette all over your lid, and blend it into the crease.

Bottom left shade in the e.l.f palette

Bottom left shade in the e.l.f palette


Moving over to the Morphe 35O palette, use the reddish/coppery shade on the outer half of your lid and into the outer V. I sprayed my shader brush with a setting spray to make the color a little more concentrated.

Once you have the color down, take your first fluffy blending brush and make sure everything is blended together.

Red/copper shade in the Morphe 35O palette

Red/copper shade from the Morphe 35O palette

Blend a little better than I did! ;)

Blend a little better than I did! 😉

Next, take the first two pink shades from the e.l.f palette and, using a pencil brush, blend them under your lower lash line.


Now highlight the inner corners using whatever you’d like. I used Becca’s Champagne Pop pretty heavy-handed to give a super bright glow!


Note: When using pink eyeshadow, you need to separate the color from the whites of your eyes so you don’t end up looking like you’ve got sore eyes. To do that, I put a brown pencil liner on the water line and plenty of mascara on my lower lash line. Also, add thick, black winged liner!

Add mascara, and maybe even falsies, to the top lash line if you don’t have eyelash extensions like I do.


Pink eyeshadow makeup tutorial

And there you have it! A bright, but still pretty wearable, pink eyeshadow look!

Pink eyeshadow makeup tutorial

I’m just curious, but what’s your favorite off-the-wall eyeshadow color? I think mine might be pink! 😉

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. Becky says:

    Its amazing the difference the liner instantly makes in this look! Looks really good on you!

    I think my favourite “off the wall” colour is yellow. Again, not always easy to pull off, but can look great!

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  2. Nivedita says:

    Love how you created all the drama in the eyes and kept the lips simple. I would love to try this sometime.
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  3. I never thought about it like that but you are right, just one color to stop the pink from directly touching the eyes makes all the difference! Like a buffer! I always do this instinctively but I never really thought about WHY I do it.
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  4. sarahc says:

    I don’t think of pink as wearable ever but this is a gorgeous look on you. It is smoky and I think I could pull it off. I love your lashes too!

  5. hanna says:

    Thanks for the tutorial, you totally made pink wearable! And you look gorgeous.
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  6. Erin says:

    The copper really sets the look off.
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  7. Lauren says:

    Omigosh you are so beautiful! Perfect skin, brows and the pink shadow makes your eye color pop even more! I love how you paired it with a light lip. You’re a great talent!

  8. denise S says:

    So glad to see this tutorial! Looks great and I picked up some pointers. I’m going to copy it using a pretty Guerlain palette I own called 13 Capri a quad with matte pink, coral,dark brown and a white shimmer .My new Visert Boheme palette has three different shades of pink in it, love it !. I’ve been seeing pink eye shadow looks in fashion magazines too. Great look for spring /summer. I’ve really enjoyed the series of pink shadow looks you ladies have done!

  9. kwmechelle says:

    If I didn’t tell you before, you nailed it. And, hello, eyelash extensions! I’d lurves to have some. Maybe one of you nice contributors would like to write a post about eyelash extensions & how you like them & take care of them (hint hint). I’ve heard mixed reviews so I’m hoping somebody will give me the 411 🙂

  10. Rachel R. says:

    Thank you for making a tutorial on this look!

    I love off-the-wall eye colors, but reds, bright pinks, and chartreuse are probably my favorite weirdos. I’m extremely fond of duochromes, too.

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