How To Wear Pink On Your Face

9/07/2016

I think that everyone these days is into monochrome, which has (as it happens with all trends) become quite the cliché. I'm not someone who is into fashion and I don't get excited about it. Actually, I'm the typical Cancerian which thrives in classic and basic clothing. I'm also not good with matching colors and nuances so, naturally, I feel safe when I'm playing within the black, white, grey field and I like to mix them with darker hues such as navy, plum, bordeaux, olive, burnt orange etc. I'm definitely not a pink type of person but when it comes to makeup - I do love a pop of pink. It just makes the complexion brighter and the entire makeup fresher. I've been playing around the idea of wearing more pink on an everyday basis and I think I've made progress.

I've been most pleased with the Essence Silky Touch Blush | Indian Summer 100 (2.79 €). It's such a natural shade which goes extremely well with my skin tone. The texture is buttery soft (not powdery or patchy at all), blends well and almost melts into the skin. It's a warmer, muted peachy/pink which will work wonders for medium skin tones and it's rather pigmented. I got the most beautiful, believable flush on my cheeks whenever I've incorporated it into my makeup.

Catrice Blush Artist Shading Palette | CorAll I Need 020 (4, 95€) is very reminiscent of Sleek blush and contour palettes and it's absolutely gorgeous to look at. And out of all three shades, I must say that I'm in love with the middle one which is the definition of a perfect summery coral. I also prefer it because it has no shimmer so I can combine it with highlighters I usually use. The remaining two shades contain shimmer - the lighter one can definitely be used as a highlighter. I love the lightweight, easily blendable texture and medium pigmentation  because the colors are a burst of color so it's better to have them layered up to preferred intensity. The only downside? Average longevity - on my dryish cheeks, the intensity declined after 4-5h of wear.

The following two products I've used to illuminate my cheekbones and both are just - perfection! Essence Blush Ball | Peach Candy 10 (2,99 €) is supposed to be a baked blush which rounded surface makes application hands-free, thus easy. Personally, I found that dotting the blush straight from the ball made it hard to disperse and blend (a 'stamp' of color was left on the place of application). I'd recommend applying it with a blush brush. The color is a light peach which imparts the most beautiful silky sheen as opposed to shimmer or glitter. I think it looks divine as a highlighter and if you'r skin tone is medium - you need it in your life!

Catrice High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder | Light Infusion 010 (4,50 €) has impressed me beyond my wildest expectations. Since my skin's of a warm undertone, I generally stay away from cooler highlighers. But this pretty little thing looks so beautiful on the skin and I'm really happy to note how versatile it is - it would look stunning on all skin tones. It's of a light, pale gold color mixed with a hint of rose thus leans to the cooler, silvery side of illumination. The soft pearl tone is really flattering. It contains a mix of very fine and smaller shimmer particles thus it gives a rather striking highlight. It lasts a long time on the skin and the effect is stunning - I'd never guess it's a baked product because of its intense pigmentation.

I've also tried wearing pink on my eyes. Unfortunately, I didn't love it as much as I had anticipated. Essence The Velvets Eyeshadow | Coral Me Maybe 08 (1,99 €) looks so pretty and girly due to the lovely embossed surface but I really struggled to amp up the pigmentation on the skin. I figured it would be a nice transition shade but it turned to be too chalky and had an underwhelming pigmentation for my liking. Swatches looked fine but the color didn't transfer on my eyes. It also contains a slight sheen - not particularly matte, eh? And the tone of it seemed kinda 'off' on my eyes. Essence The Velvets Eyeshadow | Smooth Caramel 03 (1,99 €) has no pink and it turned out to be a pale, matte beige. Not a bad thing because these types of colors are good to set eyeshadow base and to make eyelids look a bit neater. Reminds me a bit of UD Naked Basics but the quality isn't up to par (light creasing was noted after a few hours).

Out of all pink beauties, my top recommendations go for Essence Indian Summer, Essence Blush Ball and Catrice Mineral Highlighting Powder. Conclusion: I do like pink but I tend to wear it on my cheeks and mixed with a hint of warmth. How do you wear your pinks?

  • Cini mi se da su danas svi ljubitelji monokromatskog izgleda sto, samo po sebi i kao vecina trendova - na kraju postane jos jedan klise. Najiskrenije, nisam neko koga zanima niti uzbudjuje moda. Tipicna sam Racica koja se najljepse i najudobnije osjeca u basic i klasicnim komadima. Nisam dobra u kombinovanju boja tako da se moje koloritno igraliste temelji na bijeloj, crnoj i sivoj boji kojima pridruzujem zagasite nijanse poput teget, tamno ljubicaste, bordo, sljive, maslinaste, cigla/narandzaste i sl. Definitivno nisam velika ljubiteljica ruzicaste u garderobi ali kada je sminka u pitanju - rozi tonovi su mi jako prijatni. Cini mi se da roza cini ten svjetlijim, svjezijim i u posljednje vrijeme sam se poigravala sa idejom ubacivanja vise roze u svoju rutinu sminkanja. Napredak je primjetan.
  • Mnogo me dojmilo Essence Silky Touch rumenilo | Indian Summer 100 (cca 5KM). Veoma je lijepe, prirodne nijanse koja se savrseno slaze uz moj ten. Formulacijom je jako mekano rumenilo koje se divno nanosi (uopste nija praskasto i nanosenje je ravnomjerno). Imam dojam da je skoro pa puteraste teksture jer se stapa sa kozom. Nijansa je po mom gustu - zagasita breskvasto/ruzicasta nijansa koja je i odlicno pigmentirana. Srednje tamnom tenu pristaje 'kao salivena'. Ovo krasno rumenilo je postalo dijelom najcesce koristenih proizvoda ovog ljeta.
  • Catrice Artist Shading paleta rumenila | CorAll I Need 020 (cca 9KM) me podsjeca na Sleek palete rumenila i bronzera - stvarno je lijepa. Od ukupno tri nijanse, meni je oku najugodnija srednja koja se uklapa u moju ideju savrsenog ljetnog koraljnog rumenila. Takodjer mi se dopada sto ne sadrzi shimmer pa je mogu kombinovati sa hajlajterima po zelji. Preostale dvije nijanse sadrze shimmer a svjetlija nijansa tamnijem tenu svakako moze posluziti kao hajlajter. Dopada mi se svjeza, lagana tekstura i pigmentacija koja je srednje jacine - nijanse rumenila su dosta jarke tako da je lakse koristiti ih i nanoseci ih slojevito. Jedina mana? Trajnost. Na mojim obrazima (cija je koza suha), intenzitet rumenila je znacajno poceo opadati nakon 4-5 sati nosenja.
  • Naredna dva proizvoda sam koristila kao hajlajtere i u tu svrhu su zaista savrseni. Essence rumenilo u kugli | Peach Candy 10 (cca 6KM) je peceno rumenilo ciji okrugli oblik bi trebao koristenje olaksati, direktno nanoseci ga na lice (bez koristenja ruku). Medjutim, takav nacin koristenja mi nije odgovarao jer bi poslije bilo tesko izblendati ivice. Ostao bi 'pecat' intenzivne pigmentacije na mjestu gdje sam kuglicom nanijela rumenilo. Zato preporucujem da se ipak posluzite kozmetickim kistom. Nijansa koju imam je svjetlija breskva koju krasi izuzetan svilenkasti odsjaj, bez ikakve uloge shimmera. Meni se najbolje pokazalo u ulozi hajlajtera i ukoliko vam je ten srednje taman - vjerujte kada kazem da vam kozmeticka kolekcija vapi za ovim divnim proizvodom!
  • Catrice High Glow Mineral hajlajter | Light Infusion 010 (cca 10KM) je prevazisao svaka ocekivanja. Posto je moj ten toplog podtona, po navici izbjegavam hladnije hajlajtere no ovaj mi se toliko dopao (uprkos tom ledeno hladnom odsjaju). Testirala sam ga duze vrijeme i vjerujem da bi pristajao vecini zbog unikatnog efekta koji ima. Opisala bih ga kao mjesavinu blijede zlatne nijanse uz primjese ruzicaste i svakako da naginje ka hladnijem, gotovo srebrenom odsjaju. Upravo je taj mekani, biserni odsjaj poseban i efektan. Dugo traje na kozi i nikada ne bih rekla da se radi o pecenom proizvodu jer mu je pigmentacija izvrsna.
  • Nakon obraza i jagodica, pokusala sam nositi ruzicastu na ocima. Nazalost, ovaj eksperiment me nije jednako usrecio. Essence The Velvets sjena za oci | Coral Me Maybe 08 (cca 4KM) je jako privlacne i lijepe vanjstine zahvaljujuci reljefnoj povrsini ali konkretno ova nijansa mi je bila problematicna po pitanju postizanja zeljene pigmentacije na ocima. Mislila sam da ce ova breskvasta nijansa biti odlicna za prelaz u sminkanju oka ali nije mi se dopalo sto je previse praskasta. A sama boja iz nekog razloga ne pristaje mojim ocima. Essence The Velvets sjena za oci | Smooth Caramel 03 (cca 4KM) ne sadrzi primjese roze i na kozi djeluje kao blijeda bez, mat zavrsnice. Inace mi se ovaj tip sjena dopada jer njima volim da setujem bazu za sjene i preko nje nastavim sminkanje oka. Ima nesto sto me podsjeca na sjene iz UD Naked Basics palete ali kvalitet nije na istoj ljestvici (uocila sam uvlacenje u pregib oka nakon par sati nosenja).
  • Od svih komada za sminkanje u rozim tonovima koje vidite na fotkama, meni su se najvise dopali i toplo preporucujem Essence Indian Summer, Essence Blush Ball i Catrice Mineral Highlighting Powder. Zakljucak: ruzicastu u kozmetici volim ali najvise na obrazima i jagodicama. Po mogucnosti, uz primjese toplije breskve. Kako vi volite nositi roze tonove na svom licu?



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    1. You can never go wrong with some pink :)

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  2. Obožavam rozu, na odjeći kao puderasto ili prljavo rozu, a definitvno mi je najdraža u makeupu, u lakovima, rumenilima i ruževima. Imala sam ovu Catrice paleticu, no nije me se uopće dojmila pa sam proslijedila (nije ni do koljena njihovim mono rumenilima). A sad si me svakako zainteresirala za Indian summer, divna nijansa :) I o Catrice highlighteru čitam pohvale i morat ću ga uzeti, usprkos tome što imam highlightera na izvoz, no opravdavam se time da su mi jedan od najdražih makeup proizvoda :D

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    1. Ne znam smije li se ovo priznati ali, vjerujes li da nisam isprobala Catrice mono rumenila? Moja prijateljica Misha mi je preporucila jednu lijepu nijansu, mozda se napokon odvazim za kupovinu ovog septembtra.
      Indian Summer - sa njim nema greske! Hajlajter je isto predivan, inace sam na prvu mislila da ce mi biti neprirodan na kozi ali iznenadio me.

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  3. Ova paleta rumenila mi je dobra skroz, svjetla baš može kao highlighter pogotovo na tamnijim osobama. Meni ne smeta shimmer u rumenilima, ali je i do raspoloženja - nekad volim shiny, nekad mat :D
    A highlighter - pre, predobar! Obožavam ga! A količina tek - imam osjećaj da se cijela "kupam" u njemu ne bi ga potrošila za sto godina :D

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    1. Naravno, sve od raspolozenja i treba imati barem po jedan komad od svake vrste - bas kako bi mogli ugoditi tom promjenljivom raspolozenju :D
      Hajlajter je nevjerovatan - za nekih 10 godina cemo mu dotaci dno!

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