I’m having a little love affair right now with pink eyeshadow. Not sure why to be honest, but I’m feeling all the rosy, blushy vibes and it isn’t anywhere close to springtime yet! I’ve been experimenting with all different tones on my eyes too, from brighter pinks to blush pinks to cool pinky-mauves. And since Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, I thought what better time to give you guys a virtual tour of my current pink eyeshadow collection.
There’s a nice array of tones, textures and price points here so let’s get started! I’ll start with the more expensive shadows, and go down the line to the most affordable.
URBAN DECAY NAKED3 PALETTE
- Who’s this for? Anyone who loves cool-toned pinks and who wants the variety a large-scale palette like this offers.
A classic to start with, of course. This was the first palette I got years ago that really introduced me to the spectrum of rosy neutral tones. These shadows are so beautifully blendable and wearable just as you would expect from Urban Decay; you can go light or create darker, smokier looks. It’s so versatile and you have a variety of different finishes to play with (mattes, shimmers, metallics). My favorite shades are probably Limit, Nooner, Burnout & Buzz.
Shop the Naked3 Palette here.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY PILLOW TALK PALETTE
- Who’s this for? Anyone looking to splurge on luxurious, high-quality but very wearable blush pink shades.
Full disclosure, I literally just got this palette over the weekend! I thought this was limited edition when it first debuted last September, but I guess it’s not? Anyway, it’s currently in stock on Charlotte Tilbury’s website (I don’t think Sephora carries this particular palette). It’s the prettiest little quad with soft pink shimmers & mattes, perfect for daytime wear. (I also think this would be beautiful bridal makeup.)
So folks, I’ve used this palette everyday since I got it and I don’t know what sorcery that Charlotte conjures but these shadows are a-maz-ing! The mattes apply like creams: instant pigment, instant intensity, and they basically blend themselves. You can’t really mess ‘em up. Totally, totally beautiful!
Shop the Pillow Talk Palette here.
Read this: Charlotte Tilbury is now in Sephora! My shopping guide.
MAC IN MONOCHROME COLLECTION / SOFT TEDDY & DEAR TEDDY SINGLE SHADOWS
- Who’s this for? Anyone looking for soft & wearable blush pinks & shimmers similar to the Charlotte Tilbury shades, but do not necessarily want a palette.
I was fully inspired to purchase these two single shadows after reading the beauty & fashion blog Style on Film, who showcased the whole MAC In Monochrome Velvet Teddy Collection in a recent blog post. We have a very similar complexion, and when I saw these two shadows on her eyes I knew I needed to have them!
Soft Teddy is a beautiful matte mid-tone blush pink. Very wearable; it’s much more of a neutral than a true pink so don’t be afraid. Dear Teddy is a deeper pink frost with purple shimmer and a little glitter as well. I love them both. They apply brilliantly and wear nicely throughout the day. Just be warned that Dear Teddy will give off a little glitter fall-out.
Shop the Velvet Teddy Collection here. (I’m not sure how long this collection will be in stock, so if you’re interested I’d hop on this quick!)
& OTHER STORIES Single eyeshadow in QUILT JAM
- Who’s this for? Anyone looking for something bolder, brighter & more fun at an affordable cost.
Yes that’s right, clothing retailer & Other Stories do a whole line of beauty products from makeup, to skincare & bodycare! I feel like no one talks about it, and I follow/watch a lot of bloggers, vloggers & beauty influencers.
Anyways, I picked up a few bits recently from one of their NYC locations and this single eyeshadow in the color Quilt Jam just jumped out at me. At first glance you may think, that’s a blush color! And it still could be (I haven’t tried it on my cheeks yet but I should), but when you pack this color all over your lids, watch out! It’s a beautiful, highly-pigmented, bright warm pink. This is for my true pink lovers out there who aren’t afraid to wear something a bit bolder. I’m not saying this is my new everyday shade, but I’m definitely digging it for something a bit more fun.
Shop for Quilt Jam here.
ELF MAD FOR MATTE PALETTE IN SUMMER BREEZE
- Who’s this for? Anyone looking for both soft/wearable pinks & slightly brighter ones as well, but on a budget.
You guys probably all know by now (cause I’ve talked about it a gazillion times already), but I loveeee Elf’s Mad for Matte Palettes. Quality, pigment, blendability…all amazing for just $10.00. And Summer Breeze will give you all that rosy neutral goodness on a much smaller budget. I won’t drone on and on here about the awesomeness of this palette cause I’ve already done before. Feel free to check out the linked blog post below for more info.
Shop for Summer Breeze here.
Read this: My fave drugstore matte eyeshadows, $10 and under
What is your opinion on pink eyeshadow? Would you wear it? Do you have any have any favorites? I’d love to know!
Wow, what a beautiful collection! The Charlotte Tilbury looks so wearable. You see pink eyeshadows everywhere now, especially on YT. There is a woman on YT named Nisha ( her YT name is Sugarpuffandfluff ) who always wears shades of pink and berry on her eyes and they look gorgeous! Happy Valentines Day!
Yea, pinks are very in right now. I think they got a bad reputation for a while cause everyone thought of hot pinks, etc. I’ve never watched Nisha before; thanks for the recommendation! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!
I love these! I love my pink eyeshadow. It’s always my go-to when I just can’t decide on color. Plus I think it makes my eyes look prettier over darker colors. 😀
There are so many wearable pinks out there now. I never used to wear pinks on my eyes (consistently) until just recently. Lighter colors can be better if you want to make your eyes appear bigger or look more awake! I love that trick!
Amarjeet Sonia Madaan says
Kristen Grace says
I hear nothing but good things about Charlotte Tilbury and her cosmetics. Since landing in Sephora, I’ve flirted with the idea of investing in her stuff. Looks like the eyeshadows are a good place to start!
She has some lovely products. Not everything is wonderful though, in my opinion. But yea if you’re looking for a place to start, her shadows are amazing and the Hollywood Flawless Filter is the stuff of dreams!
Sarah Garden says
I like all the warm pinks! Such a flattering color on every skin tone 🙂
Bushra's Lifestyle says
Erica this is a great pick, I like all of them, especially the one with a shimmery look. The one with 4 shades… you are so good at picking and bringing new stuff for us. You are a good bargainer hunter with quality in mind as well.
😘 thank you!
I do like pink eyeshadow! I think it’s sweet & girly. 🙂 The new Charlotte palette you got is gorgeous!! I’ve never heard of the shop & Other Stories before. I’ll have to check ’em out.
The Charlotte palette is gorge girl! Unbelieveable textures. I believe & Other Stories is originally from Europe but they have locations in the U.S. Not sure if they’re out in Vegas thought, but I’m sure you can check online.
Anne Michelle says
Do you really need Pillow talk palette if you already have Naked3? They look pretty similar.
I was thinking about buying PT lately, but I already have a N3, so I’m having some doubts…. help ))))))
You probably don’t need both. If you have the Naked 3 you can make very similar looks to the PT Palette. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!