Monochromatic Makeup: Playful Pinks, and a Play on Cat Eyeliner

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Inspired by this pink sweater!

I was inspired to do this monochromatic pink look by this quilted sweatshirt I found at the Eddie Bauer outlet store for 50% off (!).

I can’t remember the last time I walked into an Eddie Bauer store, but there’s one of their outlet stores at Vintage Oaks in Novato, and El Hub wanted to check it out one day to look for a jacket, which he found…and I found this. It’s incredibly soft, and I love the color.

I almost didn’t use any brushes for this look. I used my fingers to press the pink glitter eyeshadow on my lids and to pat the pink cream blush on my cheeks. Really, the only brush I used was an angled eyeshadow brush, which I dipped in a dark brown shadow to diffuse the edge of the liquid black cat eye liner (Tom Ford, baby!).

Speaking of the liner, next time you want to flip the script on your cat eyeliner game, try this: after you finish your cat eye flicks, line the inner corner of your eyes with the thinnest, skinniest line you can get away with.

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Then line the outer portion of your lower lash line with your liquid liner, and connect the inner and outer sections by smudging the most infinitesimal amount of a coordinating eyeshadow color.

If you like to geek out over makeup, this is a fun way to do something a little different with your liner.

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Think pink!

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Key products worn in this look

  • Eyes: Urban Decay Glitterrock Eyeshadow (glittery pink on lids)
  • Cheeks: Pink Cream Colour Base (from the MAC Pro Face Palette: in Bright Blush)
  • Lips: MAC Edge to Edge LIp Pencil, MAC Steady Going lipstick and MAC Oyster Girl Lipglass (old school!)
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Swatches of the key products worn in this look

Man, Christmas is getting close, isn’t it? Are you getting a tree this year? I

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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