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What to Do If Your Eyeshadow Is Too Pink

Help a Reader Out With Her Too-Pink Eye Shadow

Reader poofie126 submitted the following question in the BellaSugar Q and A group. Can you help her out?

After hearing people go on and on all over the Internet about NYX Eye Shadows, I gave in and got myself Ultimate Pearl in Golden Pink Pearl ($3). And it is lovely. [The] texture is almost creamy, and the pigmentation is crazy for something that price. [The] problem is, I hate the color! It's my own fault, really. I'll admit [that I] bought it online and didn't bother searching for swatches first. I am Asian. I have fair skin with yellowish undertones, and I think the color looks just plain gaudy on my eyes. I tried mixing it with other colors, [like] bronzes and golds, but they ended up looking like I have a black eye. I tried using it as a blush, and that works OK [but it's a] little too shimmery. Does anyone have any other solutions?

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poofie126 poofie126 7 years
Thanks for the comments guys, will definitely try them out:) Well, I already tried the one to put in on the inside corners - something I've always tried with my other shadows and came out just not right - this colour seems to be designed for that! :):):)
kohina kohina 7 years
Seconding on chucking it. It was $3....
joriss joriss 7 years
For pink eyeshadow i always used a shade of violet or purple to enlighten or change the color a bit. Try to experiment, mix it first with some of the eyeshadow you have by putting it to the back of your hand. Then youll know whats good to wear.
amandaaa amandaaa 7 years
i actually start out my eyeshadow base with pink eyeshadow! i put pink all over the lid, then put a light brown on top of it. try something like that maybe? or maybe in the corner of your eyes.
ren_kr ren_kr 7 years
use it in the corners of your eyes to brighten?
hisoka27 hisoka27 7 years
You could try using it as an eyeliner
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Thanks for your responses. These are great tips!
Mippi Mippi 7 years
Use it as a highlighter. Either on your face (down the bridge of your nose, by the inner corners of your eyes, cheekbones, brow bone, etc) and on your decolletage and shoulders. NYX eye shadows are great and cheap, so this way you can use it up in a great way without it messing with your skin color. I picked up My Favorite Color (the actual name of the eyeshadow) by mistake and it has flecks of glitter in it, which is a little much. The color's great but for the damned sparkles! I'm thinking of doing the highlight thing once I start wearing more revealing clothing.
kkhuff kkhuff 7 years
Mix with lip balm and dab on lips for a creamy lip color.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
Chuck was only $3.
kinkihair kinkihair 7 years
As an eyeshadow I would try mixing it with more neutral colors. I'm a brown girl so for me that would be browns and black. If using as a blush, try using it in place of highlight color and use a stipple or big fluffy brush so you don't get too much color.
mrsyuen mrsyuen 7 years
Try mixing it with silver, I'm also Asian and I have a pinkish eye shadow as well. I too thought the pink eye shadow didn't look good alone so I mixed it with a little silver and it looks better.
lauren lauren 7 years
Maybe try mixing it with more of brown hue, it might make a nice combination!
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