Deep pink eyeshadow has always been err-ing on the side of beauty faux pas. It conjures up visions of conjunctivitis, hayfever and hangovers. But then Burberry did it for spring/summer 2014. Wendy Rowe managed to make pink eye cool and covetable. But would it work off catwalk without a set of Cara-esque brows to frame the look and give definition? There was only one way to find out: #TrialATrend.
I used a Real Techniques eyeshadow brush (part of the Limited Edition Duo Fibre Set, £23.99 (at Boots) to blend twoKiko Infinity eyeshadows, £5.90, in 231 an amaranth pink all over the eyelid and blended up, then 233 a plum hue into the socket line to add depth. I really blended out the eye to create a soft, diffused effect. A little black mascara was needed to add definition.
Okay its not an everyday eye, but Im quite taken with it the colour makes blue and green eyes pop. And one of my colleagues remarked at how subtle it was, in fact my friends didn't even notice when I met them for dinner. Still, Ill probably save it for summer nights and festivals. What do you think?