Pretty in Pink – Add Colour to Your Life

Pretty in Pink - Pink makeup

A monochrome life can be a little boring, think of a world where you only see black&white but no other colour, how bad would it be? There are so many ways to add colours to your life, even if you are only into wearing monochromes it doesn’t mean that you can’t add some fun colours to your makeup, right? How about rose quartz or bright pink, it is good to be pretty in pink! 

Spring&Summer should be all about bright and fun colours, even though you might like a good berry lipstick, it might be time to leave it behind and lean towards pinks, corals and even orange, if you’re confident enough. You might not be confident enough to wear all pink makeup, but it is all about taking baby steps, one after another. You can give pink lips, eyes and blush a try, even if you don’t like any it is all about experimenting and finding what you actually like. One of the easiest ways to change the makeup is the lipstick, so why don’t you start pretty in pink with a pink lipsticks?

Pretty in Pink – How to Add Colour to Your Life

Pink Lips

Some people say “Every woman should have a red lipstick”, it is the same for pink as well. There are so many different shades of pink, from nude pink to bright pink, there’s one for everyone’s taste. Pink lips look good with natural/minimal makeup too, so you can easily achieve your effortless chic look with one step. You can choose something that is recommended for your skin tone. For instance, for fair skins peachy pinks, medium skin natural nude pinks and for deep toned skins more purple toned pinks. If you have some time to kill then you can take a short quiz to find your perfect shade of pink.

Pink Cheeks

Who doesn’t like soft pink coloured cheeks? Depending on your choise, you can have really natural look or dramatic one, it is all on your hands. Pink cheeks suit everyone and it goes perfect it almost every makeup, to make it more fancy you can add pinkish highlighter. For instance, baby peachy pinks are perfect for fair skin, just find your perfect pink cheek colour this season. Also glowy cheeks are in this Summer, so let’s give it a try.

Pink Eyes

It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s no harm giving it a try. Pink eye makeup suits blue/green eyes more, however, it is all about experimenting and mixing different colours. If you’re into neutral/brown eye makeup, you can use soft pinks as a crease colour and blend in well, so you don’t need to wear all pink eye makeup. Also, if you get sun kissed skin, then it is one of the colours you should try out.

Pink Nails

Who doesn’t like colourful nails? Wearing pink nails is the easiest way to add pink to your life, soft pink nails might be a good start point. If you already have some tan, bright pinks is your perfect colour. Just try some of spring&summer nail trends, they are really all fun.

We might all have our favourite makeup routine and colours, but there’s no harm trying different things, doing things we are not comfortable of doing. Just break the boundaries and try something different, like pink, purple, green, whichever you feel like experimenting. You can be pretty in pink or green or any other colour, it is all about wanting it! What are your favourite pink beauty essentials?

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  • I’m such a girly girl so pink is my favourite colour. Right now I love OPI’s Can’t Hear Myself Pink for my nails and also MAC lipstick in the shade Angel which has been a favourite of mine for years 🙂 x

  • Pink is my favourite colour! I love having pink cheeks or pink lips but pink on my eyes doesn’t suit me sadly. It makes it look like I have a rash or something haha, probably because I have brown eyes as well. Pink is a fun colour!

    Sally – DiagonSally

    • Pink eyes don’t suit me as well, so I stick to pink lips, cheeks and nails 🙂

  • As you probably already know, I really struggle to find pinks which suit me ( I’m quite fair and, oddly enough, peachy pinks don’t really suit me) yet I do agree that pink is the prettiest spring/summer shade!

    • Struggle is real with pink. It is a pretty colour however it is really hard to find the perfect colour which suit you.

  • I think that pink eyes can be good if you do them in moderation, my eyes are green so it helps bring out the colour

    • Pink suits green eyes a lot, I wish it would suit brown eyes too.

  • I think that pink eyes can look good on some skin tones. Pink lips and nails, however, are something that everyone can try 🙂 It’s all about finding the right shade like you said

    Rachel xx

    • Pink eye makeup suits green eyes more, however the rest is perfect for everyone. Pink is the prettiest colour 🙂 x

  • Erin Russell

    pink on my nails is about the only place I can pull proper pink off. I really suit a dusty pink colour, but proper pink ins’t a good look on me, think rupauls drag race, and not in a good way lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • There’s shade for everyone 🙂 I am trying to wear bright pinks, I do’t think they suit me well, however makeup is all about fun 🙂

  • Yiotou_La

    I have been wearing a pink lipstick every day since March! I love adding colour in my clothes or makeup! However, pink eyeshadows look awful on me, I prefer purple or dark violet shades.


    • Pink eyeshadows don’t suit me as well, however pink lips and pink cheeks are my favourite 🙂

  • Oh yes, I’m always on board with injecting more colour into life – and even more so when it’s pink! Pink nails truly can look very tasteful when applied in a light/blush shade and great advice with regard to complexions for pink lip colours 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Light pink nails look pretty, anyone can pull them off. Since spring&summer is all about fun, it is better to add some colours to the routine 🙂 x

  • I tried to get more into pinks last season, and I actually discovered some thing I really liked.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I think pinks suit you and brings out your eye colour more.

      • It enhances the green, that is right. But only a certain kind of pink.

  • I love pink make up, it’s my favourite colour to wear. Gemma x

  • I love pink lipsticks and blushers but that’s where it ends for me. Pink don’t look good on the nails for me or maybe I have yet to find one that’s pretty. And I would rather curl in a corner and weep instead of wearing pink clothes.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • When I was a kid, I was wearing pink clothes constantly. It was my colour however now I only have one or two light pink clothes which I hardly wear.

  • I love wearing light pink nails in the spring and summer, such a pretty and natural color!

    Eden | Mint Notion

  • I used to hate pink in my makeup, I was scared it wouldn’t flatter my super pale complexion (I now know how wrong I was) but after getting the naked 3 palette I am in love with pink eyes!


    • It is all about finding your colour, once you do everything gets better 🙂

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    I love different shades of pink. In the eye makeup i like the pink soft colors mixed with brown. And for the lips i prefer the dark shades!
    xx Karina

  • Nina

    I agree, pink is so beautiful color, it deserves to be in our makeup too. I personally, love pink lipsticks and nails. xx

    • I am not into pink eyes but pink lips and nail are beautiful. x

  • Lubna M Umar

    I love romantic pink shades. They are always natural looking. Such a lovely post x

  • These are some gorgeous blush tones. Loving the enhanced natural look 🙂

    Lu |

    • Pink blushes are pretty, I love how fresh they look 🙂

  • Love the pink vibe!

    Happy Friday doll! Oh, I’m hosting a giveaway, I’d love if you entered!


  • I gravitate towards pinks more than red shades! I love pink lip products!

    • I don’t really wear red but pinks, they just look pretty 🙂

  • Carina Vardie

    I especially love pink lips and cheeks. When I was younger I used to like wearing light pinky shadows, still do a bit.


    • Pink lips and cheeks are my favourite, I hardly wear pink eyes. x

  • Did you change your layout! It looks lovely!! And yes to pink!! and it’s perfect for the summer. Happy Friday!

    We are currently doing a giveaway right now! If you love to travel, make sure you enter – it’s pretty simple!

    • I haven’t changed it for months, thank you. Pink is perfect for summer. Happy weekend!

  • I LOVE pink, it’s so pretty and can be both subtle or bold depending on the shade! I love all the suggestions you’ve made here about adding a pop of pink in a practical way for an everyday look. I almost always reach for a pink blush for a natural flushed effect! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



    • Pink is a beautiful spring&summer colour, it looks natural and goes great with every makeup. I hope you are having an amazing weekend. x

  • Neha 14wow

    Love these….gorgeous blush tones and all the clicks are fab and gorgeous…. xoxo, Neha

  • Charlotte

    I really dislike pink lipstick they don’t work well for me at all but I’ll happily wear a pastel pink nail polish!
    Charlotte //

    • It is all about finding your shade, then you will be addicted to it 🙂

  • Great tips for the discerning I’m sure. Greetings!

  • I’m so happy you included pink eyes! It sounds like such an unappealing look but I’ve found a bit of blush between my eyes and eyebrows really helps bring out my eyes! I’m glad to hear I’m not the only it works for!

    • Once you find your true pink colour then it looks appealing. I am still looking for mine however I love pink lips and cheeks.

  • Serene Kurd

    Love the sound of adding pink into your makeup, such a lovely idea of a pink nail especially with the summer <3 🙂

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  • Corinne C

    I love adding a bit of pink, makes me feel a bit delicate and dainty 🙂

    Corinne x

  • Lovely post Ela!

  • Bunmi Bukky Dasaolu

    love it
    monochrome life is boring as you said
    a dash of colour is always fun
    thanks for sharing

    • Adding a bit of colour to life is good, even if it is just makeup 🙂

  • I just love pink! It is such a lovely colour, and I don’t get why some people think it’s ‘too feminine’ or whatever. I agree with you, pink is great for spring and summer and I tend to wear more shades of pink around that time! I love nudy pink nail polish, and pink cheeks! However I’m still a bit scared about pink eyeshadow, apart from the very lightly pink shades of the Naked palette 3. I’ll have to try though, there is indeed no harm in doing so! 🙂

    Julia x

    • Even some men rock in pink, so it is not too feminine 😉 Pink eye makeup don’t suit me, I guess I haven’t found my colour yet however I love wearing pink lips and cheeks. Pink is a perfect colour for this time of year 🙂 x

  • I love the sound of adding pink into your makeup, although I’m not a big fan of very pink lipsticks but pink nails in summer time is very pretty! x

    Ann-Marie |

    • Adding a little colour to makeup, such as pink can freshen up the makeup routine. I am sure once you find your perfect shade of pink, you will love wearing it. x

  • I’m all about all of these! I just wore a bright pink lip today and it made me so happy.

    xx Yasmin

  • I love pink nail polishes! Wearing my fave OPI pink one today actually 🙂 I need to give pink lippie a try – I love the red one I bought for a style challenge a while ago.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • So as a new challenge you can try a pink lippie 🙂 I am sure it will suit you!

  • Ashley Christabelle

    I used to hate pink lips on me as I think it doesn’t suit me, but now I love pink lips because I found the right shade for me! x

  • I’m pro pink!! So much softer and natural than bright red. 🙂


  • Lindsey Simon

    Great tips! I don’t wear pink that often… but I’ve grown to love some pink shades for lipstick… as long it’s the right shade. Thanks for sharing!

    Love, Lindsey

    • Like you said it is all about finding the right shade, then it will grow on you!

  • Katie

    I love pink make-up! Shimmery pale pink eyeshadow looks amazing on everyone x

    • Pale pink suits almost everyone, it is a pretty colour x

  • If you asked me last year I wouldn’t have agreed that pink is a great colour for makeup (always being a hater for blush!) However, I’ve recently started wearing blush on a daily basis and I actually really like it! Pleasantly surprised that it’s not as bad as imagined haha!

    • Ha ha, we all change so never say never 😉 I was the same with berry lips however now it is my favourite thing and I can’t wait for Autumn so I can wear it more often 🙂

  • I actually have been planning to paint my nails pink sometime! I’m on the same boat as you, I love pink lipsticks and there are so many variations to wear it!

    • Pink nails are pretty, I’ve been wearing pinks a lot lately.

  • I love pink! Great post 🙂

    Ellen x

  • Yes! Pink everythings please! 🙂

  • I love this! Thanks for sharing & Happy Weekend!x

  • Siffat Haider

    I love pink – I sometimes go for pink lips, but I’m definitely more of a red girl 🙂

  • I’m totally on board with punk lips, cheeks and nails but I can’t bring myself to do eyes! Definitely harder to pull off for me!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • Totally agree! I can’t pull off pink eyes so I am fine with lips and cheeks 🙂

  • Ah I love everything related to pink haha. I do need to pick up a pink eyeshadow palette (maybe Naked 3?) because I’m planning on wearing a slight pink shade for my wedding :3

    • Naked 3 has really lovely shades of pink so you should give it a try. Pink bridal makeup looks beautiful 🙂

  • I love doing pink eyeshadow looks!! Especially with a shimmery pink lid colour! And also pink lipstick… and blush! Hehe! I haven’t painted my nails pink in a very long time though, for my nails I actually prefer red!

    • Pastel pink nails are pretty, you should give them a try.

  • I love pink makeup at this time of year. I have a really bad habit of hoarding pink nail polish, I probably have a dozen pink shades that all look exactly the same!

    • I am the same with berry nail polishes, I have like really similar colours and I don’t know how I managed to pick up that close shades 🙂

  • Adele Miner

    I love a pink lip, I really need to start wearing it more! x

  • Well, I have not favourite pink beauty essentials, but I am going to change this! 🙂

    • Pink is a beautiful colour and it is perfect for this time of year:)

  • Wellwell Girl

    pink eye is cute! x

    jess x |

  • My favourite way is to add a touch of pink into the crease as you suggested ^_^
    especially MUG’s tuscan sun, such a beaut!

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

  • What about pink hair? :)) I just redid mine and feel great.

  • I’m loving pink lips at the moment and especially with a little metallic shimmer! Great post lovely 🙂

    • I’m loving pink lips too, they are my go-to at the moment 🙂

  • I’m not the biggest fan when it comes to pink but I love adding it on my lips and nails 🙂 Especially if it’s very light and soft pink tone. x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • I am not a fan of it on the eyes however rest of the makeup can be pink, I don’t mind 🙂 x

  • I loved this post my dear, keep up the good work!!!!

    With love, Hadasah

  • I can’t pull off pink eyes, but I love pink nails, cheeks and lips! xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

    • I can’t pull off either, however I love the rest! x

  • Nadia

    I love a good pop of colour, especially in summer 🙂 Wearing hot pink on my nails as I type woohoo, so relevant 😀 Lovely post, hon. Hope you are having a fab weekend!
    xox Nadia

  • Rajwant Kaur Singh

    The perfect colour to add a bit of sunshine to your beauty regime,
    I love pink tones in the warmer months

    Thanks for sharing great recommendations

    What Raj Wants

  • Adaleta Avdic

    I’m the biggest fan of pink, love love love this post because I want all the pretty pink makeup thangs on my face! xx

  • Emily

    I’m not the bravest of person with colour, so I definitely try to implement some colour through my make up, lipstick especially is a great way to experiment with some more brighter colours you might be afraid of!

    Musings & More

    • That’s what I do most of the time, instead of going crazy with the eyes 🙂

  • I’m not the bravest person when it comes to make-up. I tend to keep it neutral. However, I love sporting pink varnish on my nails.

    • Most of the time I have pretty neutral makeup, however when it is summer, I don’t mind going brighter 🙂

  • I love pink shades for this time of year and I love wearing hot pink lipstick during Summer 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Pink suits you and brings out your eye colour, well all the colours look good on you 🙂 x

  • I love a hint of pink or peach in the summer.
    Red Reticule

  • Such a lovely post Ela, I love your photography!

    Thirteen Thoughts


    I always need my pink lip and cheek stain

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  • Yesss, definitely love some pink lips and rosy cheeks! I’m also in love with mauve colours especially for nail polishes and clothing items.

    – Samantha

    • Mauve colours are also beautiful, anything that gives colour and brightens up the makeup is good.

  • I love wearing different shades of pink, especially in the Summertime on my eyes! Paired with a bit of bronzer in the crease, it gives such a beautiful halo effect around the eyes!


    Anjelique | snapchat: anjeliquetv

    • I think pink&brown combination looks beautiful, it is my favourite! x

  • clara mcmillan

    Love the pretty shades of pink!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

  • Love it


    Hadasah Love |

  • I love pink it’s definitely my go to make up shade!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  • I am really bad at working with pinks so I think my best bet is pink nails! I blended too much Milani blush in Rose D’Oro onto my cheeks for my liking the other day and I couldn’t cope with it even though it was probably what is considered a “normal” amount of blush haha. Great post!

    Elese |

    • You should start with small amount or mixing it with other colours, it is all about getting used to it 🙂

  • I love certain shades of pink. It’s about finding the right one for you.

  • I love wearing pinks, especially in the summer! I usually wear pink blush.

  • Becky Hughff

    Lovely little post and amazing photographs as always!!

  • Hannah Ucol

    I love pink lipstick, especially hot pink. But I’ve ben reaching for more rosy shades, it’s just difficult to find in my skintone. And I love my pinkish-rose gold eyeshadows! Great post!


    • It is all about finding the right shade of the pink which would suit your skin tone.

  • isa-professional

    Pink is a such a beautiful color and it goes with everything so it’s super versatile! We personally love a pink lip, especially a bright hue to make our outfit pop!

    ISA Professional

    • Totally agree! It goes with everything and it is all about finding the right shade which would suit the skin tone.

  • I’m definitely loving pinks way more than I used to recently – I think it’s all about finding the right shade for you personally 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • Same here! I wasn’t really into pinks before and lately I’ve been wearing it a lot 🙂 x

  • Pink is a great colour to have in one’s life. Regarding makeup and beauty, I prefer pink in more berry shades, but I love to wear pink, and have gravitated to brighter hues of pink as of late. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 /Madison
    IG: @ladyofashion

    • I prefer pinks in spring&summer and berry shades for autumn&winter 🙂

  • Samileen

    I love pink in general. And have always been a huge fan of pink lips. Tom Ford Aphrodite is my latest obsession, it’s such a pretty fun spring/summer pink.

    Sam || Beautydetour

    • It is a beautiful colour, it would be my obsession too 🙂

  • I’ve only recently been converted to pink lipsticks, they never quite grabbed my attention until everyone raved about Velvet Teddy! xx

    Tamz |

    • I wasn’t really a pink person, however lately I’ve been using it a lot and I love the outcome 🙂 x

  • I never need an excuse to add more pink to my look, love it!

    Makeup Monster

  • I love wearing pinks for the Summer months – especially pink nails! Such a lovely photo too <3


    Harriet Pattison | A UK Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • Ashon

    I should certainly start adding pink lipstick and pink nail polish this summer. Thank you for sharing it!

    Kisses Ashon

  • I’ve never really worn pink lipstick – I’ve always stuck with red and nude, but think I’ll give pink lips a try now!