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While snow still covers every square inch in the Milwaukee area, I’m already looking forward to Spring. With the emergence of light colors, pastels, and pinks in a variety of shades, I figured it was the perfect time to begin experimenting with pink in all its glorious hues.
Personally, when I am experimenting with a look for the first time I don’t want to spend a lot of money purchasing eyeshadows, blush, mascara, nail polish etc… Why drop a ton of money on something you aren’t even sure you are going to like? That’s why my first stop is always Walgreens, to pick up some inexpensive trial items. If I love a look or a product I am sure to be back time and time again. And if I hate it, I don’t have to worry about throwing away something I rarely used and therefore wasting a good amount of money. It’s a win win!
Below you’ll find my Pretty in Pink tutorial and the best part… The entire look can be achieved for under $30. For this look I picked up a CoverGirl compact made up of four pink/purple tones, a CoverGirl mascara, and two Revlon lip stains.
Next use the shade that is just a bit darker and blend that into the lid area of your eye. It will give a little more definition there and help your eye to pop.
Using a small round or angled brush use the next lightest color, running it along the natural crease of where your eyelid begins to run toward your eyebrow. Apply the powder lightly in the area toward your nose and heavier as you draw away from that area.
Using the darkest shade and an angle brush create a small v-shape in the corner of your eye. Use that same shade as an eyeliner using a firm angled brush. Apply the powder eye liner to the top lid as well as the bottom.
Swipe on your mascara, making sure to swipe the brush evenly over all your lashes and from bottom to tips in order to avoid clumping.
Apply blush, or using a small brush to mix the two lightest eyeshadow shades and apply that to your cheeks.
Outline your lips with the lip stain and then fill in the lines. Flip the lip stain around and apply the lip gloss to give the entire look a polished finish.
And you’re ready to go!
One of the best purchases I’ve ever made at Walgreens is the Sally Hansen gel nails kit! For a girl, like me, who cannot prevent normal nail polish from chipping the very day I have them painted, this is the perfect tool to keep a manicure looking amazing without needing to pay a salon to do them every time. Plus, it’s easy for me to update the colors by just purchasing a new shade from Walgreens. I might have a slight obsession with pink tones, I think I have nearly every shade the company makes for the gel nail kit.
My latest purchase included: Cherry Cherry Bang Bang and Glitter Chatter. I love them both on their own but combined they create a stunning look that will be perfect for a Friday night out or just to lighten your mood with all the drab snow dragging it down.
There’s nothing like bringing a little, or a lot, of pink into your beauty routine to brighten up even the dullest of days. Putting together this makeup tutorial and coinciding photo shoot, even made today’s single digit weather bearable for me.
And let’s not forget that Walgreens also stocks all my favorite Curly Girl method products, which I am quickly becoming completely addicted to. It’s a one-stop shop for all my every-day beauty basics.