Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Bright Makeup: Hot Pink Smoky Eyes

Go fierce or go home! Dark, sultry smoky eyes with a hot pink edge paired with equally in-your-face pink lips.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. With the 239 and water-based mixing medium (or water), apply Fuchsia pigment all over the lid area. Using the 239, apply Dollipop eyeshadow on the entire lower eyelid area. Darken the outer third of the lid with Bulletproof eyeshadow with the 226, gently brushing it into the outer crease. Lightly blend Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow, with the 226, in the crease. Lightly tap and brush Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Beautiful Iris eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone and inner tearduct. Bring everything together by applying Lust eyeliner on the lower lash line and Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow lightly patted below the lower lash line with the 219 brush. Finish by applying Blacktrack fluidline to the upper lash line with the 208, and then sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Sculpt sculpting powder to the hollows of the cheeks to lightly contour and blend onto cheeks with the 168. To highlight, apply Shell pearl onto the cheekbones with the 165.

For lips, apply Petals & Peacocks lipstick first, and then layer True Babe lipglass for a complementing lip.

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170 thoughts on “Dramatic Smoky Eyes in Hot, Fuchsia Pink

  1. Ooh – nice. The colors mesh really well with your dark hair.

  2. this is stunning! is there anything that doesnt suit you! gorgeous.

  3. so beautiful! LOVE that lip combo!

  4. WOW. Goooooorgeous!

    Reminds me I haven’t worn purple in a while. Will have to try this look soon!

  5. Victoria

    So fierce and beautiful!
    I love it!

  6. Oh…Em…Geee one of THE BEST looks I’ve ever seen on you!!! Gorgeous!!! If anything were to convince me to look into Sugarpill shadows, it’s this. I take it you like them??

    • Thanks a lot, Heather! :)

      Sugarpill is SUPER vibrant. If you love color and brightness, definitely worth getting. The intensity of the colors is amazing — I have no hot pink like Dolliop in my collection. One of MUFE’s hot pinks is the closest, but it’s so sheer in comparison to Dollipop. They’re a little dusty as mattes often can be, but they’re very easy to work with and blend well.

  7. Bettina

    ahhh that’s killer! it looks like it’d be some pretty sweet going out/clubbing make-up.

  8. Natalie

    Whoa! Love the HD foundation on you!! You look flawless

  9. LOVE IT! Hot pink smokey is my favorite! You look gorgeous!

  10. oh wow! this is gorgeous! you did an AMAZING job on those eyes! you should be really proud of this one!

    WOW… (haha! that’s all i keep saying!) this actually might be my favorite look from you so far! :)

  11. Bethany

    Pretty much your best look ever! :)

  12. macpixie55

    Someone described shell pearls as a highlighter that gives a glow from within and I’d say that’s dead on!! The boy picked mine up because they were sold out here, so it’s sitting 4 hours away and I can’t get it until the end of April!

  13. So barbie! Loving the bright colours

  14. Jenn

    i absolutely LOVEEEEEEE your lips!!

  15. Natasha

    I personally think its a bit much…
    I not trying to be mean or anything, its just my opinion. You’ve done a lot of better looks.

  16. Siledhel

    I gotta be sincere.
    I like the idea of the look,but the “matteness” of the eye shadows… I don’t know, it looks as if the products were cheap. I’m not loving sugarpill shadows.
    I think the results could have been better witth some MAC or Urban decay eye shadows on the same tones.

    • There is no MAC/Urban Decay eyeshadow that comes close to the brightness of Sugarpill Dollipop, to be honest! I love the richness of Sugarpill’s eyeshadows – definitely not a cheap product, IMO.

  17. Angie

    Three letters – WOW!

  18. silverred09

    i clicked onto and all i saw was this crazy pink-and-purple filling up my screen. HAHA. Great look though Christine! very lovely :)

  19. vel

    Berry cool!… Christine do you know a good dupe for prim and proper blush I love it so much,but ran out of money to get another one, please help thanks.

  20. Melissa

    soooo pretty!! love the eye! & lip must try this out!!

  21. eveli

    Wow! I think it looks so pretty. Love to try it can you give me the closest Mac dupes thanks.

    • Hi Eveli,

      MAC doesn’t have any hot pink eyeshadows that would compare to Dollipop. The best would be Bright Fuchsia pigment, but that isn’t eye safe so I wouldn’t recommend using it :( The black could be duped with Carbon.

  22. Priscilla

    I wouldn’t wear anything like this, I’m not gutsy enough. But this look is AMAZING. like STUNNING. I have never seen anything like this! And I mean that in a good way!
    The lip look really ties it together too!
    This is like perfect runway eye.
    Stunning, all I can do is stand in awe.

  23. Arianna

    I agree I don’t think Sugar pill cosmetics are really that nice. There are companies with much much better products! makeup forever has some really bright shadows. That matte flat black from sugar pill looks really dirty! I love the lip!

    • MUFE’s hot pink doesn’t even come close to Sugarpill’s Dollipop – it looks so sheer in comparison.

      • min

        Totally agree! There are so many swatches comparing sugarpill and mufe (also some with mac and other companies) and the swatches of sugarpill are almost always brighter and look nicer. Though to be honest.. I’m more of a fan of the loose eyeshadows.

  24. Rachael

    This is so cool and retro, totally reminds me of the 80’s, in a good way! haha

  25. beth

    woah, i really like this on you christine!

    normally colors like that are too much for my taste but this looks hot!

  26. taytay

    wow you look amazing!! im totally inspired by the lips

  27. abby

    woooww loove it!!

  28. Hilana

    Stunning. You look absolutely gorgeous. Really suits you so well!

  29. Kylie

    this is amazing! if only I could pull off something like this :(

  30. Shannon

    So pretty!!!!! :)

  31. shontay

    That is seriously hot!

  32. chrish

    great application..but looks fairly clownish…

  33. LOVE this look!!!! That bright pink contrasting with the purples!

  34. ok,wow.
    you look like a stunning doll in that look. suits you so well.
    i could never pull off bright colors.

  35. nocom

    Absolutely stunning:)

  36. lovesmakeup

    Makeup is all about having fun, and I think that you’ve shown that with this look. It is pretty, vibrant, and fun. Very nice look!

    As a side note, I can’t believe people bother posting comments that are negative and/or rude. It’s actually unbelievable to me. I don’t normally comment, but those comments were enough to motivate me.

    I love it, and I think Sugarpill’s Dollipop looks amazing. I might have to pick it up. Keep up the good work.

  37. Temi

    This is so stunning, Christine! I wish you would do more looks like this. It reminds me of back in the day when I used to come on here to check out your amazing eotds. Great job!

  38. i love this look on you!
    so pretty:)

  39. love this!

    i don’t know what i’d do without UD 24/7 liners and a hot pink lipstick, so this look is right up my alley 😀

  40. Anitacska

    Wow, very cool! Definbitely not everyday make up, but very pretty nonetheless. :)

  41. This is amazing!

    I don’t think I can pull something like this off, but it looks amazing on you!

  42. Christine

    Wow, the colors are so flattering on you. Pretty!

  43. Hmmmm. I am SO doing this later! I want beautiful Iris-I wonder if Urban Decays Flash, Ecstasy, or Asphyxia will dupe for this look?

  44. Emily

    This look is awesome! It really compliments your features and coloring! Good job!

  45. Sarah M

    Love pinks and purples. Awesome look. :-)

  46. marisa

    besides bright fuschia pigment (not eye safe, like you said), another hot pink i like (although not matte) is too faced mess in a dress. just another option for those who don’t like sugarpill. love this look, btw, it’s very “me,” perhaps i’ll save it for my upcoming birthday….i’ll have to replace lust with ransom and beautiful iris with UD asphyxia. i need either stars and rockets or UD fishnet…..

  47. Darrien

    This is gorgeous!

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  49. isis

    Wow great lip colour! I love this look on you actually. I think you should do more dramatic/colourful looks >_<

  50. Yum yum bubblegum, haha. I am ABSOLUTELY in love with this, yay!
    However, you did forget to mention using Blacktrack Fluidline on your upper lash line in the instructions section, I believe. It’s pretty self-explanatory, though, you probably won’t have to worry about whether people understood what to do with Blacktrack, haha!

  51. This looks super pretty on you! I love how you can pull this look off.

  52. amy

    I really like the strong combination of the eyes and lips because they compliment each other very well. Now I want to bet Petals and Peacock lipstick!

  53. kfm

    absolutely gorgeous look! it’s really bold but you pull it off nicely. makes me wonder if i was right to pass on petals & peacocks…

  54. Roxanne

    OH MY! Hot stuff comin’ through!
    The third close-up picture looks so crisp and clean… I like. I bet you love the lip combo, don’t ya? :)

  55. WOW that is really nice look, I love pink and it suits you!!!

  56. Julie

    Did I see on twitter yesterday that you didn’t like this look? I LOVE IT!!! It’s gorgeous!

  57. AnGeLwInGz

    So cool! It’s good to know that there’s someone out there besides me who’s not afraid to wear hot pink and purple together.

  58. Hannah

    I love this look so much on you! Hot pink lips dont really work for me but I might experiment (again) with it 😀 A true inspiration…
    Also your eyes are beautiful, they’re like leopard print and green and brown amazingness! Mine are just a boring flat dark brown colour :/

  59. Kristin

    i have a question on how you prep your lips. mine tend to be very dry on my upper lip line. i have tried scrubs and using a toner on the area after washing, but nothing seems to work. your lip line is flawless and this is my only problem, i get dry flakey skins on or around my whole lip line.

  60. Intense! What would you wear this look for, though?

  61. Mia

    i love this look and u look so fierce and pretty in it christine! lol

  62. I’m going to have to check out Sugarpill shadows. Lately everytime I’ve seen a shade in one of your looks that really catches my eye it has been from Sugarpill! I love the bold lip and cheek contouring instead of blush.

  63. Natasha M.


  64. SiaM

    Your purple& pink combo is so Electric & Energetic,I definitely can’t stop staring at the gorgeous lips. It is amazing how you managed to coordinate the colors to wear strong eyes and lips. This is like my 4th time looking at the pictures,is really gorgeous, literally caught my eye!!!♥x♥x♥x♥x♥

  65. Daria

    I love this! Im really impressed how “clean” the lid is, and how its so vibrant and not totally blended with the crease ( my biggest problem!!!)

  66. Resa

    WOW. I have to try this look! I’m so nuts about the colour of that lipstick. *needs*

  67. frances

    You look gorgous with this makeup!!!

  68. Brittany

    LOVEE THIS! You look like a glamorous rock star!!

  69. Monet

    Love the lip combo! Can I get similar results with Show Orchid and True Babe?

  70. Wow! Really, really pretty! I never thought that hot pink on the eyes and lips at the same time would work, but it does!

  71. Marissa B

    I’m in love!! Seriously, this look is amazing – I’m hoping I can pull it off myself. The eyes have me hooked, the mix of matte and shimmer is pefect – I only wish I had more excuses to do a sexy and dramatic look like this.

    Looks like I may have to explore Sugarpill some more, this looks so fun!

  72. alisha

    holy crap, one word: HOT

  73. Sun

    This is the prettiest look I’ve seen on you! Everything goes so well together. Beautiful!

  74. Mara

    You… YOU ARE… okay I don’t know what to say.. you’re just… okay still don’t know.. still can’t find the words… to be a mega understatement, you are amazing.

  75. ddevil

    I liked your face better, with thinner eyebrows. But I like this fuchsia look.

  76. sara

    ok i would where this to a rave but with out the hotpink lips so the boys dont call me a hooker

  77. Kerry

    this look is incredible 😀 i never would have thought to use a colour like that as a highlight but it looks fab on you 😀 x

  78. I usually prefer more wearable looks, but this one is so eye catching! Very original and bold! Love it.

  79. Tiffany

    holy crap! gorgeous! especially with your silky black hair :)

  80. Aleia

    God damn!! I never knew makeup can look THAT vivid. Really nice!!

  81. Fushsia

    Oh my god I love this its so pretty and springy!