Sunday, August 12th, 2007

This tutorial is designed to show you how to create a simple pink look that’s great for summer and brightening up your day with very detailed photos and text directions to guide you.

Skill Level: Beginner

Eyes: Fresco Rose paint pot (Soft/light cool pink cream shadow/base), Up-do eyeshadow (light cool pink), Pink Papillon eyeshadow (light warm pink), Living Pink eyeshadow (medium pink), Passionate eyeshadow (bright dark pink), Cranberry eyeshadow (deep raspberry), Hush (highlight with pink undertones), Graphblack technakohl (black kohl liner), and black mascara.
Face: If you’d like to compliment the eyes, use Don’t Be Shy blush (light cool pink) on apples of cheeks with Taupe blush to contour.
Lips: For matching lips, try Fashionably Fuchsia (bright pink) lipstick with Lightswitch 3D lipglass (sheer irridescent shimmer with pink and purple undertones).
Tools: MAC 249 firm shadow brush, 239 shadow brush, 219 detailed crease brush

Here are the products you will need.

Start with a clean, bare eye!

Using the MAC 249 firm, flat shadow brush, pick up a small amount of Fresco Rose paint pot – the amount of product shown on the brush is all you need for each eye.

Applying the product you picked up with the 249, begin applying the color all over your lid.

Cover your entire lid and just above your crease with Fresco Rose paint pot, as shown here.

Smooth out uneven edges with the horizontal edge of the 249 by sweeping it back and forth within the crease.

Using MAC’s 239 small fluffy shadow brush, pick up a good amount of Up-do eyeshadow and apply it to your inner lid.

Again, using the 239, pick up some Living Pink eyeshadow and place it on the middle of your lid.

It should look similar to this.

With the 239, pick up a small amount of Passionate eyeshadow and place it on the outer third of your lid, starting just below your outer crease.

Start just below the crease, holding the brush firm and flat against your lid and bring it downwards.

Like so.

Now, with the 239, pick up Cranberry eyeshadow and place on the very outer edge of your lid, starting at the crease.

Bring your brush downwards to apply the shadow all over the outer lid.

Place your brush in your outer crease, with the residue Cranberry eyeshadow, and bring it outwards to the right.

This is what you should have at this point.

With the 239, pick up a generous amount of Pink Papillon eyeshadow and begin placing it above your inner crease.

Bring the brush across your eye, staying above the crease.

It should resemble something like this.

Again, with the 239, pick up Hush eyeshadow and place it directly below your inner brow.

Move your brush sideways, towards your outer browbone.

Picking up more Hush eyeshadow, place it inbetween the crease and your brow bone to help blend everything together.

To darken the crease, apply a bit more of Cranberry eyeshadow and use the same method as before.

This is what it should look like at this point.

With the 219, pick up Pink Papillon eyeshadow and apply it along the lower lash line.

You should bring the brush from the inner to outer lash line.

The shadows should start coming together and look like this.

Apply mascara and black eyeliner on your lower waterline to finish off the look.

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26 thoughts on “Tutorial – Soft Pink Look Using Fresco Rose Paint Pot

  1. Ashleigh

    pic 6 from the top (or pic 3 from your first “bare eye” shot) says Constructivist instead of Fresco Rose :)

    Beautiful look…now I want Fresco Rose!

  2. Janis

    Gorgeous! Love how your lashes pop with the pink. And it goes well with your shirt too :)

    Yes, I also want Fresco Rose!

  3. Jane

    what i wanna know is how you come up with all these looks? how do you get inspired and then put them to face? I try to do it, but get stuck for ideas! i do the whole same colour family, opposite colours etc etc, but i just end up running out of ideas after a while~!

    • Hmm, I just kind of think about what color I want to do and go from there. I really don’t plan much out, and I can’t say I’m very “inspired” by anything either, lol! I’m afraid there isn’t any secret to tell ya!

  4. Taj

    gorgeous ! wondering if there is any other lip colour to compliment those pink eyes ? ? ?

  5. glamqueen

    Thanks again for the tutorial! I love pink so much! Half of my eyeshadows are pink :) Can the Fresco Rose potpaint also be used along the lower lashline?

  6. Cristine

    I niticed that on your palette you have, what looks like limited edition compact colors (the square eye shadow). I was wondering if it was acctually it, if its the same method of depotting and if it fits exaclly in the pallette?


    • Hey Cristine! They are from the limited edition holiday palettes, and you CAN depot them, very similarly to how you’d depot a quad palette or pot eyeshadow. It does fit in the palette :)

  7. Cristina

    Looks great! Your tutorials make make your FOTD seem like it’s so easy to do :)

  8. mayte

    i was womdering if those eyeshadows are discontinued? i cannot find them

  9. Sash

    That’s a bit too much pink for me. I’m not really a pink person ..LOL. However, u made it work! Looks GREAT on you!

  10. Kim

    This is a great look – I really want to try it, but some of the colors were limited edition and are no longer available. Could you re-create this look, or as close to it as you can get, using colors that are out now or are pernament? Or, make recommendations of what to sub for the colors that are currently unavailable?

    I think the only permanents e/s colors area cranberry and hush. The others were LE. Thanks so much!!!

    • Try these colors…

      Up-do = Pink Venus; Pink Papillon = Pink Freeze; Living Pink = Da Bling

      Passionate should be perm, but if they don’t have it, Post Haste will work.

  11. Kim

    Thank you SO much!!! Off to MAC I go!

  12. Kia

    Hey you should really do tuts on youtube

  13. sophia

    Would orb work as one of the light pink shades? I think it could work as the warm one, no?

    Thanks :)