For some odd reason, I've been leaning towards pink-tinged makeup lately. These are borderline red, I know, but still simply, oh-so-slightly pink-tinged to me. I've only used pink a handful of times before since I didn't care for it but now I'm starting to lighten up to certain pinks. Maybe it's because I like the somewhat 'sickly' look on my eyes and some pinks can create natural tones similar to ones my body can make. That's why I've really liked matte neutrals in the past year or so and I've also played with colors to imitate bruising or being tired. It's fun to pair the rough eyes with bold lips and see how much it can take 'sickly' to a different level.

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Tuscany
Detrivore Cosmetics eyeshadow in Coffin
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Elf clear mascara

NYX matte lipstick in Bloody Mary

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  1. This is exactly the kind of look I've been really into lately- my entire makeup inspiration folder is full of red and pink kind of consumptive makeup pictures. I think that to really get the sickly look down, sheer reds and pinks and red-browns are the way to go. Bold is good for drama but it lacks that 'realness', that skinlike quality. The sheer reddened wash on your eyes is gorgeous and I am forever in awe of your makeup looks.

    1. Ooh, I agree about the skinlike quality! Thank you.

  2. I really like the sickly look and that lip colour is really gorgeous.


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