Hot Pink and Purple Valentine's Day Eye Look on the Cheap

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine's Day is coming up, and I felt inspired by all the pinkness going on to do a pink eye too! But I didn't want to do a pastel pink out-on-a-date kind of eye look, because I didn't actually want to make Valentine's Day all about dates and guys and flowers and that kind of sterotypical stuff, you know? I wanted to give my Valentine's Day eye look a bit of an attitude, so I gave it a bit of an attitude by making it hot pink!

Valentine Day EOTD

For this look, I used shadows from my recently acquired BeautyUK eyeshadow palette, No. 6 Night and Day, which I previously blogged about. I previously said that I wanted to use the bright shades for an eye look, and Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse! I used the two pink shades, the violet purple shade, as well as the shimmery white shade for a highlight. The shadows I used are marked with an X.

BeautyUK Eyeshadow Palette Day and Night

I used the shimmery white shade as a highlight, the light pink shade in the inner third of the eye, the hot pink shade in the middle third of the lid, and the deep purple shade in the outer third, and blended just a little into the crease. I was surprised how the shadow were actually very pigmented on the eye, and blended very well with not too much fallout. The photos speak for themselves.

valentine day eotd 2

Here's a shot of the eye closed, just so you can really see the colours. For some reason, the light pink shade doesn't seem to show up much in photos, but I swear the gradiation is there! My camera just couldn't capture it:

valentine day eotd

I doubt anyone would want to wear a hot pink shade on an actual Valentine's Day date, so this look isn't quite date-appropriate, unless you're the kind of girl who wears hot pink shadow regularly anyway. But this EOTD (eye of the day) can be made appropriate by replacing the hot pink shade with a pastel pink, and viola! Pastel pink and purple eye, all date-ready! But for all my girls who aren't going on dates (and why should Valentine's Day be only about dates, anyway?), this is a great chance to get away with a pop of pink.

(Product was sent for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with/compensated by the company.)


  1. I love this! Your blending is fantastic. I love wearing hot pink eyeshadow (whether or not I can pull it off is another story..)

  2. Gorgeous! I think I'll wear this on Vday. You're right- there's my chance to wear some color! :)

  3. Purple looks great on any skin tone.. such a nice colour

  4. i have a couple of beauty uk palettes i thnk they r dead good for the price :)

  5. Very pretty! I love the blending. :)

  6. Um, please do more bright looks like this more often, because they're AWESOME :D your blending is epic!

  7. Wow! You seem to be a sweet-cuite V'day girl! Hehehe :)

  8. This is sooo gorgeous. I love pink eyeshadow!
    If you haven't already have a chance to check it out, I have a makeup competition going on right now:


  9. like the valentine look!
    nice slides, how do you get that?

  10. gorgeous, those are my go to colors everyday!

  11. @juuuunn: The slider actually came as part of the design. I got myblog design from, and you have to edit it a little for the posts to show up. Hope this answers your question!

  12. I'm the type of girl who'd wear hot pink any day :)
    I love it!

  13. I'm a sucker for bright makeup looks, especially pink and purple ones! I'm soooo gonna try and replicate this for school on Monday. <3


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