While electric pinks bring on memories of the late 1980s and early 90s, Topshop has taken bright neon to a new summer time favorite. I’ve been pushing the limits lately (like a lot), but bear with me…you’re not going to want to miss this one.
I was inspired by the PVC Lip look Hannah Murray did for Topshop Magazine. It’s not often I see hot pink lips and coral eyeshadow on one face, but they really seem like a perfect match. With bronzed glowing skin and au natural hair I felt breezy yet daring at the same time.
For natural-looking skin I started with Sonia Kashuk Vitamin Serum Primer and followed it with a damp sponge and the NARS Radiant Creamy Compact Foundation in Stromboli. I concealed as necessary, then set everything with NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder. Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer gave me subtly sun-kissed color. Then I added more color and definition to my cheeks with NARS Madly blush and a dusting of Hourglass Radiant Light for a touch more glow.
On my eyes I used Makeup Geek Purely Naked as a base from lashes to brows and buffed Cosmopolitan over the top from lashline through the crease. The smallest amount of Shimma Shimma was tapped into the center of each lid. I went fairly natural on the brows then loaded on some mascara and ran a brown pencil along my tightline to fill in the gaps. Since I wasn’t lining above my lashes, I needed to give as much impact to the roots as possible. I also took Cosmpolitan across my lower lashline and connected it to the color of my upper lid at the corner of my eye.
I finished up by outlining my lips with the tip of Topshop Lip Varnish wand before using the side to fill them in completely with Field Day. And voila!
The shine wore off as I sipped at my water, but the color? Lasted for 2 hours, then through a guac and chips appetizer and taco dinner. That’s some serious quality. I look forward to fearlessly sporting Field Day throughout the summer!
Have you worn coral with hot pink before?