For those of you who think pink is reserved for baby girls, cotton candy and bubble gum, think again. This universal color for romance is feminine and flirtatious. Pink looks good on everyone. (Yes, even you.) Think of it as “candlelight for the face,” soft and flattering.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to be organically gorgeous and in the pink this Valentine’s Day.
Romancing the skin.
First, to set the tone, start with a slather of our Pink Guava Pomegranate Indigenous Body Butter. “This ultimate, healing body butter pampers skin with nourishing shea butter and African herbs. Considered to be the fruit of paradise, fertility, and longevity, it is no wonder ancient women coveted the pomegranate as their secret to beauty.” Whoa! Need we say more?
I can’t take my eyes off of you.
A pop of pink is a makeup artist’s secret for perking up sleep-deprived celebutantes. A sweep of pink shadow makes the whites of the eyes appear brighter.
Here’s the trick: Apply a highlight shade of a very light pink under the eyebrow and in the tear duct area like Nvey Eco Organic Eye Shadow in pink carnation shimmer. Soft, pretty and shimmery.
Next, accent with a deeper pink, like Nvey Eco Organic Eye Shadow in violet eggplant or add a brown or a gold shadow for contrast. Then line eyes with a dark eyeliner such as brown or plum to create contrast and to avoid an accidental “pink eye” effect.
Me? The prettiest girl in the room? I’m blushing.
Everyone has a bit of rosy undertones in their cheeks naturally so pink is a perfect enhancer to create a fresh flush. “Pink instantly lifts and brightens any skin tone,” says makeup artist Bobbi Brown. A sweep of pink on the cheeks creates a gorgeous, girly glow.
If you have fair skin try Nvey Eco Organic Powder Blush in pale pink.
Darker skin tones can go deeper with Stript Mineral Blush in Devine.
If you want something peachy, Nvey Eco Organic Powder Blush in peachy pink is perfect.
A pink pout is always apropos for romance. Keep the lips soft, inviting and kissable. There is a time and a place for a shocking pink pucker and Valentine’s Day is not it. (Trust us on this one.)
If you’re a gal who likes gloss, go for Nvey Eco Organic Lip Lustre in Seduce Me Rose Shimmer. The name says it all.
For a lovely light lipstick we’re crazy for Nvey Eco Organic Lipstick in Light Pastel Pink.
Enamored enamels for the finishing touch.
Whether there’s handholding, a ring, or a come-hither gesture, make sure your nails are ready for romance. Just like your favorite little black dress, you can never go wrong with a classic pale pink polish. Mother of Pearl Peony from Priti Organics Polish is soft, pretty and perfectly pale.
For a more playful shade, bright pink polish is a fresh twist on classic red and a cheerful switch from the dark enamels of fall and winter. Stick with a short length to keep vibrantly painted nails tasteful, not tacky. Hula Girl Rose is our Priti Organics Polish pick for girls who go bold.
The final step? Tell Cupid he can have the night off. With these pretty pinks, you’ve got it covered in the love department.