Tutorial: Pink Halo Eyes

Hi! This is a tutorial for a pink halo eye. All of the products I used are at the end of the post.

Step one:

Prime the eyes with primer.

Step two:

Using a red eyeshadow, put eyeshadow on the inner corner and outer corner of the eye. Using a smudge brush with a stamping motion works best. It’s important when applying these shadow, to go above the crease. It will open your eye up more.

Step three:

Using a pink eyeshadow, fill in the middle of the lid using the same stamping motion, on another smudge brush.

Picture of steps two and three.

Step four:

Apply a pink shimmer on the center of the pink and on the tear duct. It’s important to only apply on the tear duct area.

Picture of step four.

Step five:

Clean up with concealer and foundation. There is typically a lot of fall out from pinks and reds. After cleaning it up, go in with the smudge brush and apply the red and pinks on the lower lash line, mimicking how it was applied on the lid.

Picture of step five.

Step six:

Do your brows and add mascara. Complete the rest of your look – cheeks, lips, etc.

Picture of step six.



Tips: It’s important if you have any redness, like rosacea, to correct it with green corrector, because the red eyeshadow will bring it out more. Also, if you want a more dramatic/darker look, try a plum instead of a red.

Products used:

Eye primer: Too Faced – Shadow Insurance

Red eyeshadow: Neon Red by Coastal Scents

Pink eyeshadow: I ❤ TF from the Totally Cute palette by Too Faced (pretty nice palette, I recommend it.)

Pink eye highlighter: Sugar Coated from The Power Of Makeup by Nikkie Tutorials by Too Faced (I also recommend this.)

Mascara: tarte – Lights, Cameras, Lashes. I recommend getting a travel size, it’s less expensive and usually sold with other travel size products, so you get to try new stuff out 🙂 I really like this one.

Eyebrow pencil: Maybelline – Brow Precise – Dark brown

Eyebrow gel: Benefit – Gimmie Brow – 3

Moustizer/primer: First Aid Beauty – Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

Foundation: L’oreal Paris – Infallible Pro-matte – I used 101 mixed with a small amount of 103

Powder foundation: it Cosmetics – Celebration Foundation – Medium Beige

Concealer: tarte – Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Concealer – light

Loose powder: Laura Mercier – translucent

Bronzer: Sonia Kashuk – Pretty Cheeky palette (great for lighter skin tones)

Highlighter: Applied on top of my primer but under my foundation. Benefit – Watts Up

Lipstick: tarte – Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick – Set Sail

Brush Cleanser:  It’s a life saver for using the same brush but switching colors. Sephora – Dry Clean

I’ve used a lot of eyeshadows from random palettes, a few are limited edition or more expensive. Here are a few dupes that I recommend.

Red shadow: Neon Red – Coastal Scents. I actually used this eyeshadow in the look.

Pink shadow: Tulip Pink – Coastal Scents. OR Peachy Pink – Coastal Scents. Either would work, I’d go for Tulip Pink though.

Pink highlighter: Pink Silver – Coastal Scents. OR Peachy Pink – Coastal Scents, if you’re using Tulip Pink.

If you want to do a plum instead of a red: Vibrant Plum – Coastal Scents.

I’m not affiliated or sponsored with Coastal Scents, I just love them as a brand and think they are incredibly affordable.

The most important thing about a halo eye is that the inner and outer corner are the same color, darker than the middle of the lid. They can be used with any color combo, like complimentary colors, colors of the same family, or the same color just using matte and shimmer 🙂

This is also less commonly known as a spotlight eye.

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