On The Hunt For Pink October

I have been totally obsessed with obtaining Pink eye shadow (e/s) for the last few months.  In the past, I have poo-pooed the thought of any WOC (women of color) using pink eye shadow on the lid because I felt like it did not work.

You are probably thinking “when did this change of heart occur with Pink e/s?” The Heatherette for MAC! The Heatherette Trio 2 included a light pink, a grape purple and midtone pink.  I got the Trio #1 instead because I love any shade of teal. But then, I noticed many Heatherette Trio #2 WOC FOTDs on Specktra.

During the early part of the summer, I realized  that I needed to have the Heatherette trio #2 in my collection.  I searched high and low for the Trio, but I could not find it, so I was on the hunt for mid-tone pinks.

To date I have:

  • Urban Decay Hot Pants – Smooth and wonderful.
  • MAC Sunset B – The right shade, lustre-like (which is not good), but definitely works with some paint pots and NYX jumbo eye pencils
  • NYX Dolly Pink – too much fall out, seems to work well with NYX jumbo eye pencils
  • Pink Too Faced Shadows – Wonderful and smooth, the color payoff is strong.  Definite must haves! Check out Swatch Gallery for images.
  • Nouba single e/s 51 – Bright Pink shadow is a must have. The texture is smooth and the color payoff is strong as well.  (Sidebar: I have a few of the Nouba products, an Italian cosmetics brand, and I really like the stuff I have.  The price is comparable to MAC, but I have found a website that offers discount prices on the brand)
  • Bourjois Shimmering Shine Eye Shadow in Rose Electron – I have only swatched it on my hand and the liquid eye shadow is quite brilliant and I cannot wait to wear it
  • Korres Pink e/s – Looks like a soft silvery pink on me.
  • Pop Eye Cakes in Bright Pink – The texture and color payoff are fine, but I think with a good eye shadow base, the pinks will sing. 🙂

(All products are MAC unless stated)


  • MSF Dark
  • NYX Concealer in Nutmeg


  • Matte Gel
  • L’Oreal De-Crease Base
  • Nice Vice Paint Pot
  • L’Oreal Cream Rich Crayon Adventurous
  • Nouba Single e/s  51 (Bright Pink) on lid
  • Korres Pink e/s (inner corner)
  • Nouba Single e/s 24 (Midnight Charcoal) in crease
  • Black Ore Solar Bits (in crease)
  • Tan side from the L’Oreal Hip Duo Adventurous (highlighter)
  • L’Oreal Naturale Mascara in Black
  • Too Faced Foiled Liner – Black Beauty


Warmed MSF


  • Sweet Tooth T/T
  • Cyber l/s
  • NYX Narcissus l/s

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Pop Eye Cake in Bright Pinks

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  • tiff October 20, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    just inquiring about the lips–gorg by the way–what is Sweet Tooth and is Cyber by MAC…sorry but kinda new to this makeup thing =)

  • MsCuppyCakes October 16, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Hi, just showing some love. Pinks look great on us!

  • Joi October 15, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    I’m so loving that pink on you! I’m going to try it out.

  • Mix Maven October 14, 2008 at 11:08 PM

    Thank you all for your kind words.

    I really adore pink and I know that it is a color that works well for all skin tones.

  • Marisol October 14, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Pretty FOTD!

  • Amina October 14, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    What I love about pink is that it gives some youth and it is so soft!!

  • Seymone October 14, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    I love this look on u. Goes well with ur skintone.

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  • Jam Bella October 13, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    The pinks are very pretty, especially on you!