Friday, June 21, 2013

Pretty in Pink: Summer Makeup Must-Haves for Lips, Cheeks & Eyes

Photo by Philip Nelson
Nicki Minaj: Picture perfect in pink hair, lips and nails.

Quick... What color comes to mind when you think about bubble gum, cotton candy and watermelon margaritas? Five, four, three, two, one--pink!

Beautynistas predict that eye-popping, pretty-in-pink colors will be this summer's hottest trend. In fact, when celebs wanna turn heads on the red carpet, they think pink. Everyone from Gywneth Paltrow to Nicki Minaj to Lea Michele has made style statements with this sassy shade to create show-stopping hair, gowns, nails and makeup.

Anne Hathaway kick-started a couture craze when she floated down the aisle in a pink-dipped tulle Valentino gown on her wedding day last September. Jessica Biel then took the trend to the next level when she tied the knot with Justin Timberlake in a whimsical petal pink princess gown last October.

The color now dominates cosmetics counters, so it's an ideal opportunity to add a pop of pink to your summer look. Check out the latest luscious blushes, eyeshadows, glosses and lipsticks. You'll be tickled pink with the results.

Anne Hathaway choose a pink-dipped Valentino tulle gown on her wedding day to Adam Shulman last fall.

Justin Timberlake jumps for joy over his bride Jessica Biel and her custom Giambattista Valli pink wedding dress last year.

Gwyneth Paltrow lights up the red carpet in a hot pink gown by Valentino at the Met Gala Ball last May.

Photo by Maryam Keshavarzi
Bella Thorne

JJ Duncan
Lea Michele

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Ashley Benson

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Lucy Hale

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Emmy Rossum

SHINE: Hemp Organics by Colorganics Pink Satin Lipstick. BEAUTY: Seal in moisture and shine with castor, hemp seed and jojoba oils. BEACON: No animal testing and USDA Organic certified. Contains no gluten, artificial fragrances and flavors, parabens, SLS, phthalates or FD&C colors. Supports Green America, The Library Project and Vote Hemp.

SHINE: Milani Powder Eyeshadow (Shocking Pink) and Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lipgloss (Flashy). BEAUTY: This highly pigmented duo wears well during the day or evening. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: Mineral Fusion Lip Gloss (Dazzle). BEAUTY: Create lush lips with this creamy color. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of gluten, parabens, SLS, phthalates, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances. Supports the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

SHINE: Purely Pro Cosmetics Sheer Glo Lotion (Glow Pink). BEAUTY: Mix this incandescent lotion with your foundation, or wear it alone, to lock in luminosity. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports Dress for Success. 

SHINE: Sormé Treatment Cosmetics Long Lasting Eye Shadow Wet/Dry (Ice) and LipThick Super Plumping Gloss (Lollipop). BEAUTY: Create classic to crazy cool looks with this eye-lip combo. BEACON: No animal testing. Look Good...Feel Better.

SHINE: Sumbody Mineral Blush (Pretty in Pink). BEAUTY: Sparkling silver shimmer in a warm pink matte evens your complexion without clogging pores or causing irritation to restore radiance. BEACON: Free of bismuth oxide, talc, fragrance, parabens, animal oils, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates and artificial preservatives. 

SHINE: Tarte Cheek Stain (Awakening) and LipSurgence Skintuitive Lip Tint (Energy). BEAUTY: Allow your skin's natural pH to provide a personalized shade of pink. BEACONCruelty free and vegan. Contains no parabens, mineral oil, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates or synthetic fragrances. Supports the Sustainable Amazon Partnership.

 SHINE: Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss (Honor). BEAUTY: Maximize the fullness of your lips, while also enhancing their natural glow, with castor, jojoba and sunflower seed oils. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute.

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