Baby Pink Makeup: The New Trend For Every Step Of Your Routine

If you've been thinking pink lately, you are not alone; in fact, you just may be a trend forecaster. While we've spent years scouring Poshmark for a dupe of Baby's pink "Dirty Dancing" dress and are drooling over Margot Robbie's wardrobe from the upcoming "Barbie" movie, the latest form this iconic color is taking isn't about our clothes. This time, pink is showing up on our faces instead of in our closets. Pink made Elle Woods a star and changed Wednesdays forever thanks to the plastics, but these days, we're ready for pink to take over our makeup routines.

From Lily James to Gigi Hadid, the fashion icons of the world have recently made it known that baby pink eyeshadow is in. A spring never goes by when the most fashionable among us aren't rocking our fresh pastels. So, as we usher in the warmer weather, it's time to update our makeup looks with this year's pastel of choice. While eyes may be the most common place on your face to sport baby pink, this trend is affecting everything from lips to blush and even our eyeliner. So, if you're ready to hop on the baby pink makeup trend, rest assured that there are way more ways than one to make this trend your own. We've got all the best baby pink makeup looks, whether you want to live out your Barbiecore dreams or simply add an on-trend twist to your everyday look. 

Barbiecore beauty

Barbie had plenty of influence on 2022 beauty, and everyone's favorite fashionista doll isn't going anywhere when it comes to our makeup inspo. When you're creating a Barbie-inspired makeup look, it's all about getting the right shade of pink. This means opting for cooler pinks instead of peach-y tones and choosing bright over neutral. Plus, since the frosted lip look is the latest Y2K-inspired beauty trend to recreate, we think this perfectly pink style is the ideal way to channel the early aughts and incorporate a baby pink frosted lip look.

Nearly neutral

While we love a bold bubblegum pink makeup moment, incorporating pink into your beauty routine doesn't mean you have to look like Barbie to make it work. Baby pink is close to neutral with a bit of extra pigment. We love a full face of makeup that looks mostly neutral but adds a little bit of spice with pops of pink. To master this style yourself, start with your normal, neutral, everyday skincare and base makeup look. Dab a matte light pink eyeshadow all around both the upper and lower lash lines, and finish with light pink matte lips. 

Mismatched pinks

This look proves that piling on different pinks can create an unexpectedly glamorous look. Start with a light, shimmery shadow in the eyes' inner corners, like the Julep Eyeshadow 101 Crème to Powder Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick in the shade, 'Rose Shimmer.' Build to a deeper tone on the outer corners of the eyelids with something like the 'Orchid Shimmer' shade. Then pair your shimmery pink eyes with heavy peach blush and lipstick. We recommend the Wet n' Wild MegaGlo Blush in 'Peach Bums' for glow-y bold cheeks and Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 'Apricot Fantasy' for a shimmery peach pout. 

Pink-ified smokey eye

The palette of a smokey eye is browns, greys, and blacks. But, with the rise of pink in the beauty world, we're all about a smokey eye that swaps out neutral colors for bold shades of pink. This eye makeup technique calls for a light, shimmery pink in the inner corners of the eyes, as well as swept across the lids. Blend a matte hot pink shadow into the crease and above before blending black shadow in and around the upper and lower lash lines. This BEUSELF DE'LANCI Pink Eyeshadow Palette has all the colors you'll need.

Fresh and dewy

Glowy, barely-there makeup has been all the rage as the 'clean-girl' beauty trend has been going viral. While this makeup style isn't often conducive to color, pink is the exception. Adding subtle pink to a natural makeup look can leave you looking fresh-faced and clean. Apply pale pink blush to your cheeks and shadow around your eyes. Add highlighter under the eyes and on the nose and cheeks. Lastly, apply an extra shiny lipgloss or lip oil. We recommend the Winky Lux Barely There Tinted Lip Oil either by itself or layered on top of a light pink lip stain. 

Bold blush

Blush is one of the best makeup tools to keep you looking fresh and vibrant. Still, while most folks include blush in their makeup routines, it's seldom the star of the show. That's what we love so much about this look; blush is your face's focal point here. The Kaja Multi-Eye & Cheek Color is a liquid pigment that's both a blush and an eyeshadow. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks and continue onto the eyelids before blending with a brush or sponge. Keep the rest of your makeup simple, and finish with pink lipstick. 

Shimmer and shine

While more matte-ified, dewy-looking pinks are definitely in, there's still plenty of room for some shimmer. This look is a great way to rock baby pink while still embracing sheen. With a lighter, shimmery pink tone on the inside half of the eyelid and a deep pink on the outer corners, this technique brightens up the eyes. This eyeshadow trio from Kaja Beauty is the perfect tool to replicate this shimmery eye. The brighter pink shade of matte lipstick sets off the eyeshadow. To mimic the effect, try the Maybelline New York SuperStay Ink Crayon in the shade 'Break the Ceiling'. 

Paired with glitter

You don't need to go full "Euphoria" makeup to incorporate glitter into your look. We all love a little sparkle, and a baby pink eye paired with silver glitter in your crease is a delicate and pretty way of adding a bit of oomph to your baby pink makeup look. Paired with a neutral lip and some subtle blush, this style lets us live out our fairy princess dreams in a way that's subtle and sweet. Don't be afraid to swap out the silver glitter for gold or pink for an equally cool twist. 

Pink eyeliner

Colorful eyeliner is a great way to add some boldness to your look. A line of bright baby pink liner around your normal black eyeliner puts a fun twist on any neutral makeup. Once you've done your makeup base, give yourself a wing with black liquid liner. Then, trace the outline of the black liner with NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liquid Eyeliner in the shade 'Vivid Petal.' Add baby pink eyeshadow on the lids, deeper pink in the crease and above, and a glittery pink around the lower lash line before finishing with a glossy pink lip.

White eyeliner

Love the idea of an unusual eyeliner shade but think that pink liner with pink eyeshadow will be a pink overload? We've got the solution for you: white eyeliner. White eyeliner really makes a pink eye look pop. You can use it to outline your black wing, like the pink liner look called for, or you can use it to create a bold cut crease. We recommend the NYX Professional Epic Wear Liquid Liner in white. Add it to an eye look with shades of shimmery pink eye shadow, and pair it with a pink matte lip. 

Naturally highlighted

For an updated makeup routine to take you into the warmer months, let a peach-y pink look with lots of shine be your guide. Sweep a matte peach eyeshadow across your lids. We recommend the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection Palette for plenty of summer-ready shades. For your cheeks and nose, use a warm pink blush and a super light-catching highlighter, like Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in the shade Pearlescent Pink and Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder. Finish off with a warm pink lipgloss, like L'Oreal Paris Glow Paradise Hydrating Lip Balm-in-Gloss

Perfect match

Pink tones of blush, eyeshadow, and lip color are all great choices, so why not match all three? A match-y match-y makeup look may seem like too much. When done in a shade like pink, however, it works beautifully. You get a congruous, all-over makeup technique without looking like your makeup is way over-the-top, like it could with some other colors. The Revlon ColorStay Day to Night Eyeshadow Quad in the shade 'Pretty' is a great option for blending. Pair it with a light pink lip, like the URBAN DECAY Vice Lip Bond in the shade 'Cuffed Up.' 

Cotton candy cut crease

We love a cut crease that pairs the baby pink trend with a darker shade of the same color. This look gives us the hue we love with a bit of extra drama for a night-out-ready face of makeup. Apply a matte baby pink all over the lid, and create a cut crease with a deeper pink. For a coordinated look, try a two-toned lip to match using light pink lipstick blended out with a slightly darker lip liner. Add some pink blush and highlighter for a perfectly glam monochromatic makeup look. 

Cute and classic

If you like makeup, then you know how to create a classic style with a cat eye and a neutral lip. Consequently, you've got the skills to take this look to the next level: the baby pink version. This pink update on a simple look is classic and chic. You'll need a pretty matte pink eyeshadow, like the Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow in the color, 'Strawberry Macaroon.' Add a subtle pink blush to the apples of your cheeks and a light pink slightly glossy lip, like the L'Oreal Paris Glow Paradise Hydrating Balm-in-Lipstick shade 'Pastel Exaltation'. 

Full glam

Whether you're a bride-to-be searching for perfect wedding day makeup or just a lover of all things beauty ready for a night on the town, you probably want a full glam look. We recommend M.A.C. Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eye Shadow in the shade 'Felt Cute' paired with Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Cream Lipstick in the color, 'Blush Classique.' To elevate the look even more, add a dab of e.l.f. Liquid Metallic Eyeshadow in the shade 'Little Dipper' for a bit of sheen. Now, not only will you be pretty in pink, but you'll also sparkle.