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Whether you go with a pale pink outfit and black accessories or a bold, graphic combination, black and pink clothes make a statement. This color combination looks feminine and fashion-forward at the same time. Unless you're going for a Halloween costume look, going matchy-matchy with pink and black eyeshadow is too much. Your eye makeup needn't steal the show, so stick to a palette that complements your ensemble and your natural coloring.
Keep the attention on your powerhouse outfit by wearing a neutral eyeshadow look. In the case of the smoky eye, neutral is far from naked. Use a clean brush to apply eyeshadow primer or a neutral base. Cover this layer with a shimmery shadow lighter than your skin color. Use gray or bring in some rosy hints by applying lavender eyeshadow next, leaving a heavier layer at your lash line and blending upward toward your brow bone. Line your lids with charcoal or plum and add a layer of black pencil on top. Two coats of mascara finish the look.
Let It Shine
Bridge the softness of your pink and the boldness of your black by using a shimmery shadow in silver or gray. For a bit of edge, go with gunmetal gray or an icy blue. If you have oily skin, metallic shadow may be overpowering, so opt for a shadow with a luminescent but not glittery finish.
Go subtle but stunning by choosing eyeshadow colors that complement your eye color as well as your outfit. Women with green or blue eyes can make them stand out by wearing purple eyeshadow and lining their eyes with plum or violet eyeliner. These same hues bring out the gold and copper in hazel and brown eyes. If the pink in your outfit has cool blue undertones, so much the better. If it's a warmer pink, with orange undertones, eyeshadow in earth tones is a better option.
The jury is out on whether you should match the pink in your outfit with the same pink around your eyes. One consideration: Pink is not the most flattering color around your eyes. You can sneak in a hint of pink by using a dusting of rosy powder to highlight your brow bone. Another way to suggest pink without going overboard is to apply an iridescent eyeshadow that has hints of pink amid other hues such as gold, bronze, copper or silver.