I don't know about you guys, but lately I am obsessed with pink. Not just any pink, but this very muted/neutral/powdery/almost-baby-pink, which is still quite sophisticated. I believe a better term here would be "millennial pink". If you wonder "what on Earth is millennial pink?" then my Pinterest board here might help.
If you have been observant enough, then you might have noticed that millennial pink is actually all around us (just like Christmas in that catchy song): it's in our food, books, closet, make-up bag and even hair. What I love the most about it - it's quite unisex and in Pantone terms, it ranges from Rose Quartz and beyond. Pink sells like hot cakes and there is a solid scientific explanation to it (just ask Google). In this post, however, I wanted to talk about My Top 10 Pink Beauty Products (both millennial or not) and I hope you like it!
MAC Steve J & Yoni P Eyeshadow x 2: Touch Me Baby
I mean, talk about being a sucker for a cute packaging. I was sold the minute I saw it; impulse-buyer-issues aside, the quality of everything in this collection is great. I have been using my Touch Me Baby eyeshadow duo non stop this summer: you get a gorgeous baby pink/silvery glitter eyeshadow (it is a smoother/toned down alternative to Urban Decay Moondust formula; has zero fallout) and beautiful warm [pukey] brown. Fear not, Soba is incredibly pigmented and looks stunning as a single wash of colour all over the lid or as a crease shade. If you have fair complexion, these eyeshadows will look amazing on you. Although limited edition, this duo is still available online, so check it out.
Urban Decay Glitter Rock
If you want even more sparkle, there is no better formula than Urban Decay Moondust. I have been raving about it on and on: it comes in a plethora of shades, is non-messy and incredibly user-friendly. Just use your fingers and you're good to go! I particularly enjoy shade Glitter Rock, which is described as a "metallic pink with a 3D sparkle". I first apply MAC's Groundwork all over the lid and crease, blend out the edges, dip my finger in Glitter Rock, gently pack it all over my mobile lid, add mascara - done. Easy glam in 2 minutes.
Clinique Moisture Surge
Now, this little guy is a real millennial pink product. I am sure you've seen it all over the Internet already, but it truly is a perfect summer moisturizer. Has no scent, absorbs in seconds and is so lightweight. It almost feels like water. I think that it is a perfect moisturizer for those of you with normal, combination and even oily skin. My skin is dry, but since it is summer and I often go make-up free, I can get away with it. I don't think that Moisture Surge has any skincare properties if you will, so don't expect any magic from it. But if you need a nice, light [no muss, no fuss] moisturizer - look this way.
Kiko Power Pro Nail Polish
I bought this nail polish earlier this summer; I was on vacation when my Essie Couture in Fairy Tailor (stunning, sheer pink quartz) chipped like a mofo. Strangely it didn't even last 7 days, but oh well. I loved the colour so much, so I went out to the nearest KIKO Store and bought shade 105 Pink, which is a great dupe. Not only does it look identical to Fairy Tailor, but it lasts up to 10 days on my nails (have I mentioned it cost me less than 3 Euro?). I adore this formula and shade so much, I am almost halfway through it, which is insane. Shade selection is superb and I highly recommend Power Pro range if you want a great, affordable nail polish!
MAC Oyster Girl Lipglass
Although it won't strike you as PINK! when you first look at it, Oyster Girl is actually an amazing pale pink with a pearlescent/champagne shift to it. Great on its own or as a lip topper. I often wear it with my nude lipsticks and can't get enough of it! This colour certainly adds a nice oomph to even the most basic beige or nude pink lipstick. It is currently sold out online, which means, I am not the only one obsessed with it.
YSL Rouge Volupte
If you love your beige/pinkish-nudes, you will truly appreciate Nude Beige 01. The formula is fab: these Rouge Volupte Lipsticks are opaque, buttery smooth and quite forgiving (they won't accentuate dryness, lip lines or anything like that). If you find that creamy formulas tend to "bleed" on you, then I would recommend using a lip liner with it. Overall, gorgeous and wearable powdery pink; so worth the hype.
Zoya Nail Polish
I am new to Zoya, but absolutely love this brand. For starters, it is "big 10 free", which means that Zoya polishes don't contain: formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutil phthalate, toluene, camphor, TPHP, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide and lead. I know a lot of mommies, who were using Zoya during their pregnancies, which is amazing news for both mothers to be and people like me (who basically can't give up nail polish!). Jordan is a beautiful cool-toned pink, so perfect for this time of the year. If you check out the brand's website, you will actually see each and every shade swatched on different skin tones, which is so helpful. The brush is even smaller than Essie's, but when you get used to it - you will love just how precise it is. Pigmented, long-lasting (lasts up to 2 weeks) and safe. Big fan here! P.S. Zoya is finally available in the UAE; check out their Instagram for more details and inspiration.
Caudalie Moisture Recovery Cream
I love me some Caudalie and it just happens that my favourite moisturizer comes in a pink tube (surprise!). Well, this particular Vinosource range as a whole comes in all shades of pink; so, depending on your skin type, you will end up with either baby pink, bright pink or fuchsia. Yet the product itself is what I appreciate the most. These moisturizers are amazing: they are lightweight, absorb in a matter of seconds, leaving your skin feeling smooth and hydrated all day long. Plus they are packed with natural antioxidants, which is great in my book. I have gone through probably four tubes of Moisture Recovery Cream in the last two years, which [considering the fact that I constantly review and try out new skincare products] is a lot. Highly recommend Vinosource range; if you feel like your skin is dehydrated, give it a shot.
Kopari Coconut Lip Love
I have to thank Teni Panosian for this recommendation; Lip Love is such a lovely, hydrating lip balm, which also smells ah-mazing. It is infused with organic coconut oil, shea butter, soybean and Vitamin E. It has an interesting clear and gel-like consistency, which gets absorbed really fast. Now, it is not the most hydrating lip product I have ever tried; when I have been wearing Lip Love during a long-haul flight, I had to re-apply it every hour, because it would sink in and disappear really fast. So keep that in mind. I personally use it in the morning, right before doing my make-up, so by the time I apply my lipstick - my lips are nice and smooth. If you like your coconut - give this one a go, you won't regret it!
Last but not least, I am officially an Espada convert. Have been using this blue-light acne treatment on my breakouts all summer (so far) and it is magic. I do find that I have to recharge it every two weeks or so, which is okay as long as it works. I have an entire, detailed article on this tool right here, so make sure to check it out. It comes in millennial pink (are you sick of me saying millennial pink yet?), blue and fuchsia colours.