By Khanak Mehta
It’s Pantone’s colour of the year. It’s all over the runways. It’s at the heart of the trending ballet-core aesthetic.
Your favourite celebrities and makeup artists have officially given peachy-pink hues their stamp of approval. These soft, feminine tones are the ultimate intersection between the stealth wealth movement and Gen-Z's blush obsession.
Get inspired with celebrity makeup artist Namrata Soni’s take on this trend. Perfect for upcoming festivals like Pongal and Makar Sankranti, all eyes will be on you.
Set the tone
“When you’re creating pastel-toned eyes with shades like pink and peach, the colours often don’t show up on our skin tone. Set the base with a concealer or use an eyeshadow primer to make the colours pop,” says Namrata.
Her two-step mantra to getting maximum impact? Pat, then blend. "Start by patting a mid-toned pink shade on the centre of your lid and outer socket. Deposit the colour first instead of going back and forth to avoid fallout. Once you’ve got the intensity you want, start blending," explains Namrata. If you’re working with a powdery eyeshadow formula, apply some loose setting powder underneath your eyes before starting your look to catch excess pigment.
Shape & sculpt
"Switch to a peachy-toned shade and place it in the inner corner of your eyes. Blend it toward the centre to create a gradient. Add a rosewood shade underneath your lower lash line to complete the look. Make sure you apply the maximum amount of the pigment near the outer corner to create an ombré effect—it should go from dark, to medium, to light as the colour goes inward," says Namrata. A few coats of mascara to the lashes, and you’re ready to go.