Millennial pink is a soft and youthful shade that is a movement or an idea set to challenge the legacy of uber-feminine colours (like Barbie pink) that were defined by outdated gender roles. This is the very reason we’ve seen the colour emerging as a key element of design across a range of creative platforms such as fashion and beauty.
When we speak about millennial pink, we’re not only referring to a range of tones from salmon-peach to beige with pink undertones, but also something that presents itself as a statement – and not just a fad that will disappear as quickly as it arrived. That’s why we suggest assembling your own millennial pink kit with these must-have products.
While millennial pink works on all skin tones, it is particularly striking on African skin. Luckily, there is no shortage of pink lip shades on the market, so adopting the look into your makeup routine should be easy enough. We love Urban Decay’s Vice Liquid Lipstick range for long-lasting wear. Grab it in Brat and enjoy a pale pink lipstick that’s 100% on trend.
They say that eyes are the window to the soul. We recommend living the philosophy with Lid Lingerie Matte in Dynamic from NYX Professional Makeup – a weightless eyeshadow in pale pink – for a dramatic look that’s sure to turn heads. If matte makeup isn’t your thing, give Yves Saint Laurent’s Couture Mono Eyeshadow in Toile a try. This chromatic powder is available in a range of finishes including shimmer, metallic and matte, so you aren’t limited by choice.
Not keen on pink eyeshadow? Nail the pink glitter eye makeup trend in millennial pink instead, and try Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Grind. If you want an additional option, Urban Decay also makes a wicked pink mascara. Check out the Double Team Special Effect Colored Mascara in Junk show to raise your makeup game.
Adopt a rosy disposition with the Rose in Love True Match Blush from L’Oréal. It’s the perfect finishing touch for a soft, healthy-looking, cheeky glow that works on all skin tones.
Bring your look together with the Perfect Mate Nail Enamel from Essie, which offers a subtle coral pink pop of millennial colour with a glossy finish. Trust us, this is a pink nail polish that you need to own!
Now, you’re all set to tackle the millennial pink ideology. Remember to have fun with the look and experiment with different products and colours, so that the styling doesn’t fall flat.