Makeup Wars Color Wars: Battle of the Best Pinks

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This week Makeup Wars is all about color and our warriors (aka bloggers) are pairing off to bring you the best of their favorite color for cosmetics. I choose pink because I have so MUCH of it! Turns out that wasn’t such a smart choice–I have too many pinks! Anywho here are some of my most loved pink blushes, lipsticks and eye shadows.

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Let’s start with the windows to the soul; the eyes!

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From top left clockwise:

SENNA Rose Gold Glow Eye Color ($18) is a beautiful golden pink with a silky soft texture that makes eyes look like you’ve had 8 hours sleep you definitely haven’t! I would classify it as a satin finish with a slight sheen, perfect for us over 40 gals!

Lancôme Color Design Infinite 24H ($24.50) – These are high shimmer with a creamy texture, extremely long wearing shadows that stay put. Perpetual Pink a pale icy pink, was a pleasant surprise for this over 40 lady. I love it! It glides on and adds such nice glow! On the frosty side, they also make a nice base for powder shadows. See my full review here. 

BECCA Venise is a beautiful warm shimmery pink rose shade with a touch of gold. It’s beautiful on it’s own as a wash or with a wealth of colored eyeliners. I especially like it paired with a bronze liner like MAC Teddy or NARS Via Appia.

Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour Seashell ($15) – a lightweight, finely milled texture caught my attention immediately. Seashell is a baby pink shade with a lovely luminous finish. Makes an ideal highlight shade or worn alone with a black winged liner for a classic look.

Now on to pink blushes!

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Estee Lauder Mad Men See-Thru Blush In Light Show ($50) – a true bright pink with a good amount of pigment. Not quite matte, and not sparkly, there is just a touch of shimmer to add a subtle radiance. I love this fresh, natural color! Adore the fun 60’s packaging! Read my full review here.

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Youngblood Luminous Créme Blush ($27) – cream blushes are fabulous for over 40 women; no clinging to lines or sitting on top of skin looking dry. This blush imparts a sheer, natural flush of color. Tafetta is cool medium pink that is universally flattering and super creamy!


Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Dollface ($26)- I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how fantastic these blushes are or how über long lasting they are (read this post if you’re not familiar). Dollfaced is a cool, sweet pink–not all that unusual. What makes this blush special is the formula; if every other blush fades on your skin, you’ll want a few of these Tarte blushes in your collection.

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NYX Blush in Pinched ($5.99) – an excellent budget option are the highly pigmented NYX blushes. Pinched is a bright medium pink with almost there shimmer. It blends easily, if you are fair skinned, use a duo fiber or fan brush–it’s THAT pigmented!

I have waaaay too many pink lipsticks/glosses to name! This post lists my 5 favorite bright pink lipsticks.


Let’s see what colors the rest of bloggers chose!

  • That Senna rose gold is gorgeous!

    • I know, I love it–perfect for summer

  • Senna is so pretty!

    • I love it, really high quality too!

  • ohhhh that LM eyeshadow…. LM has been such an obsession of mine lately, I need to check that one out

  • I have quite a few of them and totally agree. The one thing I don’t agree on is who won the pink part of color wars since it’s obviously me. But you have gorgeous Beauty Sets so you win that segment.
    Great choices Ms Cindy.

    • We’re both winners!

  • Dollhouse is my #1 go to blush!

  • Great choices–I love a pretty pink blush; need to put that Tarte Dollface on my Sephora list. Love Senna Rose Gold, too!

    • Dollface is great as is SENNA’s eye shadows

  • Oooohhh! I want that pink creme blush! Swoon! 🙂 I see you have been playing on beautysets! 🙂 It is a fun way to create graphics, right! 🙂

    • Haha beautysets is fun!

  • Wow…Estee Lauder Mad Men See-Thru Blush In Light Show is stunning! It looks like the kind of pink that would love gorge on everyone. And I adore your beautysets. So pretty!

    • I like doing the beauty sets but they take me forevah!!!

  • NYX Pinched is one of my favorite shades to wear but I need to try that Youngblood blush…looks super pretty!

  • Very nice picks!

  • Couldn’t agree with you more on the tarte blushes – they are probably the most amazing blush I’ve come across.

    • They last forever!

  • ERMAGHERD! I love pink blush so hard! I think I need that NYX one. Awesome choices!!

  • That Youngblood blush is awesome. Perfect color to it!

    • Marcia recommended it to me and I wear it all the time!

  • Pink is my fav color so I loved this post! The Tarte blushes are amazing!

    • I have SO much pink makeup it’s kinda insane!