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When I look at red carpet photos, one of the things that always strikes me is how some celebrities look so bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Margot Robbie, for example, always looks wide awake — girl is clearly getting eight hours of beauty sleep. Aside from the pampered lifestyle of the rich and the famous, Robbie’s makeup artist shared that part of her glow comes from a surprising product — pink eyeliner.
Celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff has an impressive clientele that besides Robbie, includes actresses like Kirsten Dunst and Priyanka Chopra. The signature looks across the celebrities differs from person to person, but you can rely on always seeing a soft smooth complexion, lifted bright eyes, and an immaculate yet subtle lip. Dubroff frequently shares with her Instagram followers and press the techniques and products she uses to perfect complexions. While speaking with Who What Wear about the ephemeral glint in Robbie’s eyes, the pink eyeliner trick came up.
Growing up obsessed with makeup, I had heard a similar tip — opt for a white eyeliner to brighten and enlarge your eyes. In a similar vein, Dubroff said that she rims the inside corners of Margot Robbie’s eyes with a pinkish ivory shadow or eyeliner to brighten and wake up the eyes since a white shade can, in practice, look jarring and unnatural.
I am with Dubroff on this one, I have actually long been an advocate of pink eye makeup. I find it to be a surprising and universal neutral — more exciting than an earth tone or brown/gold shade. I have of late been obsessed with About-Face’s Shadowstick in Baroque but it is, of course, sold out. Luckily, the light-neutral pink eye makeup options are plentiful.
Rounded up are 14 stellar options you can buy across the internet. These products will all do the trick, but I have some personal favorites. First up is Byredo’s Color Stick in Solar Flare. You can use this product literally anywhere on your face so I love to keep it in my purse to dab on my eyelids, cheekbones, and the cupid bow of my lips. Another great option is Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick in Magnetic Pink. The iconic eyeshadow goes on like butter and the pen-like formula makes it equally apt for an all over eye shimmer as it is for carefully getting the corner of your eye. The last product I’ll play favorites with is Rituel de Fille’s Ash & Ember Eye Soot in Anima. The brand makes top tier clean pigment makeup products with a knack for iridescence, shimmer, and glow. All of the below options, however, are prime picks. Shop the 14 options below.
Byredo Color Stick in Solar Flare
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eyeshadow in Magnetic Pink
Rituel de Fille Ash & Ember Eye Soot
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Eye Bright Waterline Eyeliner
Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color in Putty
Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Multi-Stick in Cotton Candy
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Flypencil Eyeliner in Cute Ting
Alleyoop 11th Hour Cream Eyeshadow Sticks in Gotta Guava
E.L.F Liquid Metallic Eyeshadows in Little Dipper
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NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liner Stick in Frosted Lilac
Westman Atelier Eye Pods Single in Champagne
Exa Light Show Color Melt Multi-Use Pigment in BFF
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Chroma Stix Makeup Pencils in Pastel Pink
Julep Eyeshadow 101 Crème to Powder Eyeshadow Stick in Putty