Forget Pantone’s Radiant Orchid; if there’s one colour that’s dominating the beauty collections this season, it’s pink. Yes, it has a tendency to pop up around this time of year, but for SS14, designers and beauty houses have wholeheartedly thrown themselves behind the trend.

Pink can be polarising – apart from my cheeks, it’s not a colour I naturally gravitate to – but it’s definitely a wearable trend. From rose to salmon to magenta, there are countless colour options and if you scout around, you’re bound to find something that suits. Because I love you, I’ve been experimenting on your Frillseeking behalf. 

Emma wearing pink shadow and lipstick

This new Body Shop shimmer cube in #26, €23.50, surprised me. Instead of looking juvenile, the sheer iridescence strikes me as ethereal and fresh. The key is a light hand, and a good primer to let the sparkle stick. MAC’s Painterly Paint Pot works nicely. 

Lancome le vernis in rose satin

This hot pink polish from Lancôme, Vernis in Love Rose Satin, is a stunner. It’s punchy, bold and flattering with my skintone. It’s also pricey at €18, but I can’t remember the last time a polish garnered so many compliments. 

Emma wearing pink eyeliner

Trickier to pull off are the array of pink eyeliners and mascaras on the market. This Butter London number in Pistol Pink, €18, is best kept to the upper lashline. It’s certainly dramatic, and I quite like it with the colour of my eyes. But can I really pull it off? You tell me in the comments.

Our grá for playful hair colour shows no sign of letting up, and hair chalk is a fun and temporary way to try the trend. This one, €11.95 from The Body Shop (top picture), couldn’t be easier to apply – just rub it on your hair, seal it with some hairspray and wash out when you’re done. I won’t be wearing it to the office, but for nights out, gigs and festivals, you know what? I just might. 

Emma wearing pink eyeliner

And if you made me pick a favourite? It would probably be this Make-Up Studio Paint Gloss, €16.95, in Flashy Pink. This pro brand is relatively new to Ireland – you’ll find them in McCabes pharmacies – and I really rate their lip products. More a liquid lipstick than a gloss, this gives a punchy, opaque finish that lasts well and has a nice texture on the lips. 

What do you reckon, will you be thinking pink?