Translatable: Maybe. Uses Levels.
Take your base. I'll be using this one of Bill Kaulitz:
Time to desaturate. Hit Ctrl+Shift+U
Dupicate your base to Screen Opacity 80 (this may change depending on your image)
Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Levels:
Input: 119 1.00 230 (if final result is too dark, try 220)
Layer>New Fill Layer>Multiply Opacity 100
Pick any color you want, really. I picked #ff89bb
Ta-da! You're finished. I'd love to see your final results and comments please!