Yes, that's what I used, but to no good end.
I'd recommend going easy on that one. It won't recover highlights that are blown out in all three channels; and if pushed too high it will start messing up the mid-tones, whilst muddling the very highlights it's trying to recover. You see, when info in one channel is nuked, the tool will try to bring down detail by 'importing' it from the remaining channels that still contain data: the pink cast might be due to the tool pulling too much from the red channel. You, alas, cannot selectively control this, hence the best approach is to get it right in camera. That being said, in conditions where the dynamic range is naturally high (i.e. where these photographs were made) some highlights will blow out and some shadows will be pure black: that's unavoidable; the only control you have is in deciding how much or how large the highlights should blow out. A tiny white spot on someone's face is hardly a big deal, but the whole cheek nuked is.