Wearing Pastel Makeup
One of the biggest trends of the year is pastel makeup. However, if you do not wear them correctly you could end up looking like a five year old experimenting with mommy’s makeup or even worse, a clown. If you want to pull of the muted tones, you need to learn the correct techniques. Following the guide below to give you a beautiful, feminine look.
- Pink Eyeshadow
When you choose to wear pink eye shadow, you have to make sure that you are wearing it correctly. You do not want to cover your entire lid with pink eye shadow or else you will end up looking sickly. Instead, use the pink as an accent to a neutral or smoky eye. Pink works well with grey, champagne, browns or even greens. Add a touch of pastel pink to your lid the next time you want a little dash of colour.
- Yellow Eyeshadow
Another pastel colour that is perfect for the eyes is yellow. However, like pink you have to make sure that you do not go overboard with the yellow. Make sure that the yellow that you choose has orangish hues instead of greenish hues. The green ones can tend to look like a week-old bruise. Also, look for a yellow shadow that has a little bit of sparkle and shimmer to it. A great way to use yellow is to combine it with peach shadows to create a sunset or sunkissed look. You can also combine it with other pastel colours, such as lilac and lavender for a fun and colourful look.
- Lavender Lips
I know what you must be thinking, purple lips! But lavender is not exactly purple. The pastel shade is the perfect colour to wear on your lips. Go for a lavender lip colour that is translucent or more of a gloss. It will give you good depth and a great touch of colour.
- Pastel Nail Polish
If you don’t want to dare the pastel colours on your face, the next best thing is nail polish. Creamy pastel tones go with anything, so you can pretty much go crazy on your nails. You can go for the feminine and traditional pastel pink, lavender or lilac. Or you can go a little risque with robin’s egg blue, mint, yellow or peach. The pastel colours are usually associated with the spring months, but if worn right you can wear them year-round.