Embrace Pastels for Beauty
Pastels are back—only this time, they’ve swapped their sweet, girlish connotations in favour of a fiercer, more adventurous persona! Here we have a few tips on how to implement this trend onto your daily look.
LOOK 1- Mellow Yellow
Bet you didn’t think yellow would be an ideal colour to paint over your lids, but believe us when we tell you that yellow eye shadow is universally flattering. To pull off this sunny shade without looking clownish or sickly, ease into yellow eye shadow by opting for a shade that suits your skin tone, and pair with a touch of green or brown. For lighter skin tones, opt for buttery pastel shades of lemon, while those with deeper skin tones should try yellow shades with amber pigments like mustard. Dab on a touch of pink lip colour on your lips and a touch of gloss, just as our artist Cat did.
LOOK 2- Bright Idea
Shades of green on the eyelids are amazing— period. On a night where you feel particularly daring, mix three different shades of green together. Start by patting on a teal shade of creamy eye shadow as base, followed by slightly shimmery leaf green eye shadow in the corners of your eye, finished with a swish of deep green eyeliner on your bottom lids. When you put on bold colours, it is best to keep your makeup minimal. That means groomed brows, a dab of concealer where you need it, soft lip colour or a dab of lip balm, and a hint of pink or peach on your cheeks.
LOOK 3- Purple Haze
To make sure the lilac eye shadow packs the necessary punch of pigment, our makeup artist prepped the model’s lids with an eyeshadow primer. This step ensures that the colour that shows up on her lids is true to what we see in the palette. If you don’t have an eye shadow primer, your concealer works well as a base too. Once your base is set, sweep a soft matte eye shadow in lilac or lavender over the eyelid, and enhance the eyes with a touch of eyeliner and a generous amount of mascara.
LOOK 4- Stay Centred
One of the most fun ways to layer your favourite shades of lipsticks is to do an ombré effect. This gives you a fuller pout without looking overdrawn by delicately highlighting the center of your lips. Forget using glossy lipsticks as they tend to get messy, and go for matte. Start by moisturising your lip area with a good hydrating lip balm. Then, take the bolder shade to define the lips; in this case we opted for a tangerine red lip liner in a matte formula, before filling it in with a similar shade of lipstick. Dab the lighter (or in our case, bolder) shade of matte lipstick in your inner lip and blend outwards.