Spring makeup is all about looking light and airy. Pretty in Pastel is a makeup look using pastel lavender shades, with a contrasting violet outer corner. Note that for this look, I did not apply the darker color to the crease, but only the outer corner. I wanted this look to be fresh, pretty, and wearable, not overdone. This is the perfect look to wear for this Easter weekend, or even if you don’t celebrate Easter, to wear for the spring season. The cheeks are left alone, using only a highlighting powder, and a light contour. The lips have a light swipe of purple toned lipstick so that the eyes are the star of the show. To see a step-by-step pictorial on how to achieve these look,
1.) Start with a fresh face. Prime your eyelids with an eyeshadow base that will allow your eyeshadow to stick to your eyes without creasing. It will also help the pastel lavender stand out more on your eyes. I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance – Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer
2.) Apply a shimmery silver/white to your inner eyelids and on the inner corner. I used NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Cottage Cheese. These pencils make great cream bases for your eyeshadow, and only cost $3 a piece. I use them almost every day, and I own one in almost every color.
3.) Dab a pastel lavender over your entire eyelid and onto the bottom lash line, connecting at the outer corner. I used NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Oyster, as a base.
4.) Apply a shimmery white/silver powder eyeshadow on top of “Cottage Cheese,” and a pastel lavender eyeshadow on top of your eyelids, where you applied “Oyster.” This will help to set the color, and prevent the cream eyeshadow from creasing. I am using Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette, and I circled the shades I used.
5.) Use a medium violet powder eyeshadow and dab it lightly onto the outer corner of your eye. Do not apply into the crease, just the outer one-third of your eye. Using a blending brush, blend and smoke up and outwards, with circle motions. The point is to create some definition, but not be too dramatic.
6.) Curl your lashes and apply your favorite lengthening mascara. I used Covergirl LashBlast Lengthening mascara. You want something that will give your lashes a soft, feminine look.
I left my cheeks bare, with the exception of a light contour, and highlight. I lightly applied MAC “Up the Amp,” lipstick on my lips over my clear lip balm. You really want the eyes to be the star of the show.
That’s it! You’re finished. Enjoy your gorgeous Spring/Easter inspired eyes!
What would you wear this look with?
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