In denial of the everpresent rain, I rocked a fun pastel eye make-up for three consecutive days, only varying the colors. I was inspired by one of Tanya's everyday looks where she sported MAC Bitter eyeshadow heavily smudged on her lower lashline. It strikes just the right balance between colors and neutrals, plus it's so versatile!
The key here is to keep the upper lid very neutral. I didn't use any eyeliner at the lashes, but I found that using a light pencil (Benefit Eye Bright here) on the lower waterline added a lot of freshness to the look and made it all come together.
For the purple look, I just used a matte pastel blue-toned purple from my CS palette and Covergirl Tapestry Taupe shadow on the lid. Cheeks are most probably contoured with Benefit Hoola and some NYX Angel on the apples, and on the lips we have NYX Tea Rose lippy and some Rimmel Mirrorshine lipgloss in East End Snob.
For the lime green look, I used Inglot Matrix shadow no. 401 with a pearl finish and Inglot no. 397 on the lid (champagne color). Cheeks might have some Benefit CORALista on, and for the lips I just dabbed on some Maybelline lipgloss in Pink Whisper which I'm trying to use up.
For the baby blue look, I used two shades of matte pastel blue from the CS palette again and a golden sparkly Inglot shadow no. 111 on the lid, plus CS Dare blusher (a raspberry shade with golden shimmer) on the cheeks and NYX Tea Rose with clear gloss on top on the lips.
This look was a nice change from my usual routine and I'll be definitely doing it more often now for spring and summer. I'd say the purple was my favorite, although the shadow faded very quickly; oh well, I just need a better one, don't you think? Which pastel color is your favorite? xxx
Soo pretty! It looks lovely with your fresh flawless skin!ReplyDelete
I like baby blues and aquas, I do like pink but on my eyes it makes me look like a sick bunny :)
I like blues and greens when it comes to pastels.:DReplyDelete
Love these looks, fun and easy to wear.:D
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@Musing on Beauty: Thank you sweetheart, my skin isn't flawless but I guess it's improving :) It's so true about pink, it can make you look completely tired and ill; I haven't used a pink shade from my palette in ages! xxxReplyDelete
@Marie: I'm thinking of using a different shade of pastel green tomorrow, we'll see how it goes! x
Fabulous post honey! You look stunning in all the photos but I especially like the lime green and blue shades on you. I'm adding that Inglot shadow to my wishlist!!ReplyDelete
This looks very pretty! I very rarely put colour on my lower lash line. I like the purple and green ones best =) xReplyDelete
I really like the blue! And you are *so* pretty and your skin looks so fresh and lovely! I have to try this look :) xxxReplyDelete
@loveaudrey: I'll be hauling some more Inglot shadows and I'm thinking of doing a collective post on them with swatches, would that be helpful? xxxReplyDelete
@Pyxiee: I used to never do that, thinking that it somehow pulls my eyes down too much, but if the shadow's not too dark it actually looks quite nice. x
@Cami: I'm always so scared of using blue shades on my eyes, so I sneak just a little bit on :) Aww, thank you so much :) I think it'd look fab on you and help you with the "brights challenge", or would it be not full on enough? xxxReplyDelete
These looks are beautiful! I think the blue shade really makes your eyes pop.ReplyDelete
Heheh, I think it brings out the warmer tones, I kind of have reddish brown eyes in some lights :) xxxReplyDelete
I like the blue [=ReplyDelete
Hi doll, I am loving the blues. These are great tips! Thanks so much for sharing! xoxoReplyDelete
Thanks, girlies! I'm glad to be of use! xxxReplyDelete
I think all 3 shadows look nice on you, hun! Right now I like the pale blue liner by Korres xReplyDelete
I love all the looks!ReplyDelete
I'm going to try this tomorrow :P
Love how your pictures are so clear! :)
I'm so glad you found it helpful! Let me know which color you choose to go for :) xxxReplyDelete