I have always been a girlie girl. I love dressing up and shopping and trying new looks. And one look that I think is super girlie is a pastel makeup look (perfect for spring!). The colours used for pastel looks are feminine and pretty and it’s hard not to feel girlie while wearing such a palette. So here is a little “how to” for creating a makeup look using pastel colours.
As with any makeup look, you want to start with a clean, moisturized face. I like to use a face primer if I will be having a long day. Be sure to create a smooth canvas with your choice of foundation and/or powder before beginning the pastel look.
Once you have a fresh face to work with, choose your favourite pastel pink blush. Check StrawberryNET for some good choices. Brush the blush across your cheekbones, starting at the apples of your cheeks. Be sure to apply in a circular motion, so you don’t have cheeks that look like racing stripes. Since the goal with pastel makeup is to look feminine and natural, you don’t want to overdo it, so blend the blush well.
Next, choose your eye shadow colours. Anything pastel is fine. Purple, blue and green can all be used together and look good. I would stick with two colours, but if you want something more dramatic, go ahead and add a third colour into the mix. With a pastel look, you can be as subtle or dramatic as you want, depending on the occasion. Choose one colour to be your main colour, and the other(s) as accent colours. Apply the main colour to the lids, all over, and just up to the creases.
Then, apply your accent colour(s) just above the creases and on the outward edges of the lids. Blend well with the main colour so everything flows together. If you want to really go pastel crazy, line the bottom lash line with the shadow colours too. Keep as close to the lash line as possible, and don’t make it too thick. Wipe away any excess with a q-tip.
Once your eye shadow is done, add a coat of mascara. With a pastel look, choosing a blue mascara is fabulous! You can use brown or black, but the blue will really bring out your eyes and enhance the overall look.
Finally, top off the look with a pastel pink lipstick. Don’t choose a shade that is purple, as it will take away from the eyes. The pink will break up the look more, allowing those eyes to really pop out. And of course, you don’t want to do a dark lip because that defeats the entire purpose of a pastel look!