Pastel Romance 2012
While Spring makeup usually includes lots of color, this season it is all about pastels. From lilac and mint green eyeshadow, to petal pink cream blush, the look is ‘fresh’ as a a flower, and oh so romantic. While we have always loved this trend in theory, most of our initial reactions are: How to put on these colors without looking like you raided Barbie’s make-up stash?
Here is some refreshing news: Pastel make-up is actually one of the easiest trends to wear, says makeup artist Geoffrey Rodriguez. “Since you’re not mixing any shades and you’re just applying a very simple wash of the color on your features, there’s virtually no room for error,” he says. The catch, however, is to apply pastel colors in a soft way.
Great, so now I am totally on board… are you?
To start, I am going to show you some new products that are making a stir in a make-up world right now, and how to use them to achieve a ‘soft, yet romantic look’ that is very wearable.
These cream shadows are so easy to apply, and give you a soft wash of color that really give you a beautiful serene, “non-makeup look”, that is fresh and soft. If you have brown eyes, try using any of the colors, for hazel and green eyes, the mauve/lavender one is lovely as is the green shade; I imagine the grey shadow is beautiful on blue eyes…very mod.
P.S. Don’t forget to compliment your pastel shades with long, lush, black lashes.
Lilac is one of the easiest pastels to wear, either on the eyes or lips, because it compliments both warm and cool tones. By wearing lilac on your lips, you don’t have to worry about wearing any other colors or make-up on the rest of your face for that matter, just the lipstick will make you look polished. Its a very modern, but soft look.
Lilac lips? Its more wearable than you think… Here are a few you could try:
If you don’t already know that blusher is the most beautifying product out there, well then now ya know. It looks anyone look ten times fresher, more awake- in fact, lets just say prettier.
Placement is crucial, however, you need to sweep the blush from the top of your cheekbone upwards and bring to the corner of your eyes to achieve that radiant, ethereal ‘glow’. If you have pink undertones in your skin, try a peachy colored blush; if you have more yellow undertones, then steer towards the pale pinks this season. Naturally, pink is the most approachable hue for most of us out there.
All three of these makeup looks are more than just trends to me; they are gorgeous fashion statements that I hope stick around beyond spring and summer. Hope you all try them out, and see how wearable they truly are!