How to wear pastel makeup: 7 Beauty Panel tips for doing baby blues, pinks and purples right

How to wear pastel makeup

Alison Leong
Vancouver | Alison*Elle

One of my favourite ways to wear pastels is on my nails—especially where fun nail art is involved! Creating these pastel roses is super easy, and you can even mix things up a bit by adding a different accent nail (or two). Here, I decided to go for some glittery stripes on my thumb and ring finger.

1. Paint on your base colour and let dry.

2. To create the roses, dab your base rose colour in roundish shapes randomly on each nail.

3. Add your rose highlight colour to the roses to create some dimension. This colour can be white or simply a lighter shade of pink, like what I’ve used.

4. Add leaves to the side of each rose.

5. Paint on stripes if you decide to have an accent nail.

Products used: Essie in “Using My Maiden Name,” Essie in “My Better Half,” Avon Nail Art Enamel in “Cupid,” Avon Nail Art Enamel in “Styled Green,” Kiss Nail Art Paint in “Silver Glitter”