When we think of spring colours, we naturally think of pretty pastel shades: rose-pink, lilac-purple, mint-green—you name it! Though we saw this softer colour palette make a statement on the runways last winter, candy colours are definitely still big this season. However, it’s easy to feel like you’re back in the ’80s when you start playing with baby-blue eyeshadow—even if it is on-trend it can be hard to master. Fear not! The Beauty Panel is here with plenty of tips on how to wear pastel makeup colours this season.
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Turquoise and mint green were undeniably the most popular choice when it came to incorporating pastel colours into your beauty routine. Glitter Geek’s Arianne de Guzman took her cue from the Michael Kors Spring 2013 runway and added a pastel colour with a fashion-forward swipe of turquoise eyeliner applied above the crease. Meanwhile, Liner Glitter Gloss’s Dee Thomson and our newest member A Pop of Colour’s Shayna Wiwierski played with lighter hues of mint green on their eyes.
Nails are another easy way to make pastels work. Makeup by Tess’s Tess Lopez impressed us with mint green chevron French tips on her nails. Twenty York Street’s Marilou Moles even matched her French manicure-inspired nails to her pastel coloured jewellery! Gravitating away from the blues and greens, Rock That Look’s Anjali Handa enjoyed pairing neutral pastel tones like pink and coral on her eyes with warmer undertones on her lips. Thinking of tackling the pastel trend for your everyday beauty look? Read on for all the tips for how to wear pastel coloured makeup this season.
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