7 Ways to Wear Pastel Eyeshadow

February 01, 2014 0 Comments

Spring is in the air! When most of us think of Spring, we think in terms of shimmering shades of pastel-- from pale pink to creamsicle orange and lemon chiffon to robin's egg blue and seafoam green.and every other sweet shade of the rainbow in between. If you love pastel eye makeup, but are feeling a bit apprehensive about trying it on yourself, here's a way to make those super-girly shades look sophisticated — for proof, just take a peek at all the dreamy pastel looks that dominated the spring runways.

When selecting pastel hues to wear for the spring, consider what colors will look best against your skin tone. Light to medium skin tones should stick with lighter shades while darker skin tones can usually get away with more darker, more vibrant colors. Stick with one color at first to get used to the boldness of pastel hues on the eyes. Try a soft pink, lavender, or turquoise as these colors are flattering on nearly any skin tone. To start, keep the focus on the eyes by keeping the rest of the face bare. Apply eyeshadow in a gentle wash of color, so it's semi-translucent with just enough color  to make eyes pop. Then add a hint of color to the lips and cheeks to complete the look.

Everyone wants a new look as they enter a new fashion season. Pastel eyeshadows can add vibrancy to any attire, making it the ideal makeup trend for the spring S14 season. Refresh your look for spring with bright pastel eyes-- here's how to rock the hottest S13 spring trend:

Pastel Blue Eyeshadow

Makeup artist Tom Paeuchex gave models at Badgley mischlka an aura of calm with a delicate wash of sheer blue eyeshadow up to the browbone. 



Pastel Eyeshadow

Revlon's global artistic director Gucci Westman's secret to this luminous eye makeup look is combining peach, purple and brown eyeshadows. She explained, "I'm using a small powder brush to blend all three shades to be freer with the application." And that glossy lip is created with the same mixed-up technique.

Not quite green or blue, this shade is a great alternative for Spring.

At first glance, the models from Calvin Klein seem simple and fresh-faced. Then take a closer look: the models' eyes were dusted to a sheer swipe of copper eyeshadow, giving their faces a sculptural, ethereal glow. 
Try This: Orglamix Eyeshadow in Cinnamon


Will you be trading in the neutrals for the pastels this summer?



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