Pastel paradise

Pastel Paradise title

It’s spring, it’s spring! Although we have been having cold weather (again!) here in Winnipeg for the past week, the snow is slowly melting and my mood is picking up.  I absolutely love spring because that means that summer is coming (patio season!) and colour is making a comeback.  Pastel is all the rage right now and although it’s an easy shade to sport on your nails, it may be a bit trickier to add to your makeup routine.  I wore this look this past Saturday and was totally digging it because it’s something different and totally on-trend.

With that being said, it’s not just about the makeup! I’ve been keeping my hair looking fab and fresh with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series’ ColorFinity Shampoo and Colorfinity Smoothing Cleansing Conditioner, which keeps my colour looking fresh and my locks silky smooth.  I don’t usually wear my hair straight, but I wanted to keep it all natural, so after my wash, I put in some rollers for volume, letting them set while I did my makeup.

shampoo and conditioner

Final 1

Steps

1. Starting at the brows, fill them in (I used my Sleek Cosmetics Brow palette in Dark), and then with a white colour, apply this to your brow bone to highlight.  I used the shimmery white shade from the CoverGirl Coffee Shop quad.

2. With a matte tan shade (the one I used is from the Sephora Color Anthology palette; Naked from the UD Naked palette is a good dupe), apply this under your brow highlight, but above the crease, acting as your transition colour.

3. With a purple shade and a crease brush (MAC 217), apply this in your crease.  I mixed two purples from the CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 3-Kit Shadows in Dance Party.

4. With an orange sorbet colour (mine is from the Sephora Color Anthology palette), apply this on your lids.

5. Because I wanted the purple in my crease to be a bit more pronounced, I went over it with a neon purple from the Sephora Color Anthology palette.  Make sure to blend!

6. Line your upper lash line with a black eyeliner, winging it out. I used CoverGirl Bombshell Intensity Liner in Black and then went over the line with CoverGirl Ink It! liner in black because I wanted it a bit darker.  After, apply your favourite mascara.   I doubled up CoverGirl Lash Blast with CoverGirl Flamed Up mascara for super-flirty lashes.

7. With an orange sorbet liner, apply this along your lower lash line and on your waterline.  The liner I used is by Yves Rocher, which is doubled ended with a grey shade on the other end.

8. With that same neon purple, apply this with a pencil brush on the outer corners of your lower lash line.  After, apply mascara to your bottom lashes.

9. For the lips, apply a nude lipstick.  I used CoverGirl LipPerfection lipstick in Creme (obsessed with this shade!).

Final 2

Final 3

And that’s the final look!  For the face, I used CoverGirl Tru Blend foundation in L4, Tru Blend concealer in the lightest shade, CoverGirl Spices bronzer for my contour, Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Blush in Darling (from the Off The Cuff palette), and for my highlight I used CoverGirl Tru Balm The Luminizer.

To finish off the pastel look, I painted my nails with CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Bon Bon, and then on the tips applied L’Oreal Paris Top Coat in The True Gold for an ombre effect.

Pink polish covergirl

What’s your favourite way to incorporate pastels in your makeup?

Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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