Pastel Perfection

December 28, 2012

Pastel colours are hitting all the shops at the moment getting ready for spring why not try them on your eyes too…



Pastel Makeup

Pastel Perfect for Spring 2013

I am loving these looks I found on the internet for pastel eye shadows so decided to look around for some prefect products to create my own pastel look.


On a budget after Christmas….

No need to worry there are a lot of good pastel eye shadows in the lower priced makeup ranges such as Sleek – i-divine pastel palette – £7.99

id-Snapshots Sleek Makeup

I particularly like the lime green, lilac and turquoise in the middle.  I liked the fact there is a mixture of  shimmer and matt tones.  They can be a bit powdery but this is solved by either using a damp or synthetic brush. They have good pigmentation aswell. The colours where still a little too bright for the look I wanted to create though.

Look Magazine have there own makeup range available from Superdrug.  I haven’t tried all the products yet but I decided to buy some of  there eye shadows as they where half price (£2) and boy am pleased I did.  The colour payoff  is amazing and they are creamy and great to apply wet or dry.

Look Magazine Eyeshaow swatches
Look Mag Eye Shadows

While in Superdrug I also got an Accessorize eye shadow palette…

Accessorize You Are Everything Palette

It has 32 shades a mixture of matt, shimmer and glitter texturesin a host of colours. I swatched the individual baked eye shadows in the store and couldn’t believe how pigmented they where so thought the palette would be a good choice to play with the variety of colours. Unfortunately when I got  it home the colours aren’t quite as pigmented as the baked ones but still pretty good and for £8.99 I’m pretty pleased, the brighter colours showed up really well on my eyes as you can see from the swatches below.
Accessorize Swatches

How I created my pastel look:

1. Apply primer and then foundation of your choice I went for a Dewy finish.
2. Use concealer anywhere that’s neded remembering around nose and under eyes. (Colour correction tips coming soon)
3. Next prime your eyes and allow to dry.
4. In the corner of your eye lid (closest to nose) apply Pastel Pink Look Eyeshadow with a damp shadow brush.
5. Apply Lilac Look Eyeshadow to outer lid three quarters of way in with a wet flat shadow brush.
6. In the centre of eye apply light blue or light turquoise Look Eyeshadow with clean wet flat shadow brush.
7. Taking a soft fluffy blender brush gently blend edges of colours into each other so there are no harsh lines but not so much that you can’t make out the separate blocks of colour.
8. Using Barry M’s Super Soft Eye Crayon in NO5, £3.99 line below bottom lashes and blend to soften edges.
Barry M No5
9. Take Soap and Glorys’ waterproof black gel liner, £5 and apply to both top and bottom waterlines.
10. Curl lashes and apply mascara to thicken and lengthen I used Smashbox false effect lashes.
11. Finish you face with a soft pink blusher on cheeks then highlighter  on cheek bones I used The Bodyshop baked blush in Coral £12.
12. Keep your lips nude with either a sheer lipstick or gloss.
13. Finally finish with a setting spray Urban Decay All Nighter £23.00 or E.L.F setting spray £3.95

Try it and let me know how you get on 🙂