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Pastel eye-shadow
April 28, 2014, 11:27 am

Colorfully washed-out eye lids are one of the hottest spring beauty looks. Here are some ideas on trying a pastel eye-shadow this season.

If you are wary of wearing color on your eyes, ease into this spring look with a softer shade, like lavender or mint green, lightly dusted across the lids. Barely a hint of color, probably just one step past natural, and you can balance the look with a bright lipstick.

Pair lavender and turquoise hues with a black liner. Trace your liquid black liner along the lash line starting from the centre of the top lid, but do not take it all the way as this makes the eye appear wider.

Use a big, soft brush to apply a thin wash of color on the eyelid. Apply to the whole lid, up to the brow. Finish up with an even coat of mascara and a summery lip shade and you’re good to go.

Carry out the essential prep work. Apply an eye shadow primer to the lid before adding a wash of pastel color over the top lid in the morning. For night, add a touch of shimmer in the same color family.

Take a punchy hue like emerald green or sapphire blue and using your fingertip, apply to the lid swiping back and forth over the ball of the eye. Brush a light coating of pressed powder over top to keep everything in its place. Along with a black liner, this is the best makeup to lift the eye, and keeps you looking young.

A pastel eye-shadow in a darker color like cobalt feels contemporary and fresh. Keep the face buff and bare, but on your eyes, brush the pastel color above the crease only and keep the eyelid itself bare. The refined look is fantastic, and this sleek application complements your chic spring-inspired wardrobe.

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