Pastel is the trend for spring 2013, beauties! You can expect to see it on everything in the upcoming months, especially when it comes to makeup and nail polish. Pastel colors are a no-brainer for spring, and go perfectly with anything you’ll be wearing this Easter. Who says you can’t match your pastel makeup to your Easter eggs?
The easiest and cheapest way to try out the new pastel trend is with nail polish! A tiny bottle of polish and you’re rocking the newest, hottest trend! There is no shortage of pastel polishes this spring, with all of our favorite brands taking part! Butter London’s spring 2013 collection features only pastel colors that bring to mind a vibrant Easter egg hunt. The six colors from this collection range from a creamy nude to pastel pinks, yellows, peaches, and lavender. Find these colors in store soon!
One of OPI’s newest collections features pastel polishes inspired by popular European countries. Pictured is “Suzi is Hungary Again”. This collection has a fabulous pastel purple, pink, and turquoise polish! These shades look great when paired with a tan (faux for all you in colder climates!) and sparkly jewelry. Two coats and you’re on trend!
If you’re ready to try pastel on more than just your nails, try pastel makeup! Blush is a great way to try the pastel trend and wake up your whole face. Stila Custom Color blush is a powder formula that reacts with your skin’s pH to create a one-of-a-kind shade just for you. This pastel pink blends into skin and turns the perfect shade of pink, no matter your skin tone. This blush has a spherical silicone elastomer treated powder that provides a soft focus effect and diffuses light on the face. Your skin will have a beautiful glow and be soft and smooth.
To try the pastel trend on eyes, use Jane Iredale Eye Gloss Eye Shadow in Peach Silk. This shadow goes on super smooth and will last all day, no creasing or smearing! This peachy shade also has a hint of sparkle that looks beautiful on any skin tone. This shadow looks great with both pastel cheeks and lips. Apply from the lash line to the crease for a perfect pastel sheen. Add some black eyeliner and mascara to complete the look.
For a going-out pastel look, try Too Faced Glamour Dust in Pink Fire. This fun pink glitter looks great on eyes for night, and really pops under bright lights! The pastel shade keeps the whole glitter thing on trend. To make sure that your shadow doesn’t budge, use Too Faced Glitter Glue before applying eye shadow. This sticky primer will hold glitter in place all night!
Lip gloss is an easy way to try the pastel makeup trend. Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Pout is a pastel pink gloss that leaves a pretty pink finish and plumps up lips. This Vitamin E infused gloss is very hydrating and nourishing to the lips. The Lip Enhancing Gloss is full of shine polymers that leave lips looking glossy all day long. Quench your kisser and plump your lips with this high-impact gloss.
These makeup products make experimenting with the pastel trend fun and easy! See more online and in store at Planet Beauty!
Kirsten is a makeup junkie currently working as a Beauty Advisor at Planet Beauty. She has a degree in Fashion Design and an unofficial degree in all things girlie.