How to make pastel colors pop on dark skin!

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I love pastel colors, it’s a great way to add a youthful poetic touch to your look. Soft shades of green, lilac and baby blue are my favorites to enhance the eyes and add a cooling effect during summer.

Sometimes it’s really difficult to make pastel colors pop on dark skin, they can end up looking dull. Today I will show you how to make your pastels pop, scroll down to check out my look πŸ™‚

Step 1: For my pastel makeup I start with a dewy base, not full coverage. I like to keep my base as light as possible during summers.

Pastel Makeup Tutorial for summer Chai & Lipstick

Step 2
: Start by adding a white crayon, where you are going to add the pastel shade. Using a white base will make your eyeshadow pop. Remember how I used white lipstick to make my eyeshadows look more intense in my article on WHITE LIPSTICK ? (You can use a white lipstick) Here I will do the same using the crayon, so my pastel shades remain visible on my skin without going dull. Blend the edges so your base is flawless.
Pastel Makeup Tutorial for summer Chai & Lipstick

Step 3
: Add the blue eyeshadow, I used a matte shade. Mattes go on the most intense when you tap it on insteading of sweeping it across.

Pastel Makeup Tutorial for summer Chai & Lipstick

Step 4
: I added a coppery shadow on my eyelids, using a flat brush. Then a dark drown shadow in the crease, which I blended for a soft look.

Pastel Makeup Tutorial for summer Chai & Lipstick

Step 5
: Even if this is a soft pastel look, I will finish the eye look by adding intensity. I applied a darker blue on my waterline and a generous amount of mascara.Pastel Makeup Tutorial for summer Chai & Lipstick

Step 6: To finish I added a brick red liquid matte lipstick No.10. I can’t stress enough how much I love the Sephora Liquid lipstick, check my review HERE. I sprayed a setting spray to fix the makeup and make it last longer, this is important specially during summer.

Pastel Makeup Tutorial for summer Chai & Lipstick
I hope you enjoyed this makeup look! Do tag your recreations on instagram using #chaiandlipstick. I would love to see it πŸ˜‰

I have listed a few of my favorite picks to recreate this lookΒ HERE.

Pastel Makeup Tutorial for summer Chai & Lipstick
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Article by: Mellissa Fernandes | Makeup Artist | Paris


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