3 Ways To Embrace The Pastel Trend This Summer

Pastel hues are one of the biggest makeup trends of summer 2020, and as you’ll already know, we are obsessed with everything about these ultra-wearable shades. But, we know, it’s easy to appreciate a trend but it’s a lot harder to embrace it. If you’re not used to soft colours and dreamy vibes, pulling of a pastel look is a lot easier said than done. 

That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of makeup artist, @gabxxrielle, and our sell-out (!!!) Pastel Palette to bring you not just one pastel eyeshadow tutorials, but three. You can thank us later. 

Look One

Step One

After applying a white eye base to the lid to ensure the pigments can really pop, lightly dust First Light from the BEAUTY BAY Pastels Palette above the crease using a fluffy brush. 

Step Two

Tap Golden Hour above the crease, blending the shade out towards the outer lid. 

Step Three

Blend Day Dream below the crease and buff the edge out to meet Golden Hour on the outer lid. 

Step Four

Using a fine liner brush, create a winged liner using Suva Beauty Hydra FX Liner in Tracksuit. Start from the inner corner of the eye and sweep out to meet Golden Hour and Day Dream on the outer eye. Use the same shade to line the lower lashes, meeting the upper line in each corner. 

Step Five

Draw another line alongside the original liner, on both the top and the bottom of the eye, using Suva Beauty’s Hydra Liner in Freezie. The lighter liner should be the same length and depth as the darker liner.

Step Six

Using Revolution Pro’s Supreme Pigment Dip Eyeliner in White, draw a curve above the crease that mimics the shape of the liner.

Step Seven

Once the line is tacky, not dry, tap over Golden Hour using a small, dense brush. Be careful not to disturb the base pigments underneath.

Step Eight

Add your favourite lashes, a tap of highlighter to the corners and voila! Look One is complete!

Look Two

Step One

After applying a white base to the lid, apply Daze to the inner third of the eye, above the crease. 

Step Two

Lightly buff Serenity over Daze, gently blending the pigments further across the upper half of the lid. 

Step Three

Pat Day Dream onto the outer corner of the lid, blending it slightly inwards but leaving the lower crease free.

Step Four

Apply Euphoria to the middle of the lower crease, blending the pigments seamlessly with Day Dream

Step Five

Apply Golden Hour to the inner corner of the eye, blending the pigments gently into Euphoria. Then, tap Golden Hour underneath the inner third of the eye. 

Step Six

Using a large, fluffy blending brush, buff Day Dream outwards to meet the edge of the brow and then Euphoria out towards the edge of the face. 

Step Seven

With a fine liner brush and Suva Beauty’s Hydra FX in Cherry Bomb, create a large outline of a wing. For the longer line, start on the inner corner of the eye, avoiding the crease, moving the colour out towards the brow. Start the second, shorter line at the outer corner of the eye and drag it out towards the brow to meet the first line. 

Step Eight

Add your favourite pair of dramatic lashes and coat them with L.A. Girl’s Volumatic Colour Mascara in Purple

Look Three

Step One

After applying white eye base to the lid to ensure the pigments can really pop, tap Lovesick into the inner corner of the lid.

Step Two

Add Day Dream and blend out any harsh lines between the two shades. 

Step Three

Pat on Cloud Free and blend against the previous shade. 

Step Four

Buff Dazed on to the edge of Cloud Free. You should see a rainbow gradient starting to form across the lid. 

Step Five

Apply Serenity to the outer section of the lid, ensuring all the pigments have a flawless transition into each other. 

Step Six

Using Golden Hour, buff the pigments from the outer corner of the eye towards the side of the face, creating a pointed, winged liner shape. 

Step Seven

Using Revolution Pro’s Supreme Pigment Dip Eyeliner in White, draw a curved line starting just above the corner of the inner eye and extending out towards the edge of the brow. Draw a second line from the outer corner of the eye to meet the end of the first line.

Step Eight

Once the Supreme Pigment Dip Eyeliner is tacky put not fully dry, use a fine liner brush to collect Stila’s Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Gold Goddess. Apply precisely over the white liner to create a chrome look.

Step Nine

Add your favourite lashes and a flick of black eyeliner, and you’re set to go!

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