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fotd: spring pastels

January 18, 2016

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m kinda digging pastel eyeshadow right now. This is kind of a big deal because just those words – pastel eyeshadow – conjure up some really cringe-worthy mental images for me, but as you can see I’ve gotten over my bias! Just to be safe though, lets go ahead and call this a soft petal look. See what I did there? I knew my advertising degree would come in handy one day.

make up for ever artist shadows vol 3 HC2

make up for ever artist shadows vol 3 HC1

Anyway, you should know that the palette which turned it all around for me was Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol. 3 Florals palette. Even though there are some really beautiful brights in there as well, I was immediately drawn to the taupe, lavender and ivory shades. I finished the look with the blush in the centre of the palette (yup, that’s a blush!) It looks almost red in the pan, but it turned out to be a very flattering spring-pink hue with a beautiful golden sheen.

I’m still bit surprised at just how much I loved this look…and somewhat sheepish about how long it’s taken me to warm up to pastels. Better late than never though. Hopefully 2016 continues to be a year of equally happy new discoveries!

Face: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation, Cle de Peau Concealer, Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Face Powder
Eyes: I-544 Pink Granite, I-918 Lavender and I-528 Pearl (all from Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol. 3 Florals)
Lancome Hypnose Mascara // Cheeks: Make Up For Ever I-804 Golden Pink (from the same Make Up For Ever palette)
Brows: MAC Mystery // Lips: MAC Huggable in I’m Game (blotted down)

This palette was provided as a press sample, however all opinions and observations are my own and not influenced by the brand or its PR team. This post contains affiliate links. 

  • Reply
    January 18, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Haha soft petal does sound much more appealing and sophisticated than pastel! I love this look you did. It’s such a quintessential spring look!

    • Reply
      February 2, 2016 at 7:24 am

      Pastel has such a…granny vibe for some reason! I love pastels but they really need to be re-branded 😉

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