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.
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.
MizzJJanuary 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!
EmilyFebruary 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 😉