Pretty Pastel Makeup | Review, photos, swatches

June 24, 2016

If you follow my blog, you might have already figured out that pastel colours in makeup were not quite my cup of tea. A quick glance into my makeup bag will usually reveal some loved basic products, as well as with dramatic lipsticks that leave no room for doubt. Lately though, something has changed and I find myself drawn to soft shades, that seem to be the way to go this season. There is something very beautiful about the delicate glowy look that can be achieved by using pastel colours. This post is all about pastel products that complement each other in an elegant feminine dance of soft shades.  




Bourjois Paris has just released four new nail polishes for summer, as part of the 1 Second Gel Drop series. As with other nail polishes from this series that I have tried in the past, these too are equipped with a small wide brush that makes the task of painting one's nails very easy. They do actually dry rather quickly, making them a perfect choice to through into my flight attendant bag. 9 ml | 48 NIS.

Pastel Times* by MAC is a small eyeshadow pallette that was actually the main reason for me writing this post. It has some interesting rich colours such as Spice Bar (first row on the right) and Free Roaming and Restless Rose (middle row on the right and middle). While using Fix + did make it easier to build up colour with most of he shades, Flounce (second row from the left) and Sweet Green (third row from the right) stayed rather sheer and dull. 231 NIS, in MAC stores and online



In the summer, a good powder is a must if you want to look somewhat put together. Beyond Perfecting Powder* by Clinique is a good choice for the hot days, as it is light on the skin yet one can create a good lever of coverage without it looking too heavy. Like the liquid foundation from this series that promises these benefits as well. Do I feel this set it apart from other powders on the market? Not really, but the powder itself is good. Alabastar 2 is one of 8 colours that suit skin types 2, 3 and 4 by Clinique. 14.5 grams | 260 NIS.

You don't need much in summer in order to create a fresh look that is put together. A cream eye shadow in a light colour will make every eye-look special and vibrant, especially if it's a cool shimmery colour. Glorious Silver* from the Ombre Couture line by Givenchy, is a silver eye shadow with a beautiful sheen to it, that adds a glamorous touch to the eyes. It looks best when patted on top of a base colour, to add vibrance and shine to the look. 4 grams | 120 NIS.

Essie Professional is bringing back to the shelves some loved colours from the past. The nail polishes are equipped with a professional formula and a slim long brush, made especially for professional use (and sold only in salons). Though I personally prefer short, wide brushes such as the Bourjois one, i'm willing overlook this as the colours and durability of the nail polishes are excellent. Cabana boy* is a very light grey with a Perl undertone, that makes one's hands look neat and feminine. Birthday Suit* may not be the most interesting colour, but it is a classic nude that always looks beautiful, especially in summer. 13.5 ml only at salons.  



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