Beauty Trend: Pretty in Pastel
As we often find as spring comes around, this season’s colours of choice are soft, sweet and oh-so-pretty. Inspired by the S/S ’13 collections of the likes of Peter Som and Derek Lam, here’s our pick of the best pastel products.
1. GIVENCHY Prisme Libre Air Sensation Loose Powder
For flawless and natural skin, look no further than this cult product. The reflective ingredients give a subtle radiance while taking away shine, and remains light and comfortable to wear throughout the day. Love!
2. ORIGINS PEEPER PLEASER Powder Eye Shadow in COOL KIWI
This longwearing, crease-proof formula is a must for long summer days – the soft green shade will complement brown eyes perfectly.
3. BOBBI BROWN Creamy Lip Colour in WASHED SEASHELL
Who could resist this beautiful coral shade? With combined Shea Butter and skin conditioners, this luxurious formula will glide on, leaving lips soft with a subtle shine.
4. OPI Nail Polish in You’re Such a Budapest
Another gorgeous nail polish with great colour payoff, ‘You’re Such a Budapest’ is a beautiful periwinkle purple with just a touch of shimmer. Gorgeous on toes for a summer pedi!
5. STILA All Over Shimmer Luminiser in PINK
This creamy liquid highlighter gives the skin a fresh, radiant glow. Use on the top of the cheekbones or mixed into your favourite foundation to achieve a youthful, light-reflecting sheen.
6. LAURA MERCIER Caviar Stick Eye Colour in PINK OPAL
Long-lasting cream shadows are a makeup must-have; try this gorgeous soft pink from Laura Mercier to add a subtle accent of colour to the lid. Smudge under the lower lash line for a lighter take on the classic smokey eye.
7. LAURA MERCIER Matte Eye Colour in BLUE SUEDE
Described as a ‘sheer blue cloud’ colour, this pale shade of blue really is dreamy. Sweep it across the lid for a gorgeous subtle sheen.
8. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in TENDER NIGHT
We love these crayon-like lip pencils from NARS – this beautiful lilac shade gives an iridescent finish. Perfect on its own for a light sheen, or layered on top of lipstick to make a real impact!
9. ESSIE Nail Polish in GO GINZA
From one of our favourite nail brands comes this soft cherry shade – apply one coat for a sheer wash of colour, or add another for a real pastel pop.
10. GUERLAIN Météorites Perles Blush
Another gorgeous product from Guerlain, the experts in achieving that beautiful pastel luminosity; these innovative pearl pigments work together to give the ultimate in radiance to complexions. A must-have for flawless skin!