How To Wear Pastel Makeup For Summer

There’s no denying that summer is all about embracing lighter, brighter makeup for both day and night. Use this to your advantage and master the pastel trend for eyes, lips, cheeks and nails with our easy tips below.

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If you suffer from extremely oily eyelids or simply want your makeup to stay put for hours on end, use a cream shadow. They are so quick and easy to apply if you’re on-the-go and require no touch-ups. Look at the colour wheel and choose opposing shades which will pop on your eyes.

How To Wear Pastel Makeup


Put away that black mascara in favour of something a little more festive! If your lashes are naturally light brown or blonde, use a blue or brown mascara to make your eyes stand out. Just remember to curl them for best results!

How To Wear Pastel Makeup


We’re all about those light pink lips, and a subtle lip liner is the best way to make this happen. Carefully line your lips emphasising the cupids bow in the centre, then fill in any gaps with a lipstick of similar colour.

How To Wear Pastel Makeup


To achieve those rosy cheeks, use a cream or tint on the inside of your face. This brings a healthy, youthful glow and blends in beautifully for all skin tones – even those which are more dry and dehydrated!

How To Wear Pastel Makeup


Finish off this look with a vibrant manicure which will be your go-to all summer long. For best results, soak your nails in a bowl of lukewarm water, push back the cuticle and file your nails. Wait until each layer of nail polish has dried completely before securing it all with a top coat.

How To Wear Pastel Makeup

Images via Fashion Freax, Vogue UK, Sicky Magazine, Makeup and Beauty Blog

Beauty Trend Report: Pastel Perfection

Thanks to Nicole Richie, you might have seen a few candy-coloured heads walking around this year. But for those not keen to dye their hair pretty pinks and sky blues, there is a subtler way to get onboard this season’s trend: makeup! Stock up you pastel polishes, blushes and lip glosses for spring.



Compliment your pastel wardrobe with your nails. The great thing about pastels is that they don’t have to match. You can dabble in a rainbow of colours, or stick to a less outrageous natural tone or pale orange/pink. Perhaps you can try some ombré nails.

We like:

Polished London nail colour (Duchess) $7.99 (AUD)

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RGB nail colour (Blush) $18


When it comes to lip color, stick to pinks. Be careful not to wash out your skin tone by wearing a lipstick too pale. Perhaps also don’t go near the 90s style metallics or you might end up looking like a Eurovision contestant.

We like:

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ASAP pure Mineral Lipcolour $30 (AUD)


Curtis Collection by Victoria Luxury Mineral Lip Mousse $32 (AUD)


 Images via Beautylish, Pharmacy Direct, Curtis Collection, Skin Care Store. 

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