It’s guest post time again! 🙂 This month I have the beautiful Shaylee from Cosmetically Curious sharing some of her favourite pastel beauty products. Let’s see what they are…
Hey everyone! I’m so happy to be able to take over Chantal’s Corner today as part of the Canadian Beauty Blogger’s monthly guest post contributors! As you may know, this month is dedicated to all things Pastel! For my post, I gathered a few of my favourite things for spring, everything from pretty polishes to light and lovely shadows to add a pop of pastel to any springtime look!
Up first are a few Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks, (Available at Drugstores for around $3.99 CAD each) which if you don’t know are individual shadows that you can link together to make your own perfect custom palette. These are a few of my favourite shades that you can use to make a soft, shimmering eye look to match blooming flowers and clear skies (from left to right) Seafoam (Satin), Gold (Metallic) and Blush (Matte).
Next up is Illamasqua’s Cream Pigment in Dab (Available at TheBay.com on clearance for $13.00 CAD!). This is new to my beauty arsenal and I haven’t had a lot of time to play with it but I have to say it’s a super easy way to provide pretty intensely pigmented pastel lavender to lids or lips. It applies smoothly and lasts most of the day (I have very oily eyelids keep in mind!).
This eyeliner goes way back to I don’t even know when! It’s Sephora Collection Smokey Kohl Liner in 08 Lilac, and isn’t available anymore but I love the shimmering lilac shade to give eyes an almost undetectable brightness! This is a pastel you could easily get away with wearing everyday and even turn it into an all over eyeshadow for an extra pop.
When it comes to a pastel pout, there’s a fine line between pretty and chalky. Personally, I like this creamy MAC Cremeglass in Fashion Whim to give my lips a hint of pastel sheen without the opaque chalkiness that some lipsticks can give. It’s a great neutral pink to top off any spring look.
Pastel on the cheeks can be hard to pull off, but if you’re pale like me the right shade can bland in seamlessly and give a soft glow to the skin. One of my favourite pastel blushes is the LE MAC Powder Blush in My Highland Honey – a warm peachy-orange that is great at warming up the complexion or giving cheeks a bold pop of orange colour. A couple similar permanent shades are MAC Peaches and Melba powder blushes.
If there’s anything I love in a pastel, it’s nail polish! Last summer, L’Oreal released their Les Blancs polish collection (May still be available at Drugstores for about $5.00) that incorporated super light tints of colour in a white base, resulting in a truly opaque and utterly gorgeous pastel finish. Two of my favourites from the collection were #155 Peach Negligé and #152 Mint Glacée. Oddly enough I currently am wearing both shades with Peach Negligé on my nails and Mint Glacée on my toes!
Here are the swatches of each of the shades (obviously not including the nail polish). These are all heavily swatched with my finger since pastels for skin and eyes are usually formulation to have a sheer, but buildable texture to reduce a chalky appearance.
What are your spring pastel go-to’s? Thanks again to Chantal for letting me be a guest poster, be sure to check out all the other guest posts from Canadian Beauty Bloggers this month as well!
Thank you Shaylee! So many pretty colours and that Revlon Seafoam is gorgeous! Also, I don’t know why I don’t have that L’Oréal Mint Glacée cause that colour is one of my weak spots when it comes to nail polish.
Don’t forget to visit Shaylee at Cosmetically Curious and give her some love.
– Chantal 🙂