I’ve really been trying to not buy new eyeshadow palettes lately, and that has been going pretty well. I just feel like I already have enough eyeshadows and I can play with what I have, so I just don’t need anything new, how fun it may be. Also, I’m trying to save some money, so buying makeup does not fit into that picture, haha. I’ve managed not to buy anything new lately, but when Morphe came out with their pastel palette, it was a bit tough for me, because I just love pastels. So, to convince myself I didn’t need that palette, I decided to create a pastel eyelook with all the eyeshadows I already have! Today I’m showing you how I did that and which shadows I used, and maybe inspire you to do the same kind of thing. Let’s get into it!
I started with my favourite pastel shade: purple. For this I used Exposed from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Controversy palette. I love this shade so much! It’s the most adorable colour! I just applied this in my crease, blending outwards, and a bit on my lid.
Then I just took the next best pastel shade I own: What’s the Tea? from the JSC Conspiracy palette, a beautiful blue. I used an angled eyeliner/eyebrow brush to apply this shade as if it were eyeliner. This is just to create a bit more of a colourblock effect, since I plan on blending the other colours I’m using and I want some contrast.
So now it’s time to blend some different shades in. First I used the blue that I used in the last step and blended this above my crease near the inner corner of my eye and against my nose/brow bone. The other colour blended above my crease is a pastel pink shade (Pig-ment from the Conspiracy palette), which I blended towards the outer corner of my eye. And the final colour I used is a pastel yellow in the inner corner of my eyes. For this I used go for it from the Jessie Paege x Tarte palette.
For this step I’m using the same colours as in the previous step. I used the yellow on my brow bone blended into the pink, and I used the pink, purple and blue on my lower lash line.
The final step consists of just adding extra things. First off I applied a sparkly pastel purple to the centre of my lid, to add some shine. For this I used the purple shade from the Essence AIR palette as pictured in the corner of the picture. Then I applied some normal highlighter to my inner corner and browbone. I also added a little flower-shaped rhinestone to my inner corner, because I thought it looked cute. I finished the look with some mascara.
And that’s the final look! I definitely convinced myself that I don’t need that pastel palette, I might only need something with a pastel green some day. But for now, I’m perfectly fine using these beautiful shades, because I’m definitely able to create some lovely pastel looks with them! I hope this post inspires you a bit to look between palettes you already own to find new things to use and try out. I think this look turned out really cute, if I may say so myself. If you have any questions regarding this look or the products I used, definitely feel free to ask. Also, I would love to know if you like to use pastel products. I want to thank you for reading, and I’ll see you next time!