6 Pastel Make-Up Products For Dark Skin Tones
PASTEL Make-Up Products
There are certain make-up trends and products that I immediately file under the not-for-me folder. Glitter is one example, I don’t do sparkles. Neon is next followed closely by pastels. A pastel trouser suit however I would definitely wear, sorbet shades of cornflower blues and pistachio greens look dreamy on dark skin it just gets a little tricky when trying to apply them to the face as these sugary colours tend to translate to a disappointing ashy hue on deeper skin tones.
The key to avoiding chalkiness says make-up artist Kristina Ralph Andrews is to “stick to cream textures with strong pigments”. And thanks to new technologies and innovations brands have made huge improvements with their formulations of pastel products making them more suitable for all skin-tones.
Here, Kristina has compiled her edit of mood-boosting pastel products from lipsticks to eye-shadows that prove that these shades really can look great on dark skin tones too.
Huda Beauty Matte & Melted Eyeshadows in Minted
“Use the matte shade on a soft brush over the eyelid and pop the metallic shade into the inner corner or simply save it for another time”.
Kosas 10 Second Liquid Eyeshadow in Waterfall
“This is highly pigmented but super sheer for a wash of colour and a subtle shimmer “.
Urban Decay Double Team Special Effect Coloured Mascara in Gonzo
“Keep the rest of your makeup minimal and add a pop of colour to top & bottom lashes”.
Urban Decay Double Team Special Effect Coloured Mascara in Gonzo, £19.50
Glossier Skywash Matte eyeshadow in Pool
“Apply with the wand and buff with a fingertip or soft brush. one coat keeps its sheer and pastel or layer up for more intensity”.
NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Petal
“Just a slick of pastel colour along the lash line is perfect for a pop of colour”.
The Product: Anastasia Beverley Hills Liquid Lipstick in Clover
How To Use: This lavender shade is sweet but bold and can be worn by anybody, again keep the rest of you look minimal.