Perfectly pink: Tips for perfecting nude and pale pink makeup
Pastels and light colors bloom every spring. They’re hardly a trend; they’re more like an annual flower that predictably pops up with the sunshine.
This spring and summer, go for a more natural look, accented by pale pinks. Nude lips are all the rage, but it’s not as simple as just slapping on lip gloss. You’d be amazed by the variation in shades and finishes, from matte to glossy to sparkly.
Here are some ways to wear nude and pale pink makeup this season.
On your lips
Surprisingly, lighter shades like nude and pale pink can be either charming and sweet or totally off. Be careful with your nude lipstick and follow these rules for picking the right shade for you. Above all, avoid matte nudes on your lips.
For pastels, a white or light-colored pencil or lip primer may help improve the staying power and highlight the hue, so you’ll look effortlessly perfect. For a nude lip liner, try the Ultra Color Lip Crayon in Fairest Nude, $7.52 (after limited time 6% Cash Back), avon.com.
On your eyes
Pale pink is perfect for your peepers. Look for a pink that complements your skin tone (with orange undertones for warmer skin). But don’t just brush one single shade over your lids. You need depth, details and contour in order to look polished. Pick a pink expertly paired with a darker highlight color, like the All About Shadow Duo. Use the pink as your base color and shade the outer edges of your eyes in a “v” shape, blending along the upper crease in your lid. All About Shadow Duo Uptown Downtown (that’s pink and dark gray), $19 (after 5% Cash Back), clinique.com.
On your nails
Nude polishes are one of the hottest colors right now, and we’re delighted about it. A light rose or cream-colored polish allows for more error, without being obvious. This goes for painting and chipping, which makes your mani last longer before you have to scrub it off.
Sephora has an excellent selection of nude and pale pink polishes. We love the bubblegum pink Teddy Girl. Looking for warmer nudes? High Tea is a nice light brown-tan. Butter London Nail Lacquer, $14.40 (after 4% Cash Back), sephora.com