We have been spotting a lot of exciting makeup looks right now, and of all the makeup trends that are having a moment right now, pastel eyeshadows are trending really hard. They are all the rage at the moment, and quite honestly, we personally would never really leave a chance to incorporate pastel colors in our looks, no matter if it’s in the form of makeup or fashion articles. While you might see an array of interesting takes on pastel colors in the fashion industry, don’t think the beauty industry is lagging behind. From makeup artists to influencers, everybody is seen sporting pastel eyeshadows, and they didn’t stop at creating simple eye makeup looks, in fact; the looks involved a lot of creativity and colors. You can create just about any eye makeup look using this soothing color palette.
It’s all in the application technique when it comes to makeup products like eyeshadows, especially pastel ones. Using and applying pastel eyeshadows correctly can help you up your makeup game whilst also adding a trendy touch to your makeup look. While pastel eyeshadows are a fun way to play up your eyes and create different eye makeup looks, they don’t show up well on deeper skin tones, which can be an issue. But you need not fret; we have got some really amazing tips for you that will help in making pastel eyeshadows pop on your dusky skin.
Apply an eye primer
We have overlooked eye primer for a really long time, and it’s time we stop doing that as we are missing out on some really awesome benefits an eye primer has to offer. There are multiple benefits of using an eye primer before putting any eyeshadow on your lids. Aside from preventing your eye makeup from creasing, an eye primer also helps in keeping your eye makeup intact throughout the day. But that’s not the only good parts about using an eye primer. It also creates a clean canvas for your eye makeup, which makes it easier for pastel eyeshadows to pop on deeper skin tones.
Use white eyeshadow
Another amazing hack that can help you bring out the true colors of pastel eyeshadows on deeper skin tones is by applying a white eyeshadow prior to using a pastel eyeshadow on your lids. If not white eyeshadow, then you can use a 2-3 shades lighter concealer to create a base for your pastel eyeshadows. This will help to camouflage pigmentation on your lids, if any, and will make pastel eyeshadows pop on your skin.
Apply two coats of pastel eyeshadows
More often than not, pastel eyeshadows tend to be less pigmented than any other eyeshadow, which is one of the reasons why they don’t show up on deeper skin tones. The only thing you can do in this case is to apply two coats of pastel eyeshadows instead of just one coat. Just a single coat of pastel eyeshadow wouldn’t show up on your skin, you need to apply at least two coats of pastel eyeshadow in order to bring out its true color. This won’t only make your eyeshadow pop but will also make your eye makeup look more dramatic.
Use a damp brush
The application technique matters a lot when it comes to applying eyeshadows, especially pastel ones. Another great trick to make your pastel eyeshadow pop is by applying it using a damp brush. The wet brush technique is an excellent way to make your eyeshadow pop. You can wet the brush either using makeup setting spray or tap water. The damp brush will pick more color than it would in a dry state, and it will also make the eyeshadow look more pigmented on your lids.