5 Pastels That Are Hot Right Now -- and How to Wear Them
Top makeup artists fill us in on the best ways to try this trend without looking like a bowl of jellybeans
Lilac lipsLilac is one of the easiest pastels to wear, says Rodriguez, because "it complements both warm and cool tones, like a neutral color." He says the key to wearing this trend is to commit to the color and go all the way -- monochromatic that is. "By wearing lilac on your lips, lids, and cheeks, you don't have to wonder about coordinating -- you look put together immediately," he says. Here are his suggestions on how to wear the shade:
Eyes: Apply lilac eyeshadow over your entire lid to the crease. (Rodriguez likes Dior 5-Colour Designer All-In-One Artistry Palette, $59.) Then draw a thin black line on your upper lashline for definition.
Cheeks: Wear a soft wash of rosy blush with a hint of lilac undertones on the apples of your cheeks. Try Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Chased, $24.
Lips: Wear a lilac lip gloss for a sheer purple tint. Try Dior Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Party Lilac, $28. To go bold, brush a light layer of foundation on your lips to remove any natural lip color. Then apply CoverGirl LipPerfection Lip Color in Verve, $6.99.
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