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
Sherbet orange eyeshadowYou've probably heard a million times now that tangerine orange is the color of the year. If the 2012 hue is too bright for your taste, try a soft pastel orange, which has the same flattering effect without the "look at me!" vibe. Not only is the sunny hue surprisingly flattering, "it'll especially look fresh and gorgeous on blue eyes," says Rodriguez, because the two shades are opposites on the color wheel. He shares how to wear pastel orange below:
Eyes: Apply a slight wash of color over your entire lid and the inner corner. Try Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in Pearly Orange, $19. You can choose to build the color or go beyond your crease if you want to go bolder. Then you can opt to apply a warm brown eyeshadow to your upper lashline and into your crease for a "chic modern interpretation of the smoky eye," says Rodriguez. Finish with three coats of black mascara.
Cheeks: Apply a sweep of orange hued bronzer on your cheeks and temples for a sun-kissed glow.
Lips: Apply a sheer orange-hued lip gloss to keep your face bright and monochromatic.
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