Trending Pastels: Sweet and Sugary

This season my favorite colors are trending and I’m not referring to the neon accessories and brightly colored pants. Even though color is fun – light pastel colors are just as fun. In fact I love all of the pastel makeup tones that will be trending this spring. They’re extremely girlie, feminine, and create a natural look that’s perfect for spring and beyond. So what are my favorite ways to incorporate sweet pastels this season? Read on to find out.

 

Pastel Cosmetics for Spring

 

Pastel Nail Colors:

If you’re in the habit of painting your nails black for the fall and winter months now is the time to break into the pastel colors. Find some amazing nail polish that you love from brands like OPI or Essie and either get a manicure at a salon or paint them yourself. One of my favorite colors is mint green – a cross between turquoise and green (in my opinion), this color is on its way to becoming the best pastel color yet. I personally can’t wait to find the perfect mint green purse to go with my mint green nails.

Pastel Lip Tints:

If you love the natural look that is elegant yet pretty, this trend will become a favorite of yours. Pastel lip tints are easy to apply and look extremely lovely. In addition to lip tints, you can also pair your lip gloss or lipstick with a pastel dress and pumps and you have the perfect spring time outfit. Don’t forget other pastel makeup including glistening shadow, which is coming up next. Now all you need is a date!

Pastel Eye Shadow:

Sigh, eye shadows are so beautiful. Especially the light colored pastel shadows. If you want just a subtle glimmer or a richer pastel shade, it all depends how you apply your pastel colors on your eyelids. Shimmering eye shadows illuminate your face and make your eyes look fresh and wide awake. For the mascara you’ll want to keep this natural as well because you will want to allow your eye shadow to take center stage. Your glimmering eye shadow is stunning enough all on its own.

Enjoy the pastels this spring and summer and show off your illuminating face at your home, office, or wherever you are on a day to day basis with gorgeous makeup. A sheer cream blush and extra soft colors on your clothing ensemble will complete the look – you’re ready to enjoy this sugary sweet trend already.

Sierra is a writer who enjoys fashion and beauty and loves learning about the latest trends. She especially loves natural beauty and strives to have a lovely complexion. Catch up with Sierra on her Ocean Dreams blog.  

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MAC ChenMan Love and Water Swatches

MAC cosmetics has paired up with popular Chinese photography icon Chen Man for a new limited edition collection. The MAC ChenMan Love and Water collection features a number of striking pinks and blues for a pretty, yet bold look.  I covered this over on Beauty and Fashion Tech too, so you may have seen some of these photos there as well.

MAC Chenman Love and Water Collection

 

MAC Chenman Collection Swatches

Below from are ChenMan swatches of the shades Reflects Blue Glitter (it is a bit difficult to see in this picture), which is followed by Naval Blue Pigment, Love Cycle Mineralize Eye Shadow, and Supersweet.

MAC ChenMan Collection Swatches

 

Here are also swatches of the Force of Love lipstick, a bright matte lipstick with an interesting shade that I rather like, and Budding Love, a pretty lavender lipglass.

 

MAC Chen Man Lipstick Swatches

Below is a lip swatch of the The Force of Love Lipstick:

Chen Man Lipstick Swatch Force of Love

And, last but not least, below is a Mac Chenman beauty powder swatch of the shade Play it Proper. This powder gives pretty good illumination and is a nice pastel pink shade that is perfect for spring.

MAC Chenman Beauty Powder Swatch

The MAC Love and Water Collection is available now!

Disclosure: This review was based on items given to me by MAC cosmetics. Read our policy pages for more details.

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MAC Too Supreme Swatches

The MAC Too Supreme Collection presents a slew of new sheen supreme shades and introduces MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass, a lipglass in a clickable pen tube. The collection is inspired by East Asian shades.

I have always loved Sheen Supreme lipsticks and the new MAC Sheen Supreme lipglass was a rather present surprise for me. Below are MAC Too Supreme swatches, photos, and my review of the collection.

 

MAC Too Supreme

 

Here is  photo of the full lineup, which has a number of great shades. The new Sheen Supreme Lipglass particularly impressed me. I have had issues in the past with MAC lipglass being sticky, but these were not sticky at all and had pretty decent pigment to them. I also tend to like click up lip gloss applicators, although you have to be careful to not overload the brush.

 

MAC TooSupreme Collection

 

MAC Too Supreme Swatches

Below are swatches from left to right of Sheen Supreme Lipstick in the shades Asian Flower, Korean Candy, and Royal Azalea.  Those are followed by swatches of Sheen Supreme Lipglass shades in Cherry Fest, Jasmine Honey, and Mango Sheen.

 

MAC Too Supreme Swatches

Here is a lip swatch of MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass in Cherry Fest. I didn’t do a lip swatch of Jasmine Honey because it was such a light shade.

Sheen Supreme Lipglass Swatch

Here is a lip swatch of the Mango Sheen lipglass. I really, really like this one!

Sheen Supreme Mango Sheen Lip Swatch

The MAC Too Supreme Collection is available now through early April.

Disclosure: Products for this review were provided to me by a representative of MAC. For more information please see our disclosure policies and pages.

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