To complement the plethora of pastel hues and soft florals on the Spring 2012 runway, makeup artists crafted sweet, delicate looks. At 3.1 Phillip Lim, silvery blue eye shadow adorned a nearly nude face. Bare-looking skin was also big at Carolina Herrera, with a flushed lip accent and eyes lined in light terracotta. At L’Wren Scott and Carolina Herrera, glowing skin and shimmery peach pouts accentuated models’ natural beauty.
With a slew of pastel and pearly products hitting shelves for spring, it’s easy to recreate these feminine looks at home. Try Make Up For Ever‚ La Boheme line (we love the palette with lavender, moss and aqua shadows) and follow these top tips:
1. Keep coverage looking natural by using a light hand when applying foundation, concealer or powder.
2. Brighten up your cheeks with a tangerine or baby pink blush. An iridescent highlighter dabbed on cheek and brow bones will make you glow.
3. Swap out black eyeliner and mascara in favour of a softer brown version.
FLARE picks: Make Up For Ever La Boheme Collection Eye Shadow Palette, $45, Rouge Artist Lipsticks in Folk and Boheme, $22 each, Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Gypsy, $20, Sephora Stores.