The Most Flattering Pastel Makeup Shade For Your Skin Tone
If you're dark...
Do go for bold. Any vivid statement-making shade, like lilac or canary, will dazzle against deep skin tones. If a full-on lavender lipcolor seems too intimidating, try swiping on a nude lipstick and adding just a dab of color to the center of your lips.
Don't use a light touch. A wash of pastel powder can appear ashy on ebony skin. Instead, apply a dense cream formula and then layer powder on top to create a dramatic pop of color.
Shadow: Maybelline New York ExpertWear Mono Eye Shadow in Purple Daze ($4; drugstores) Liner: Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon in Mist Me? ($25; Sephora.com) Lipcolor: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Paints Lipcolor in Lilac Lust ($10; drugstores) Polish: Essie Treat Love & Color in Laven-dearly ($10; Essie.com)