Easter Pastels


Easter is near! Lots of pastel colored eggs around and I looove those pastel colors – yellow, blue, pink, purple etc. I am very fond of pastel colors,especially Givenchy Bucolic Blossom quad.. But too bad for my skintone, any pastel colored eyeshadows will just show up very light, whitish-like and pretty much I’ll look washed out.

However, I think I found a trick to wearing the lovely pastels. I know most people use a white base (aka NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil). I found the NYX jumbo pencil to crease a lot even though I applied it sparingly. So, I decided to use a colored base underneath instead of white.  I found that the colored base allows the colors of the Givenchy Bucolic Blossom quad to show through. I love it!

I’ve done an earlier tutorial using the same quad but with a nude base right here 😀


1. I applied Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on eyeliner in Woodstock on the inner half of the upper eyelid. I applied very little and used my finger to blend the eyeliner out. Work fast since the eyeliner dries out pretty fast.

2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied the pink shadow from Givenchy Bucolic Blossom quad on top of the base.

3. (Not shown in picture – I applied a very sheer layer of Maybelline Color Tattoo in Edgy Emerald on the outer half of the lid). Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied the Cyan eyeshadow from the Givenchy Bucolic Blossom quad on top of the base.

4. Using a pencil brush, I applied the lilac from the quad on the lower lid.

5. Using a small blending brush, I applied the brown shadow from the quad on the crease just to add some depth.

6. On the waterline, I applied MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner in NC30 and gently patted the lilac shadow on top of the eyeliner using an angled eyeliner brush.

7. I lined my upper lashline, very close to the roots of the lashes, using MAC Black Tied.

8. I curled my lashes and applied Dior Overcurl mascara.

9. I filled in my brows using a mixture of MAC Omega and MAC Brun.

10. I lightly applied MAC Ricepaper under the brows.

Pastel makeup

11. For the face, I applied MAC Matchmaster foundation using Tarte foundation brush.

12. I applied MAC Peaches blush on the cheeks and Revlon Just Bitten lipbalm in Charmed

Givenchy bucolic blossom


Smashbox Entice Me from Love Me Spring Collection

If you are following me on Twitter, you should know that I went to grab the new Love Me eyeshadow palette from Smashbox couple days a go. Since I couldn’t decide which palette to buy, N told me to grab both! So, I bought both the Entice Me and Admire Me palettes. I bought it at Shopper’s and lucky me, I was able to use my points to pretty much buy both palettes (woo-hoo!!!). It costs CAD$40 for each palette at Shopper’s.

Entice Me Smashbox

Entice Me comes in 5 shadows – Purple Taupe (left), Sparkling Purple (top), Icy Pink (bottom), Icy Blue (right top) and Deep Sparkling Navy (right). The “base colors (Sparkling Purple and Icy Pink)” occupied most of the palette.

The texture of the shadows is very buttery and creamy. It blends very easily. The Icy Blue and Icy Pink are very light and pastel-y. The other 3 colors are quite shimmery.

Love Me palette Smashbox

Anyhow, I’m using Entice Me palette for this tutorial. I used the same step-by-step look on the upper eyelid as what they recommend at the back of the palette.


1. I applied Icy Blue from the inner corner to the center of the eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush.

2. Then, I applied Sparkling Purple from the outer corner to the center of the lid, blending it towards Icy Blue.

3. Using a small shader brush, I applied Icy Pink on the inner corner of the eyelid.

4. Using an angled brush, I applied Deep Sparkling Navy on along the upper lashline as a winged liner.

5. I used a clean angled brush to apply Purple Taupe on the lower lashline (not on the palette instruction).

6. I lined my waterline and tightline using L’oreal Smoldering Voluminous eyeliner.

7. I curled my lashes and applied L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara on both top and bottom lashes.

8. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette.

Love Me Smashbox

9. For my face, I applied Urban Decay Naked foundation.

10. I applied L’oreal True Match Concealer Crayon W1-w3 under my eyes, along the bridge of my nose, on top of my brows and on my cupid’s bow.

11. Then, I used L’oreal True Match Concealer Crayon N6-N8 on the hollows of my cheeks, on the side of my nose and on my temple.

12. I applied MAC Cubic on the cheeks and completed the look by applying Revlon Mauve It Over matte lipstick.

ps: please ignore my under eye circles..I haven’t been able to have a good rest for a few days, and I got sick…

Entice Me Smashbox