10 Ways to Wear Pink Pastels

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10 Ways to Wear Pink Pastels
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In a world of fleeting makeup trends, a few options are a great fit for all. For instance, from fair to deep brown, pastel pinks -- like the lip color seen here on actress Lucy Hale -- suit every skin tone, says Anna Phillips, Dallas-based makeup expert and owner of The Lash Lounge. "It's a fun departure from the stronger colors we're used to for summer," she says.

A Pink Sweep
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A Pink Sweep

Embrace the pretty-in-pink-makeup mindset by sweeping a layer of soft pink eye shadow across your entire lid, like actress Julianne Hough does here at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. To keep the look from washing you out, be sure to finish with a bit of eyeliner in your choice of color and a healthy coat of black mascara, suggests Jenny Satin, an Orlando, Fla.-based makeup artist.

Just a Taste
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Just a Taste

Is a lid of pastel pink too girly for your taste? Tone it down a bit by adding just a pop of the color to the inner or outer corners of your eyes, Phillips advises. Keep it romantic with a shadow that's soft and nearly translucent or amp up the wow factor by going for a more matte version of the shade, like actress Miranda Cosgrove does here at the 2012 Young Hollywood Awards.

Anna Phillips; Makeup expert; Dallas

One Liner
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One Liner

Just because it's soft doesn't mean a shade of pastel pink can't create a seriously dramatic eye look. Phillips suggests spicing up your everyday liner look by rimming eyes on either the top or bottom lash line -- or both, if you dare -- with a light pink eyeliner, like actress Amanda Seyfried does here at the 2012 Tony Awards.

Sweet as Candy
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Sweet as Candy

For the ladies who love a sweet treat, a pop of cotton candy pink blush on the apples of the cheeks is a tasty -- and tasteful -- way to bring the pastel shade into any makeup routine. Apply light pink blush in upward strokes from the apples to the top of the cheekbone for a flirty style, Phillips suggests -- like actress Rachel McAdams does here at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Pop of Pink
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Pop of Pink

Looking to add an all-day hint of color to your cheeks? Go for a cheek stain or cream blush with a pink or coral hue, like actress Kate Bosworth shows off here at a movie premiere in Los Angeles. These textures tend to absorb into the skin, giving you a flushed looks that lasts and lasts, especially useful in warm or humid weather.

Pastel Pout
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Pastel Pout

Pucker up, ladies: One of the hottest ways to get your taste of the pastel pink trend is by drenching lips in a lipstick or gloss in the sexy shade. Start with a lip primer to smooth lips and bring out the truest shade of pastel pink possible, Phillips suggests -- like actress Diane Kruger does here at an event in New York.

Nailed It
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Nailed It

If you're too shy to throw on a pastel pink shadow, liner, cheek or lip color, that doesn't mean you have to eliminate the shade from your beauty routine altogether. Instead, treat your nails to a playful pink mani, like the one model Cara Delevingne shows off here at an event in New York. You can even go two-toned, Satin says, with pastel pink on the tips and another light shade on the base.

Jenny Satin; Makeup artist; Orlando, Fla.

Match Maker
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Match Maker

Soft pink makeup isn't just a way to brighten your face and bring out the most beautiful you. It can also be used as an accessory to complement or match a piece of your outfit, like model Coco Rocha does here with her lipstick at a charity event in New York. Just be sure to anchor the piece with neutral clothing and accessories elsewhere to keep the look from going overboard.

In Neutral
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In Neutral

There's a lot to love about pastel pinks, but with a trend this eye-catching, it's crucial to keep it in check. Phillips suggests wearing pastels on just one area of the face at a time, keeping the rest of the makeup neutral, like actress Megan Fox does here at the 2011 Maui Film Festival. "Apply bronzer sparingly, if at all, and go for a soft lip color if you're wearing pastels on the eyes," she says.

One Shade Too Many
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One Shade Too Many

If you're going for color-blocked eyes with a multihued shadow or a different-colored eye shadow and liner combo, Phillips warns against combining pastel pinks with more than one other pastel shade. "The combination can create a fairy tale princess look that may be too over-the-top," she says. Instead, try mixing pink lips or cheeks with just a light blue eye, like actress Kerry Washington does here at the 2013 Golden Globes.

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