With all this unexpected time at home, maybe you’re thinking about how you can’t wait to get outside and wear some spring trends. I can’t be the only one right?! Pastels are going to be one of the biggest spring and summer trends in 2020, featuring shades of sorbet, mint, muted yellows, and soft light purples. These refreshing tones are perfect for the coming hot weather, but pastels sure can be tricky to wear. The key to flattering pastels is finding what shades are right with your skin tone so they don’t wash you out, but once you figure it out, pastels can be worn by anyone! Here are some tips I found on wearing the right pastel for your skin tone.
The Most Flattering Pastels For Your Skin Tone
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Fair Skin Tones:
Being fair-skinned usually comes with having cool undertones, which means your go to shades are also cooler tones such as baby blue, powder blue, lilacs, and light pinks. This cooler tone rule is especially true for fair-skinned beauties with light hair and eyes too! For baby blues, balance out the look with a stronger eye makeup so you don’t look washed out. Lavender and lilacs will look feminine and dreamy with your fair skin.
Light to Medium Skin Tones:
If you’re not quite the fairest of them all, but are still on the paler side, a great choice for you are lighter oranges and soft peaches, which are such perfect spring colors! These skin tones can still rock those pastel blues and soft lavenders, but may have a little more warmth in their undertones and can add those orange shades into their closet. These skin tones can also turn towards light blue-greens and colors like mint!
Medium Skin Tones:
If you have a medium skin tone, you probably have warm and golden undertones, which means colors like yellows, oranges, and mint greens are the best! Having a medium skin tone means that you can stun in shades that are a little brighter than fairer skin tones. Try a buttery yellow or velvety peach to enhance these golden tones. Another popular choice for medium skin tones has been pastel grays and deeper greens, which aren’t the usual ice cream pastel shades, but are popular choices for this skin tone regarding muted colors!
Dark Skin Tones:
Dark skin tones should opt for fluorescent pastels! Fluorescent pastels still have those alluring soft shades but will have more of a pop. Yellows also look incredible on dark skin tones, and they’re such a pretty contrast with rich, dark skin, so they make you look bright and glowy! Aquas and teals are another great choice for dark skin and will offer that same striking contrast.
What are your favorite flattering pastels to wear? What other spring and summer trends are you excited about? Leave a comment below with requests for any trends you want me to chat about!
I hope you all are doing well! Thinking of you during this crazy time!
photos by Priscilla Frey