How to Mix Pastel and Neutral Shades for a Stunning Retro Eye Look

January 26, 2021
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
warm pastel eye

Warm neutral tones and pastel shades are hues that you might not think go together, but when mixed and matched, they can glow up your entire makeup look. Case in point: this gorgeous brown and green eye makeup look by @glamxbrit. When paired together, the icy green and warm brown shades give off a retro vibe that we can’t get enough of.  Keep reading for your step-by-step guide on how to get the look.

  • STEP 3:

    Apply an Olive Green Shadow

    Using a flat eyeshadow brush, fill in the space with the olive green shade (35) from the NYX palette. Keep the shadow on the lid soft and diffused.

    warm pastel eye
  • STEP 4:

    Add Some Icy Shadow and Finish the Look

    With your ring finger, pick up a dime size amount of the golden-green shades in the palette (20, and 26). Pack them onto the olive matte green shade area using a gentle tapping motion until completely filled in. 

    Complete the eye makeup look by applying the warm brown shade (19) onto your lower lash line with a small liner brush for some definition. Then add a touch of brightness with the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
    on the waterline.

    warm pastel eye
Photography and Makeup: Brittany Delgado of @glamxbrit

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