Now, whilst it’s unusual for me to get so hyped up about new trends, this new found love for pastels is definitely worth sharing. In terms of pale skin, from my own experience pastel shades within clothing and makeup especially, are the easiest to pull off. Whilst pastels generally suit all skin tones, with pale skin they just really work effortlessly with instead of against your skintone.
Here’s my pick of some of the best on the market, and do be sure to click to the top picture of this post to be taken to a special video I made for the occasion!
P.S: Not necessarily my neatest application in the pics as I was painting and removing the polish in quick succession, however I promise they are all give beautiful finishes when you do it properly!
Model’s Own Hyper Gel – Pink Veneer
This shade is a pretty dolly mixture pink. It’s not bright, but by the same token not dull either. As the formula is gel, it goes on much thicker than a regular polish. You can still add two coats however, and it gives the nail a much fuller and healthier look. This is definitely a shade for girly girls!
Rimmel London – Pillow Talk
Pillow Talk is one of the new shades picked by Rita Ora as part of her collab with Rimmel. It’s a cool, muted tone that surprisingly I liked alot even though it’s not a shade I normally go for. I also found the formula dried fairly quickly compared to other brands I have used in the past.
Barry M – Peach Melba
I think this is one of those shades if like me orange isn’t your first choice when it comes to make up. It’s a much gentler introduction and not as in-your-face as you might think. At £2.99 it’s also the cheapest of the 5 polishes featured within this post. This does mean a couple of coats are required as standard, although once dry it’s definitely got that cocktail by the pool feel!
(The shade is actually much paler in real life than it would photograph for me, so definitely have a look next time you’re passing a counter!)
Essie – Mint Candy Apple
Ok so this is a bit of a beauty bloggers classic, but that doesn’t make it any less fabulous right?! It’s not always easy to find a green shade of nail polish that actually looks nice on, and this is one of the only green toned polishes I’ve owned which fits the bill for me.
I personally like Mint Candy Apple because it’s understated, and the colour goes with almost anything. The brush is also quite wide, meaning it’s easier to paint and you get a much smoother and even result overall. Although it’s the most expensive of the bunch, you do see the quality in the formula as you apply it.
Barry M – Prickly Pear
Out of all the shades I have worn out recently, Prickly Pear is the one I’ve had the most compliments on, even from strangers at the tills!
It’s such a beautiful and unique shade of purple, and is simplistic yet really flattering against pale skin. As it’s not a dark purple, it’s much easier to wear for day to day, and is sure to perk up even the dullest of office wear. The gel formula is also nice and longer lasting too. I think out of all the polishes I have tried for this post, Prickly Pear is my favourite.
And Voila! I hope I’ve inspired some of you out there to embrace the pastel trend… afterall it’s pale skin friendly! If you have some other suggestions of great shades, then feel free to leave a comment below. It’s always nice to hear from you so don’t be shy!
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