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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spring trend: How to wear pastel makeup

Pastels are a big beauty trend this spring, but how do you pull them off without looking like a tween? We enlisted makeup artist Ashlee Glazer to teach us how to apply spring colors—with a light touch—to brighten up your whole face. My friend Courtney Adamo was our model, and the wonderful Jamie Beck took photos...
How to get the look:

1. Prep your face with your regular foundation and mascara. Groom your brows by brushing them up and out with a spool eyebrow brush.

2. Using your finger, blend a bit of Benefit High Beam Illuminator on the bridge of your nose and across your cheekbones. This will create a soft, radiant complexion without looking too shimmery or glittery. Bonus: It works on all skin tones.

3. For cheeks, blend Stila Convertible Color in "Sweet Pea" onto the apples of your cheeks. Blend up and out, not down—this makes your face look young and fresh, versus dragged down.

4. For lips, dab on the same Stila color (above) with your fingertips. Keep dabbing until you reach your desired level of color. One layer will be sheer, and multiple layers will be opaque. Focus the color on the center of the mouth so it looks more natural (versus drawn on like a lipstick) and then rub your lips together so it naturally spreads to fill in the rest of your lips.

5. For eyes, use a fluffy shadow brush to apply MAC Eyeshadow in "Beautiful Iris" evenly over the lid, from lash line to crease. Apply a very light coat, padding the shadow in the center of your lid, right above the eyeball and then buffing it outward.
How gorgeous does Courtney look? Here are a few photographs around Tribeca...
What do you think? Would you try it? Wouldn't this be pretty for a springtime party or date?

P.S. 16 hair tutorials and Courtney's beauty uniform.

(Photos by Jamie Beck for Cup of Jo. Makeup by Ashlee Glazer. Modeling by Courtney Adamo. Similar chambray dresses here, here and here)

78 comments:

bendancin said...

Love, Love, LOVE her dress!!

marlene said...

Thanks Joanna! Looks great. Courtney is stunning!! Love the dress too. Wonderfully styled.

Christina D said...

Agree. I LOVE the DRESS. Can you give us more information on it?

Joanna Goddard said...

courtney said her dress was from a british store years ago, unfortunately! but i put a few links on the bottom of the post to similar styles. hope that helps!! i'll keep looking around too.... xo

Emily Hackethorn said...

Such a beautiful look! I love her hair, too. All of it makes me excited for Spring :)

Joanna Goddard said...

me too, emily! :)

catherine sprunt said...

I follow Courtney on instagram and I think she's prettiest of all without any make-up at all!

Sharon said...

I know this is a makeup post, but her hair is so beautiful! Is that her natural texture? I love the curls and how natural it looks.

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Clara said...

She looks great! Big fan of Courtney's blog too.

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That's a First said...

This woman is breathtaking. Jesus!

Meadow said...

Oooh very pretty!! I am not sure I would do the eye shadow, but pastel cheeks and lips are very pretty and spring-like.

kaela said...

Beautiful. She is total evidence of my argument that happy women are gorgeous just as they are without any make up....she's stunning.

Also, yes to her dress like everyone else has pointed out. :)

Zita said...

Lovely photos!

I have that dress! It's from COS :D

http://www.cosstores.com/es/Shop/Women/Dresses/Chambray_dress/46881-14996651.1#c-22755

Celina said...

Love the shoot! I was wondering where in Tribeca the flower shop was?

Merel van der Klaauw said...

Love the eyelook and LOVE the hair. I'll so my haidresser these photo's next week :-) thanks!!

Merel van der Klaauw said...

Show. Duh.

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NotesFromAbroad said...

She is very pretty and I too love that dress.
I am blonde so using pink on my eyes would be a big mistake... White Rabbit look anyone ?

But she looks pretty.

AngelaZ said...

Could you possibly tell us what hair product was used on the model please??

Me, Just Me said...

The make up is awesome but can we talk about how gorgeous her hair is?

Daria said...

The link is wrong to Courtney's beauty uniform. It goes to a post about Brooke William's. I believe the correct link could be this:
http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2014/03/my-beauty-uniform.html#more

Beautiful, makeup btw.
Cheers, Daria

Heather M said...

I have serious eyebrow envy right now.

Kathleen Heffner said...

I'm going to try this and post results on my blog

Bethanne said...

She looks gorgeous, as always.

Crystal said...

Beautiful look! Her eyeshadow matches my nails.

Mary said...

Love her dress as well but think she looks more beautiful without make-up! There is no improving on perfection! Love her Instagram feed.

princess butterfly said...

She is so beautiful! The makeup colors are perfectly spring!

- Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous look - so fresh!:)

Style Sunrise

:) x

Sarah Windle said...

Love her eyebrows! Can you do a post on how to fill in your eyebrows properly? I've tried several different ways and always come out looking like an evil ventriloquism puppet!

Maria Johns said...

I was so distracted by her beautiful dress!!! great tutorial!!!

Jessica Auxier said...

I'm taking these photos to my next haircut! Any additional info on her hair? Products/styling?

Nat said...

What a wonderful article and beautiful model!

mc said...

Looooooooooove her dress!!!!

timogloria said...

I love when you share pics of your friend Courtney! I swear she is my new style icon. What a fresh beauty!

BASABI said...

Her dress is from COS:)
http://www.cosstores.com/gb/Shop/Women/Dresses/Chambray_dress/46881-14996651.1#

Gina said...

She's stunning and this makeup looks incredibly on her but I love that she doesn't wear makeup on a daily basis, her smile and inner beauty are enough to look gorgeous. Also, I can't help remembering her smart words about the way she raises her children when it comes to beauty and confidence, I'll try to do the same if I become a mother.

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Paola Albergate said...

I would love to know about her what she does with her hair! Courtney is just such a classic, natural beauty! I would also love to learn more about how she does her gorgeous brows!

Caroline said...

This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing the make up tutorial with us. I like the sweet pea color - it's very vibrant and energizing.

hannahloulou said...

She's so gorgeous

Kirsteen said...

Gorgeous. I love how effortless and natural courtney always looks... Beautiful! x

Caroline, No. said...

Tried that dress on in cos today. :)

Lindsey McLean said...

Please tell me those photos are photoshopped! How can she have four children and precisely zero wrinkles otherwise?! ;) Lovely makeup.

Lindsey McLean said...

Please tell me those photos are photoshopped! How can she have four children and precisely zero wrinkles otherwise?! ;) Lovely makeup.

Melissa said...

She looks gorgeous on her IG feed but WAY too photoshopped here! :(

Anónimo said...

Such a pretty look! Do you know which hair product she uses?

Vanessa B said...

I have always been scared of pastels but this is a fabulous look I can't wait to try. I love these tutorials. I don't know if it's a post I've missed but I'd love to read about your skincare routine as I think you always look amazing.

ellen said...

Where is her dress from?!? I love it!

Lindsey said...

Courtney, you are stunning! xx

lexi said...

OMG that eyebrow brush you recommended is made out of mongoose hair!! Mongoose eyebrows!!!

Gessamí Forner said...

She looks gorgeus! (and she is!)

Vargo Family said...

Love that dress. Dying to know what shoes she paired it with!

evie dear said...

What is the secret to her beautiful hair? I have the same cut, but if I don't straighten it it's a fluffy, boofy mess!!

LeeLee said...

Love this!

Michelle Panting said...

That colour of eyeshadow is so flattering on her! Totally agree, I'm in love with that dress. Your alternatives are nice too, but there's something about the cut and simplicity of the original that is just perfection.

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Xiouxies said...

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Tamsin Lim said...

I've always been scared of purple eyeshadow, but your friend looks resplendent - gonna have to get me some High Beam! I love her haircut too - wish I was brave enough for the chop.

Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

Courtney Adamo said...

Thank you everyone for saying such lovely things! It was so fun to play makeup for the day!
For those who asked about my hair, I use Aveda's 'Brilliant Universal Styling Creme' which calms down my crazy, frizzy hair like nothing else!
Thank you again for all the nice comments.
xoxo

Elena Claire said...

hmm I dunno I'f I'd do it, I think you'd have to be so, so on trend with everything else about you to not look like you;d missed the mark.

But she looks great, such a beautiful girl!!

Kendriana said...

Amazing make-up and hair cut!

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Ruby Sterland said...

Courtney is beautiful! The makeup looks great, I'm definitely going to try the lipstick trick x

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irene said...

Nice post, as always, to me the dress is this from COS: http://www.cosstores.com/it/Shop/Women/Dresses/Chambray_dress/46881-14996651.1#c-22755
just bought...

Ava Sophia said...

Nice tutorial but not sure it would suit olive skins. The make-up looks great on Courtney though, but then again she is very pretty, looks like Jessica Biel.

Anu-J said...

You should do a little to-do for girls with dark skin :) I'm tan and I lovvvve pastels but they somehow never look good on me. Would love to figure out how to do that :)

xo Anu
http://certainlysublime.blogspot.com

Gena Hong said...

Does anyone know how Courtney got a visa to stay in the UK? I'm trying to move and would love to know the details of her move!

Anastasia said...

she's so pretty - lovely look but Courtney always looks gorgeous!
id love to know how her hair was styled - does she have any styling products to create the soft natural and tamed waves?

Lily L-M said...

This is pure spring perfection if you ask me!!

x Lily
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Amy @ The American-Made Guide to Life said...

Gorgeous! And that chambray dress is amazing.

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Linden said...

Expecting our second any day now, and first is still in diapers so we would LOVE this!! Diapers, wipes, cleaning products... I'd love to try it all!!! so fun!

Alexa Saxton Thomas said...

We are expecting our 1st baby this summer here in Williamsburg Brooklyn and I love, love, love the Honest Company, along with your blog which has helped clue me in to being a new parent in so many happy ways! Thank you for being so great and writing such inspiring and cheery posts!! :)

Alexa Saxton Thomas said...

We are expecting our 1st baby this summer here in Williamsburg Brooklyn and I love, love, love the Honest Company, along with your blog which has helped clue me in to being a new parent in so many happy ways! Thank you for being so great and writing such inspiring and cheery posts!! :)

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Irene Jennings said...

If you're looking to balance the sweetness of pastel eye makeup, incorporate a dose of black. Black liquid liner and lots of inky mascara lend a much-needed edge, resulting in a modern, not immature, effect.
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Maria said...

Awww, Courtney looks so young and fresh and beautiful! It's hard to believe she has four kiddos!

Maria xx
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Chastity Lewis said...

I really love the dress!!!!

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