There's something about pastels--I just can't get enough of them, despite the fact that they always do me wrong. They are too eye-catching to resist. Even the pastel cremes with proclaimed “ease of application” often fit into one or more of these unpleasant categories: thick, gummy, stringy, they pull or are streaky.
Most of the following pastels presented some problems, some got better with practice, some didn't. The only one I absolutely COULD NOT work with was Lime Crime Pastelchio (a sort of pastel yet neon green, such a cool color!). It was like painting with melted chewed gum.
My Lifesaver was the easiest of the bunch and the best tip I could relay about pastels would be to let each coat dry in between layers. These pictures suck, so here's a bunch.
|Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver. Artificial Light. (index finger looks fat!)|
|Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver. Artificial Light.|
|Pastelchio, Up and Kim-ing Pink, Milky Ways (Index has horrible Orly Repair on it!!)|
|Milky Ways, Pastelchio. Natural Light.|
|Milky Ways, Pastelchio. Bottles, natural Light.|