For lighter lip shades, pat a little concealer on the lips before applying the lipstick. This helps to neutralise the natural lip colour and ensure the lipstick colour looks the same on the lips as it does in the tube.
After applying the lipstick, add a little lip gloss on the centre of the lips, blending outwards. This gives the lips a plumper look. Pastel colours can often look too matte so you need that shine to make your lips look radiant.
Addict Lacquer Stick in Tease, $50, from Dior
The smooth texture and shine of a lacquer are found in this easy-to-apply stick.
A highlighter can be used lightly above the brow, on the cheeks and just above the Cupid's bow of the lip. This will create a brighter looking complexion and help balance out the paler shade of pastel.
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine, $38, from Nars
This lipstick, which comes in pencil form for easier application, is long-lasting and has a non-drying and creamy formula.
Wear a little pastel eyeshadow in the same shade as your lip colour so that the entire look becomes more coordinated and you do not have to worry about matching colours. With make-up, confidence is key.
La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick in Apir-coat, $46, from Guerlain
A lip colour that goes on sheer, but becomes more opaque as layers are added.