As we approach the spring season, pastels might not be the most revolutionary but they’re still the perfect way to bring a soft gorgeous pop to your springtime looks. While enjoying the season may feel a little different this year, pastels bring in a playful yet modern garden party mood no matter where you go. A welcoming change from the melancholy tones of the colder months, today’s shades aren’t those old dated pastels. Just like the year before with their rise in popularity, they continue to be on-trend for the upcoming season offering soft sheer washes of colour along with heavily pigmented options for more drama. Only this year they appear with a more ‘80s and ‘90s era of glam with a mod twist.
If you’ve never tried pastel makeup before you should know that the magic lies in its buildable nature. Ranging from colours like blush pink, baby blues and lilacs or even soft lemon shades you can totally recreate dreamy full bloom vibes at home with your choice of makeup. Whether you choose a wash of watercolours over your eyes or a simple delicate statement, get started with our roundup of favourite pastel palettes.
1. Huda Beauty, Pastel Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes
With a gorgeous line of lavender, mint and rose colourways, Huda Beauty’s range of mini pastel palettes is the coolest way to try out the ethereal beauty trend. Each of the 3 palettes offers versatile looks from subtle to more vivid with a selection of mattes, metallics and shimmers. All the shades work together to complement each other and add dimension to the lids creating cohesive looks. Just select your a palette with your preferred tone and get started.
2. Fenty Beauty, Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette in Pastel Frost
Add some gorgeous shimmery shades to your collection of mattes with this Rihanna-approved palette. A whimsical combination of soft spring and cotton candy shades they’re great to wear by themselves for a sheer wash of colour or as a topper over other colours. Plus if you’ve got any of the other existing palettes in this range all you need to do is snap them together and create your look for the day.
3. ColourPop, Cloud Dye Set
Once you click to open the ColourPop‘s website you’ll be overwhelmed with the number of pastels themed eyeshadow palettes each with their individual colour tones. However, our pick for more versatile looks this season is the Cloud Dye set inspired by the tie-dye trend. Each palette features its own two-tone colour story, with a mix of mattes, glitters and shimmer finishes, together they work to create your own pastel tie-dye look!
4. Anastasia Beverly Hills, Norvina Palette
If you’re a fan of pink and purples the Norvina palette is a great mix of whimsical shades. With high colour payoff and buildable intensity, the palettes also consist of some soft neutrals that allow you to create a range of dreamy looks perfect for spring or all year round. This is one pick you really can’t go wrong with.
5. Huda Beauty, Matte & Metal Melted Shadows – Minted & Dinero
If you’re into creamy or liquid formula’s you have to grab this unique product from Huda’s makeup line. The mint green colour is especially stunning and one standout worth stocking from the collection. The dual-ended liquid shadow has a velvety matte on one side and a sparkly shade on the other. Wear them separately or together for a matte or metallic finish! We seriously haven’t seen prettier mint shadows in a while.
6. NYX Professional Makeup, Love You So Mochi Eyeshadow Palette – Electric Pastels
Amp up your pastel eye look with this palette of striking and electrifying shades. Soft but intense, the lovely baby blues and pinks are especially gorgeous plus the silky formula glides on like a dream over the eyes. In a range of mattes and shimmer finishes the soft pillowy shades feel like a bouncy marshmallow to the touch. This is one palette you’ll surely enjoy playing around with.