There’s no better season to experiment with lively makeup looks than the springtime. There’s colorful inspiration everywhere, from blooming florals to baby blue skies and more. So it’s fitting that with the annual arrival of the warm season, pastel colors seem to weave their way back into the spotlight.
The good thing is, the pastel makeup trend is one that everyone can take part in. It’s up for interpretation and can be created according to your preferences and skill level. And if you’re looking for the perfect occasion to test out a pastel look, we can’t think of one more fitting than Easter.
So ahead, we’re sharing five different takes on pastel makeup looks — from the most simple to ones that will test your artistry — to inspire your spring glam.
1. Pastel Inner Corner Accents
If you’re looking to dip your toe into the pastel universe without leaning into the bold makeup look territory, add a simple pop of pastel color to the inner corners of your eyes with a pencil eyeshadow brush. You can create this simple inner corner accent in combination with any makeup look, making it completely versatile and easy to achieve.
For added brightness, opt for a shimmering pastel shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink.
2. Monochromatic Pastel
Another easy-to-do pastel makeup look is applying one single wash of pastel color all over your lids and matching it with your blush and lip color. This minimalistic technique has been seen on recent runways and it’s incredibly chic without requiring much time or skill.
If you’re opting for a monochrome makeup look in a peachy shade, go for the L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick with Pomegranate Extract in Peach Charm on your lips.
3. Two-Tone Pastel
If you’re not afraid of a bold look, try using two pastel eyeshadow shades to create a two-tone look. Place one shade on the inner half of your lids and the other on the outer half. It creates a gorgeous contrast and does a great job of making the eyes pop.
You can also tone down this look a bit by choosing two pastel colors in similar shades, such as baby blue and mint green or lilac and pastel pink.
4. Pastel Graphic Eyeliner
Graphic eyeliner has been trending for quite some time and you can combine two trends in one by creating a graphic look using pastel hues.
If you’re new to graphic liner, you can trace your design with a nude eyeliner pencil, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Nude and then go over it with pastel eyeliner or eyeshadow.
5. Pearlcore and Pastels
Pearl accents have been a major trend in fashion, hair and makeup this year, and you can put a springtime twist on it by pairing pearls with pastels.
Apply a pastel eyeshadow shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Amethyst Quartz, to your lids and then get creative when placing your pearls.
Written by: Alyssa Kaplan, Photo Credit: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy