With Easter behind us and Memorial Day ahead, there is no denying that spring is here. And, with this sunny season comes, you guessed it—pastel makeup. Colorful and pretty, pastel makeup is to spring beauty as florals are to spring fashion—absolutely necessary—which is why we've rounded up the prettiest pastel makeup colors and products for you to try this season.
Pastel makeup has the reputation of being supremely pretty with no ounce of edge whatsoever. However, designers turned that notion on its head this season, with models rocking pale purple brows at Gucci and shimmering pastel shadows accompanied by charcoal liner at Jill Stuart. Not your thing? Traditional pastels were seen on many a runway as well. Take, for instance, the subtle swipe of pink blush as seen at Reem Acra's, or Marc Jacobs's S/S 17 shows in which models wore nearly no makeup but a soft mint shadow. Case in point: Whichever way you plan to wear pastels, you really can't go wrong.
For the pastel makeup products we're adding to our makeup bags this season, click through the slideshow below.
Purple may seem like an odd choice for a shimmering powder. However, this violet-hued skin perfecter gives a gorgeous glow to just about any skin tone.
Give the graphic liner trend a try with this baby-blue liner that is truly budge-proof.
Now that you've broken out the sandals, why not rock a mint-green pedi?
Here at Byrdie, we are cream shadow connoisseurs, and this lavender-hued shadow is truly spectacular—no creasing, budging, or smudging whatsoever.
While this pink-toned blush from Bobbi Brown may look intense, I promise it's not. When lightly doused on the apples of your cheeks this blush gives off a gorgeous pink-purple glow. Needless to say, I wear it every day.
If you're looking to rock a shimmery blue lid, senior editor Hallie Gould recommends this coconut oil-based shadow from RMS.
Not quite a nude nor a petal pink, this polish is my idea of the perfect everyday nail color.
Highlight your cheeks or color in your lids with Milk Makeup's new all-over face stick that is absolutely glowing.
You've likely gotten the memo that gloss is having a major moment. To tackle two trends at once, wear this pastel lipgloss that not only looks pretty, but it also conditions lips.
The perfect eggshell blue, this polish from Chanel is a must for spring.
You can never go wrong with a pale pink lid. For something a little different, opt for a shimmery shadow like the one above.