7 Pastels Your Springtime Beauty Regimen Needs
From beautiful blooms to floral dresses, spring is the season for pastels. As the weather warms, it’s time to break out those light hues and have some fun with color. Kinder Beauty has put together a list of seven bright and beautiful pastel cosmetics we adore—from luscious pink lipstick to refreshing mint green eyeshadow—to brighten up faces and celebrate springtime.
1. Pretty in Pink
Hush + Dotti offers perfectly pink pouts with their Organic Lipstick in Deenie, a sheer pastel shade that not only delivers highly pigmented colors, but is crafted from natural, toxin-free, skin-nourishing ingredients including avocado oil and mango butter. This luscious lipstick is available in matte or shimmer formulations to match your mood.
2. Springtime celebration
Brelon Essentials brings the vibrant colors of spring to its Hidden Gem Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette, with fabulous shades including the pale-turquoise Aquanetta, that conjures serious ocean vibes. Now that the sun is shining, go ahead and be bold! You can decorate your eyelids in the spirit of spring flowers and rainbows. The gray days of winter are (finally) behind us, so why not flaunt some color?
3. Glamorous green
Concrete Minerals’ eyeshadow in Detox is a glorious minty pastel green with a bit of silver sparkle that shimmers in the spring sunlight. Add it to a natural makeup look for a touch of color, or make eyes pop by pairing it with black liquid eyeliner for gorgeous contrast. Green is the color of spring, for sure, but this striking shade will brighten your makeup palette year-round.
4. Bliss out
When we play with pastels we can go subtle or technicolor, and Au Naturale’s sheer and smooth Creme de la Creme eye shadow in Bliss can be used to achieve either look. The delicate pink shadow offers subtle shimmer, while adding just a touch of color. Wear it solo for a natural look or combine it with other pigment-rich pastels to maximize your springtime color quotient.
5. Pop of pastel
Make your lips the center of attention with a pastel peachy lipstick like Zuzu Luxe Matte Luxe Lip in Lollipop. This highly pigmented, long-lasting lipstick captures the spirit of spring. The luscious liquid formulation is enriched with jojoba seed oil, sea fennel, and flower extracts, and won’t dry out lips.
6. Really rosy
For those of us who spent most of winter hidden inside, Athr Beauty’s Crystal Charged Cheek Palette in Rose Quartz offers a trio of pinks to brighten faces and perk up cheeks. These rose quartz-infused shades can be applied lightly, for just a hint of color, or built-up for a more intense effect. The warm hues were created with yummy all-natural ingredients including organic rosehip oil, which boosts collagen and reduces inflammation; jojoba seed oil, which has anti-inflammatory properties; and Indian sappanwood bark extract, which contains antioxidants.
7. Lovely lavender
Hush + Dotti’s Organic Eye Shadow in Billie is the stuff that fairytales are made of. This delicate pastel purple lands somewhere between subtle and bright, and is heavy on the ‘70s TV star vibes, in all the best ways. You don’t need any other shades of shadow to complete the look. Just add a light coat of black mascara before you head out to the disco.
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Maya Gottfried is the author of books for children and adults, including Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary and Vegan Love: Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty-Free Gal.