Gorgeous Pastel Eyeshadow Looks You Need To Try Out
Everyone’s heard of or has probably tried the smoky eye look. Dark eyeshadow looks seem to be the go-to for many as suit almost every occasion. But, have you ever thought of trying pastel eyeshadow? Yes, it may not be the most conventional eye look but in recent years, the pastel look has become increasingly popular. In this article, we’ll break down some of our favorite pastel eyeshadows that you definitely should try. Keep reading to find out more!
Pretty Pastel Accents
If you’re hesitant about going for a full pastel eye look, why not try pastel accents? We recommended picking a brighter or neon pastel shade and applying it in a thin line along the crease. Not only does this style look super chic, but it also gives a modern twist on the traditional method of applying eyeshadow. If you want to make your pastel eyeshadow pop, try wearing a matching colored top!
Lilac and Lavender Love
There’s just something about purple eyeshadow that elevates any look. Purple also looks super flattering on all skin tones so if you’re looking to switch up your eye look, try using some lilac and lavender eyeshadow! Apply the lighter shade to the inner corners of your eye, and the darker shade to the outer corners. Once you’ve blended them out, you’ll be left with a gorgeous pastel purple smokey eye.
The Inner Corners Have It
This look is great for those who prefer a darker smokey eye but still want to add a pop of color. Once you’re done with your usual smokey eye routine, take some pastel eye shadow and apply it to the inner corners of your eye. Finish off with some eyeliner and mascara and you’re good to go! This makeup look transitions seamlessly from day to night. So, if you have plans for the entire day, you don’t have to worry about redoing your makeup at all!
If you’re into bolder, brighter looks, you should definitely try this next look. Pick a neon lime eyeshadow and use it as your base. Then, pick a pastel green and apply it along your upper eyelid, like how you would apply eyeliner. Everything about this look screams fierce and chic, and we’re totally here for it.
More Pink, Please
When in doubt, go for pink! Pink is a universally flattering eyeshadow color so of course, we had to include it in our list. Go for a monochromatic look by picking your favorite shade of pastel pink. If you’d like, apply some pearl eyeshadow to your inner corners. If not, simply finish the look by putting on some eyeliner and mascara.
The ‘Cozy Mauve’ palette in this collection is one to buy, with its highly pigmented pink shimmers that are perfect for your eyelids, inner corners, and even cupid’s bow!
We’re obsessed with this next look and you’ll soon see why. The combination of pastel green, blue and purple makes for a jaw-dropping ethereal look that makes you look like you’ve just stepped out of a fairy tale. This look works perfectly for spring but of course, feel free to wear it whenever you like.
Choose from hyper-pigmented pops of bright mint, lavender and peach in silky mattes and shimmers to create the ideal unicorn look that will make your eyes shine.
Hot Pink Pursuit
Another pastel look you should try out is this dual-color pink and purple eyeshadow. Start by applying the darker shade to your eyelid. Then, take the lighter shade and line your lower waterline and lashline. This eyeshadow look will certainly make your eyes pop and work great if you choose to wear muted tones.
With each color infused and inspired by cherries, this is a hyper-pigmented palette with soft mattes, sparkly shimmers, and pearl pigments that glide on your eyelids smoothly.
We have to admit that yellow isn’t our go-to color for eyeshadow. But, this pastel pink and yellow look is enough to convenience us otherwise. Blend different shades of pastel yellow to create your desired hue and apply it all over your lid. Apply some to your lower eyelid as well. Then, choose a pastel pink shade and blend it into the creases of your eyes to add some depth and dimension. This look looks especially good if you apply some highlighter and matching pink blush on your cheeks.
Sweet Tropical Starburst
If you’re into experimenting with different colors, try out this pastel green and orange eyeshadow look. The combination of these colors gives off a tropical, summery vibe. One thing to note is that you’d want to apply some eyeshadow primer before applying the eyeshadow. These two colors are rather faint so to intensify them, you’d want to apply a base first.
We love purple eyeshadow as evident from this being our fourth look that uses pastel purple eyeshadow. Combine various shades of purple, from soft muted lilac to bright fuchsia to create a gorgeous vivid purple eye look. We recommend pairing this eyeshadow with a blush lip color to bring out the vividness of the different shades.
Achieve blossoming eye looks with these pastel petal purple, pink, and nude. Packed with shimmer and smooth matte finishes, it is everything you need to make your eyes stand out!
60s Mod Pastel
Try recreating this 60s monochromatic eye look by choosing your favorite pastel color and applying it all over your lids. We recommend yellow, mint, or pink but of course, feel free to pick whatever color you fancy. We find that winged eyeliner and a nude pink lip work best for this look.
Baby Blue Hues
This next eyeshadow look is probably one of our favorites as it’s super simple yet cute. Choose a pastel blue shade and apply it to the inner corners of your eyes. Blend it down and apply it to your lower lash line as well to add some dimension to the look. Lastly, blend some of the eyeshadow into your crease and finish off with a little bit of mascara.
Combine pastel blue and violet to create this magical, dreamy look. Apply one color, it doesn’t matter which one, to the inner corners of your eyelid. Then, take the other shade and apply it to the outer half of your eyes. Finish off the look with winged eyeliner and mascara.
So there you have it! Our favorite pastel eyeshadow looks. When it comes to pastel eyeshadow, the sky’s the limit! Don’t be afraid to try out different combinations of colors that haven’t been listed in this article. After all, makeup is all about expressing yourself! For those of you who’ve yet to try pastel eyeshadow, we hope that we’ve inspired you to recreate some of the looks mentioned above!
|1||Etude House #Milky New Year |
In the shade of ‘Blueberry Milk’. This 9 pan palette has creamy, milky lavender and light pink and brown shimmers to create a soft look.
|2||LUNA Tone Crush Eyeshadow Palette |
The ‘Cozy Mauve’ palette in this collection is one to buy, with its highly pigmented pink shimmers that are perfect for your eyelids.
|3||Milani Cosmetics Gilded Pastel Eyeshadow Palette|
Choose from hyper-pigmented pops of bright mint, lavender and peach in silky mattes and shimmers to create the ideal unicorn look.
|4||wet n wild My Cherry Amour 9 Pan Shadow Palette|
With each colour infused and inspired by cherries, this is a hyper-pigmented palette with soft mattes and sparkly shimmers.
|5||BH Cosmetics Flower Power Shadow Palette|
Packed with shimmer and smooth matte finishes in pink, purple, and nude, this palette everything you need to make your eyes stand out.