Spring has sprung. The weather is starting to warm up and we can just see the sun starting to poke out. You’ve ditched your thick wool coat for a lighter mac and you no longer have to accessorise with gloves a hat and a thick scarf. It’s also time to update your beauty look. The winter is all about darker, subdued colours, but Spring is all about cheerful pastels. You’re probably already admiring all of the macaron-colored pastel nail varnishes hitting the shelves, but you should also be looking at the pastel eyeshadows. Pastel shadows aren’t dated or unflattering. Modern pastel eyeshadows give you a soft wash of colour that adds a sweet touch to your makeup look. Here are some of the best options:
Sleek Makeup iDivine Eyeshadow in Garden of Eden
Are you a girl who likes variety? Then you will love this palette. It contains 12 soft shadows that you can mix and match to create a variety of stunning looks.
Priced at £7.99
L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Mono Shadow in Blue Jean 404
You love to have blue jeans in your closet, so why not add some to your beauty look? This soft blue eyeshadow is a blend of pigments and mixed pearlescents for good colour payoff. Start off by wearing it on the inner corners of the eyes for a wide awake look.
Priced at £5.49
Bourjois Colorband Shadow Crayon in Mauve Baroque
There’s no need for fussy brushes with this shadow crayon. Apply the pencil applicator directly to your peepers. It is skinny enough to use as a liner, or you can colour in your entire lid with it.
Priced at £5.99
NYX Prismatic Eye Shadow in Jaded
Green shadow is something that is often overlooked. It shouldn’t be. This multifaceted, soft green shadow will brighten up your peepers.
Priced at £5.00
Maybelline Diamond Glow Quad in Purple Drama
Take your pastels into evening with this quad. The creamy shadows are packed with gem-like sparkles. If you’re hesitant about the soft shades, mix then in with the darker ones.
Priced at £6.99
Maybelline EyeStudio 24Hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow in Pink Nude
If you do not like lighter eyeshadows because they tend to fade quickly, this one will change your mind. Once it is on, it isn’t going anywhere. This shade is a good midpoint between a neutral and a sugary pastel.
Priced at £4.99
Topshop Everything Stick in Naïve
You’re probably thinking, ‘Pink on my eyes, really?’ Don’t worry, it will not look like you have pink eye. The long-wearing stick is a flattering dusty pink colour. You can also use it on your cheeks and lips for a romantic monochromatic look.
Priced at £10.00
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eyeshadow in 224 Peach/Pink
Dip your finger into this pot and lightly apply it all over your eye. The result? A pretty peachy pink look. Try saying that five times fast.
Priced at £22.00
Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Lavender Lust
Everything about this quad is luxurious from the packaging to the shadows. Use the four eyeshadows to great a soft smokey eye. The hint of lavender might back you forget all about your go-to black shadow.
Priced at £64.00
MAC Eyeshadow in Aquadisiac
This aqua shadow will bring out any eye colour. Blue shadow was also one of the most popular makeup looks at the Spring 2016 shows, so tick off two trends with one look.
Priced at £13.00
Remember: Do not let the shadow in its packaging intimidate you. What it looks like there can be totally different on your eyes. Try a bit and you will be pleasantly surprised. Promise.