It's no surprise that pastel shades are on-trend for spring. However, this year they are getting a reboot and are no longer featuring just on clothing and accessories. Pastel makeup is making a comeback and is taking the beauty world by storm.
This doesn't mean you should start wearing the heavy sky blue eyeshadow that was popular back in the 1990s. Instead, think soft pinks, lilacs, peach and pale green, all of which look fab no matter what your skin tone.
So what are the hottest ways to rock pastel makeup for SS15? Here are some of our favourites:
Smoke it out
Rather than solid pastel shades on your eyes, which can look dated and unflattering, mix your soft pastel colours with darker tones from the same colour family. This will allow you to create a stylish smoky eye effect in different colours, which makes your eyes look bigger and creates a more subtle effect.
This makeup technique means you can get away with pastel shades you might not usually wear, as you can create a more sophisticated look. You'll be able to tailor your eyeshadow to both day and night, making pastels more versatile than you might think.
Line it up
If soft eyeshadows aren't really your thing but you still want to rock the pastel look on your eyes, you might want to consider soft tones of liquid eyeliner. Choosing a liquid eyeliner in your top pastel tone will allow you to wear your favourite style of eyeliner flick but create a different look to the standard black.eyeshadows aren't really your thing but you still want to rock the pastel look on your eyes, you might want to consider soft tones of liquid eyeliner. Choosing a liquid eyeliner in your top pastel tone will allow you to wear your favourite style of eyeliner flick but create a different look to the standard black.
Even using white eyeliner can create a softer look that is stunning for spring and is sure to get you noticed even though it's subtle.
You can also use a pastel liner with your usual black, drawing a line over the top to create a two tone flick that offers a different finish from your standard makeup. This is a great way to experiment with light eyeliners without going for a more obvious finish.
One of our favourite makeup items of the season has to be pastel lipsticks. Ice cream shades may not usually be worn in lipstick form but they look fab and make a statement easily, despite not being a deep colour.
Lilac, lavender, pistachio green and egg yolk yellow are all great choices if you want something more unusual than rosy pinks or standard peach tones. You might think it sounds odd to wear these colours on your lips, but you're sure to be converted after stepping out of your comfort zone.
Team your pastel lipstick with subtle eye makeup and dewy skin to create a soft and flattering look, which will allow your lipstick to stand out perfectly. Whether you're wearing a pastel outfit or mixing your lipstick with a dark outfit, it is a really effective way to rock soft makeup colours.
Get ready to blush
For a standard and soft look that isn't too over-the-top, you might want to try a simple pastel blush. This is great for creating a natural effect while still working with the trend.
Whipped matte blushers or those with a subtle sheen are ideal for contouring your face and highlighting your cheekbones. Both variations create different looks, so be sure to consider what the overall effect of your makeup should be – dewy or matte.
Of course you can also go for easy pastel nails to wear this look, which look great no matter the season. Delicate pastel nails are all the rage and you can easily mix it up by trying some of the great nail effects products that are available on the high street.