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Easter-Perfect Pastels: Spring Makeup We Love

I love Easter. LOVE it. I wait for it year-round. My affection for the holiday is mostly candy-related (helloo, Cadbury Crème Eggs!), but these few weeks in early spring also make me want to deck myself out in the girliest, frilliest, pastel-iest makeup possible.

The tricky thing about wearing pastel makeup is keeping it modern and edgy, not little-girlish or nursing home-esque. These products are pastel, but still retain a bit of bite. They’re how grown-up ladies trick themselves out like Easter eggs. Besides stuffing my face with chocolate, here’s how I’m celebrating spring’s promise of renewal.

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer in Love Song—This gorgeous and grown-up periwinkle is part of the brand's collab with Disney royalty Selena Gomez. ($6.67, drugstore.com)
 
L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Infinite Sky—This shadow lasts for a full twenty-four hours without primer. The addition of subtle shimmer kicks this baby blue up a notch. ($8, Ulta)
 
Stila Custom Color Blush in Coral—With just the teensiest touch of shimmer, this sweet coral blush is universally flattering. ($20, Ulta.com)
 
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in 18 Purple—At Easter time, you can’t go wrong with a bold lavender. Aqua Cream’s silky formulation spreads easily on lids. ($22, Sephora)
 
Benefit Full-Finish Lipstick in Mod Squad—Perfect for this season’s ’60s-inspired fashions, this creamy full-coverage shell pink will make you want to go-go get your egg hunt on. ($18, Benefitcosmetics.com)

 

Allison Ford

Allison is a writer and editor who specializes in beauty, style, entertainment, and pop culture. She was part of the editorial team at DivineCaroline (now More.com) for more than three years. She loves makeup, sparkly accessories, giraffes, brunch, Matt Damon, New York City, and ice cream.

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