6 Pastel Makeup Looks to Try This Summer

July 28, 2022
Alyssa Kaplan
By: Alyssa Kaplan | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
person wearing pastel blue eyeshadow

From neon eyeshadow to face gems and more, there are so many makeup trends we’re loving right now. On the top of our list, though, is pastel makeup looks — think eyelids accented with washes of baby blue eyeshadow, inner corners traced with slightly shimmery lavender liner and lots of pale pink blush.

Inspired to add a pop of pastel to your life? Here, we’re sharing all the inspo you need to try out the trend for yourself.

Pastel Green Makeup Look

If simple looks are your go-to, you can sport the pastel eyeshadow trend by using a single shade. Try out this look by swiping the Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeshadow in Freak on your lids and blending out the edges with a fluffy eyeshadow brush.

Pastel Watercolor Makeup Look

Summer makeup looks don’t always have to be fiery. This watercolor eyeshadow look is a stunning take on romantic summer makeup. The NUDESTIX Heaven & Earth 7 Piece Kit features the perfect pastel shadow sticks to recreate this look.

Pastel Yellow Makeup Look

This beautiful pastel makeup look is equal parts editorial and wearable. The pop of blue eyeliner adds just the right amount of contrast to the chartreuse eyeshadow (try the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Color Palette in Brights), and the bright lip is the perfect addition for a color-blocked finish.

Pastel Blue Makeup Look

Pops of pastel in the inner corners of the eyes are trending. Put a unique spin on the look by blending out the inner corner eyeshadow so it covers a bit more lid space and makes a greater impact. This baby blue shade combined with the smoked-out inner corner technique makes the eyes look bigger and brighter. Get the look with the ColourPop Blue Moon Eyeshadow Palette.

Graphic Pastel Makeup Look

Opting for graphic eyeliner is not only on-trend, it’s a great way to get ultra-creative with your makeup. For the ultimate summer makeup look, try creating graphic eyeliner using pastel shades. We recommend the pastels from the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil lineup.

Icy Pastel Makeup Look

If playing with color is a bit outside of your comfort zone, dip your toes into the pastel makeup trend by sporting an icy silver shade with subtle hints of blue. It’s still light and bright without being bold — and it gives off a major Y2K vibe, too. Create your icy eyeshadow look with the Dear Dahlia Paradise Shine Eye Sequins in Actress or the Valentino Beauty Dreamdust Glitter Eyeshadow in Skydust.

Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn

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