6 Pastel Makeup Looks We’re Loving for Summer

July 19, 2021
Alyssa Kaplan
By: Alyssa Kaplan | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

After a long year and half of no-makeup makeup days, many of us are thrilled to be getting creative with our beauty looks again. From neon eyeshadow to monochromatic makeup and more, there are so many makeup trends we’re loving right now. On the top of our list, though, is pastel makeup. Here, we’re sharing all the inspo you need to try it out for yourself.

Low-Maintenance Lime 

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.

Whimsical Watercolors 

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. 

Chic Chartreuse 

This beautiful 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 Multi-Finish Shadow Palette in Electric), and the bright lip is the perfect addition for a color-blocked finish.

Baby Blue

Pops of pastel in the inner corners of the eyes has been trending lately. Put a unique spin on it 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 On Cloud Blue Eyeshadow Palette.

Go Graphic

Opting for graphic eyeliner is not only trending, but it’s also a great way to get ultra-creative with your makeup. Combine two trends in one by creating graphic eyeliner using pastel shades for the ultimate summer makeup look. Pick your favorite pastel shades from the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil lineup. 

Icy Eyes 

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. Create your icy eyeshadow look with the Jones Road Sparkle Wash Liquid Glitter in Ice.

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