Remember those pastel – or I should say, pasty – lipsticks we wore in the ninth grade? We all looked like defective Barbies with our frosty blue eye shadow and pale pink lips. Fortunately, the science behind our makeup has only improved since then, as have the trends! Today’s pastels involve just a glimmer of shimmer, rather than a chalky, unflattering consistency. For an understated and elegant wash of color, see my favorites below…
Burberry Make-Up Lip Glow: Pink reigns supreme when it comes to pastel beauty (you wouldn’t want green lips, would you?), but lavender can be pulled off when it’s just the lightest touch of color. On NET-A-PORTER for $27.
Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Quad: The Summer collection (appropriately titled “New Attitude”) mixes pink with darker shades that are great for lining your pastel-hued lids. To be available at Laura Mercier in April.
Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Color: Since spring is only here according to the calendar – and not according to the weather – a dusting of light pink on the cheeks will help give you the glow you’re missing. At Nordstrom for $31.
Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer: Rose Petal is subtle and sweet. From the decadent gold lid to the perfectly pink lacquer, this little bottle screams spring. At Sephora for $25.