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. I’m even looking into a bonnet. Preferably one with some sort of giant flower festoonment or possibly a live rabbit on top. (Or both.)
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.
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, drugstores)
Stila Custom Color Blush in Coral—With just the teensiest touch of shimmer, this sweet coral blush is universally flattering. ($20, Stilacosmetics.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)