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, 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 )