8 Ways To Test-Drive The Pastel Eyeshadow Trend For Spring

With the world beginning to slowly, safely open back up, we have a newfound appreciation for enjoying spring weather. As such, it's only fitting to recreate full-bloom vibes with our choice of makeup — namely, a rainbow of mood-boosting pastels, which have been trending hard as of late.

Colorful palettes bring the party with bold hues, but pastels deliver on a garden-party mood that feels equal parts playful and modern. Between single shadows and palettes large and small, all things mint, periwinkle, lilac, rose, and more are already budding this year. Ahead, our pick of the best pastel eyeshadows to instantly brighten your day.

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About-Face Daytripper Matte Fluid Eye Paint



If you're looking for intense pigment with a matte AF finish, look no further than Halsey's very own cream shadows, which come in the dreamiest pastel huess.


About-Face Daytripper Matte Fluid Eye Paint, $, available at About-Face

Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette



For a Rihanna-approved take on pastel eyeshadow, we love this six-pan mini palette of gorgeous shimmery shades of cornflower blue, grassy green, and more.

Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette, $, available at Sephora

Colourpop in a trance shadow palette



This affordable Colourpop palette has the buttery, off-the-charts pigmented shades you love, all in an icy cool color scheme.

ColourPop in a trance shadow palette, $, available at ColourPop

Violet Voss Sugar Crystals Eyeshadow Palette



This 18-pan palette has a veritable rainbow of pastels to play with, including a top row of vivid hues to amp things up.

Violet Voss Sugar Crystals Eyeshadow Palette, $, available at Sephora

Milani Gilded Pastel Palette



At under $20, this drugstore palette is one of our top beauty buys for spring. The velvety powders blend like a dream, and the mix of matte and shimmer shades will allow you to create a variety of looks.

Milani Gilded Pastel Eyeshadow Palette, $, available at Amazon

Glossier Lidstar



We love Glossier's shimmery take on sheer eyeshadow in this ethereal lilac shade, Lily.

Glossier Lidstar, $, available at Glossier

Huda Beauty Pastel Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette



In addition to offering lavender and mint colorways, Huda Beauty's range of mini pastel palettes (which feature a mix of shimmer, glitter, and matte shades) are among the coolest ways to test-drive the pretty beauty trend.

Huda Beauty Pastel Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette, $, available at Sephora

Essence Cosmetics Air Eyeshadow Palette



Feel the frost with this cool-toned palette, which clocks in at an affordable $10 on Amazon.

essence cosmetics AIR Eyeshadow Palette, $, available at Amazon

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