What’s a better way to embrace spring than wearing soft and soothing pastel make-up? These fiercely feminine shades look equally good worn on the eyes, cheeks, lips and even hair if you’re playful enough. We’re about to dial it down with an ethereal goddess feel: egg-shell soft hues of baby blues, cotton candy pinks and sunny yellows. Our favourite pastels below are all shoppable – click through to order online!

Also, forget about any misconceptions you have about pastels not suiting darker skins. Our picks are universally appealing and workable.

1. Lilac

The lighter the shade of purple the better it is for that soft delicate look. Make sure the shadow goes all the way up to the brow bone and starts above the crease for a halo effect. Steer clear from colour coordinating with this shade or you’ll look like a 90s throwback. Instead, add a hint of plum mascara on your lashes to make eyes pop with little to no effort.

Try: MAC Classic Cutie R755


2. Pastels for every mood

Not sure which pastel colour to wear this spring? Go for an eyeshadow palette that contains a variety of fun colours that can be worn in summer as well.


3INA The Eyeshadow Palette in 103 R299.95


3. Pink


Clarins Water Lip Stain R300



4. Yellow mellow

Swap your neutrals for a muted shade of yellow. There are two ways to wear this colour: either dab a dot of bright yellow in the inner corner of your eye in place of highlighter or lightly line your lower lids to better define your eyes.

Try: NYX Professional Makeup Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Stfu R99/95



You’re ready to try the pastels trend.