Think pastel makeup is a look best kept in springtime? Think again! When the weather is at its peak hotness, pastel looks still make total sense. Our all-time favorite way to bring this trend back post-Memorial Day? Eyeshadow, for sure. Nothing brightens up a look like a swipe of purple or pink. Other classic and totally worthy applications are on the lips and nails. Combine all three (plus light blush) for the ultimate pastel-perfect summer look. Ahead, our top picks for incorporating a lighter feel into your summer makeup routine.
Channel the 60s in this light blue shadow (with super-easy applicator).
BareMinerals High Shine Eyecolor in Electric, $12 at Beauty.com.
Light Gray Nail Polish
A bit more interesting than the stock red that everyone else will be sporting.
Jin Soon Nail Polish in Kookie White, $18 at Jin Soon.
Pinky/orange lipstick for all-night ragers.
Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in Cosmopop, $18 at Lime Crime.
It'll take some guts to sport this one, but it'll be worth it for sure.
Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in D'Lilac, $18 at Lime Crime.
Don't underestimate the effect of a pink eyeshadow!
Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick in Angel Shimmer, $25 at Beauty.com.
Light pink blush for the win.
NARS Blush in New Order, $30 at Sephora.
Light pink lip color never goes out of style.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Digitalis, $18 at Sephora.
Another light answer to stock summer colors.
RGB Nail Polish in Punch, $18 at RGB.
Light Green Liner
You've mastered inky black eyeliner — now try light green!
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Turquoise, $20 at Beauty.com.
Light purple looks killer on the lids — try it with a light pink glossy lip.
Stila Eye Shadow Compact in Grace, $18 at Beauty.com.
A slightly darker purple for lining your peepers.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Asphyxia, $20 at Sephora.