If you want to keep up with this year’s makeup trends, you’re going to need a few of these gorgeous pastel palettes.
Stay On-Trend With These Gorgeous Pastel Palettes
1. Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills
This limited edition palette was co-created with one of our favorite beauty influencers, Carli Bybel. This highly pigmented palette has 14 shades you won’t want to live without.
We love how it features both matte and shimmery shades, so you can totally use this palette for both work and play!
2. Jawbreaker Palette by Jeffree Star Cosmetics
Neutral palettes are so last year. If you want to stay on-trend, now is the time to go bold with your eyes and the Jawbreaker Palette makes this so easy.
With 24 amazing shades, it’s like having the entire rainbow at your fingertips — and then some. It has many of the classic pastel colors, but Gumdrop, Brain Breeze, Bubble Gum, and Cute are all to die for!
Jeffree Star Cosmetics goes over and beyond by adding crazy bright metallics and shimmers to the mix. So if you’re the kind of girl who believes that there’s no such thing as too much eye shadow, then you should definitely check out this palette.
3. 25L Live in Color Artistry Palette by Morphe
If you want some bang for your buck, Morphe’s 25L Live in Color Artistry Palette offers 25 explosive shades for only $20.00! Morphe’s eyeshadow formulation feels creamy without sacrificing the vivid pigmentation.
It offers lovely pastels shades (Thrive and Culture) in different finishes. The palette also features dark, bold colors that contrast wonderfully with the pastels to create a complete eye look.
The best part of this palette: It draws inspiration from LGBTQ+ heroes and historical events. With this palette, you can be bold and stand proud with all the wonderful activists who helped pave the way for the LGBTQ+ community.
4. Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette by Huda Beauty
Another pastel palette must-have is Huda Beauty’s Mercury Retrograde. It has 18 eyeshadows in both cool and warm tones.
Don’t be deceived by its size, though. The shades are carefully curated so that you can easily come up with different looks for every mood and occasion.
This palette predominantly features shades of pink, copper, purple, and teal. You can stick to a single color look, but don’t be afraid to experiment!
Make your eyes really pop by combining cool and warm tones in one look.
Bonus: You only need a single swipe because they’re crazy pigmented.
5. Sweet Talk Eyeshadow Palette by Colourpop
If you can’t get enough of pinks and peaches, you’ve got to get your hands on Colourpop’s best selling Sweet Talk Eyeshadow. It features 12 beautiful coral shades in four finishes: matte, metallic, pressed glitter, and their signature Super Shock Shadow.
What is Super Shock Shadow? It’s Colourpop’s revolutionary eyeshadow formulation which delivers bold, glittery pigments while maintaining a bouncy texture.
The different finishes in a single palette totally ups your layering game. With the self-adhering glitter toppers, it’s never been this easy to take your look from day to night!
6. Galactic Glow Holographic Palette by Flower Beauty
If you want to achieve an out-of-this-world look, you’ll definitely need a good highlighter—enter Galactic Glow Holographic Palette! It only has four shades, but it’s all you need to create the perfect ethereal look.
Two of the shades are actually highlighters, while the other two are metallic pastel shades. You can use the silver and gold highlighters on your cheekbones, nose bridge, brow bone, cupid’s bow, nose bridge, or inner eye corner.
You can use the soft pink or lavender palettes on their own as an eyeshadow or as highlighter alternatives. You can also layer them in with other shades.
It’s hard to find pastel palettes that can complement most skin tones, but this one does. The holographic pigments provide an amazing color payoff while remaining blendable at the same time.
7. Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette by Fenty
She may be a little biased, but Rihanna swears by her Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter palettes. Can we blame her?
This miraculous line offers long-wearing yet weightless vibrant cream-powders. It comes in three dual-color compacts and two single shade compacts.
Since pastels are the name of the game, try 7 Day Wkd/Poolside. It features two pastel shades in a metallic finish: Orchid and Violet.
Both shades look great on different skin tones. You can use these shades on their own or layer them on top of other bases.
Tip: Sometimes, cream-powders don’t work too well with brushes. So if you feel like your brush isn’t picking up enough of the product, you can use your fingers to apply and blend it in.
8. Free Spirit Palette by Ofra Cosmetics
The Free Spirit Palette is a great starter kit for makeup newbies! In this single palette alone you have:
- Eight eye shadows
- Two blushes
- Two highlighters
- One bronzer
- One face powder
The eyeshadow selection in itself is really versatile! It offers a mix of everyday neutrals, pastels, and bright colors in different finishes.
So if you’re not completely sold on the pastel trend, this is a great way to ease into it. The best thing about this palette: it’s completely refillable.
You can order in a refill for the original shade or try something new. How great is that?
9. High Tides and Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette by Tarte
If you love well-packaged make-up, then you’re going to love Tarte’s High Tides and Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette. This palette draws inspiration from Tarte’s marine life preservation advocacy.
They’re specifically passionate about sea turtle conservation efforts and that’s why the packaging features a turtle swimming. Once you open the palette, you’re greeted by a beautiful color story—you’ve got glitter toppers, mattes, and shimmery shades.
Tarte usually offers neutral-colored palettes, so the pastels and vibrant colors offered in this palette is a welcome change. The shades are so versatile that they can even double up as highlighters, bronzers, and blushes in a pinch.
Watch these pastel spring makeup in this video from Tati:
Some of the biggest beauty trends this year are all about being bold and different (think: colored mascara, Hunter Schafer’s watercolor eyes, or mismatched eyeshadows). So if you want to pull off this year’s trends, you’ll definitely need a pastel palette (or two) in your arsenal!
Do you like using pastel makeup? How do you incorporate pastels in your look? Share your ideas with us in the comments section below.