Watercolor Eyeshadow Is Hands-Down Summer’s Prettiest Makeup Trend

Prepare for the hottest summer yet.

by Natasha Marsh
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Pastel eye makeup is the perfect complement to glowy, healthy summer skin. The colors can be sheer or bold, and really enhance the natural glow of the face. Plus, it can be a fun way to accentuate your favorite poolside wardrobe. Ahead, eight fun pastel eye makeup ideas to try for the ultimate hot girl summer.@sourandnasty
Over The Rainbow

When you can’t decide on one hue, pack on pastel shades of yellow, green, orange, pink, and purple. Start by layering it on the crease for a smashing rainbow band of colors.

Dipped In Lilac

Not ready to go full pastel all over the lid? Add in pops of lavender to the inner corner of your eyes and pair with a neutral lip color and brow wax for the perfect no-makeup-makeup summer look.

Watercolor Magic

Romantic summer makeup will be all the rage this season with watercolor looks leading the trend. This one is best achievable at home with either a pastel shadow stick or multi-colored palette for easy blending.

Lively Limeade

Hop on the green trend with one single swipe of lime all over the eye. For even more of a glowing look, blend out the edges with a fluffy eyeshadow brush.

Sunny Rose

Pink eye makeup is still trending, but a rose gold hue looks especially pretty and summery when paired with a fairy dust of yellow in the inner corner. Match the sun’s rays with this golden, natural look.

Peri Purple Blooms

A couple shades brighter than periwinkle, the Pantone color of the year, this vibrant purple tone is reminiscent of the fresh lavender that blooms in the summer.

Golden Hour

Do you typically find your best light when the sun goes down? Now you can channel the same golden hour on your eyes. This golden shade is subtle with a mix of creamsicle orange and yellows to capture the endless summer spirit.

Blue Haze

Pops of pastel in the inner corner of the eyes has been trending, but this baby blue look sees it cover a bit more of the lid for greater impact. Bonus: It helps make the eyes look bigger and brighter.


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