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If we say pastel, what comes to mind? Chances are Easter eggs and teeny bopper lip gloss are at the front of the list. But now more than ever, there are stunning lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes on the market that allow you to get your pastel fix—but still look like an adult. However if you’re still afraid to adopt pretty pinks and dusty purples into your makeup repertoire, opting for pastel nail polish is a viable alternative. We rounded up six of the prettiest pastel nail colors for spring that are entirely work appropriate.
Formula X #ColorCurators: Ballet Beautiful Edition in Lilac Fairy ($13, sephora.com)
We can’t imagine a more quintessential pastel shade than this delicate lilac. Created in collaboration with Mary Helen Bowers of Ballet Beautiful, this limited-edition dusty purple is what our wannabe-dancer dreams are made of.
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Color in Splish Splash ($20, deborahlippmann.com)
Although this shade might be a bit bold for some, we’re loving this mint-meets-aqua hue. Not only is it great for a springtime mani, but it’s a playful enough shade to transition straight into summer.
Essie Nail Polish in High Class Affair ($9, essie.com)
This flirty shade of peach is soft and subtle, yet bright enough to warrant any #maniMonday Gram. Polish away, my friends!
Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer in Water Baby ($9, morgantaylor.com)
Think you can’t wear blue nail polish past the age of 15? Think again. This delicate baby blue is a perfect option for those craving a bit of pizzazz, while still maintaining office-ready tips;
JIN Soon Nail Polish in Sinopia ($18, jinsoon.com)
Not quite ready to give up your classic red mani? Thankfully you don’t have to with this muted rouge shade. We’re loving this poppy lacquer from JIN Soon for day or night.
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