5 Pastel Eyeshadow Palettes to Shop for Spring

Leah Faye Cooper

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Spring. It’s a time for picnics, fresh flowers, and, if you’re like us, pastel eyeshadow palettes. Current offerings from MAC, Buxom and more have us dreaming up eye color looks as we type, and it’s only right that we share these shimmering finds. From a Rubik’s Cube-inspired new release to compact that’ll fit in your pocket, these are our five favorite pastel palettes out right now.

Sephora and Pantone

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Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Eyes Palette ($39, sephora.com)

Drawing inspiration from the 2016 Colors of the Year (rose quartz and serenity) Sephora and Pantone fashioned this palette to include a vibrant mix of matte and shimmer shades. With 24 hues to blend, custom color options are endless.

MAC pastel eyeshadow

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MAC Eyeshadow X 9: Pastel Times Nine ($32, maccosmetics.com)

Offering a veritable spring rainbow of colors, this palette is great for creating soft, daytime looks. Plus, it’s pocket-size, so you can carry it around for midday touch ups.

Lancome pastel palette

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Lancôme My Parisian Pastels Shimmer Cube Eyeshadows and Highlighters Palette ($59, lancome-usa.com)

Lancôme reference the famed Rubik’s Cube when creating this palette, which includes removable multi-use cubes. The splashy colors make for beautiful eyeshadows and highlighters, and blend to create various blush shades.

Dior pastel eyeshadow

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Dior 5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette ($63, dior.com)

The contrasting colors in this limited-edition compact are intended to be layered, with the line, foam and brush applicators making gradated looks a breeze.


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Buxom Pastel Persuasion Eyeshadow Palette ($40, sephora.com)

Each shade in Buxom’s refillable pastel palette is infused with primer to ensure long-lasting stay. The one iridescent color (mint) seamless blends with the five other matte colors and is the perfect highlighter for the inner corners of the eyes.

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