3 Editors Tried the "Clean Color" Pastel Makeup Trend, and They're Never Going Back to Basics

3 Editors Tried the “Clean Color” Pastel Makeup Trend, and They’re Never Going Back to Basics

Somewhere across the hallway, behind closed doors at Runway magazine, Miranda Priestly would be saying: “Pastels for Spring? Groundbreaking.” But save the pursing of your lip, would you, because this season’s biggest makeup trend isn’t at all like the others you’ve seen before. It’s pastel — with a “clean color” twist.

What does that mean, exactly? Well, instead of going full throttle with an Easter egg hue on your eyelids, you pair simple or neutral-looking skin and lips with strategically placed pops of pastel color “on in the inner corners of the eye, the brow bone, as a soft liner — wherever you want to experiment,” said Huda Kattan, beauty influencer and founder of her eponymous line Huda Beauty. Fittingly, she launched the perfect product to help us do it: the Pastel Mini Obsessions Palette ($29), which is available on on ShopHudaBeauty.com on March 1, then at retailers both online on March 13 and in-store March 27.

Oh, you think this has nothing to do with you? Don’t worry, we won’t start with the whole cerulean speech thing until after you see how NYC-based makeup artist José Rivera created Spring’s coolest makeup trend on three different editors. Check out the before-and-afters ahead. That’s all.

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