From candy-hued eyeshadows to sugary sweet lipsticks – pastels were all over the spring/summer runways.

But forget subtlety, this season’s pastels pack a punch.


At Peter Som’s Spring/Summer 13 show, make-up artist Tom Pecheux blended yellow, orange and greens to create a powerful watercolour effect.

Meanwhile, at Dior, Pat McGrath used an aquamarine theme blending sea foam green and sky blue before topping off with intricate Swarovski crystals.

Fancy recreating the trend? Here are some beauty goodies that will help you get the look.

For a perfectly pale pink pout try Illamasqua Lipstick in Liv or Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Arabesque. And if you’re feeling particularly spring-like, why not check out the flower-inspired Pink Lily and Lilac Rose glosses from Bobbi Brown.

Don’t be afraid to go bold with your pastels this season. Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Aperture and Sky is a nifty palate for creating a azure-inspired look. If you fancy a pop of pink, look out for Dior Chérie Bow Palette which features three sugary-sweet eye shadows, a black liner and a subtle gloss – all in the prettiest of compacts.

This season sees the launch of dozens of gorgeous pastel blushers. Burberry’s Hydrangea Pink blush is perfect for adding a shimmer of petal pink blush. Or why not give your cheeks a peach glow with MAC Powder Blush in Style. Also, look out for Bobbi Brown’s Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick which is ideal for creating a girlish flush. – © Cover Media