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[BEAUTY 101] The Best Pastel Picks for Spring!

Embrace the lighter hues of spring with pretty pastels by working them into your makeup routine. Brighten up your day with our selections of soft sorbet shades.

Bare Minerals Blush in Fruity Cocktail ($19, www.bareescentuals.com)

Start with the basics by selecting a sweet coral blush for an ethereal flush. Don’t be afraid of the bold shade—it will give you a warm, vibrant glow.

Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense #40 ($19, Sephora.com)

The thought of juicy orange lipstick may sound scary in theory, but it's very doable for women of color. Cast away your fears of looking like a clown by choosing the perfect shade. We love Makeup Forever’s shade range, which offers extreme staying power and a moisturizing feel.

Sephora Collection Pastel Pop Eyeshadow Palette ($28, Sephora.com)

Let your eyes in on the pastel action with this flirty palette from Sephora. With eight colors to choose from, it’s the perfect transitional kit to take you from chilly spring days all the way to sultry summer nights. We recommend trying the neutral shades as a base to amp up the color with glitter shades.

MAC Cosmetics Pro Chromagraphic Pencil in Marine Ultra and MAC Cosmetics Pro Chromagraphic Pencil Hi-Def Cyan ($16, maccosmetics.com)

Switch up your makeup game with some colored eyeliner. Our colors of choice are MAC Cosmetics Pro Chromagraphic Pencil in Hi-Def Cyan and MAC Cosmetics Pro Chromagraphic Pencil in Marine Ultra. These colors are the perfect shade of blue to brighten your eyes and give your face that extra pop of color.

O.P.I. Gargantuan Green Grape ($5.60, Amazon.com)

We are loving this polish shade from O.P.I. and we're sure you'll love it too. Embrace the smell of fresh cut grass and take your nails out for a spin in this trendy green color.

—Ashley Okwuosa

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