2021 is the year of comebacks! We’ve spotted a lot of beauty trends from the 80s and 90s making a comeback this year, of course with a modern and glamorous touch to it. If you thought brown lipsticks and fluffy brows are the only two trends to have re-emerged from a few decades ago, here’s one more — pastel eyeshadow.

We saw pastel eyeliner and pastel nail colours; now it's time to embrace pastel eyeshadow looks because, after all, eyes are still the only feature we can highlight while wearing a mask. So give your nude eyeshadow palette a break and add some pastels hues to the cart because you’d be needing them to create the looks below.

 

01. Pretty in pink

01. Pretty in pink

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A beautiful bubblegum pink eyeshadow shade blended all over your lids is one of the easiest ways to embrace this trend. Wear nude or bright red lipstick, and as far as your eye makeup is on-point, that’s the only thing people are going to notice. Layer the product at least 2-3 times to make the colours pop.

 

02. Two-toned look

02. Two-toned look

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If you have aced beginner level eye makeup looks and are now moving towards slightly challenging ones, here’s a two-toned look you can give a try. Pick two contrasting pastel shades from your palette for this. Apply one on the inner corner and lower eyelid, and blend the other one on the rest of your eyelid.

 

03. Candy pink with graphic liner

03. Candy pink with graphic liner

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Graphic eyeliner never goes out of style, and here’s a gorgeous way to incorporate the two trends in one. Create a graphic eyeliner with black or coloured eyeliner and fill it in with a pastel eyeshadow shade to get this look. Swipe on a few coats of mascara to add drama to the look.

 

04. Pop of yellow

04. Pop of yellow

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Nothing makes your eyes pop better than a yellow eyeshadow. We love yellow nail paints and eyeliners and the way they completely transform a look. Pick any base colour of your choice and add a pop of pastel yellow eyeshadow on it to make it look gorgeous. Draw a stunning cat eye to take the look a notch higher.

 

05. Lilac with a bold look

05. Lilac with a bold look

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When it comes to pastel shades, you think of pretty and soft makeup looks. But here’s something we never saw coming, a pretty lilac eyeshadow with a goth look. If you like bold or gothic makeup looks, here’s how you can incorporate the trend into your look.

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