Celebs Soften Up in Pretty Pastels

When you think Spring, you think flowers, picnics, Easter dresses...and pastel everything! Accordingly, Hollywood's hottest starlets have been hitting red carpets wearing the prettiest pastel hues, like ballet slipper pink lipgloss, muted teal liner and lavender eyeshadow (and sometimes, everything all at once!). Here, we rounded up images of our favorite celebs in soft, pretty, Impressionist-inspired makeup shades.
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 22, 2010

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When you think Spring, you think flowers, picnics, Easter dresses…and pastel everything! Accordingly, Hollywood’s hottest starlets have been hitting red carpets wearing the prettiest pastel hues, like ballet slipper pink lipgloss, muted teal liner and lavender eyeshadow (and sometimes, everything all at once!). Here, we rounded up images of our favorite celebs in soft, pretty, Impressionist-inspired makeup shades.

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“Dreamgirls” star Syesha Mercado is radiant in sheer, cherry-hued cheeks, pale pink lips and a super-deep purple smokey eye.

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Ashanti is all things “spring” with her coral eyeshadow, poppy-hued cream blush and strawberry lipstick.

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Proving that less truly is more, Serena Williams looks breathtaking in subdued, subtle makeup. We love her light lavender eye shadow and sheer pink gloss.

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At Derek Lam’s Spring 2010 runway show, he sent models down the runway rocking a riot of pastel, ’80s-inspired eyeshadow paired with watermelon-slicked gloss.

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At the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, singer Letoya Luckett looked fresh as a daisy in pale, petal-pink lipstick and eyeshadow.

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In a wash of orchid-hued eyeshadow and pouty, krosy gloss, Selita Ebanks looks like Spring, personified!

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Solange Knowles balances out her sweet pink lips with a bold, khol-rimmed eye.

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Taraji P. Henson goes for a barely-there moment with a whisper-soft wash of rose on lids, cheeks and lips.

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Chanel Iman pairs her pastel purple smokey eyes with a completely bare face.