Easter-egg shades are springing up all over, including on lids. Think the look will send you back to 1985? Fear not—today’s eye-shadow formulas are sheer, shimmery, and more wearable than the chalky pastels of the past. For a sophisticated effect, pick one that stands out against your hair color. These pairings pop nicely.
With blond hair, try pale green shadow (shown): Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow #34, $21, sephora.com.
With brown or black hair, try lavender: Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Armelle 32, $12, sephora.com.
With red hair, try soft pink: Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Pale Shell PK 214, $25, shiseido.com.
Tip: Make sure the look says “grown-up elegance,” not “tween queen,” by opting for subtle cheeks and lips. Shades that are close to your natural coloring are best.