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Punchy pastels: how to rock the hottest summer make-up trend

This season’s take on pastels is to go big and go bold. Clash shades and play with placement but, most of all, let their happy vibe wash all over your face, nails and spirit
Pinch of pastel
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Pinch of pastel

Low on time but want a high-impact look? Try a simple line of colour above the crease lines, as modelled by model and campaigner Nyome Nicholas-Willams.

WE LOVE: Smashbox Always On Cream Shadow in Cerulean*

Pastel perfection
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Pastel perfection

Green and pink are a match made in heaven. Work 60s vibes with a strong eyeliner along the lash and crease lines.

WE LOVE: Sleek Makeup Major Morphosis Eyeshadow Palette*, No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil in Deep Green, and NARS Lipstick in Dominatrix

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Punchy pastels

Think pastels are too washed out? Think again! Add some oomph by combining a lighter and a darker shade.

WE LOVE: MAC Small Eyeshadow in Star ’N’ Rockets and Cobalt*

Playful pastels
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Playful pastels

Why wear one colour when you can wear a rainbow? Gently blend one shade into the next. So much easier than a smoky eye – and so much more joyful!

WE LOVE: NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights

Pastel pinkies
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Pastel pinkies

Looking for standout nails you can do yourself? Dedicate one pastel polish to each finger and show off your mani of utter happiness.

WE LOVE: Essie Nail Lacquer in Salt Water Happy Baby Blue* and Mint Candy Apple each; Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Grape Soda and Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet each; My Mood Nail Polish in Calm

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Looking for the ideal sunglasses?

Whether you’re searching for a wow pair of sunnies to wear on a summer’s day, for your daily exercise, a trip to the beach or on a fancy day out, we’ve got every style you could possibly dream of. You can thank us later!

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100% unretouched. Photography: Rachell Smith. Styling: Anna Woodham. Make-up: Kim Brown. Nails: Michelle Humphrey. Model: Nyome Nicholas-Williams at Nevs Models