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Pastel makeup is one of the prettiest spring trends there is. Nails, cheeks, eyes—we’ve got it down to a science. The one area we still have trouble with? Lips. Here, the trick to getting a perfect pastel pout, every time. 

The Issue: Pastel lipsticks look pretty in the tube but don’t end up translating once applied. (Hello, heavy, chalky disaster.)

The Fix: Opt for a sheer gloss instead. Light and fresh, a lip gloss adds just the right amount of color without overpowering your face.

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Additional Reporting by Abby Hepworth

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