In a perplexing twist in the world of color, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Pantone—for the very first time—has released not one, but TWO colors of the year for 2016.
The pastel duo, which go by the official names of Rose Quartz (a dusty pink) and Serenity (a light blue that almost borders on periwinkle), are reminiscent of the “baby” pairing of pink and blue—yet pretty enough to pull off some very sophisticated styles. To get you started, here are some of our favorite makeup picks (yes, you can successfully wear the blue!) for incorporating the colors into your look.
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This luxe, vitamin-enriched shadow gives a splash of sophisticated blue-gray color that looks modern and sleek.
Long-wear, high-shine and 5-free, this semi-sheer powder pink delivers a modern—yet feminine—mani.
The soft, creamy hue of this long-lasting, nontoxic nail polish provides major color payoff and mega shine.
Coined “patent leather for your lips,” this nonsticky gloss offers the pretty pinkish-ruby shade in a semi-sheer formula.
Sure this “soft”
pale-blue shade is bold, but it can be worn somewhat conservatively when you
apply the thin marker-like liner to your top lash line (start at the innermost
corner and work your way out, hugging the line). It glides on smooth, stays all
day and doesn’t smudge, so it gives a clean look—even if you tend to be less
adventurous with your eye makeup.
This magical, easy-to-use multitasker can be applied to your lid or lash line to create a ton of eye-defining options.
Another modern blue eye color shade (this time as a loose powder), this light-as-air texture creates creamy opaque color.
Shimmery and silky, this fast-drying, crease-resistant liquid shadow is perfect for upping up your holiday look when worn alone or layered on top of another color.
Suitable as a highlighter or lip color, or for a pop on your cheeks, this soft shimmery balm delivers the perfect amount of believable glow.
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