January 12, 2016 Angela Melero Looks

2 Ways to Wear Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue

Blue and pink makeup may sound a bit clownish, but rest assured, they can look fabulous if you pick the right shades. Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year — Serenity Blue and Rose Quartz — are actually a great makeup duo as they can be softened or intensified as needed to suit the look you’re going for. Check out two ways to rock this year’s hottest colors! 

Pantone 2016 Colors of the Year

Look #1: Blue Lids, Pink Lips, Pink Cheeks 

Step 1: Prime the eye area and apply a light blue shadow (try The Body Shop Color Brush Wet & Dry Eye Shadow Palette in Boyfriend Jeans) all over your lids, and up to the crease. Use a fluffy shadow brush to buff out the edges, so the color is blended well. Apply the light blue shadow along the lower lash line for a smoky look. Add a swipe of highlighter to the brow bone and blend it in with shadow brush or your finger.

Step 2: Take a rose-colored cream or liquid blush (like YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush in Rose Hedoniste) and apply a few dots along the cheekbones. Blend the color well with your fingers or makeup sponge, so that there’s a subtle hint of pink on the cheeks.

Step 3: Finish off the look by lining the lips with a light pink lip liner. Fill them in with the same shade and top it all off with a light pink gloss (try Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Tickled Pink).

Look #2: Pink Lids, Pink Cheeks, Blue Lips

Step 1: Begin with primer and then dust a light pink shadow all over the lids and along the lower lash line. Make sure the shade is a bit more natural looking, with a peachy undertone to it (try NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Pink Cloud). Since you’re doing a bold lip, it’s best to keep the eye subtle and soft. Follow this pink makeup tutorial for application tips!

Step 2: Dust a light pink blush on the apples of the cheeks and blend it out with a fluffy blush brush.  

Step 3: Prime lips with a light layer of concealer to intensify the lipstick color. Then, line them with an invisible liner to avoid bleeding. Grab a light blue lipstick (like NYX Macaron Lippie in Blue Velvet) and fill in the lips completely for a blue pout that stands out!



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