January 7, 2016 Angela Melero Looks

Makeup Products Inspired By the Pantone Colors of the Year

If you hadn’t already heard, Pantone, world-renowned color trend experts, threw us a curveball with their annual Color of the Year announcement. The market leader proclaimed not one but two colors — Serenity Blue and Rose Quartz — as the reigning shades of 2016. We don’t know about you, but we are head over heels for this pretty blend of cotton candy hues. So, if you’re still clinging to last year’s marsala-inspired looks, it’s time to loosen that grip. To get you on board this color train, we compiled a list of products that are inspired by the Pantone 2016 Colors of the Year. Enjoy!

Pantone Institute Makeup Products

L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Infinite Sky

It’s time to break those fears and pre-existing notions surrounding blue eye shadow! Contrary to popular belief, a sky blue lid is not designated to ’80’s-themed ensembles or your sweet little grandmother. Soft blue shadow, when done right, can lend a lovely ethereal look that’s downright fabulous!

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Obsessed

Sweet pink cheeks are always in style, so a Rose Quartz-colored blush is right up our alley! Dust a little on the apples of your cheeks and blend upward toward your temples so the color is subtle and natural.

NYX Cosmetics Macaron Lippies in Blue Velvet

OK, we know what you’re thinking: “Whaaat?!” We get that this isn’t exactly an everyday kind of shade, but, really, this light blue lipstick can be a fun look for a night out with the girls! And, a fresh new year means switching it up. Make sure you keep the rest of your makeup soft and minimal (neutral eyes and light peach or pink cheeks) to avoid the “clown effect.”

RELATED: How to Make Black and Blue Lipstick Wearable (Really!)

Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Pink Pizazz

If you’re going to stick to any resolutions this year, may we recommend that it be keeping this little lip gloss handy at all times. The soft pink tint gives your lips the perfect boost of color that will literally work with any outfit — whether it’s your fave jeans and T-shirt combo or your go-to cocktail dress.

Essie in Saltwater Happy

Serenity Blue makes quite the flattering statement on nails. A soft blue mani is a great staple for any look and any skin tone. Let’s just call this one a no-brainer.

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in Rose Platinum

We covered blue lids, now it’s time to sing the praises of Rose Quartz. The shimmery light pink eye tint is great for brightening up those peepers. Dab a dot or two of this liquid-based formula on your lids and blend upward with your fingers for a pretty pink sheen. Make sure you get the inner corners of the eyes to really make them pop!

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