We have seen the future of makeup—and it’s pastel. Late last week, Pantone announced that the official colors of 2016 are Rose Quartz (pale pink) and Serenity (periwinkle blue), a combination meant to evoke relaxation, and the merging of order with tranquility. We don’t know about you, but we could definitely do with some more of that in our lives.
While we wait for Pantone’s official Rose Quartz/Serenity makeup collab with Sephora (we’re talking some amazing matte lipsticks, glosses and eyeshadows in every shade of pastel), we’ve rounded up 7 ways for you to incorporate these gorgeous colors in your makeup routine—right now.
1. For your pedicure: Essie Nail Polish in Lapis of Luxury ($8.50, Essie).
The perfect serene shade, this gorgeous pale blue nail polish is a brilliant way to add some blue to your look in a subtle way. Bonus: this shade looks as good with your chunky winter sweaters as it will with your spring wardrobe.
2. For your mani: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Pinky Promise ($9.49, Drugstore).
This relaxing rose is the perfect pink: vibrant but not overpowering, appropriate for work yet still fun for the weekend.
4. For your cheeks: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Rose Petal ($7.99, Ulta).
Pale pink blush can be a difficult color to wear, so stick with a sheer cream shade with a slight golden tint to give your cheeks a flattering, rosy glow.
5. For your eyelids: Stila Jewel Eye Shadow in Blue Sapphire ($20, Sephora)
These eyeshadows are a little bit of magic, and this color is truly beautiful. Use dry for a subtle wash of grey-toned blue that enhances any eye color, or dampen your shadow brush for a more intense, super-sparkly effect.
6. For your lashline: Sephora Collection Wink-It Felt Liner in Baby Blues ($14, Sephora).
These liquid liners are so easy to use, even a cat eye novice will get the perfect flick—and baby blue is a genuinely beautiful periwinkle shade that brings a touch of the ’60s to your look. Keep your line thin for a hint of serenity, or thicken it up for a major mod look.
7. For your lips: Stila Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss in Rose Quartz ($10, Stila).
How could we go past this gorgeously sparkly lip color that actually shares a name with one of the colors of the year? We’re obsessed with this slightly sparkly warm-toned pink; the fact that it’s not sticky in the least makes it even more appealing.
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