Every year PANTONE comes out with a Color of the Year that drives fashion, makeup and interior design. For 2016 they came out with two colors, Rose Quartz (13-1520) and Serenity (15-3919). Rose Quartz is a very light cool pink and Serenity is a mid tone cool blue, bordering on periwinkle. The two colors together evoke a spring day, the night sky at dusk and numerous other colors together that mix well. These two are definitely complement each other well.
SEPHORA + PANTONE Universe comes out with a makeup collection that has the Color of the Year in cosmetic form. They build an entire collection around this color. This year they came out with two lipsticks, one in Rose Quartz and in in Serenity. Also, they came out with a 24 shade eye shadow palette and a 6 shade lip gloss set. I was able to try put these items and I can share my thoughts with you. I think you will enjoy these shades for spring. Especially the eye shadow palette, pink lipstick and lip gloss set. The blue lipstick can be worn too but it is a little out there.
SEPHORA + PANTONE Universe Modern Watercolors Eyes Palette $39.00
This exclusive palette of 24 shimmer and matte eye shadows includes the two Color of the Year shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity. It has pastels, brights and everything in between. The set comes in a sleek, sophisticated palette. Inspired by the PANTONE Colors of the Year, but open to your own interpretation, this mix of shades invites you to transform this timeless pastel duo from sweetly conventional into 2016’s modern color story. I am very happy with these shadows. They have great pigmentation, little to no fallout and are very blendable. They shadows are fairly creamy for being matte shades and the shimmers are also pretty creamy too.
(above: swatches of the shades in the Modern Watercolors Eyes Palette. The first photo has the first two rows and the second photo has the last two rows)
The set contains the following shades: Bright White, Antique White, Oyster Mushroom, Fruit Dove, Rose Quartz, Mushroom, Coral Haze, Honeydew, Pelican, Pale Mauve, Cascade, Café Crème, Chinois Green, Café au Lait, Lantana, Mellow Yellow, Cedar Wood, Boa, Linden Green, Ash, Citadel, Serenity, Marina.
SEPHORA + PANTONE Universe Modern Watercolors Lip Gloss Set $28.00
This is a set of playful, pastel lip gloss shades that are moisturizing and have a high sheen formula. It includes the two Color of the Year shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity. These lip glosses impart a luxurious shine with a cushiony feel. The beautiful watercolor shades offer high-shine color payoff in a single stroke. The advanced formula features sunflower seed wax and Vitamin E to provide deep hydration and conditioning for a luxurious feel on the lips. The soft, flocked applicator helps to provide the perfect amount of gloss. I am liking these lip gloss shades. I mixed Foxglove and Sunlit Allium together and came up with a beautiful mauve shade that complemented my eyes that day.
The shades in this set include: Cantaloupe, Fox Glove. Rose Quartz, Serenity, Pale Banana, and Sunlit Allium
SEPHORA + PANTONE Universe Color of the Year Layer Lipstick $18.00
This is a rich and velvety, ultra hydrating lipstick that delivers a dramatic punch of color to the lips. It has a high coverage, pigment-loaded pop of color that catches the eye with the exclusive Color of the Year shade in Rose Quartz. This is not your normal sheer shade of lipstick. Breaking the monotony of normal pastels, it goes bold with a high-coverage pastel pink that is meant to layer and be mixed with other shades. A high concentration of ultra thin pigments incorporated into a rich blend of emollient oils and waxes offers a radically intense, satiny finish on the lips. This color looks good alone or mixed with other colors. Personally, alone I think it reminds me of the 1960’s. Very cute.
SEPHORA + PANTONE Universe Color of the Year Matte Lipstick $18.00
This is a modern lipstick that dresses up the lips with a bold color, bold coverage and an unmistakable attitude. It gives high-coverage with pigment-loaded pop of color that catches the eye. The exclusive Color of the Year in Serenity shade. No more sheer pastels here, go bold with a high coverage light blue meant to layer and be mixed with other shades. A high concentration of ultra-thin pigments incorporated into a rich blend of emollient oils and waxes offers a radically intense, satiny finish on the lips. This is meant to be mixed with other colors. Alone it does not make me look well. Below I am just wearing it alone so you can see how it looks on. It looks better if it is mixed with another lipstick shade. It looks nice when it is mixed with the Rose Quartz shade. Especiallly when they are made to look ombre.
(above: swatches of the Modern Watercolors Lip Gloss Set and the Rose Quartz and Serenity Lipsticks)
Here are some photos with looks that I have done. These were done with the Modern Watercolors Eyes Palette, the Modern Watercolors Lip Gloss Set and the Rose Quartz and Serenity lipsticks:
(Wearing Modern Watercolors Eyes Palette in all photos. In first two photos I am wearing Foxglove and Sunlit Allium lip glosses mixed together. In second two photos below that I am wearing Rose Quartz lipstick to show what it looks like on. I love the Rose Quartz lipstick, it looks great on. In the two photos below that I am wearing Serenity lipstick to show what it looks like. Personally, I find that it DOES NOT make me look good)
Here is a photo of the two lipsticks (13-1520 Rose Quartz and 15-3919 Serenity) mixed together for more of an ombre effect, when mixed together the two form more of a light lilac shade, the two mixed together look very nice:
This is what PANTONE predicts will be the color palette fro the coming year. All color tones in interior design, fashion and makeup will be based upon these two colors, with other colors spinning off of these. What is nice is that these two colors do complement each other beautifully. When mixed together they look like the sky at dusk. I think that it is nice to go toward the pastel direction every once in a while. Mix things up, shake and stir. I feel lucky that I can wear these colors. The blue lipstick in Serenity is a little out there but when mixed with something else it is wearable. It is meant to be layered not worn alone.
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