Beauty junkies, rejoice! Once again, our favorite make-up haven and the ultimate color authority collaborate to bring us a bold, new palette of modern water colors. Inviting us to (colorfully) break rules, Sephora + Pantone Universe 2016 launched an exclusive line of cosmetics highlighting the Pantone Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity.
Rose Quartz, a powder pink shade, is described to be “a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure,” by Pantone Color Institute Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman. She added that Serenity, on the other hand, a pale light blue hue, is “weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”
It’s pretty cool because for the first time, Pantone dawned two shades to be the color of the year. What’s cooler though, is the reason behind it: the combination of the colors beg to deviate from the its’ stereotypical connotations, giving the everyone the freedom to use colors to express with no holds barred. While the gradient transition from the warm Rose Quartz tone to the cool shade of Serenity symbolize connection, wellness and tranquility found in the state of order and peace.
These colors tell a story that depict a sense of innocence and expressionism which is translated into an awesome array of cosmetics available for both the eyes and lips, hence, the Sephora + Pantone Universe 2016 collection. (Ta-daa!) It definitely encourages us to push boundaries with a bold beauty statement but, mostly, it empowers us to use completely conventional hues in completely unconventional ways. It’s a pretty amazing collection— how about we go through the products blow by blow, shall we?
Color of the Year Layer Lipstick – Rose Quartz
Leave the sweet talking to this Color of the Year Layer Lipstick in Rose Quartz! This high-coverage pastel pink will definitely give your puckers the right amount of sweet. Meant to be layered and mixed with other hues, this pigment-loaded stick will leave you with a really bold finish on your lips!
Color of the Year Matte Lipstick – Serenity
Pucker up ‘em lips for this intense, satiny blue lipstick! Admittedly, a quite daring shade to sport but the Color of the Year Matte Lipstick in Serenity will make the risk well-worth it by adding that extra ‘oomph’ to your look. Modern and unconventional, this shade will surely break the monotony of red-tinted puckers with it’s sudden pop of color!
Modern Water Color Eyes
Get creative and paint your face pretty using this delicious-looking palette of 24 eye shadows in shimmer and matte shades! Redefine the use of bright and pastel eye shadows and create a stunning look using Modern Water Color Eyes.
**Shades include: 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
Modern Water Color Lip Gloss Set
Sport a playful, fun look with a single stroke with Modern Water Color Lip Gloss Set! Available in watercolor hues (yep, including Pantone Colors of the Year Rose Quartz and Serenity), this set of six lip gloss shades will not only leave a shining, shimmering look to your puckers but will also keep it smooth and moisturized! (It’s a win-win situation for all!)