Breaking news: your pastel fantasies are now a reality. Pantone's 2016 Colors of the Year have been unleashed on the web, and the results are wonderland-worthy. And no, you didn't read wrong — Pantone indeed chose two colors, a break in the typical solo pattern, like we saw with last year's "Marsala" and 2013's "Emerald." Hey, the more, the merrier.
Remember the name(s): "Rose Quartz" and "Serenity." Pantone's new color duo is all-around dreamy, featuring a demure pink and an airy, tranquil blue. Together, the combo is un-defeatable, guaranteed to dominate in the sea of monochromes this winter season. Furthermore, the hues will transition smoothly into spring and summer, so you won't have to surrender your beloved pastels anytime soon.
The cotton candy colors have already sparked somewhat of a revolution. As I've learned, give the world two enchanting Pantone shades and the disciples will follow. Looking to incorporate a dash of Serenity in your wardrobe? There's a style guide for that. See celebrities put Pantone to action with outfits by Reese Witherspoon and Kendall Jenner. And on the home front, ensure that your humble abode is decked out with decor inspired by the very blues and pinks.
And then, there's the Pantone and the beauty universe. Naturally, makeup is the first to receive the Pantone treatment — from lipsticks to blushes, your beauty cabinet will be floating on cloud nine for the rest of the year.
1. Sephora + Pantone Universe Matte Lipstick
Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Of The Year Matte Lipstick ("Serenity"), $18, Sephora
Ready to build your new Pantone makeup collection? Perfect — because you'll want to start with the basics. Sephora and Pantone have teamed up on a collection that is sure to entice your wallets. The official "Serenity" lipstick will come quite in handy for creating kissable Ice Queen lips during the holidays.
2. Sephora + Pantone Universe Matte Lipstick (Yes, Again)
Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Of The Year Matte Lipstick ("Rose Quartz"), $18, Sephora
Because Pantone released two shades this year, it means double the fun. With "Serenity" checked off on your list, it's time to nab the "Rose Quartz" hue — a soothing, creamy pink that will have all the Disney Princesses swooning in envy.
3. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Get prepped for magical snowfall with a "Serenity"-inspired eyeshadow. Pair this Bobbi Brown alternative with a navy shadow for the glitzy evening smoky eye.
4. Butter LONDON Nail Lacquer
Butter LONDON Nail Lacquer ("Teddy Girl"), $15, Sephora
Naked nails no more — Butter LONDON's ultra-feminine polish is here to save the day. There is something deciedly timeless and classic about this bubblegum pink.
5. Benefit They're Real! Mascara
Black mascara is a little too safe, don't you think? Perhaps it's about time you break out of your shell and experiment with a royal purple/blue hue instead. Lash game: amplified.
6. Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Blush ("Celebrated"), $28, Sephora
Craft those youthful cheeks with Tarte's famed Amazonian Clay 12-Hour blush. Its long staying power means your blush will stay mighty and strong from day to night, so you have no excuse to sit this one out.
7. Holly Golightly Sleeping Mask
Alright, so I may have cheated a little here — this technically isn't a makeup product, but sleep does count as beauty rest. Pamper yourself with this adorable Holly Golightly sleeping mask, done in a color scheme similar to our beloved "Rose Quartz" and "Serenity".
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