Incase you haven’t heard, this year Pantone has decided on blending 2 colors of the year instead of the standard one color in the hopes to “transcend cultural and gender norms.” That’s pretty deep. Anyway, upon first glance I thought that the 2 colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity, looked an awful lot like a nursery. However, after convincing myself that the colors can be just a loose figure for inspiration I started finding beauty products that would work well for the Pantone Inspired makeup trend.
When Youngblood Cosmetics offered to send me some of their picks for color of the year, I happily obliged! I chose to go with Rose Quartz for inspiration because while I am a big fan of blue nail polish, it just scares me to use blue hues in my makeup looks. I have reviewed their eyeshadow duo’s before, so I was really looking forward to trying more of their wonderful vegan & cruelty free products.
I received the Vintage Eyeshadow Quad, the Dusty Pink Crushed Mineral Blush and the Revealed Mighty Shiny Lip Gel.
Their eyeshadow quads come with 4 complementary shades in matte, pearl and shimmery finishes and there are 7 quads to choose from. Vintage contains 4 rosy/mauve shades that are nicely pigmented, silky and so romantic. The shades were swatched and worn over bare skin, and they wore well for 4 HRS with minimal fading. I suspect it would be even better with a primer. $43
Shades Clockwise and Left to Right:
Blush is a medium warm rose in a silk finish, Merlot is a medium mauve in a silk finish, Bordeaux is a deeper mauve with brown undertones and a slightly shimmery finish, and Syrah is a very pale matte rose.
The Mighty Shiny Lip Gel’s are, as you would guess, incredibly shiny. They are also packed with antioxidants and nourishing oils to protect against the elements. The color I received is Revealed, a sheer peachy pink with gold shimmer. Although the website specifically claims that these are “non-sticky”, I found them to be moderately sticky, especially after a couple hours of wear. $25.50
The Crushed Mineral Blushes are highly pigmented and silky smooth. The color I received is Dusty Pink, a light peach (not really much pink here) with a slight bit of shimmer. It really gives me a beautifully warm, radiant glow and it’s a great match for my light skin tone. The container isn’t my favorite because you have to shake it into the cap to dispense it so it can get messy, but the overall quality and performance of the blush is worth a bit of mess to me. (Although, I think a container like the one for their Lunar Dust would be more practical.) $22
Here is the simple feminine Rose Quartz makeup look that I created using all of these products! I would have to say that the blush and the eyeshadow quad were definitely my favorite pieces here. The gloss was OK, but I am much more of a lipstick girl to the core. Youngblood has yet again won my heart with their lovely makeup and cruelty free philosophy.
Do you like to create Pantone inspired makeup looks? What do you think of the 2016 Pantone color choices?