It's always fun when the Pantone color of the year is announced and we find out what colors will be big for the new year. For 2016, two colors were chosen: Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue, a baby pink and baby blue that will coordinate well together. Beauty mavens generally desire to work the Pantone inspired colors onto the eyes, lips, hair or fingertips and enjoy wearing the colors of the year. Today I am bringing you some suggestions from Youngblood Cosmetics that I've been wearing to bust out my best Pantone 2016 moves!
My first foray into Youngblood, (a cruelty free luxury mineral cosmetic brand), was their cobalt blue mascara that you might like to read about. I believe a good color of blue mascara is a staple in every makeup bin. It's also hard to find, especially in a cruelty free brand.
All of the above brings me to today's feature: Youngblood Cosmetics pressed mineral eyeshadow quads in Glamour Girl and Vintage, and Pink Lust lipstick. (In the picture below, you can see where I slipped and dug my thumbnail into the top pink. Ugh. Long nails.)
Each eyeshadow quad, (4 gm / $43), can be used wet or dry and has matte, pearl and shimmery finishes. The quads have a full mirror on the lid. The shades apply well, blend easily and wear for a full day. I didn't have any patchiness from the mattes, or any of the other finishes. I found the colors to be well suited in the way they were picked for the quads. I have my eye on another even as we speak.
I love that you can use the shadows dry or wet for an intensified look. Let's look at Glamour Eyes first; the blue and brown quad containing the shades Enticing, Alluring, Stunning and Charming.
The next picture shows some use as I've worn this a few times already.
The swatches I have are all done dry...I apologize, I should have done them wet, too. I'm just so used to swatching everything dry.
And then I swatched Pink Lust lipstick next to the quad. The work SO WELL together! Pink Lust is a really gorgeous peachy pink with some gold shimmer. It looks warmer in the tube and on my arm than it does on my lips. The first two pictures are in my studio set-up.
The lipsticks, (4 gm/$19), are also outstanding. On my lips, the color lasts a really long time. I can't really say how many hours because I drink water or soda constantly. But hours.
How about a pinky kissy kissy? I love this lipstick SO much. It's a nice wet looking pink shine.
My third item to tell you about today is Vintage pressed mineral eyeshadow quad.
The coordinating pinks and mauves can give a sweet feminine feel. Or pair it with the Glamour Eyes quad and create your own special look. Vintage also plays nicely with my Pink Lust lipstick.
The first swatch picture of Vintage is taken outside in full sun.
The other two are in my studio.
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics are formulated with minerals and are free from most allergens. You can read more about the product formulas HERE. You can follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. You can subscribe to their newsletter and purchase at this link.
I should tell you there are some mineral brands I can't wear because they make me itch but Youngblood and I are a match made in Heaven. The makeup is pure, smooth and doesn't cause me any skin problems.
Have you tried Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics yet? What are you wearing on your face or nails to celebrate 2016's Pantone inspired colors?