As lovers of all things colorful, we spend each December eagerly awaiting the announcement of Pantone's buzzed-about Color of the Year. After a string of bold hues (including 2015's Marsala, 2014's Radiant Orchid, and 2013's Emerald) comes the unexpected, understated pickor rather, picksfor 2016: Rose Quartz, a pastel pink, and Serenity, a periwinkle blue. Together, the shades reflect a chic peacefulnessaka a welcomed color palette for the start of a new year. Here are some easy, beautiful ways to wear the colors on your eyes, lips, nails, cheeks, even your ears:
Serenity: Periwinkle Blue
MAKE Satin Finish Eyeshadow in Blue Toile: The satiny, pigmented formula of this dusty periwinkle shadow will stay on your lids all day long.
LAQA & Co. Nail Polish in New Fangled: Remind yourself to take a deep, restorative breath every time you admire your slate blue mani.
Urbanears Plattan Headphones in Forgetmenot Stay cool on your commute with a pair of these professional-grade headphones in the soothing hue.
Rose Quartz: Pale Pink
Floss Gloss Nail Polish in Baby Baby: Get a more mature pink mani with this subdued shade.
Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Sweet: Blend this organic formula in to get a totally natural, fresh flush.
Jouer Powder Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne A quick sweep of this slightly shimmery rose gold creates a dreamy, date-night look.
Pre-Dame Lipstick in Blush: Find the romantic side of the "it" pink shade with this creamy, long-lasting lipstick.
Maura M. Lynch
Burt's Bees addict. Watches way too much TV. Has never turned down a french fry.