The day the new Pantone Colors of 2016 were announced, I did a quick blogpost about them. Truth be told, I wasn’t all that excited. But they have grown on me since then.
Rose Quartz and Serenity are the colors of the late afternoon sky just before sunset.
They are the colors captured in the paintings of the Luminists like Fitz Henry Lane when he painted New England harbors. Because of their quiet beauty, Rose Quartz and Serenity have made me a fan.
Rose Quartz is somewhere between a pastel pink and shell pink – a pastel pink with some orange thrown in. There seems to be some latitude in interpreting it. Serenity is a light blue but deeper than I originally thought.
Youngblood Cosmetics recently sent me two of their newish makeup products that seem to be created with Rose Quartz in mind: a loose mineral powder blush and one of their new eye shadow palettes, a quad called Vintage.
Vintage features 4 easy to blend pressed powder shadows with names of different wines:
Vintage has a mix of matte, pearl and shimmer shadows that, to me, seem like mattes with a little kick, although they each have slightly different but not drastically different finishes. The swatches above are applied over Milani Eyeshadow Primer. Vintage is a wonderful quad for a neutral lover who’s looking for a change from beige and taupe. It has become my go-to palette because it’s perfect for travel and I’ve been away from home a fair amount lately. Plus it’s suitable for both everyday and more amped up looks. Youngblood also has a quad in shades of blue called Starlet, but I haven’t seen that one in person yet.
The gorgeous, long-wearing loose Crushed Mineral Blush, Dusty Pink, is a perfect shade of shell pink with a satin finish. Although I’m not usually a fan of loose powders, I’ve made an exception for this blush. I love it! I’ve been wearing it every day. It apply it usually with a fan brush because it’s so pigmented. It’s a great shade for this redhead!
Youngblood Crushed Mineral Powder Blush is priced at $22 for 0.10oz/3g. The loose mineral powder blushes come in a variety of finishes (matte, satin, shimmer) and shades. The Vintage shadow quad is priced at $43 for 0.14 oz/4g, and in addition to Starlet, the blue quad, there are a number of other eye shadow quads. Youngblood Cosmetics can be purchased on the Youngblood website, at Lovelyskin.com, skin1.com, and beautifiedyou.com
Crushed Mineral Blushr: Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Stearate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Kaolin, Dimethicone. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Eyeshadow Quad ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Lauroyl Lysine, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 42090).
What I used for this look in addition to the Youngblood Vintage Quad and Crushed Mineral Blush were:
- Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
- Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15
- Dillard’s The Edge Beauty Iconic Lipstick in Provocative
- Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
- Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Gel Liner
- Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil in Noir
To give Serenity its due, I’ve turned to a nail polish in my stash, Zoya Blu, a pretty baby blue pastel cream. It probably is lighter than Serenity, but it’ll have to do till I find a deeper blue shade! Zoya Blu, $9, is 5-free.
What have you been wearing to celebrate Rose Quartz and Serenity?