Remember last week I told you we were having the worst weather in months, because I had evoked an ancient curse? Well, the wrath of the gods is still in full swing, or, to put it plainly, the weather sucks.
Since apparently we’re not going to get spring out here this year, I thought I’d try to get into that springy mood by having a look at Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2016. Alongside the omnipresent Serenity and Rose Quartz, Pantone selected eight other shades that best represent the upcoming season.
The color that most caught my attention was without a doubt Snorkel Blue. I don’t know if it was because it hinted at the beach vacation I was dreaming of while all I could see through my skylight was grey and rain, or because I just love these types of blues with a touch of green… but I immediately knew that I wanted to use it to create a spring look.
Since Carnival had already come and gone, the obvious choice was to use it on the eyes rather than on the lips, which I instead decided to paint peach. Peach Echo, to be precise!
On Pantone’s website, Snorkel Blue looks like it has a very light touch of green to it so, after a great deal of swatching, I found that the best product I owned to replicate it was this double-ended KIKO crayon from an old collection. By layering a tiny bit of the aqua teal on top of the cobalt on my hand, I got a pretty good match.
Unfortunately, though, using the cobalt on my eyes proved quite difficult, as it lifted whenever I tried to apply more product on top of what I had already applied. Going back in with the aqua teal was out of the question.
Coincidentally enough, the only peach lip product I own is from the same KIKO collection. For some reason, peach is a color I never wear, but here I think it worked nicely: the final look is colorful, yet wearable. (Speaking of which… Did you read my post on Makeup and Beauty Blog on how to make crazy colors wearable?)
What shades do you tend to gravitate to in the spring? Are you going to use any of Pantone’s colors? And what do you usually pair blue with?