Pantone Colour of the Year 2016!

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Happy new year! Since it’s officially 2016, let’s talk about the Pantone colours of this year.

Firstly, what is a pantone colour? Pantone is a corporation that is known for its proprietary colour space (colour organization). It is used in a variety of industries that works with colours. A pantone number or name is unique and serves as useful tool for people (especially designers) to communicate colours they want.

Each year Pantone would select a symbolic colour of the year to represent our current culture. This colours also reflects the mood and attitude of our society in the year.

In 2016, there are two Pantone colours:

Pantone 2016
Rose Quartz (Pantone 13-520) – Soft and warm rose pink
Serenity (Pantone 15-3919) – Cool and soothing soft blue

If you are interested to read more about the Pantone colours of 2016 and what pairings Pantone has offered, do visit their page here:

As far as we have noticed, even Korean brands have caught on the trend. VDL collaborated with Pantone and released a 2016 Pantone colours inspired line with really pretty Rose Quartz and Serenity mixed packaging.

VDL Expert Colour Eye Book 6.4 No.5 (Pantone)

VDL Expert Colour Eye Book Pantone

This limited edition palette includes the beautiful pantone colours of 2016, incorporated with other colour pairings, it is also a practical and daily usable eyeshadow palette.

By following the colours as illustrated on the left you can get a makeup look with Pantone’s 2016 colours. The colours illustrated on the right will be a spring suitable orange makeup up look:

VDL Expert Colour Eye Book Pantone 2

VDL + Pantone Expert Colour Lip Cube Tranquility

VDL Pantone Expert Colour Lip Cube Tranquility

  1. Serenity Tint Lip Glow Balm
  • Marbled with Serenity and Rose Quartz, this tint type balm changes colour on your lips to match your natural lip colours.
  • Can be used before or after lipstick application
  1. Wellness
  • Coral Red
  1. Purity
  • Milky Orange

VDL Pantone Expert Colour Lip Cube Tranquility Shades

VDL Pantone Brushes

VDL Pantone Brush

Other than this, VDL has also released brushes with the gorgeous colour on the handles.

  • VDL Powder Brush
  • VDL Foundation Brush
  • VDL Smudge Eyeshadow Brush
  • VDL Base Eyeshadow Brush

Check out the swatches here:

VDL Expert Colour Eye Book 6.4 No.5 (Pantone)

VDL Expert Colour Eye Book Swatches

VDL + Pantone Expert Colour Lip Cube Tranquility

VDL Pantone Expert Colour Lip Cube Tranquility Swatches

Check out Kwak Tori’s haul and review here!

Sephora has also released a Sephora + Pantone palette and lipsticks, and if you are interested you can find them here:

Personally I find the VDL palette colours seem to be one that I can use daily as compared to the “watercolor”-like colours on Sephora’s palette. What do you think?

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