As if we weren’t already excited for the new year, Pantone’s announcement with the official Colour(s) of the Year 2016 has only heightened it. Being the leading authority on colour, its systems and communication, Pantone made a move which was the very first of its kind. While its annual announcement of the ‘Colour Of The Year’ is always met with aplomb, 2016 sees dual shades being the official picks, which is Rose Quartz, a gentle pink and Serenity, a periwinkle blue.

A pastel combination that together conveys tranquility and relaxation, Pantone chose the the duo as the psychological antidote to modern day stressors, by providing wellness and balance. So make sure you stay ahead of the curve in 2016 with our beauty tips to add Serenity and Rose Quartz into your beauty routine.
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Give your nails a dash of cool with a calming blue shade like the Lakmé Absolute Fast & Fabulous Nail Colour in Aqua Express, which will dramatize those digits instantly and can be paired with silvery greys as well.

Shun your brights for a bit and give your lips a pleasant tinge of colour with rosy pink tones like the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict in Pink Wink. It’s a lovely shade that is versatile enough to wear to office with ease and can be paired with deep shades of brown as well..

Give you peepers a bold new colour which isn’t overpowering with a subtle blue. You can try a wash of eyeshadow with the Lakmé Absolute Color Illusion Pearl Shadow in Smoky Pearl or line your lashes with it. Pairing this shade with taupes and beiges gives it the focus that it longs for.

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Add a healthy flush to your face without the 8 glasses of water. All you need to do is swipe on a demure pink shade on the apples of your cheeks, which is just the right shade to add colour while still look natural. Pairing this shade with smoky greens can add edge to your overall look.

While icy hues cropping up as a hair trend this year; with the resurgence of Pantone’s pastel duo for 2016, it is definitely not going anywhere. You can choose a complete global colour of candyfloss blue or pink if you’re feeling bold enough. If not, take a temporary route with hair chalk in baby blue or pretty pink for your tresses.

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