The Beauty Closet's Spring 2016 Color Guide & Review for the Beauty-obsessed:

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I always look forward to what colors Pantone will put out for the new season and I was pleasantly surprised this time around with their Spring 2016 palette. There's also a new color of the year- which is actually a combination of the colors Rose Quartz Serenity. These 2 blended shades were chosen by Pantone as shades of the year due in part to it presenting a balance of the connection between health/wellness & a calming sense of peace. This is the first time that Pantone has done this and you can find out more about it here


There's actually a bit of a bigger complete palette than the one pictured above, however these were the top 10 colors that have been trending for the season. I noticed right off the bat that these were much brighter than those of recent years past; although there are some pastels remaining, a few brighter shades with a bit more pop are being introduced. I'm a fan of color in general and like the colors are starting to pulling away from muted neutrals and pastels. I can't wait to see what comes out for the summer! ;) Check out The Beauty Closet's fav beauty items in the upcoming season's top colors below:

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1. Sephora + Pantone Universe- Color of the Year Matte Lipstick in "Serenity" $18.

As there are technically 2 colors this year for Pantone's Color of the Year choices, there is also the option of snagging this product in "Rose Quartz". Although the pink might be a better option for many since it's not such an unusual color for lips, I chose "Serenity" since I found it to be a beautiful color. It's surprising that such a color could end up looking so pretty on the lips, but it does with the right makeup :) The lipstick is also formulated WITHOUT Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates too.

2. Sephora + Pantone Universe- Modern Watercolors Eyes Palette $39.

If you have trouble deciding exactly which colors you love from Pantone's Spring 2016 shades, this is the perfect option :) There are plenty of choices in this 24 color palette and you really get a great opportunity to create a variety of fun looks. From pastels to brights- to matte and shimmer options, you get a good mix of shades to achieve a lot of modern eye looks. 

3. Clinique- Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm in "Red Velvet" $19.50.

If you're not quite on the bandwagon when it comes to some of the brighter colors of this year's Spring shades, this is the way to go! This awesome dual-sided lip treatment offer up a sugar-smoothing scrub on one side and a tinted moisturizing lip balm on the other. The shade does appear much brighter than it actually is since it comes as a tinted balm and has more of a sheer color that can be layered on top of other lip colors as well :)

4. Formula X- The Match CLIX! in Light/Medium $16.

I'm loving the price of this quality nail color set! Formula X brings you revamped nail colors for the new season in 3 different options: "Fair/Light", "Light/Medium", and "Dark". I chose the one pictured above as my fav out of all 3 due to it being in the middle of the scale and it has colors that I would actually wear. For only $16 though, you can snatch up another set too!

5. Too Faced- La Creme Color Drenched Lipstick in Unicorn Tears [Iridescent Shimmer] $22

This color is super unique and can literally transform your entire current lip color collection! It's easy to layer this cool iridescent shimmer effect on top of other pretty lip shades to create numerous neat looks. Infused with lotus flower extract, this awesome lip product from Too Faced will bring your hydrated and soft lips too :) 

6. Mally Beauty- Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eye Liner in Ice Blue $18

Mally Beauty has several shades to choose from in this Evercolor Waterproof Eye Liner collection, but this one stood out for me immediately. You can only snag this online [try] only as far as I've seen, but it's worth the price. This trendy seasonal color goes right in with the upcoming Spring eye looks  and brings a beautiful pop of pearlescent effect. The formula allows for an easy glide-on application that actually lasts all day :)

7. OPI- Brazil Nail Lacquer Collection in "I Just Can't Cope-Acabana" $9.50

If  you're looking for a bright and fun alternative, this wonderful pop of color with an equally fun name "I Just Can't Cope-Acabana" from OPI is the perfect choice. OPI curates quality nail polishes that won't chip and tend to last, which is why this shade of polish made my top Patone's Spring 2016 beauty items list!

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