Pantone's color guide for Spring 2017 is inspired by Mother Earth and the promise of the great outdoors, evoking a feeling of renewal and transformation that's long overdue. Here are some tips for introducing these nature-loved shades into your beauty routine.
If the tropics could be described with a handful of shades, pink yarrow, flame, and primrose yellow could easily fit the bill. Yarrow’s bold fuchsia color flatters virtually any skin tone. Flame delivers with a fiery red-orange, infusing the palette with youthful energy. Primrose is a sunshine yellow full of warmth and vitality.
Pink Yarrow - Products: Stila Aqua Glow, Urban Decay Woodstock, Dior Nail Glow Enhancer, Charlotte Tilbury Velvet-Underground - Models: Sophia Bush Patrick (CREDIT: Patrick Ta), Yara Shahidi (CREDIT: tashareikobrown)
Flame - Products: Sally Hansen Red-iance, Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstic, nars_persia0 (CREDIT: Temptailia), Milani Flame, MAC Devil Blush - Models: Lazara Storm (CREDIT: Keira Rowland), Roberta Pecoraro (CREDIT: Aniamilczarczyk)
Primrose Yellow - Products: Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow 29, Lip Tar OCC Traffic, NYX Vivid Liner Halo, EOS Active Protection Lemon Twist - Model: 1 and 2: (CREDIT: Kasia Skoczylas), Jennifer Lopez (CREDIT: Tom Bachik)
Greenery, Pantone's color of the year, is a vivid yellow-green reminiscent of a spring garden. Its bright hue is complemented perfectly by hazelnut, a warm brownish-nude, and kale, a lush, leafy-green. In contrast pale dogwood is a soft, understated pink that's pure and glowy. Together they bring in an air of rooted earthiness and rejuvenation.
Hazelnut - Products: Too Faced Natural Eyes, Clinique Heaping Hazelnut, Essie Brooch the Subject - Model: Naomi Harris (CREDIT: AllTheWomen), Nudestix Mac (CREDIT: Keira Rowland)
Greenery - Products: Sugarpill Acidberry, Butter London Greenery-Main, VDL Cosmetics Pantone 2017, Beauty Blender Micro Mini - Model: Bella Hadid (CREDIT: kevintachman)
Pale Dogwood - Products: Dior Lhero, Chanel Illusion Dombre, Scrumptious Colourpop, Wet n Wild Megaglo - Model: Rita Ora (CREDIT: Cesar4Styles)
Kale - Products: Lipstick Queen By Poppy, Dirty Martini by makeupgeek - Model: wearing pantone kale (CREDIT: The Luxury Spot), green nails (CREDIT enamelle)
Spring’s palette would be incomplete without a range of beach-lingering blues. Lapis is a saturated, ocean blue. Niagara perfectly satisfies the craving for a classic, reliable shade of denim. It's versatile without being fussy. Island paradise is a playful blue-green, easily seen dancing off the ocean surface and its incoming waves.
Island Paradise - Products: Foreo Luna, Ciate Ferris Wheel, Benefit Blue My Mind, MAC Instant Icon - Models: light blue inner corner (CREDIT: College Fashionista), Alicia Torello (CREDIT: aliciatnails)
Niagara - Products: OPI Rich Girls and Poor Boys, Givenchy Eyeshadow Quad - Model: Oscar De la Renta Sonny Vandevelde (CREDIT: Indigital.tv)
Lapis Blue - Products: Julep Ange, Illamasqua Sadist, Givenchy Blue Top Coat, Urban Decay Vice - Models: Givenchy Blue Mascara (CREDIT: Givenchy), Alicia Torello negative space mani (CREDIT: aliciatnails)
PR maven, beauty editor and naturalista Kimberly Smith is a busy mom with an ULTA addiction, who cherishes family time, music on vinyl, and mascara.