Whether or not you’re a Pinner, if you’re a makeup wearer, here’s something interesting to add to your bag of tricks: the exact cosmetics colors that people are currently Pinning like crazy. Pinterest has begun tracking the popularity of colors in fashion and beauty and announcing colors of the year, a la Pantone. Here are its 2016 picks for fashion, but when it comes to beauty, it’s highlighting three colors that have noticeably spiked in popularity since the start of this year: lavender, dark green, and deep blue.
Remember the time Rihanna rocked a matte lavender lid in February and managed to make it look edgy, giving us all major ’90s flashbacks—in a good way?
Model Joan Smalls redefined “slay” with her smoky sea-blue eyes at the CFDA Awards.
An even more ahead-of-the-curve idea: Generously and strategically coat blue mascara on top and bottom for a graphic lash-art effect, as seen at Mary Katrantzou.
At Monique Lhuillier, makeup artist Val Garland swiped on a crisp stripe of green—that MAC Chromagraphic again, this time in Landscape Green. Matching nail tips added to the pop-art vibes.
We’re still haunted by the gold-and-green sheen that famed makeup artist Pat McGrath painted onto Kendell Jenner’s eyes for the Versace couture show last summer.
Then there was the time McGrath made blue and green meet at the Diane Von Furstenberg show and this magic happened.