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Is 2022's Pantone Colour Fab or Fail?

9 January, 2022 - 10:08am by - Head Pixie | 14 Comments

by BR Kellie

Every year the Beauty Review crew is excited to see what Colour of the Year will be declared by Pantone, and to see how it will relate within the beauty sphere. Will it be wearable? Will it be terrible? Will it see us revamp our makeup look? Our fashion? Or will we do a good old Kiwi 'yeah nah' and carry on with our lives?

This year was no less exciting, with Pantone deeming 'Very Peri' as this year's colour must-have!

According to Pantone, Very Peri "displays a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit. Inquisitive and intriguing, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by a new perspective that resonates today, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri places the future ahead in a new light."

On first sighting we did wonder how we could work Very Peri into our beauty-full life, and for one bleak moment, as we gazed at the colour that could also simply be called 'blurple', we wondered if it was a beauty bust... But not so! Turns out Very Peri isn't very scary after all! In fact, we've found five ways to embrace it...

Guerlain Rouge G Lips Case

Is this not the lipstick case to end all lipstick cases? Bougie as, but also stylish! Best of all you can pop whatever removeable shade of Guerlain lipstick you like into it to suit your mood or the day's sartorial colour palette.

O.P.I 'Oh You Sing, Dance, Act, And Produce?'

Looking for a colour for your tips and toes that's a little left of centre but still wearable? This polish from O.P.I suits the Very Peri mood down to a tee. 

Dr LeWinn's Reversaderm range

Not only did the Dr LeWinn's Reversaderm system score a Beauty Review Top Rated badge with an overall rating of 4.8/5, it's beautiful packaging is perfectly matched for this year's Pantone colour. Not only will it look gorgeous on your shelves, it'll work wonders on your skin too.

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eye Palette Electric Violet

Love a bit of periwinkle on the lid? Rimmel's got you covered with the Magnif'Eyes Electric Violet eye palette! With a huge range of purples and blue's you can mix and match to recreate Very Peri, or simply create looks inspired by it. Best of all? It's an affordable price, so if stepping into a violet haze is a little outside of your box, it won't leave you with buyer's regret if you discover it's not your thing.

Max Factor Kohl Eye Liner Pencil

Love the colour but like to keep your makeup simple? Max Factor's Kohl Eye Liner Pencil is the product for you! The packaging is Pantone-perfect, and the eye liner comes in neutral shades, so you can enjoy the colour de l'année while keeping your makeup aesthetic. 

So, my beauties, is Very Peri a colour you enjoy? Will you be working it into your life? Or do you think Very Peri is Very Terri-ble? Chat below!


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6th April, 2022

Would love to try the nail polish!

23rd January, 2022

I picked up an eyeshadow like this it's like a silvery lilac blue quite different ! I'd like to try the eye liner

20th January, 2022

Ooooh I would definitely try that nail polish!

16th January, 2022

It's a pretty colour, would look nice on my toenails.

15th January, 2022

Oh so pretty x

12th January, 2022

Beautiful color for clothing and decorating. I was wearing classic blue eyeliner in 2020, partially because I had a similar shade and wanted to pan it off. I don't have that exact shade of eyeliner and I'm not going to purchase one since I have heaps of makeup to use up. I would consider it as a nail color for fun sometime but lately I'm more drawn to nudes and pinks for polish.

11th January, 2022

Not terrible - actually quite pretty IMHO - but definitely not one for me. True purples and plums I love, but I'm not a fan of blues at all, except for my jeans :) Greens are my go-to.

11th January, 2022

Its nice but not my favourite

10th January, 2022

Pretty colour but nothing gets me away from my favourite colour Gold .

10th January, 2022

I love it! Think looks great.

10th January, 2022

Ooooh I love that colour - though any shade of blue, even into the mauves, is my favourite.

10th January, 2022

What a fabulous colour, I would definitely try the OPI nail polish.

10th January, 2022

That is a lovely colour! I would definitely wear eyeshadow, eyeliner and nail polish in that shade.

10th January, 2022

Ohhh yes I love me some purple! Love it!

10th January, 2022

What do you see - blue or purple? I thought blue but the lips case looks purple. Its a fine line ...


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