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Is This The Most Makeup-Friendly Colour of the Year Ever?

1 January, 2019 - 01:22pm by - Head Pixie | 21 Comments

By BR Kellie

Every year we eagerly await Pantone's announcement for its latest Colour of the Year. Will it be bright? Will it be cool? Will it be a hummer? Will it be a bummer? More importantly... can we rock it on our face? (No, you're addicted to makeup... shush.) 2018's shade 'Ultra Violet' lent itself very much to a sultry eye look, brave lip look or an easy nail look. This year's colour though? We could slap it everywhere!

Meet the 2019 Colour of the Year...

Described as 'an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge', it's safe to say we're living for Living Coral!  It brings a lightness to our hearts! It puts a spring in our step! And we're going to wear the heck out of it! So what's out there that emulates this divine shade? Check these out...

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral

A little on the lips, a dab on the cheeks, and just like that Bobbi Brown will have you rocking the Living Coral trend with their Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral!

NYX Professional Makeup Love You So Mochi in Sleek and Chic

We wouldn't buy a whole eyeshadow palette just for one shade, would we? Yes. Yes we would. And that shade in the middle of the bottom row of NYX Professional Makeup's Love You So Mochi in 'Sleek and Chick' palette has our finger hovering over the buy button, big time.

Covergirl Melting Pout in Gel-Ful

Helloooooo, beautiful! How stunning is the shade Gel-ful from Covergirl's Melting Pout range? Get on our lips already!

The Balm Frat Boy Shadow/Blush

'So many men, so little time...'? More like, so much makeup, not enough face! Can't say we've ever been all that enamoured with frat boys irl, but we're into this one!

NYX Professional Makeup Holographic Cream Eyeliner in Palisade Paradise

While this is technically an eyeliner, we can't stop thinking about putting this shade on our entire lid. Yes please. 

Essie Tart Deco

Are you more of a toe-twinkler or finger-flasher? Tart Deco from Essie will have you living your best life!

What do we love most about Living Coral? It's so summery, and it's summer! It's the perfect shade for our long, balmy days. There's no waiting a few months for cooler weather to set in so we can get amongst a vampy Pantone shade (we're looking at you 2015 Colour of the Year, Marsala), we can delve in immediately! (And yes, we know you can wear whatever colour whenever, but our souls go to the bright and pretty in warmer weather and the dark and mysterious in cooler.)

So, do tell... are you a fan of Living Coral? Will you be living for it in the coming year? Chat away!


Comments

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9th February, 2019

Absolutely gorgeous shade. I'd like to get my hands on the nail polish and Cover Girl lippy.

17th January, 2019

I really like it! I should be wearing this colour more often, I tend to stick to boring old neutral browns etc - time to zsuzs it up!!

17th January, 2019

My favourite colour in Lippy and nail polish.

17th January, 2019

My favourite colour in Lipps and nail polish.

15th January, 2019

I liked the marine photo ! I'm a sucker for marine documentaries that coral looks cute. A coral lippy n polish I might wear!

13th January, 2019

I have a coral nail polish which I didn't really like when I first got it but I really like it now and it goes well with one of my lipsticks. The NYX eyeshadow palette would definitely be something I would love to play around with.

6th January, 2019

I love coral make up but what suits my skin tone depends on the depth of the shade. I like the look of the nail polish and covergirl melting pout.

5th January, 2019

I could get on board with this shade. Always love seeing what colour they choose.

5th January, 2019

Ooooh that's pretty. I love the NYX palette and cream eye liner.

4th January, 2019

I have a few coral lippies and I have dabbled with an eye shadow.

3rd January, 2019

The only coral-ish colour i could wear on my face, would bw a peachy colour blush instead of a pink...but coral nails??? Come at me

2nd January, 2019

I love coral xx good excuse to do a coral top up I feel I only have coral lipgloss at the moment

2nd January, 2019

On the right skin tone this colour would look amazing but it's not my preferred colour so I don't have any make up in this shade.

2nd January, 2019

I have lots of coral shades in my makeup Arsenal, from blushes to tinted lip balms to lipsticks, I fell very trendy now! :) I like a cream blush that’s coral from benefit, called majorette, not sure if they’re still selling it, but that was my first ever blush that’s been used up, hitting the pan hard and being sad when it was over. :( I can’t even repurchase it as I have sooo many other blushes to go through, um such a hoarder.

Susilia
2nd January, 2019

Oh no, I can’t edit my mistakes out, I should have proofread it, oops! *feel, not fell *I’m a hoarder, not um, lol

1st January, 2019

Hmmmm ummmm nope, not a fan of coral. It would look horrible on me lol.