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Pantone's Colour of the Year is a Makeup Lovers Dream

20 December, 2017 - 09:18pm by - Head Pixie | 26 Comments

By BR Amelia

I love this time of year not only beause it's Christmas (fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-laaaaaaa) but because around this time of year Pantone releases its 'Color of the Year' and I just love seeing what they choose! This year the colour is one I feel the dearly-departed Prince would have approved of. Meet... Ultra Violet!

(Image:  Pantone)

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute, Ultra Violet was chosen because we're living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination, and that Ultra Violet - a blue-based purple - will light the way to what is yet to come, from exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy to artistic expression and spiritual expression..

Is it just me or are there some pretty high expectations placed upon Ultra Violet? While I can't speak for its life-changing properties, I can certainly say it's a colour that we beauty lovers can embrace!

NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Amethyst is a bold and beautiful way to embrace Pantone's latest colour of the year.

If purple on your lips isn't your thing you can always go purple on your tips, with Ulta3's nail polish in Pretty Purple. 

The eyes have it with this palette from Sephora in 03 Flirty To Intense Purple! An easy and accessible way to embrace 2018's hottest shade!

So - are you a right royal fan of purple? Will you be including it in your colour palette in the coming year? Or is Pantone's pick a pass for you? Chat away!

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Violet is a lovely colour and would be pretty on eyelids! I don't have any violet shadows, I do have purple and navy and they look lovely on my yellow undertone skin and brown eyes.

Ooooooh I love it - it reminds me of Cadburys!!

Oh yes Maree, super yummy!

21st December, 2017 at 8:25 am

Ba ha ha yes - specifically Milk Tray comes to mind, need chocolate now lol

4th January, 2018 at 11:32 pm

Yusss this colour will be a great complement to my green eyes.

Love it! A definite favourite colour of mine. Woohoo!

I love this colour! Already rocking it in my profile pic lol.

So you are - and it's very fresh and pretty.

20th December, 2017 at 11:25 pm

totally stunning.

21st December, 2017 at 7:12 am

It's a mask, lol. I'm not that skilled.

21st December, 2017 at 9:51 am

My Favourite colour ! Yes .

You can do so much with this colour! So pretty

Love it! Such a pretty colour.

massive fan of all things purple! I'm going to break out my purple mascara more in 2018! and rock the shadows :D

Lovely colour and great name.

I don't have that exact shade of purple but I've always been a fan of purple. It's a beautiful color that universally looks good on different skin tones and gorgeous to look at.

totally -fair and dark both suit the different hues -love it.

21st December, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Love it my favorite colour!!

Ooooh! I like it!

Hmm... I think I'll give this on e a miss. Purpler = not my thing!

*one, not on e * purple, not purpler Apparently I need sleep. Or coffee...

21st December, 2017 at 9:56 pm

Or both? Lol. I know I do!

22nd December, 2017 at 2:16 pm

I love Purple. I think anyone can wear this colour.


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