Pantone Colour of 2018: Ultraviolet

When you have been around for a while (it will be 9 years next month), you can remember posting about the Pantone Colour of the Year a few times: Greenery, Marsala, Radiant Orchid, Emerald and Tangerine Tango.

So it is time to take a look at the colour of 2018 which is Ultraviolet.

Here is how it is officially described: “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future“.

And, as usual, butter LONDON did a great job capturing the colour in form of makeup, so if you want to introduce it to your [beauty] routine, check out the brand on Amazonand Amazon UK.

As for the

Makeup Trend: Eye Gloss

I have always been a fan of glossy eye lids, and it is kinda cool to see that  it is a big trend now.  Here is a look I have created with the Rouge Bunny Rouge eye gloss back in 2012.  If you haven’t tried the glossy eye lid look, definitely do, it is so effortless, fun and sexy. Sounds like such a cliche thing which is said about every “trend”, but in this case it really is all of that.

You can always get the RBR or MAC eye glosses. Or try the new options. And now it is very easy to get the one you like, considering that even such brands as Bobbi Brown and YSL now have them.

Bobbi Brown just launched three  shades (£19.50 from Harvey Nichols and $28 from Barneys), and they will be a huge hit, for sure. You can choose from Beach Nude, Island Pink and Nude.  YSL offer just a clear option Yves Saint Laurent Eye Gloss Smudger ($30 from Nordstrom).

But if you want a colourful eye gloss, and from a more niche brand, I’ve got you covered, too. Here are three options for your consideration.

The product that I am

Pantone Colour of 2017: Greenery

I have actually posted this on Facebook and Twitter already but why not mentioning it here, as well?

Check out the Pantone colour of the year – Greenery. What do you think of it?  Expect to see a lot of beauty products this shade of pistachio green, like the shown below butter LONDON nail varnish.

 

Speaking of nail polishes, back in 2012 a very similar but a bit more pastel pistachio was the hottest shade for manicure, every brand would bring out a shade like that, and this one was my personal favourite. I remember how I’ve created a whole list with over 20

Liquid Lipsticks from Ciate and butter LONDON

Have you noticed that some of  brands that specialized in one concrete product are now expanding their game? Like previously two nail polish only brands like Ciate and butter LONDON are now doing makeup(which is not news any more). But it is their liquid lipsticks that  are relatively new, and  that look incredible. See for yourself!

Liquid Lipsticks from Ciate and butter LONDON makeup4all

butter LONDON Liquid Lipstick, $18 from Nordstrom and £14 from Amazon.

“Pigment of a lipstick. Shine of a gloss .Vitamin E & Shea Butter moisturizes.”

The shades shown are: La Moss and Come To Bed Red. And I actually have La Moss – so here is a review and swatches.

butter LONDON La Moss Lippy Review and Lip Swatches 1

Ciate Liquid Matte Lip Slick, £17  from Look Fantastic and

SS15 Lipsticks: butter LONDON and Clinique

Besides  contouring and eye brow products almost every brand is brining out some kind of new lipstick this season. And it makes sense, as it it the easiest way to get into SS, beauty wise. I have already featured so many, but here are two newest offerings from butter LONDON and Clinique.

SS15 Lipsticksbutter LONDON and CliniqueShades featured: Passion Pop and Abbey Rose

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($17.50 from Sephora)

Lightweight formula with a smoothing primer, gives a  bold beautiful colour and  as Clinique describe it a “modern-velvet finish”.  I like how each shade has a corresponding packaging. There are 16 to choose from.

butter LONDON Moisture Matte LIPPY Lipstick ($20 from Nordstrom)