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

Pantone Colour of 2019: Living Coral

I will try not to start all the upcoming features with how it is hard to believe that it is almost 2019… But, seriously, where did 2018 go? It seems like only yesterday I was writing about the colour of the 2018, according to Pantone. It was Ultraviolet.

But they’ve announced the shade of 2019.  And it is 16-1546 Living Coral, described as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. Vibrant, yet mellow  [Living Coral] embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”

I have a degree in culture studies so it is always interesting for me to read how Pantone interpret the social and cultural changes, and how that is reflected in a colour.  So here is the official statement:

“In reaction to the

Dark Lips. Get The Look: Chanel Autumn 2020 and Alternative Products

Long time readers will know that I am a huge fan of a dark lip, so I am obviously loving the beauty look from the latest Chanel show. Lucia Pica kept the face and eye makeup minimal to make it look fresh and modern.

On the lips she used the new products which will be a part of the Autumn collection (out in July), and, no doubt, will be a big hit: ROUGE ALLURE VELVET EXTRÊME in N°130 Rouge Obscur  and ROUGE COCO GLOSS in N°816 Laque Noire.

Other products used for the look were:

butter LONDON No More Waity, Katie Nail Polish

You are gonna love this if you follow the story of Kate Middleton and Prince William. As you can guess this nail polish is dedicated to their wedding.

But even if you don’t, you will probably want to get a bottle of this pretty glittery nail polish which may be as popular as All Hail McQueen was.

You can pre-order this nail polish at zuneta (image of their courtesy) at the first week of March. I really wonder why butter LONDON have chosen such shade, instead of blue inspired by Kate’s ring.

butter LONDON No More Waity, Katie Lippy

Yes, you read that correctly! butter LONDON present their first lip gloss inspired by the Royal Wedding. It is called No More Waity, Katie just like the nail polish.

Here is what butter LONDON say about the gloss:

“The lacquer was just the beginning! Double your chances of landing a Prince with lips that are perfect, plump and primed for snogging. Our first ever Lippy, in the shade of No More Waity, Katie, is a soft, sheer lavender gloss with tiny flecks of lilac glitter. The light reflective glitter makes lips look noticeably fuller and the gloss griege finish is utterly unique. Wear it alone or with its “sister” – No More Waity, Katie lacquer.”

So far it’s available only in the US for $18 but I hope Zuneta.com will have these in stock.

Would you get it? Would you like bL to come up with more makeup products in the future, not just nail laquers?