Since the year 2000, the Pantone Colour Institute has been revealing a shade that tries to encapsulate the mood and trends of the following year. But it wasn't until around 2015 to 2016 that people really fell in love with the concept of embracing the Pantone colours and their meanings, reigniting the idea of a 'mood board' on a wider scale. And as we bid goodbye to 2018's 'complex and contemplative' Ultra Violet, it has been announced that the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2019 is the vivid and 'life-affirming' Living Coral or Pantone 16-1546.
Hoping to inspire a more humanising, homey and familiar approach to next year's colour aesthetic, we can't help but notice that Living Coral has also been a recurring favourite among beauty lovers even before it made its Pantone debut. So if you know you love your coral shades and its reign in 2019 got you excited, we say channel the essence of the hue through your beauty looks with these inspired picks.
Huda Beauty Obsessions Eye Shadow Palette in Coral
Can it get any more vibrant than this? Pantone colours are always inspired by nature and with Living Coral as next year's official hue, you have more than enough reasons to sport more sunset- or marine life-inspired eye looks. This palette from Huda Beauty delivers all the essential shades to perfect them. That top right colour captures Living Coral beautifully and we can already see it working regardless of the season.
Tarte Quench Lip Rescue Balm in Coral
Chapped lips no more! Give your lips some love with this beautifully packaged lip balm from Tarte. Our choice of shade is, of course, inspired by the sweet and cheeky allure of coral that gives a playful 'just-bitten' look. The high-shine finish of this balm not only helps moisturise and smoothen your lips but also makes it the perfect MLBB pop or a great topper to your lippie of choice.
Natasha Denona Blush Duo in Golden Carribean Coral
If we were to choose our favourite among past beauty products that coral came in as, blushes would probably top our list. Besides being easily adjustable to most skin colours, a nice coral flush just captures a really natural appeal that works for almost any mood and occasion. And now that the colour is back in the limelight, we say take it one step further and let in shine in new heights — literally! This blush duo from Natasha Denona just encapsulates that perfect coral blush shade combined with a champagne peach highlight that gives you an ethereal glow as soon as you pop it on.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Collection in Incandescent Electra
We're not kidding when we said that we love our coral blushes. Besides the pick we mentioned earlier, this gorgeous creation from Hourglass Cosmetics also makes it in our book because of its beautiful mix of peachy coral pigments and glowing pearly finish. Just a tap of this on your cheeks and maybe even some on your lids can definitely elevate your Living Coral-inspired MOTD.
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Hot Child In The City
While reds and pinks are classic choices for your 'tips, 2019's shade invites you become a bit adventurous. This pick from Deborah Lippmann delivers all the Living Coral goodness with its salon-like gel finish and gloss that will make you evoke the vibe of the shade's name.
Bvlgari Omnia Coral Travel Spray
What's a look without the perfect fragrance to tie it all in? As we live in a region where summer is all year round, bask in a scent that evokes days out in the sun, crashing waves and beautiful coral jewellery that is reminiscent of far-off adventures like this concoction from Bvlgari. Perfect in its travel-sized form, it's ready to jet set with you on your 2019 adventures.