Every year Pantone announce a ‘Color of the Year’. For 2019, it’s Living Coral. A colour with an eco-message too – the living coral around the world is sadly diminishing, so it’s a reminder to us whenever we see it to be more eco-aware.
The colour itself is a gorgeous coral shade with golden undertones. It’s kinda peachy, and quite difficult to pin down. It’s super-spring like, and as we head into spring, I’ve been having a look at some Living Coral(ish) products.
A coral lip is fresh, super-cute, and an old Hollywood favourite. Line your lips with Barry M’s coral lip liner (£2.99, Superdrug) and use Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick in Papaya (£22) for a bold coral look. Coral blush is probably one of the most popular shades -it works well on various skintones, and Rosie For Autograph’s Cream Blusher in Camisole Blush (£14.99, M&S) is super silky, gives good pigment, and is a great colour for spring.
Add a bit of coral glitter to your look with Barry M’s Glitter Rush in Angel Wings (£4.99), for a really fun way to tap into the Pantone Colour of the Year. When it comes to nails, Essie offers Tart Deo, a pale peachy coral (£7.99, Boots) and Barry M has Under The Sea nail polish in Coral Reef (£3.99), a deep, rich orange-coral.
Sleek’s Matte Me Metallic lip colour is definitely more on the dark coral/orange side (£4.99, Boots). NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Fireball (£5.50, Boots) will give a peachy-coral tint to your lids that looks brilliant with nude or bold lips.
Prime your skin before makep with Botanics All Bright Illuminating Radiance Balm (£7.99). This lovely coral-hued balm will give your skin a lovely glow before you apply your base.
Clarins Glow 2 Go Blush and Highlighter Duo in Golden Peach (£26) is a great dual product with a peachy-coral end to give gorgeous highlight to your skin.
If you want to take that coral-love one step further, try Bleach London’s Awkward Peach -this semi-permanent hair colour will fade out after a few washes, and works best on blonde, or bleached, hair. £6, Boots.