UV Pantone Color of the Year beauty

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Normally I get quite excited by the Pantone Color of the Year when it’s announced. This year, I was a bit ‘meh’. I’m not sure I love purple that much, and UV is a shade of purple. Apparently it is much more than a shade of purple – as you can see from the company quote below.

It’s so much more than a colour! But it is translatable to wear on our faces? Well, maybe. Maybe if we can have a bit of artistic license with what exactly UV is. I’ve chosen a few beauty bits and bobs of varying shades of purple/lilac/lavender, as an interpretation of the Pantone Color of the Year.


Let’s start with 1.Smashbox Always On Liquid Matte Lipstick (£19) in, well, Ultra-Violet. Bright, bold, and not for the faint-hearted, this really has a deep blue to it. 2.Clarins SOS Primer (£26.50) in Lavender is all about bringing a brightness to your sallow skin – check out the full primer range. 3. Buxom Eyeshadow (£8) in La-La-Lavish is more of a pale lavender, but it’s a gorgeous shade, with a hint of shimmer, which works beautifully just swept across lids. 4. Next  Argan Oil Nail Polish (£5) in Lavender Dreams is, again, a pale interpretation, but a lovely summer shade.


In this image,below, 1. Buxom Full-on Lip Cream (£15) in Lavender Cosmo is a pale lilac shade of really creamy lip colour. 2. George @ Asda beauty Eye Velvet Shadow Single (£2) in Mystique is a deep purple, great for a take on a smokey eye.  3. Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick (£19) in Purple Taffy is a bright but light purple shade – this is a strong statement lip! 4. Buxom Bold Gel Lipstick (£15) in Ultra Violet, is an intense matte shade in spot-on UV.

Have you seen the George @ ASDA beauty range? There are some cute bits and bobs with great prices. Another for this colour palette is the George Eye Pigment (£3) in Tokyo Dream – a fab shimmery loose powder to sweep over the eyes – or anywhere you like for that matter.

What do you think? Do you fancy giving UV Ultra Violet, or any other variation on purple, a go?