Remember 2016’s neutral Millennial Pink and last year’s moody Ultra Violet? Love them or not, they were with us for a solid 365. Now making it’s foray into 2019 is Pantone’s perky pick Living Coral and not only has it been called “animating and life affirming” (love that!), it exudes a fresh and upbeat energy.
Much like white represents innocence, green the environment and yellow is one big happy face emoji, the colour-decoding folks at Pantone say Living Coral “symbolizes our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, embodying our desire for playful expression.”Plus, its “nurturing” and “nourishing” vibe is said to help make us feel more connected with each other. “In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life,” says Pantone. “We are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy.”
Clearly, we’re going to be hugging it out a lot this year. And that’s giving us a whole lot of feels. Possibly, even, to the extent where we’ll put down our selfie sticks and engage in a little IRL relating. Which means we’re going to want to look out best. Fortunately, Living Coral is aneasy add-on to your makeup routine.
For starters it falls into the natural makeup category, you know, with all of the other earth tones, making it universally flattering on all skin types. Second, it has pretty golden undertones and we all know metallic never goes out of style and works with almost everything. Last but not least, it’s a triple threat, because Living Coral can be worn on your eyes, cheeks and lips. Its sunny and warm hue adds a flush to cheeks, brings new life to lids and lips and has been coveted by beauty buffs for decades. Here are some of our old and new favourites to get you started:
Kat Von D Limited Edition Lolita Eyeshadow Palette
While this new palette contains eight gorgeous matte shades, “Lolita” will keep you on trend all year long with it’s rosy-coral hue.
$47, available at Sephora.
NARS Blush in “Orgasm”
A shimmering version of Living Coral that has been a cult favourite since it’s debut on beauty counters in 1999.
$52, available at Hudson’s Bay.
Bite Beauty Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in “Candied Guava”
This latest edition to the Canadian beauty brand is one part bold, another long lasting and a third iridescent.
$28, available at Sephora.