All our prayers have been answered! After years of disappointments, Pantone finally came up with a color of the year that every makeup lover approves of.
Let’s hear it for the ‘Living Coral’, ladies and gentlemen!
Inspired by the wondrous marvels of the aquatic world, the color is aptly defined as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”
To be honest, color is just another reason to look forward to the upcoming. Don’t get us wrong, last year’s Ultraviolet issued a creative license to all the makeup lovers around the world. We saw some brilliant makeup products embracing the unique shade. It was inspiring in many ways – but Living Coral carries the warmth it lacked. And let’s face it, we all need a bit of that warmth in our lives.
The verdict is out – we are living for the color of the year 2019. It is a color we can douse ourselves in, head to toe – and we most definitely will.
So, here are twelve must-have beauty products that will help you add a bit of, or a whole lot of, Living Coral in your life.
Coral leaning towards red is the perfect lip color for days when you don’t feel like red. Clapback Coral from the Sexiest Beauty is the best kind of coral for days like that. It is bright yet subtle in its own way. It is a youthful and lively shade that can complement any skin tone. We love it for its versatility. Wear it with any kind of dress, any time of the day, and on any occasion – Clapback Coral doesn’t look out of place. The velvety matte finish just makes it better.
For days you don’t want your pout to be too bright, go for this muted and warm shade of coral. Coral Crush is worthy of falling in love with. It is someone accidentally dropped a bit of lively coral in your favorite nude. It dries down super matte but stays creamy on the lips. It can last for hours, and that is why we highly recommend it for romantic evenings and date nights. However, the shade is so universally beautiful that you might find yourself reaching out for it every single day.
Now, if you are looking for a balanced shade of coral that is lively but not too bright, muted but fresh, Barcelona from Mellow Cosmetic is the coral of your dreams. We just can’t get over how pretty this color is. The amazing quality of Mellow’s vegan liquid lipsticks just makes it better. It’s a brilliant hydrating and nourishing formula that gives a velvety matte finish. Overall, we say it’s a very versatile shade for any time of the day.
One more thing that gets us excited about the upcoming year is the mega comeback of glamorous glossy lips. We gotta have at least one gloss on the list, and we couldn’t have chosen a better one. BareMinerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss in Cosmic is a gorgeous nude shade that doesn’t wash you out like most nude glosses. Why do we have it in a list of corals? Imagine standing near a gigantic coral while wearing a high shine gloss. This is how the cosmic particle in the gloss will reflect back the beautiful shade of coral. Nude is no longer boring!
This one is a lipstick we wanna buy just for the name. The fact that it is an irresistible shade of coral is just a cherry on the top – or should we say “melons” on the top. Nice Melons is a bright and juicy shade that just won’t go unnoticed. What we really love about it is that it looks wonderful on every skin tone from the palest to the deepest. And did we tell you that its certified sex proof? Try it to believe it. You will fall in love with this long wear matte formula.
There is this beautiful shade of coral that reminds you of tropical sun dawn. That is the shade Deborah Lippmann has captured in this bottle. Rightly named “Island in the Sun,” this is a very cool summery shade of coral for your nails. It is subtle, soft, warm and fun at the same time. It has the super nourishing dual-patented formula that takes care of your nails while you are wearing it.
If you like your coral leaning more towards the warmer tone of orange, Londontown’s Royal Wedding is your go-to nail color for the upcoming year. It is just as unmissable as any royal wedding. We love the amazing shine it has, and we love the fact that this nail color is formulated to retain that shine for as long as you decide to keep it on. It contains enriching ingredients that care for your nails while you enjoy all the attention this color brings your way.
Now, if you need a coral that is more in the category of pink, this is the one for you. It`s Five O`Clock Somewhere is the kind of a shade that can become a classic. It is timeless, yet equally trendy. It is the shade perfect manicures are made of. Not to mention, it has the dual-patented formula that makes it double up as your go-to nail care.
No one does glitter better than Stila. 2018 has been all about glitter and Stila made headlines with its liquid eyeshadows. One thing we know for sure is that the trend is here to stay, and so is Stila. We know it because Stila is already there with a coraly peach addition to their range. Enchantress is basically a peach shade that gets its coral impact from the pearly gold glitter in it. This one is a definite must-have.
Speaking of eye looks, we can’t think of a more complete eye palette than Sinopia for this list. First of all, it has gorgeous variations of coral shades in it. One is slightly pink, one is orange, one is muted, one is shimmery – it is all there. Secondly, it has the best complementary shades to create amazing coral eye looks. And lastly, we love the texture, the pigmentation, the formula, and everything else about this palette.
Thanks to Stila, we know that glitter and shimmer aren’t supposed to be the same. Something other brands need to take note of! Carefree is a limited edition coral eyeshadow with an intense shimmery sheen minus the chunky glitter. This glitter-free sheen makes it suitable for any time of the day. Apply it without a base shadow, and you will have a sheer coral glow on your lids. It’s super chic!
A bit of coral hue on the cheeks can make you glow like the true goddess that you are. MEMI’s X-Rated gives you that glow without bronzing it out too much. It is a warm peachy coral with a hint of shimmer. The color looks exceptionally beautiful on every skin tone. The pigmentation is great, and the formula is amazing. It blends beautifully and builds easy. Apart from the gold shimmer, it contains light-reflecting pigments for that much-desired ethereal glow.