Violet Tendencies: La Vie En Pantone’s Ultra Violet with Clarins

We cannot wait to layer ourselves in Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, a “dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade” called Ultra Violet. This blue-based purple has of course been associated with royalty and legendary artists like Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and David Bowie. We’re diving right into this stunning and regal color with French luxury skin care, cosmetics, and perfume company, Clarins. We’re currently in love with three of their products that celebrate the dignified hue, Clarins SOS Primer in 05 Lavender, Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in 07 Lovely Rose, and Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in 08 Plum.

Do you find your skin has an unhealthy yellow or pale brown color? Instantly neutralize your skin’s sallowness with the Clarins SOS Primer in 05 Lavender ($39.00) for a visibly brighter complexion. The lightweight, oil-free, SOS Primer color corrects and brightens yellow-toned skin, illuminating it while blurring skin imperfections. Your skin is also left hydrated for up to 24 hours thanks to its Organic Sea Lily extract. Use alone after your daily skincare routine as a makeup primer or blend with your foundation for a perfect, even complexion!

Want to create high impact eyes? Get your hands on the stunning Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in 07 Lovely Rose ($44.00). This universal eyeshadow palette comes in a new range of high-intensity mineral shades, from bright pink to aubergine. This quartet of satin, matte and iridescent eyeshadow finishes line, contour and defines your eyes in harmonious shades with results that are smooth, crease-free and long-lasting. Apply Lovely Rose dry for a soft, natural look and wet for an intense effect.

Perfect, moisturize, plump and illuminate your lips in  Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in the Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in 08 Plum ($26.00). This hydrating lip balm adds a vibrant shade of purple to your lips while leaving them supple and nourished. It’s effective plant ingredients nourish, comfort and protects your lips, allowing 4 hours of non-stop hydration, leaving you with full, plump, and beautifully contoured lips.

If you’re looking to rock Pantone‘s provocative and thoughtful purple shade, add these Clarins ultra violet-hued makeup must-haves to your beauty shopping list.

Black Opal Holiday 2011 Collection | Beauty for Women of Color

For Holiday 2011, Black Opal introduces two new eyeshadow palettes of stunning shades of silver and gold bedazzle…for smoky, sexy glam eyes. Showcasing all that shimmers with enchanting metallic tones and more, these stunning shades are wonderfully wearable for women of color. The high-pigment, blendable eyeshadows are fortified with skin-caring vitamins A, C and E to condition and protect eyelids. The mineral-based formula helps reflect light away from dark circles while the matte formula creates a smooth, wrinkle-free surface.

Hana’s Pot of Gold – For instant Gold Goddess status the “Hana’s Pot of Gold” Collection is perfect for a sophisticated daytime look to “out all night” extravagance.

This deluxe kit includes a color-coordinated trio of “starry night” shades in gorgeous galaxy golds, bronze and precious metals …mixing the color rich magic of minerals with the smooth, luxurious mattes.

Brookell’s Silver Platter – “All out” glam is served up in Black Opal’s “Brookell’s Silver Platter” Limited Edition Holiday Kit For Eyes. A trio of the season’s best “sparkle pretty” silvers and sultry charcoal greys mix skin-caring minerals with smooth, velvety matte black.

The Black Opal Eyeshadows are long-wearing, crease-resistant luxe formulas for that fashion forward metallic look that blends flawlessly. The lush holiday eyeshadows’s jet-milled pigments create a smooth, velvety finish and blend with ease. They are completely oil-free, talc-free, dye-free, hypoallergenic, crease and fade resistant.

To purchase these metallic beauties or for more information, long on to They’re a steal at $7.95.