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Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. "Living Coral"

Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year is…..Living Coral

Pantone, in keeping with its trend from the past twenty years, has announced its 2019’s Color of the Year. “Living Coral” is sure to be the shade showing up across store shelves all over the nation; in everything from clothing to accessories to interior decor.

Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. "Living Coral"

An Optimistic Pick

This vibrant, warm hue combines shades of salmon and rose. It reflects a sense of optimism for the coming year; and Pantone’s published description of the shade of pinkish-orange seems to communicate that. Pantone announced that, “Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”  It looks like Pantone is going to be looking to this tone as inspiration for the upcoming year.

Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. "Living Coral"

Many sources seem to agree that this color is sure to be a hit with younger generations especially; which means it will likely show up in online photos and social media everywhere. This nature-inspired pick is in keeping with 2017’s choice, “Greenery.” Both draw from natural hues to shape future trends. However, not everyone is thrilled with this symbolism; in an era of climate change, several are saying that the pick is a bit too ironic considering the current state of actual coral reefs.

Hint: it hasn’t been a good year for coral.

Where You Can Find Living Coral In 2019

Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. "Living Coral"

Pantone’s Color of the Year traditionally has been a hit across fashion trends and interior design, and this year’s pick is likely to be no exception. “Living Coral” is likely to show up in interior design magazines, boutique racks, and unique accessories everywhere. You might even see it on wheels — with some one billion bicycles on the road today, there’s bound to be a cyclist or two with an eye for coral. Also keep an eye out for this hue on social media; a recent Live Well survey found full-time workers and Gen-Yers spend an average eight hours every weekday in front of a screen, meaning that once word of this popular hue spreads, it’s likely to be everywhere online.

As 2018 draws to a close and 2019 gets underway, expect to see “Living Coral” anywhere and everywhere, from fashion to accessories to home decor. How do you plan to make use of this vibrant hue in your fashion picks for the new year?

Ultra Violet Cocktails: Drink in Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

We really love Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet. We love this regal color so much, we’ve highlighted this color in makeup collections, and beauty products and tools, and a hair color giveaway. Now, we’re highlighting this blue-based purple color in a new form…………Ultra Violet cocktails!! Join us as we share five libations in the intriguing hue musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix used to express their individuality.

Feast your eyes, and drink palates as we highlight Ultra Violet cocktails from some must experience brands.  Two drinks you can create at home, the rest we recommend you visit the respective locations to indulge. We present the Purple Haze from DeKuyper Liqueurs, the Karma Chameleon cocktail at Beast + Bottle in Denver, The Right Empression at Loopy Doopy at Conrad New York, the Alice in Wonderland-inspired We’re All Mad Here at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and a non-alcoholic option, Sparkling Ice‘s After School Smoothie.

Karma Chameleon at Beast + Bottle in Denver, Colorado

.75 oz Plantation 3 Star
.75 oz Avua Prata Cachaça
.25 oz Leopold Bros Marashino
.25 oz Giffard Pamplemousse
1.0 oz Lime Acid
.50 Simple Syrup

DeKuyper Purple Haze

2 parts Pinnacle® Vodka
2 parts DeKuyper® Pucker® Grape Schnapps
Splash of Sour Mix & Lemon Lime Soda
Add the Vodka, Pucker Grape Schnapps and Sour Mix to an ice-filled shaker and shake well. Top with Lemon Lime Soda and stir with a bar spoon. Strain into a chilled martini glass

The Right Empression at Loopy Doopy at Conrad New York

Empress Gin
White Cranberry
Mint
Prosecco

We’re All Mad Here at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Empress Indigo Gin
St. Germain Elderflower
Soho Lychee
Lemon Juice
Apple Rosewater
Chardonnay Cardamom Ginger Syrup

Sparkling Ice After School Smoothie

6oz Greek Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 banana
Place all ingredients into a blender and puree for 30 seconds, or until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.

What do you think of these Ultra Violet cocktails? Are you open to drinking in the color that celebrates artistic creativity and spiritual mystery and reflection?

Stuck on Ultra Violet: Celebrating Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

We are absolutely enamored with ultra violet, Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, so we thought we’d figure more beauty products that celebrate this color. This deep, bluish royal purple compliments so many and can be worn in so many ways in the beauty category – on lips, eyes, cheeks, nails, and hair (have you entered our Splat giveaway?). Here are just a few of the beauty products we’re loving that honor ultra violet, the latest must-have color obsession.

 

  1. ELEMIS Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream-Oil ($59.00) – A restoring Night Cream-Oil that combines the hydration of a moisturizing cream with the protection of an oil to leave your skin feeling rebalanced, restored and replenished.
  2. CIATÉ LONDON Liquid Chrome in Zodiac ($18.00) – A color-shifting, shade-flipping duo chrome lip lacquer in a high-shine violet that is cruelty-free, and formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
  3. TOM FORD Private Shadow in Violet Vinyl ($36.00) – A highly pigmented metallic finish eyeshadow that boasts long-wearing capabilities that resist creasing, for a flawlessly polished look that lasts.
  4. JOICO Color Butter in Purple ($19.99) – A deeply moisturizing color-depositing hair treatment that instantly adds vibrant color or refreshes faded color while reducing hair breakage by over 44%! This hair-loving hair product boasts JOICO’s Quadramine Complex, an exclusive blend of proteins that quickly adheres to hair strands, protecting both the cuticle and cortex; their patented Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex to create a shield of protection around each and every strand; and Arginine–the amino acid responsible for hair’s ability to stretch without breakage.
  5. BECCA First Light Priming Filter Face Primer ($38.00) –  A skin-awakening primer that instantly reduces the signs of a bad complexion day to leave the complexion fresh, awake, and hydrated with a natural finish. It looks violet but applies sheer making it perfect for all skin tones and skin types.
  6. KAT VON D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Danzig ($21.00) – An innovative metallic violet eyeshadow with a polished metal finish, maximum pigment, and extreme long wear capabilities. Thanks to its proprietary formula that features a Color-Soaked Concentrate™, the result of a technique in which pigment-saturated powders undergo a unique tumbling process that softens and smooths each particle until the eyeshadow is creamy and lustrous, leaving behind the highest possible levels of pigment and pearl in this ultra long-wear shadow.
  7. TARTE Minutes to Mermaid Brush Set ($42.00) – A stunning, vegan, cruelty-free full-size set that features every tool you’d need to create a full face look. This five-piece “Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Collection” of makeup brushes comes complete with whimsical mermaid tail handles and plush violet colored bristles. The set includes a Large Powder Brush, Cheek Brush, Highlighter Stippling Brush, Domed Eyeshadow Brush, and Pencil Brush.
  8. COVERGIRL Melting Pout Matte Liquid Lipstick in Seismic ($6.99 – $8.99) – A new highly pigmented, lightweight, gel-based matte liquid lipstick that provides intense color. Its creamy formula wears comfortably and is designed to last for up to 24 hours.

Are you excited about the above ultra violet beauty products? What ultra violet makeup or beauty products are you looking forward to rocking this season?

GIVEAWAY: Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary Hair Dye

Welcome to Spring, the season of renewal, the season of change and rebirth. What better time to celebrate the season of growth than with a change. And what’s the most fun thing to change? Your haircolor! So we thought why not do a giveaway. Seeing how the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, and the color is perfect for Spring, we’re giving three lucky readers the opportunity to win the Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye in Vivid Velvet. Let’s get to know this collection of temporary bold colors.

The Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye, which retails for $6.99 each, is specifically formulated to work on curly, kinky, or straight hair. This water-based formula is easy to apply, stays where you put it, and washes out with warm water when you are done. It also works amazingly on hair extensions and wigs too. Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye is available in Vivid Velvet, Eclectic Green, Scorching Scarlet, Piercing Pink, Mango Mash, Red Pop, Imposing Purple, and Impulsive Indigo. The Splat hair color kits are made for having fun and expressing yourself, plus it gives you more vivid color without fully committing to a permanent color. All Splat formulas are also cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, ammonia and parabens free, as well as non-GMO.

As we stated above, we’re giving away three Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dyes in Vivid Velvet so you can express yourself with beautiful, bold color. This cool color will also give you the chance to celebrate Pantone’s 2018 Color of the year, Ultra Violet, and the spring season. For a chance to be one of the three winners, enter through the Rafflecopter entry form below:

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Are you ready to try the Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye and enjoy a vibrant haircolor that works on all hair colors?

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.

Sears Keeps You in the Pink

Anyone who knows us is well aware of our great affinity for the color pink, and since Rose Quartz, a “persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure”,  is one of the 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year, it’s only natural that we highlight this pretty pastel. If you’re like us and adore this color, you’ll want your wardrobe stocked with some pretty pink pieces without breaking your budget. The answer to your prayers is simple, Sears! Thanks to the retail giant, implementing the color Rose Quartz into your wardrobe this spring is easy and affordable with offerings from such labels like Metaphor Clothing, and Studio S Fashion Jewelry.

Sears-Rose-Quartz-Fashion

Whether you’re looking for a flirty blouse for work, an everyday casual top like this Striped Embellished Shirt, a chic French Terry Knit Jacket, or elegant dress, or statement accessories (we’re loving the Colorblock Florence Handbag)  in this must-have color, you will find all these affordable pieces at Sears. The Metaphor label offers stylish apparel and accessories that boast feminine details. Metaphor pieces feature styles that are both trendy and sophisticated, everything from lace dresses to sleek jackets and blazers that take you from your work day to a night out. No matter your style, Metaphor’s versatile looks will keep you looking elegant and modern.

For your fashion jewelry needs, you’ll want to check out the very affordable Studio S fashion jewelry from Sears, to add the finishing touches to your look. Studio S offers a wide selection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and eyewear that compliments each other to give you an almost unlimited number of stylish accessory combinations. Whether you’re laying these accessories for a complete tonal look, or pairing them with Pantone’s other Color of the Year, Serenity, Sears makes it possible to put together without breaking your budget.

Will you be embracing the 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year, and add them to your wardrobe? What are your favorite Rose Quartz-colored fashion and accessories pieces from Sears?

Sephora + Pantone Universe 2014 Color of the Year Collection – Radiant Orchid

After what seems like the longest time (we’ve been waiting ever since the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year was announced), we beauty lovers who have been laying in nail biting wait for the Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid beauty collection, can finally get excited. Finally, the wait is over fellow beauty addicts, the stunning collection is finally here. The nine product category collection is as wonderful as you imagined, boasting two artistry sets, three lip products, a stunning brush, etc. Prepare yourself for stunning colors that range from soft petal to vibrant purple. Without further ado, see the complete Sephora + Pantone Radiant Orchid collection is featured below:

The Eye: Radiant Femme Artistry Set – $48.00

The possibilities are endless with this versatile palette of 25 eyeshadow shades, including the signature Color of the Year along with 24 complementary tones in shimmer, matte and glitter finishes to create a variety of looks. Housed in a sleek white compact, the high pigment, high performance formulas last all day.

Rush Luster Cheek Sweep – $26.00

This one compact does it all with a flattering Radiant Orchid powder blush and two harmonizing powder luminizers in warm rose gold and cool iridescent pink. Enhance cheeks with a rush of color and highlight with a sophisticated shimmer for a radiant glow.

Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick– $18.00

This satin finish moisturizing lipstick offers rich, matte color in a stunning Radiant Orchid shade. Infused with Orchid essence for nourishment, and Collagen for a subtle plumping effect, the creamy formula glides on and provides comfortable, all-day wear that rivals the lasting power of a lip stain.

Radiant Paint Gloss Trio – $24.00

Give lips a glossy shine with three versatile colors in one exquisite set. Enriched with nourishing Orchid essence, the individual shades of Radiant Orchid, sheer pink, and nude can be worn alone, or layered for a beautiful ombre effect.

Venus Lure Lip Balm – $16.00

This soft, Radiant Orchid-hued balm combines nourishing Orchid essence Hyaluronic Acid, and Collagen for a soft, smoothing effect with natural shine and tone. Added essential oils also provide a subtle cooling effect that refreshes instantly.

Gazing Paint Liquid Liner – $17.00

Define eyes with this bold Radiant Orchid liquid liner with a beautiful matte finish. Applied with the soft flexible brush, this liquid liner glides on effortlessly, while the water resistant formula provides all day wear.

Nail Ambrosia Trio – $18.00

A collection of three mini polishes that match the shades found in the Radiant Paint Gloss Trio. The versatile colors – Radiant Orchid, sheer pink, and nude – provide the perfect flash of color for fingertips and toes. Use the sheer finish for a modern twist on the French manicure, or layer the three together for one-of-a-kind ombre nail art effects.

Color Gaze Brush Set – $68.00

The set contains six high quality brushes in a versatile pebbled vegan leather standing case. Beautifully designed with Radiant Orchid ombre handles and soft synthetic bristles, this set includes an Angled Blush Brush, Stippling Brush, All-Over Shadow Brush, Crease Brush, Shadow Brush and Lip Brush.

The Face Collectors Set: Radiant Femme Artistry Set – $75.00 ($108 value)

This six piece collectors edition set features three pieces only available in the set, including:

  • Color Gaze Cosmetic Pouch in a supple pebbled vegan leather (set exclusive) 
  • Flash Dew Luminizer for face and body (set exclusive) 
  • Ravishing Dew Cream Blush that is easy to wear and universally flattering (set exclusive) 
  • Radiant Orchid Nail Polish featuring a creamy opaque in the color of the year (set exclusive) 
  • Gazing Paint Liquid Liner, an all-day wear eyeliner with a metallic finish in a shimmering Radiant Orchid hue 
  • Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick in a satin matte finish
Get the complete collection at Sephora and Sephora.com.

Sephora Backstage at Opening Ceremony’s Fall 2014

For the Opening Ceremony Fall 2014 Show, Sephora Artistry Ambassador Aaron de Mey, from the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Color of the Year collection, featured an array of color cosmetics featuring 2014’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. The final look featured a vibrant harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, which perfectly highlighted the runway looks.

Defined by flushed radiant skin with a purpley-pink undertone, a natural lip and a raw glossy eye, the sophisticated look is inspired by the city of Antwerp, Belgium, and its raw, cool environment. To create the face, Aaron de Mey for SEPHORA, along with SEPHORA PRO, used the following products:

For Face:

Laura Mercier Secret Brightener
Sephora Collection 10HR Fix & Correct Concealer
SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Ravishing Dew Cream Blush
SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Flash Dew Luminizer

Pro Tip: Using a purple and pink based blush gives the cheeks a youthful yet edgy flush that is flattering on most skin tones thanks to its blue base. Opt for a cream blush and buff it out along the edges of the face using the Sephora Collection Pro Contour Brush #74 for a velvety, second-skin finish.

For the Lips:

Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder
Marc Jacobs Beauty Marvelous Mousse Transformative Foundation

Pro Tip: Bold cheeks should be juxtaposed with a nude lip. For a natural pout, use a creamy mousse foundation that won’t dry out the lip to mattify the lips and correspond with your skin tone.

For the Eyes:
Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss
SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Venus Lure Lip Balm

Pro Tip: For a natural sheen to the lids, use a super nourishing lip balm, as opposed to using eyeshadow, for a long-wearing lustrous look. The lip balm has a subtle, natural pink tint to awaken the eyes.