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Coral is the colour of 2019: here are the best beauty products


TextAnya Angert

With colour experts Pantone announcing Living Coral as the colour of 2019, we round up the best beauty products to help you tap into this trend

Colour experts Pantone have announced their colour of 2019 as Living Coral, described by the Pantone Color Institute as "an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge”.

The “Color of the Year” selection process involves extensive trend analysis by the Institute's colour experts who look to everything from the entertainment industry to socio-economic conditions to new technologies before arriving at their selection. “The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design,” Vice President Laurie Pressman says, “it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” The 2018 colour, Ultra Violet, was a call to arms for individuality and imagination. Think Prince, David Bowie, Jimmy Hendrix - all pioneers of the purple hue.

Living Coral, meanwhile, encourages us to stay spirited and sociable, welcoming lighthearted activity and human connection. “In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy," Pantone says. “Living Coral symbolises our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits.”

Below we reveal how you can add a pop of this playful pigment into your day-to-day.

Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo - Explorer

Achieve a soft, coral smile with this silky and weightless formula. Highly pigmented yet nourishing due to a lavish blend of Shea Butter, Jojoba, Mimosa and Sunflower Seed, this lipstick will glide on with precise and buildable coverage, all the while hydrating dry lips this winter.

Get it here: Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo - Explorer

MAC Powder Blush - Fleeting Romance

Take a tropical trip with this superfine powder from the ultimate make-up authority. With an easily blendable brush over your cheeks, enliven your complexion and add a healthy-looking flush to your visage that stays put all day.

Get it here: MAC Powder Blush – Fleeting Romance

Dior Vernis Couture - Coral Crush

Don’t forget your nails with this long-wearing polish that offers a gel-like finish and lasting shine. Suitable for all skin tones, this dreamy burst of colour will mean your manicure will become a masterpiece.

Get it here: Dior Vernis Couture - Coral Crush

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Coachella Coral

For a deeper shade of coral, opt for this paraben-free lipstick that moisturises your lips while protecting them from UV damage. It’s light-diffusing pigments and unique blend of waxes offer a seamless finish and a full-bodied grin.

Get it here: Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Coachella Coral

Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette

Get your lids on trend with this cult beauty brand’s spectrum of nine splendidly smooth shades. Ranging across burnt orange, rosy, copper and coral-toned hues, and spanning both matte and shimmery textures, you’ll be guaranteed to switch up your look easily with this portable palette.

Get it here: Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette

NARS Velvet Lip Liner - Anse Soleil

With its non-drying formula and creamy texture, this liner is renowned for its lasting power. Use it as a base to prevent lipstick from bleeding and to help define and shape the contours of the lips to achieve a voluptuous pout.

Get it here: NARS Velvet Lip Liner - Anse Soleil

Fudge Paintbox Hair Colourant – Coral Blush

Transform your locks with this semi-permanent hair dye in a pastel yet vibrant hue that’s reminiscent of summer. Comprised of a conditioning formula with keratin proteins that leave your strands both painted and hydrated, it can be applied alone or with other shades for a more customised look.

Get it here: Fudge Paintbox Hair Colourant – Coral Blush

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