As the sun appears, we’ve selected a bright and playful hue from Pantone’s 2016 colours to focus all our attention on this month, and it goes by the name of Snorkel Blue.
This maritime-inspired member of the navy family perfectly resembles a summer holiday to us – from relaxing pool-side vacations to idyllic beach escapes.
Here are six ways to add it to your makeup bag and wardrobe…
While blue lipstick brings to mind Joey Tribbiani’s ichiban ‘lipstick for men’, the reality is when you pick the right blue, it can actually be insanely flattering. Sure, it pushes the boundaries of beauty but with festival season on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to give it a go. What’s more, it works a treat against sun-kissed skin.
We love: Illamasqua Lipstick in Disciple, £19.50
Blue eyeshadow is a key trend for spring/summer, so what better way to add Snorkel Blue to your aesthetic than by dusting it across your eyes? If you’re unsure how, we hopped in the GLOSSYBOX beauty booth to give you a tutorial here. Or if eyeshadow isn’t your thing, pop on a pair of vibrant blue sunnies and you’re good to go!
We love: Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in Indigo, £33 and ASOS Chunky Cat Eye With Metal Arms And Graduated Blue Frame, £12
A bright blue hue painted on your talons is the easiest way to up the anty for summer and incorporate a bright colour into your seasonal wardrobe.
YSL Nail Polsih in Bleu Majorelle, £19
When it comes to mascara, blue flatters everyone. Not only is it a great way to make a statement, but if it’s the morning after the night before it’s a great instant pick-me-up as the hue will make the whites of your eyes brighten.
Kiko Mascara in Blue, £3.90
Add a statement blue dress to your summer wardrobe – it’ll work for a variety of occasions, whether you’re off on a city break or attending a wedding, blue it the hue to go for!
ASOS Denim Skater Dress In Mid Blue Wash, £35
Sandals at the ready
We adore blue sandals, as they’re a great way to add a dash of colour to an otherwise pared-back outfit.
We love: New Look Macrame Sandal, £17.99