Skip to main content

Pantone Of The Month: Sharkskin

Writer and expert7 years ago
View GLOSSYBOX's profile

Pantone 17-3914 - that’s the shade the Pantone Colour Institute have selected for the season. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is just grey with a fancy new name - far from it. This shade might be rooted in the grey family, but it’s the kind of shade that goes with anything whether it’s neon, pastels or colours and remains neutral.

Welcome to the most wearable shade of the season, the super stylish and incredibly wearable steely grey of Sharkskin...

Shark Eyes The eyes definitely have it, and though summer is a distant memory we still need to shield our eyes from the winter sun. The most stylish way to do this is with a pair of glasses that fit the Sharkskin pantone - they’ll go with anything and will flatter your winter skin (read: they won’t drain you and make you look pale.) Plus a stylish pair of sunnies is the easiest and quickest way to add a little flare to your style. Aldo Cat Eye Sunglasses, £12

Grey Matter Granted, grey isn’t your traditional lip colour, but believe it or not, it’s a lot more wearable than you might think. Plus, this formula comes from the brand that makes products and shades through the camera lens, so if it didn’t look good, it wouldn’t get made. The creamy formula gives a complete coverage - no patches here - and looks soft, delicious and bang on trend. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Grunge Cream, £17.50

Eye’m in Love Black liner is a classic, and let’s face it, has a place in every girl’s makeup bag. But there is something to be said for knocking out the pitch-black and taking the intensity down a notch - the effect is no less impactful, but adds a little bit of mystery. This liquid liner has been shot through with the finest sparkle for a finish that is nothing less than eye-catching. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner, £19

Shark fins Pantone never get it wrong, so why not go all-in with these over-the-knee boots? Yes, black goes with everything, but these killer-heels make quite the statement and are bound to get you the right kind of attention. Wear over blue jeans to glam up an otherwise casual style. ASOS Kamber Stretch Over-the-Knee Boots, £65

Rocking it Here’s how you incorporate sharkskin into your every day… Tilbury’s palettes are so well loved for their versatility, long-wear and ability to look as though Charlotte applied the make-up herself. This combination can be slight and completely natural or glammed-up and incredibly intense. Either way, it’ll look incredible! Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in The Rock Chick, £38

Writer and expert
View GLOSSYBOX's profile