Pantone Of The Month: Aurora Red

What’s autumn without a flash of warm red? This season’s latest Pantone shade is a bronzey-red shade that’ll warm up your wardrobe and your makeup bag…

The Pantone Colour Institute have singled-out Aurora Red – and it’s oh so perfect for the Christmas period. It’s still bold, but there’s something ‘warm and sensual’ describes Leatrice Eiseman, the Institute’s Executive Director. Pantone 18-1550 is incredibly wearable and easy to add into any wardrobe or to any makeup kit.

Welcome to the wondrous warmth and statement shade of Aurora Red…

Lip service
The clue is in the name and Kryolan Matt Lipstick in Aurora, £18.90, is a creamy, velvet textured lipstick that dries down to a long-wearing, matte finish. Ideal for a statement lip or something you could safely wear every day without worrying about touch-ups.

Nailed it
The best way to show you’re a Pantone trendsetter is to paint your nails in the current shade as soon as it’s announced. OPI Breakfast At Tiffany’s Nail Polish in Got The Mean Reds, £9.50, is a good dupe for the Institute’s chosen hue.

Make me blush
Aurora Red makes for the perfect colour when it comes to blusher. It adds the most beautifully healthy flush of colour to your cheeks.
Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Bang, £19

Hair affair
Ok, so red locks may give off slight Halloween vibes, but when applied in the right way it can also look utterly cool. Apply it to the ends for a dip dyed effect – oh, and it comes out within a few washes.
Bleach London Super Cool Colours in I Saw Red, £5

See through
No one wants winter sun in their eyes. Squinting isn’t a good look on anyone, and we dread to think about what it does for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Vans Hall & Wood Striped Sunglasses, £15, give you a super stylish shield against those UV rays.

Happy feet
If you’re keeping fit outside this winter, you’ll be layered up in fleeces, knits and and like. Add some flare to your leisurewear with Saucony Jazz O Suede Trainers, £80, which bring a bit of Aurora Red to your sweat session.

Low key
Not sure how to wear this season’s red? Smythson Panama Heart Keyring, £55, can be added as an accent for an accessory that’s entirely on-trend.



Beauty Editor