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Pantone Of The Month: Hazlenut

Has there ever been an easier Pantone shade to add to your beauty bag? In the case of Hazelnut – absolutely not. Subtle, light, wearable and universally flattering, you can update your makeup case with one single purchase. It’s a seamless addition to your currently makeup lineup.

Here’s our pick of the best Hazelnut-toned shades to seek out right now…

Nails
The quickest way to respond to Pantone’s colour trends is with a long-wearing nail colour in the latest shade. Cheeky Chat Me Up Nail Paint in In the Buff, £8, perfectly captures the wearability of Hazelnut in a high-shine shade that’ll make your hands look nothing but chic.

Contour and highlight
When we first saw Hazelnut we all agreed it might just be the ultimate contouring shade with it’s subtle enhancing charms. It immediately made us think of Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze And Glow, £49, which includes the light and shade that’ll accentuate even the palest skin. Or if highlighting is more your thing, Sleek Highlighting Palette in Cleopatra’s Kiss, £9.99, offers up a sheeny take on hazlenut, accompanied by 3 other highlighting hues that work well together.

Lips
Who thought nude lips could be reinvented? The current crop of nude lips are sexier than ever before and rather than cooling or minimises lips they make them stand out. NYX COSMETICS Lip Lingerie in Delicate Lust, £7, adds warmth in a way that’s not overpowering or in any way 90s. Lip liners work well in conjunction with a lipstick – sorry if we’re stating the obvious here – but if you want lip that looks fuller but not painted a subtle liner might be all you need. The beauty of Hazelnut is that it isn’t an in-your-face seasonal trend shade, but more an every day anyone-can-wear it earthy nude. Bare Minerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Sexpot, £18, captures its suits-all effect in a creamy, medium coverage lipstick.

Eyes
There aren’t many eye colours or complexion that won’t benefit from a subtle, shimmering bit of cool bronze on the lids. RMK Crayon & Powder Eyes in Bronze, £28, gives the softest, shimmering finish that can be buffed and smudged into eyes for a sheer wash of colour of drawn on for more of a statement. Hazelnut is so flattering but what about a palette that gave you all of hazelnuts wearability plus a few other shades to build on the season’s trend shade? Nip + Fab Eyeshadow Palette Sculpted, £10.95, does just that giving you the coolness of hazelnuts with the warmth of earthier browns and some shimmer shades for good measure. Smokey eye anyone..?

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