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Ultra Violet: Meet Pantone’s Colour of 2018

Ultra Violet: Meet Pantone’s Colour of 2018
Amy Lewis
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Pantone has officially announced its colour of the year 2018. We hope you like purple, because you're about to see a lot more of it! Yep, the hue of the next 12 months is set to be Ultra-Violet.Think Prince, the cosmos and, since it's Christmas, the Big Purple One too. But before you write it off as a shade too bold for everyday wear, just take a moment to consider all the incredible makeup looks that are just waiting to be spruced up with a dash of deep purple.

"Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now," reads the statement from colour experts at Pantone.

"Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolises experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets."

Our chosen creative outlet? Makeup of course!

So because we're super excited about all things purple right now, here are three ultra violet beauty buys we'll be making ready for 2018.

1. Leighton Deny High Performance Colour, £12: Slick this deep violet shade on your nails for instant cosmic vibes. Glitter optional, but we'd definitely consider it!

2. PIXI Mesmerising Mineral Palette, £15: This Pixi eyeshadow palette has all the shades of purple you need for whipping up ultra violet looks.

3. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Psychedelic Sister, £15.50: If you're not ready for a full-on eyeshadow look, try a little liner instead.


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Amy Lewis
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