Hello, my beauties!
Since Pantone, the Global Color Authority, announced Ultra Violet as a Color of 2018, this color is gaining more popularity in fashion and beauty.
Violet is one of my favorite colors and I’m really excited that this is the color of 2018!
If you go through pretty much every beauty brand today, you can find lipsticks, nail polishes, eye shadows and etc all in this shade. However, you may feel uncomfortable wearing such a bold experimental color to work or to school, but still want to catch up to the trend. If so, then this post is definitely for you.
Here are some tips of how to add twists of violet to you everyday look, and yet, keep up with your personal style.
Although there might be a little deviation from exact Ulta Violet color, all shades of purple and violet are still considered trending.
P.S. You can scroll down to the video where I do my makeup and then get back to the text to read all the steps in details!
For me, eyes are the most comfortable area to experiment with color. Violet is a shade that goes well together with all eye colors.
If you don’t feel comfortable covering your full eyelid with this bold color, consider pairing it with the trending mauve shades. Create a transition of shades from a light mauve color adding a tiny amount of violet to the edges and to your crease.
I like violet shades from Too Faced Chocolates and Peaches pallets, they blend in very naturally to the skin. I use Livin Lavish shade from Gold Chocolate pallet.
Add violet color to your lower lash line. My favorite shade for this is Osiris from Prism Pallet by Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Here are single eyeshadows for more matching color:
As an option, you can also apply an eye pencil to the lower lash line and blend it.
My top favorite is from Sephora in shade 32 Tango Night.
If you are a big fan of cat eyes and can’t live without lined eyes, consider using violet liner instead of black.
Interesting fact: Butter London has partnered with Pantone this year and released a collection in Ultra Violet once the color has been announced.
Today, the only place where you can find the complete collection is only butterlondon.com. Interestingly, Ulta.com also has their products displayed on their website, but almost all of them remain “sold out”. But don’t despare: Ulta as well as Nordstrom has same shades of same product in stock. They just don’t have a Pantone sticker on the packaging.
Butter London features the Glazen Lustrous eyeliner in Ultra Violet.
If this color is too bright for you, consider its sister Magnetic. It’s a deeper shade and still looks more violet than blue on the skin.
To complete your eye makeup and open up the look, add Gumdrop from Anastasia Sugar Glow kit to outer corners of your eyes. It’s a dual chrome pink/lilac shade. For a bolder look, you can use Spectra Shade from Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit.
I suggest to finish with black mascara to keep the look more wearable for everyday.
Nails are another place where you can safely use violet color to be in trend.
Here are the nail polish shades from Pantone 2018 Color of the Year Collection by Butter London.
Misty Lilac – Purple Rain – Marvelous – Ice Lavander – Hydrangea – Ultaviolet
You can keep it simple and substitute your signature nude/white color with Hydrangea.
As you can see, mauve shades also count.
For a bolder look, use a deeper shades with some sparkles like the Purple Rain.
How it all looks together? Watch my first makeup video on my instagram account!
My first make up video is inspired by @pantone color of the Year 2018! 💜 How to add a violet twist to everyday look (and not over do it !) details in my new post! Link in bio✨ Wearing today: @hudabeauty Mauve Obsession eye shadow pallet @toofaced Chocolate Gold @toofaced Better Than Sex mascara @sephora Contour Eye pencil in 32 Tango Night @anastasiabeverlyhills Prism Eye Shadow Pallet @anastasiabeverlyhills Sugar Glow Kit @maccosmetics Pro Conceal and Correct Pallet in Medium @maccosmetics Studio Chromagraphic Pencil NC15/NW20 @chanelofficial Long Lasting Eyeliner in Ébène @chanelofficial Powder Blush in 99 Rose Pétale @butterlondon Glazen Lustrous Liner in Magnetic @shophudabeauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Muse/Angelic 💜💜💜 #beautyblogger #pantone #pantone2018 #makeup #makeupvideos #trending #ultraviolet @ultabeauty #tfchocolate #ultabeauty #sephora
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