By: Elyse Simons
Each season the top fashion designers at New York Fashion will feature their collections. The Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report aids the designers in choosing their color stories across all areas of design: fashion, jewelry and makeup.
The current Pantone Color of the Year 2019 is Living Coral 16-1546. Pantone calls it “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”
This hue is perfect for makeup because it is universally flattering on lips, nails, eyes and cheeks. It’s the perfect color between orange and pink, looks great on most skin tones, and is easy to wear. You can choose to highlight one of your features in this beautiful coral color or do a monochromatic look by using the same or similar shades on your eyes, cheeks, lips and nails.
Here are some of my favorite makeup products in this year’s color trend.
Blush – Glossier Cloud Paint in shade Dawn. “If you can finger paint, you can Cloud Paint—simply dab it onto cheeks. It’s seamless, sheer, and buildable.” www.glossier.com
Lip Color – Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Shade Sexy Sienna. “Gives you a moisturized, yet matte finish for a modern twist to your lip makeup.” www.charlottetilbury.com
Lip & Eye Liner – Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil in shade Whichever Coral. “A powerfully pigmented, creamy matte pencil that glides on smoothly and blends seamlessly.” www.makeupforever.com
Eye Shadow – Nars Cosmetics Duo Eyeshadow in shade St Paul de Vence. “ A collection of duo eyeshadows in a new formula that deliver high-impact color in a single stroke.” www.narscosmetics.com
Nail Color – Zoya in shade Cora. “Can best be described as a muted coral cream.” www.zoya.com