Pantone: Colour of the Year 2017


Each December I look forward to the announcement of the Pantone Colour of the Year and this year is no exception. Pantone’s colour of the year is a symbolic colour selection; a colour snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude. Previous years have given us colour inspiration as varied as the rich, earthy Masala (2015), the vibrant Radiant Orchid (2014) and of course lasts years duo of Serenity and Rose Quartz.

Greenery is a fresh, zesty yellow-green. A refreshing and revitalising shade which is symbolic of new beginnings and evokes memories; think of the first spring days and the lush colours of young leaves and grasses.

Bright green may not be the most readily available shade or one of the easiest colour to work into your make-up but it is possible – especially if you are up for a little fun.

Eyes are the most obvious place to introduce a pop of colour and one which can be played down or make an impact. Try running a little pencil liner along the lash line for a more understated look or if you want to make more of a statement then apply to the outer half of your lower waterline and blend with a white pencil towards the inner corner. I love an Inika eye pencil and Green Lagoon (£14.50) is stunning.

If you fancy a little more colour then try a wash of shadow over the lids. Fern Green eyeshadow from Couleur Caramel (£11.00) is a lovely shade shot through with a slight gold shimmer. You can also add a little zest to your lashes too with Emerald Mascara from Zuii Organics ($27.95 AUD).

Nails are another alternative for adding colour if you don’t want to go all out, the two which have caught my eye are the slightly muted lime Jace by Zoya (£9.95) and Envy from Little Ondine (£9.50) which is a water-based polish with a slightly earthy twist.

One of my most recent discoveries Bio-Glitter from Glitterlution is available in Spring Green (prices start from just 99p) so you can add a little sparkle to your face, hair or collarbone.

If you want to really make an impact then I found this 100% natural, vegan lipstick on Easy. I can’t guarantee the quality or finish but you could have fun trying it out :)

Would you rock a little green this year?

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