#WednesdayWishlist: Makeup essentials to shop when living coral is the only way

Makeup and nails in Pantone's 2019 colour of the year.
Makeup and nails in Pantone's 2019 colour of the year.

'Tis the year to swap out your violet eyeshadows and eyeliners for a warmer palette. Pantone's 2019 colour of the year is a warm, dreamy, and beachy shade of pink-orange; 'Living Coral' or Pantone colour no. 16-1546.

And when they announced this colour, we took the pledge to live coral in 2019 quite seriously.

READ MORE: We're already shopping the trendiest items in 2019's Pantone colour of the year

This is why over and above wearing trendy threads in coral hues, we're sprinkling this shade of positivity and all things nice all over our faces too.

Every year, the beauty community embraces Pantone's colour of the year announcement and incorporates it into makeup moodboards. Unlike previous years' shades, 2019's hue is much more universal in the sense that you don't necessarily be daring to give it a go. We'd imagine not everyone was brave enough to go 'ultraviolet' in 2018 or 50 shades of 'greenery' in 2017. 

Allure confirms that this year will be different, since "Coral has long been one of the most popular makeup colors because it's flattering and easy to wear, but it also lends itself to bolder looks." 

So this is what we're adding to our makeup collections in the name of Living Coral:


You can go the subtle route or go all out. Either way, attention will be drawn to your eyes.


Clarins 4-Colour Eye Palette in Lovely Rose, which includes a coral shade you can blend with another colour of your choice. R595 at Woolworths

Clarins 4-Colour Eye Palette


Coral lipstick is the Goldilocks of lipstick shades - not too hot, not too cold, but just right.


MAC cremesheen lipstick in Ravishing, R250 online from MAC.

RAVISHING: Clean light peachy coral


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Okay, maybe January is not the time to buy YSL nail varnish, but in the meantime, you can treat yourself to this more affordable option.


Mavala mini nail polish in Sunset Orange. R87 at Woolworths.

Sunset Orange - 118

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