Say hello to Classic Blue; the Pantone Color Of The Year 2020 that gave makeup junkies (and us!) a field day. Now, the sky is the limit. Finally, here is a color we’re familiar with, unlike the predecessors Living Coral, Ultra Violet, Greenery… The pantone blue eyeshadow trend that dates to 1950, has currently reached new heights with Pat McGrath and Huda Kattan’s expertise. Katy Perry has perpetually lived with blue hair all her life. Last year Rihanna broke the internet with her blue lip moment. Selena Gomez’s moody manicures are legendary.
But ask the authority on color and they’d persuade you to not take this color lightly. “The color has to be emblematic of a global mood,” says Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. 2020 has kickstarted with a lot of unrest and insecurity the world over. She adds, “This blue is not taking you into the mystery of what lies ahead. Instead, it speaks to our need for a stable and dependable foundation. We’re living in a time that requires trust and faith. We’re looking to those we can depend on,” she addresses.
The next time you’re in a blue funk, take solace in the dark, enduring shade of blue that’s suggestive of the ‘sky at dusk’; starting with your beauty game.