One of the most exciting announcements I look forward to every year is the Pantone’s color of the year. Being a complete beauty aficionado, I can’t wait to stock up my closet with some really cool products in the ‘universal color of THE year’. This year, the agency has chosen two complementary hues as their 2021 Color of the year: PANTONE® 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating (a sunny yellow). “The union of an enduring Ultimate Grey with the Vibrant Yellow illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope,” explained Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman in a press release.
Well, we all know how much we need that spark to brighten our lives right now. Though slightly unconventional, both grey and yellow can be worked individually or in cohesion with other hues such as purples, pinks, oranges and blues to create some really gorgeous beauty looks; think mini sunflower nail arts, beautiful sunset eyes, yellow-n black graphic liners, grey smokey eyes etc. to name a few.
Ahead, we have curated a bunch of beauty products in these sunny, mood-boosting hues to help you inject lots of hope and happiness in your lives!
Now, ain’t this the Pantone 2021 combo we all need in our vanity kits? Powerfully loaded with pigments, non-smudging and non-flaking, the Incolor Highlighter Eyeshadow's unique formulation is easy to blend and build on. Plus, both the hues look as if they have jumped out of the Pantone 2021 colour card. Wear em’ together—one on the upper lid and the second on the lower lashline to amp up the glam factor!
If there’s something better than yellow, it’s one with glitter accents in it. Get ready to embrace iridescence with O.P.I’s Hidden Prism Collection Nail Polish in Magic Hour—a stunning glitter sunny hue that would make your tips look a million bucks. We envision pairing this with a basic white dress for a brunch with the girls; or maybe with a pastel orange pant-suit for a fun cocktail party. You get the drift… PS: These are heavily pigmented, fast-drying formulas.
Maybe it’s because it’s named after my favourite Gelato, but the Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate The Gelato Collection in 08 Limoncello has my heart. Not only does it glide like butter on my lids, but it doesn’t smear, fade or budge all day! My fav way to wear this: a swipe on the upper lids, ending with a flirty wing and oodles of mascara to polish off the look. Yep, it’s that easy.
There’s something to be said about glittery smoky eyes in stunning grey hues; it’s pure, unadulterated glam. Make the look your own, by opting for the Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Glitter Single in Karma, infused with Aloe and Coconut Oil that moisturizes skin, never over dries, blends well, applies smoothly, and stays put for hours; a special shoutout to the va va voom glitters that will make the right statement wherever you go!
Let’s face it: every beauty kit is incomplete without a colour corrector. We recommend trying the Kay Beauty Colour Corrector Stick in Yellow which can help conceal your under-eye circles (especially if you have a light skin-tone); oh, and you can also highlight your face with this too! What we love most though is the super enriching blend of Marula Oil and Vitamin C that helps with intense hydration, makes it blend seamlessly into the skin and also corrects uneven skin tone.
Faces Canada Splash Nail Enamels are mini colour bombs that offers unbelievable color payoff; choose the share Sere 44 to give your nails a ‘pantone makeover’. Brownie points for the high quality chip resistant formula which smoothly glides to give a flawless finish. PS: It’s free from Toluene, DBP, Camphor and Formaldehyde.