Showing posts with label Pantone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pantone. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

5 Easy Beauty Picks For Pantone Color of the Year

By now, you’ve probably heard that the Pantone Color Institute has  determined the color of the year for 2019 to be Living Coral. What is Living Coral you ask? If you look online, you’re going to find this hue described as a sort of pinky peachy red orange… actually it’s a hue that’s open to a little interpretation. However the hue can best be described as the natural pigmentation of healthy ocean coral.

We love what seems to be a bit of symbolism here, as not a days goes by sans a headline about climate change and the associated destruction of reefs worldwide. So we have an entire year to reflect on that issue and hopefully take action to improve the situation -- we digress. Looking at this hue, it’s easily incorporated into home décor, wardrobe and best of all… MAKEUP! Below are a few of our vegan, gluten-free and all-natural picks from Gabriel Cosmetics & ZuZu Luxe to help you incorporate “Living Coral” into your everyday look.

Gabriel Lipstick in Coral ($17.60): Enriched with nourishing Ingredients this exquisite long lasting formula provides natural, luxuriant lip color with all-day or night hydration.

ZuZu Luxe Blush in Sunset ($22.60): Sunset ids a rich apricot hue with warm shimmer and the formulas is silky that blends perfectly over skin to provide lasting color and a radiant glow.

ZuZu Luxe Eco Palette Refill Pan in Graffiti ($11): This hue is a vibrant peach with golden shimmer!

Zuzu Luxe Lip Gloss in Luscious ($18.15): This is a soft shimmer hue that is long-lasting glosses give your lips an ultra-glossy, sheer pop of color while keeping your lips soft and supple.

Gabriel Nail Polish in Forbidden Fruit ($8.50): As a color authority for natural, non-toxic nail polish, it’s a super easy brand to turn. This formula is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, non-toxic and 10-Free. Formulated without: formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates and animal ingredients.

Hopefully, we’ve given you a little inspiration to try this hue. If you’re interested in the learning about the living inspiration of this stunning hue, check out the article “Ways You Can Help The Great Barrier Reef,” by Jilara Kuch.  

Friday, December 8, 2017

How To Wear Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

By now you’ve probably heard that Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced on Dec. 7, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2018. The explanation behind this particular hue -- “Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world.”

While this hue is not exactly a personal favorite, we’re all for some major chill in a world that seems to often leave us spinning out to find a bit of calm. The global recognition that color has a direct effect on mood is one that we concur with and one that we practice. As we previously stated, Ultra Violet is not a favorite hue however it’s one that we can absolute incorporate into our surroundings to help inspire focus and community -- for which we could all use a little more of. Incorporating Ultra Violet into your look is far easier than you think! To get you started, here are few of Team TME’s picks.


If you’re feeling a little bold, check out Clairol Color Crave Hair Makeup in “Brilliant Amethyst” ($10.99). It transforms all hair shades and textures, even the darkest hair and is a healthier alternative to permanent color thanks to no ammonia, no peroxide and no parabens.


COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers Shadows in “Purple Pop” ($3.99) or COVERGIRL Melting Pout Metallics Liquid Lipstick in “AMPED” ($7.99) can help you to easily incorporate this hue into your look!


Try butter London’s Ultra Violet ($10)! butter LONDON does not add Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, or TPHP to any of its nail product formulas and is always on point!


Add a bit of Ultra Violet to your daily beauty ritual with one or more of ghd’s stylers for its Nocturne Collection ($99 to $249)! 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Pantone Reveals Color of the Year 2017

By now, you’ve probably heard that Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced on Dec. 8, PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2017. This hue simply couldn’t be more in tune with the world around us. It’s a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals individuals to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

“While Serenity and Rose Quartz, the Pantone Color of the Year 2016, expressed the need for harmony in a chaotic world,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalize and unite, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

While often associated with environmentalism and nature, Greenery is also a unifying thread in tech and innovation because of its association with boldness, vigor and modernity. Many new apps, animation iconography and digital-first start-ups express this energy by using the riveting and attention-getting shade of green in their logos. Conveying progression and a pioneering spirit, Greenery portrays an entrepreneurial essence that aligns with the industries that have embraced it. But, how can we integrate this color into our everyday lives?

Greenery for Beauty: In the ultimate personal display of boldness and vitality, Greenery is deployed as a chic, confident punch of color for hair, lips, eyes and nails. It is also a camouflaging base for natural beauty looks, with green makeup rooted in color-correcting trends. A complementary color to red shades, Greenery plays down ruddiness in the skin. Stay tuned … we will have plenty of product recommendation to help you work Greenery into your beauty routine.

Greenery for Fashion: Greenery is nature’s neutral. A great harmonizer merging undertones of cool blues with vibrant yellows, the hue is a natural complement to a wide range of palettes. Like the spectrum of possibilities in colorful petals and blooms paired with lush green leaves, plants and trees, Greenery provides a pop of color in accessories and footwear, or acts as a bold accent in a pattern.  Prominent in fashion for men and women, as seen in the recent collections of Kenzo, Michael Kors, Zac Posen and Cynthia Rowley, Greenery has also been shown in a variety of solids and prints in children’s wear. Greenery blends fashion and tech as well, as a prominent color for wearables and active wear.

Greenery for Home Decor and Architecture: Open spaces in interior and exterior design and floor-to-ceiling windows allow the green outdoors to become part of a room’s backdrop and ambiance. Adding Greenery through living walls, terrariums, botanically themed wallpaper, paint, accent furniture and decor provides respite and breathing space. A Greenery-painted wall or piece of furniture delivers a pop of color, with the added benefit of creating the illusion of nature indoors. Bringing the outside in, the shade - like the plant life it represents - can improve self-esteem, reduce anxiety and heighten awareness of one’s surroundings.

About the PANTONE Color of the Year: The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even up-coming sporting events that capture worldwide attention. For 17 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

Past selections for Color of the Year include:
  • PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity and PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz (2016)
  • PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala (2015)
  • PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid (2014)
  • PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald (2013)
  • PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
  • PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
  • PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
  • PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
  • PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
  • PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
  • PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
  • PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
  • PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
  • PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
  • PANTONE 19-1664 True Red (2002)
  • PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
  • PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean Blue (2000)

The color selected as our Pantone Color of the Year 2017 was taken from the PANTONE Fashion, Home + Interiors Color System, the most widely used and recognized cooler standards system for fashion, textile, home and interior design. In this spirit of reconnection, exploration and belonging, Pantone has partnered with Airbnb - a community marketplace that provides access to unique accommodations and experiences around the globe - to bring Greenery to life through an experience in early 2017.  The collaboration, a first of its kind, was inspired by Pantone’s vision for Greenery and Airbnb’s community that connects travelers to magical experiences.

Monday, December 7, 2015

How To Wear the 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year

It makes sense that in our fast-paced world, Pantone would have choose two colors of the year -- Rose Quartz (dusty rose pink) and Serenity (tranquil periwinkle blue). Speaking last week with the Wall Street Journal, Pantone explained that the colors were chosen to convey rosy warmth and tranquility. Essences and feelings for which we could all use a little more of and that can be incorporated into your look far easier than you think … yes, even blue! To get you started, here are few of Team TME’s favorite makeup picks.


If you’re feeling a little bold, check out RPZL and Steekers! RPZL 100% Remy Virgin Hair Extensions in Trailblazer Teal or Lavish Lavender and Streekers temporary hair colors in blue or pink. Or add a small accessory like Scunci Fashionably Fit 2-in-1 Hair + Wrist Band


Create calm, cool looks with Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss is Rose Crème and Beautiful Color Eye Shadows in Innocence and Sky. To keep the look serene, use one to two coats of either shadow for subtle color.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Periwinkle – while this pale-blue shade is bold, but it can be worn somewhat conservatively when you apply the thin marker-like liner to your top lash line.

jane iredale Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow in Peach Silk is a silky, shimmery, sexy shadow that is perfect for incorporation into your holiday look
Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Sweet - Suitable as a highlighter or lip color, or for a pop on your cheeks, this soft shimmery balm delivers the perfect amount of believable glow.

Smashbox Art. Love. Color Kit in Pout - Make someone pout with 4 studio favorites in a Smashbox signature shade. This set features our bestsellers for lip and cheek in ultra-wearable and flattering soft pink.


Try Smith & Cult in Pillow Pie and Londontown Lakur in Chuffed to Bits!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Try On Marsala With A Budget-Friendly Brand

Team TME was super excited with Pantone’s Color of the Year announcement. Marsala is such a beautiful hue, but as fearless as we are there are times when even Team TME wonders about committing to products in a particular shade.

Truth be told, we here at TME can be downright commitment phobic. This is especially true when it comes to investing our money on a maybe. So, what’s the answer when one wants to try a rockin’ new color but one doesn’t want to make a huge investment?

Well if you’re not sure if you’re ready to devour Marsala head on, no worries because we’ve found a brand that offers major options for less then $5 per product! essence cosmetics offers a variety of beauty options to ease your way into the new hue … without breaking the bank.

Knockout Pout: essence long-lasting lipstick adds a pop of color. Warm tones? Try dare to wear.  Cooler tones can opt for on the catwalk ($1.49). Want an even bolder look? Line and fill-in lips with the essence lip pencil in red blush or soft berry ($1.49).

Lined to Perfection: For a softer take on the smoky eye, swap your black liner for a Marsala-esque shade. essence long-lasting eye pencil in berry merry is the perfect hue to integrate Marsala into your look ($2.49).

Hint of Color: If you’re still not convinced, try a hint of color with the essence XXXL shine lipgloss in true love ($2.49).

essence cosmetics are available at Ulta.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Pantone Announces Color of the Year 2015: How To Get It

Marsala. That’s the Pantone color of the year for 2015, that was announced Thursday, Dec. 4, and the shade color experts believe will be reflected in beauty, fashion, home decor and graphic and industrial design trends next year.

Pantone describes Marsala as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red.” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said the color would enrich the mind, body and soul. “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness,” Eiseman said in the release. “This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

So, how can you incorporate this elegant, sophisticated and stunning shade into your beauty regime? TME has a few Marsala hued suggestions from some of the most coveted beauty brands.

Deborah Lippmann:Bitches Brew” nail lacquer is a gorgeous, wine shade with a hint of shimmer for your most glamorous digits. Honestly, the name is badass enough for us to buy it. For a more classic take, “Lady is a Tramp” is a Marsala hued lacquer in a smooth, crème formula. Deb has you covered from head to nails this year with her sheer, ultra moisturizing, long wearing lip color in "Let's Do This".

Eyeko: Give your eyes a trendy pop of color in the New Year with Making Eyes in Plum, a waterproof, crease-proof gel liner.

SheaMoisture Cosmetics: This Lip & Cheek Balm in "GrenadaWine" will leave your cheeks perfectly flushed and lips kissably soft.

LORAC: Lip Luxe 8 Lip Color in “Bordeaux” has a highly-pigmented, 8 hour formula that stays put without bleeding or feathering. Alter Ego Lipstick in “Seductress” instantly transform your look with this opaque, matte finish lipstick. Color, line and define your lips with PRO Matte Lip Color in “Rose Brown,” which has a weightless PRO formula that easily glides on. Get an instant flush with one swipe of this 12-hour super-smooth PRO Powder Cheek Stain in “Ruby Rouge”!

Deborah Lippmann available at Ulta and Nordstrom; Eyeko available online and Sephora; SheaMoisture Cosmetics available at Target; and LORAC Cosmetics available at online at LORAC and Ulta. Products have been hyperlinked for you convenience!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nail Polish Trends Monthly Report

Courtesy of Julep Beauty
Julep Beauty released, today, March 12, its Monthly Nail Polish Color Report. The Report is a snapshot of the top nail polish trends and is based upon both customer preferences and recent sales data.

March Nail Polish Trends from Julep Beauty:
  • Soft Pastels - Sherbet shades like Julep's Rae, a radiant orchid creme that's an exact match to the Pantone 2014 Color of the Year; Elisa, a soft wisteria shimmer; and Lilou, a lemon chiffon creme, were top sellers in Julep's March Maven box. 
  • Sheer White - White is always a fresh choice for spring and consumers and fashion designers alike are gravitating toward airy, alabaster tones with translucent finishes. It's unsurprising that Julep's Soraphine, a classic sheer white creme, was a top choice for March. 
  • Blues - From cobalt to pale cornflower made a strong statement on the spring runway. Julep's Monaco, a dazzling mariner blue creme that's an exact match to the Pantone 2014 Color of Spring; Margaret, a light periwinkle creme; and Tania, a mermaid teal glitter, were also top sellers.
  • Deep Coral - Pink, red, and orange-tinted coral hues dominated the runway at Spring Fashion Week. In March, Julep Mavens went crazy over Harriet, a guava coral creme shade that brings French Riviera flair to nails.

TME’s opinion is that it’s somewhat difficult to state that a report is “of the consumer” while referencing Pantone’s Color Reports. With that said - soft pastels and translucent white are generally on-trend for Spring. Blue of all hues have been popular for several seasons, and TME is lovin’ periwinkle. As for deep corals, these hues have always been more for Summer. But with the polar vortex, can the summer get here quickly enough?

Courtesy of Pantone