Living Coral. How to include Pantone's Colour of 2019 into your wedding
Around this time of year, all creatives wait for the reveal of Pantone’s Colour of the Year. And this year it is one of my favourites! Living Coral is fresh, happy and uplifting. Just the perfect mix of pink and orange, cool and warm. Flattering on almost all skin tones!
These are my top picks
For lighter skintones (Porcelain to Light Olive) Bagsy Pretty Cheeks in Velvet Coral is a beautiful subtle shade to pop onto the apples of the cheeks.
For warmer/darker skintones I love Kiko Milano Liquid Blush Cushion in Coral. Use fingers or the sponge to get maximum pigment, or buff on with a dual fibre brush for a sheerer finish.
The lips is where you can really experiment with colour, going from a wash of tinted lip balm all the way through to a liquid matte shade.
My top picks from sheer to opaque are
Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya. My Summer staple. Beautiful shade and nourishing at the same time.
For sheer with a gloss finish, these New CID lipglosses have a fabulous colour range and Coral Candy is right ON TREND. Plus, they have a handy light in the handle to allow you to see to reapply on the dancefloor!
My ultimate Full coverage hydrating lipstick is a Bobbi Brown Luxe Lipcolour in Pink Guava with an almost glossy satin finish. This colour is SO close to the Pantone swatch :)
For Opaque Coral dreaminess, Laura Mercier has it nailed with a Liquid Lip Colour in Coral Reef. Great if you want to go a little bolder, these colours are a GREAT alternative to a red when you want a statement mouth…
I’ve a handful of photos I can show you that each have an element of coral in, some more noticeably than others. The trick is, not to be afraid of a little colour. You can ALWAYS wipe it off if it turns out to be the absolute worst!
(Photo credit from L-R - Photography by Me, Photography by me, Photography by Bea, Photography by Jay Rowden)