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How to Rock the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year Ultra Violet

Avon, Review
How to Rock the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year Ultra Violet

Every year Pantone comes out with their chosen colour of the year that they believe will dominate trends in fashion, beauty and everything in between. Last year’s colour, Greenery, was nice but not a stand out colour to me. Purple is one of my go-to colours when it comes to makeup and I’m so happy it’s been chosen as the colour of the year for 2018. Purple, or Ultra Violet in this case, can be a little intimidating to rock but Avon and mark. have got you covered with ways to make the trend fun and wearable.

How to Rock the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year Ultra Violet

The first easy way to wear purple is, of course, on your lips! There are two lip products that make this very easy and totally fun. mark. Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Wrath ($10 / 3 g / Available at Avon.ca) is a buildable, creamy, highly pigmented orchid purple that’s very comfortable and lightweight. It comes with a magnetic cap to ensure the tube always stays protected.

And if you’re comfortable with wearing an even brighter and bolder purple than mark.’s Pout Velvet Lip Paint in Fantasy ($12 / 7 ml / Available at Avon.ca) is perfect for you. It’s a true, matte violet purple with pure, vibrant pigments and a built-in primer that guarantees that you get a smooth, even application that locks down for a long wearing finish.

How to Rock the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year Ultra Violet

From L-R: mark. Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Wrath & mark. Pout Velvet Lip Paint in Fantasy

How to Rock the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year Ultra Violet

Why not try a purple polish? Avon’s Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Purplicious ($5.99 / 12 ml / Available at Avon.ca) has a high shine, gel-like finish in a glossy, lilac purple. It offers nail protection, strengthens your nails, vivid colour, as well as a base and top coat. It’s also free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP.

How to Rock the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year Ultra Violet

And if you just can’t stomach wearing purple, it’s completely cool to indulge in products that are wrapped in purple! Treat your eyes and lips to Avon Anew Platinum Eye & Lip Cream. It’s a dual-purpose treatment for your eyes and lips that’s formulated with Paxillium Technology that boosts the production of Paxillin (a protein that helps retain the full and expanded shape of your skin cells, helping them stay looking youthful). It comes with a dual-tip precision applicator with one side featuring a round silvery tip that cools and refreshes the eye area and the flat end evenly applies the cream on and around the lips. The cream helps the skin around your eyes look more elastic and smooths wrinkles and lines around your eyes and lips for a more youthful appearance.

It’s easy to implement purple into your look one way or another, so don’t be shy about wearing Ultra Violet and find a way to make it work for you!

Have you rocked any of these Ultra Violet inspired products from Avon? How will you be wearing the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

 

Jeffree Star Platinum Ice Pro Palette Review

Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Review
Jeffree Star Platinum Ice Pro Palette Review

Jeffree Star may not be the most likeable person out there, but there’s no denying that his makeup line is really stunning and full of beautiful, quality products that come in some of the most gorgeous packaging. For Christmas, my hubby gifted me with most of the Holiday Glitter Collection which included the Platinum Ice Pro Palette. I’ve heard so many great things about his Skin Frosts, so I knew a palette was the way to go in order to really get a taste of what they’re like.

Jeffree Star Platinum Ice Pro Palette Review

The Platinum Ice Skin Frost Pro Palette features 6 cool-toned iridescent pressed highlighters, which includes 1 highlight topper. You can use the shades alone or layered together to give you the perfect wintery glow for your eyes, face and body. The highlighters are very pigmented, can be used wet or dry and a little goes a long way because this palette doesn’t play when it comes to making you shine like the gods. It’s also vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, talc free and gluten free.

Price: $40 US / Available at JeffreeStarCosmetics.com

The Swatches:

Jeffree Star Platinum Ice Pro Palette Review

Top Row from L-R: Ice Cold – cream white, Glacier – silvery white, Lavender Snow – icy lavender white
Bottom Row from L-R: Alien Ice – pale white green, Pink Chill – pale icy pink, Canary Bling – pale gold

My Glittery Thoughts:

As I mentioned before, these highlighters didn’t come to play! The top row of highlighters are VERY pigmented and a bit flaky but the colour and overall glow goes on smoothly and stunningly. The bottom row are what I would refer to as softer highlighters that don’t give as much POW compared to the top ones but they still give a beautiful, colourful shine to the skin. I would use them for a subtler highlight or added on top of an eyeshadow or a more pigmented highlight to give it a more iridescent finish. So if you’re afraid of wearing a highlighter that’s very bold, you can always use the top row as eyeshadows and use the bottom row as your highlighters. You can even add them to your body when you’re showing some skin and want to make yourself look like a goddess. I will be using this palette for anything and everything and love the effect of both the intense and more subtle highlighters. This palette has definitely convinced me to get another one and I look forward to getting the 24 Karat Pro Palette for my birthday. I’m really looking forward to finding out how blindingly pigmented and glowy those shades are!

What do you think of theΒ Jeffree Star Platinum Ice Pro Palette? Have you tried any of his Skin Frosts?! Share your thoughts below!

PUR Cosmetics Quick Pro Glitters Eye Polishes: Do They Compare to Stila Glitter & Glow Shadows?

PUR, Review
PUR Cosmetics Quick Pro Glitters Eye Polishes

I’m so happy that glitter has made a big comeback in the past year thanks to Stila‘s Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows. So, you know I have to compare anything that’s similar in any way to Stila because they made such an amazing product. That’s exactly what I wanted to do when I set my sights on the PUR Cosmetics Quick Pro Glitters Eye Polishes. I also saw Kristi from RawBeautyKristi on YouTube rave about them in one of her videos and that convinced me even more to get them since she’s one of my favourite YouTubers.

The Quick Pro Glitters Eye Polishes were released as a 5-piece kit late last year and are comprised of highly pigmented glitter eyeshadows that are a 3-in-1 product that come with a built-in eyeshadow base and primer that ensures the shadows won’t crease or fade. The flexible paddle applicator makes it easy to apply the shadows when you’re on the go.

Price: $39 US / Available now at Ulta

So, how do they compare to Stila’s Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Eyeshadows?

PUR Cosmetics Quick Pro Glitters Eye PolishesTop Row from L-R: Namaslay – light rose gold, Lust – rosy cranberry with gold shimmer
Bottom Row from L-R: OMG – bronze brown with silver and bronze shimmer, Queenie – yellow gold, Midnight Diamond – dark brown with bronze and silver shimmer

The formula of the Quick Pro Glitters is quite liquidy, to the point where you have to be careful when pulling out the applicator because droplets of the liquid eyeshadow will make a mess if you’re not prepared for it, like I was initially. As you can see in the swatches, since the formula is liquidy, it takes longer for the eyeshadows to dry down and set. They are also a little goopy when you apply them which means you definitely need to smooth out the shadows with your finger or a flat brush in order to get a smooth, even finish. Compared to Stila’s Glitter & Glow, I find Stila’s brush really controls the application process well while the silicone paddle with the Quick Pro Glitters does not hold onto the product well, since it is quite liquidy, so you have to work with it fast so it doesn’t drip everywhere. When smoothed over with your finger or a flat brush, the glitters are really sparkly and beautiful but the coloured base isn’t there as much as it is with Stila. The effect is still glittery but a bit softer.

Also, the Quick Pro Glitters come off really easily with water (so be careful about wearing them anywhere that you may get wet), whereas I do have to attack my lids with a good makeup remover to get the Stila eyeshadows off completely. I think Quick Pro Glitters came close to Glitter & Glow but there are a lot of differences that gives Stila the edge that maintains them as my favourite liquid glitter eyeshadows. If you’re a newbie and want to dive into glitter eyeshadows for the first time and want to try something that’s very easy to wear and not too bold, you will probably like what PUR has to offer. But if you’re looking for something that compares to Stila, I still haven’t found it yet, but I will definitely let you know when I do!

What do you think of theΒ PUR Cosmetics Quick Pro Glitters Eye Polishes? Have you tried them out before?! Share your thoughts below!