The Pantone Color Institute has long been known for how much they have altered and changed the face of design. This rose-gold hype that you’re seeing everywhere right now? In some part, it was because rose quartz was named as one of the colours of the year in 2016.
This year, inspired by “the mysteries of the cosmos” and “counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance”, Pantone has chosen the 2018 Color of the Year to be…
We’ve seen the news of the announcement floating around, and when we looked up products that are in the shade (and similar ones), we got really excited. And we know you would to as you go down this list.
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1. 3INA The Color Mascara
Coloured mascara has gradually become a thing in the past year, and we’re expecting to see it boom even further in 2018. Get some Ultra Violet on your lashes with this affordable but great quality one from 3INA!
3INA The Colour Mascara in 103 retails for SGD19 at the 3INA store in ION.
2. Burberry Beauty Eye Colour Cream
Want to rock a muted Ultra Violet on your lids? Burberry has the answer for you in this gorgeous muted violet that comes in a creamy formula so that it’s easy to blend even for beginners!
Burberry Beauty Eye Colour Cream in 110 Damson retails for SGD50 on Sephora and at Burberry counters.
3. Butter London Glazen Lustrous Liner
Butter London obviously saw the Ultra Violet trend coming, with this lustrous liquid eyeliner that’s in a terribly sexy shade of purple.
Butter London Glazen Lustrous Liner in Ultraviolet retails for SGD27 at Sephora.
4. Butter London ShadowClutch Wardrobe Duos
Sassy Pants Duo
Mmm, there’s something about that combination that makes us feel all sorts of things. A reviewer on the Sephora website raved about the intense pigmentation, the blendability, the compactness of the packaging, and the longevity of the eyeshadow. This eyeshadow checks all the right boxes, if you ask us.
Butter London ShadowClutch Wardrobe Duos in Sassy Pants Duo retails for SGD24 on Sephora.
5. Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow
Trust Kat Von D to come up with such a cosmic-electric shade of purple as this. The Metal Crush Eyeshadow will certainly look out of this world, whether in the pan or on your lids.
Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Danzig retails for SGD32 on Sephora.
6. Make-Up Atelier Palette Eye Shadow
Everything about this eyeshadow palette is screaming glitz, glamour, and electric dreams to us! Use the lighter shades for a more neutral everyday look, and the bling it up with those bold and daring neon violet shades for a night out in town.
Make-Up Atelier Palette Eye Shadow in T09S retails for USD35 on Beautylish.
7. Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil
I-90 Iridescent Pop Purple
Not a fan of liquid eyeliners? For some waterproof, long-lasting action, check out this pencil eyeliner from Make Up For Ever, which is described to be an “iridescent pop purple”. P.S. Use it in your waterline for additional zest to your look!
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil in I-90 retails for SGD36 on Sephora.
8. Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon
This highly-raved eye crayon in a stunning shade of purple is exactly what you need if you’re looking for something matte and wearable, but will also last you through thick and thin.
9. Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara
This va-va-voom mascara from Marc Jacobs Beauty will give you the pigment and the punch!
The wand is actually two different brushes stitched together: one side separates lashes to fan it out for a more voluminous look, while the other curls and locks in the volume.
Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Violet Incredible retails for SGD44 on Sephora.
10. Natasha Denona Matte Eyeshadow
28V Electric Violet
This matte eyeshadow from Natasha Denona actually has iridescent flecks in it to give the colour more body and magic. Check out this swatch from beauty blogger Temptalia!
Natasha Denona Matte Eyeshadow in 28V Electric Violet retails for SGD38 on Sephora.
11. Natasha Denona Star Liner Liquid Eyeliner
Some days, you just need some low-key colour in your life. Other days, you want to bling things up for the world to see. This two in one combination from Natasha Denona gives you the option to go solid or go sparkly, whatever your mood calls for.
Natasha Denona Star Liner Liquid Eyeliner in Dark Violet retails for SGD44 on Sephora.
12. NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner
Watch out, world! The line of Vivid Brights Eyeliners from NYX live up to their claim of blinding all your haters with these pops of neon colour.
NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Vivid Violet retails for SGD14 on Sephora and at NYX boutiques.
13. Sephora Collection Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette
03 Flirty To Intense Purple
This spectrum of colours will cover all the Ultra Violet looks you could possibly think of!
Sephora Collection Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette in 03 Flirty to Intense Purple retails for SGD32 on Sephora.
14. Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow
238 Place To Be
Do you already have a palette and just need that one shade of perfect Ultra Violet eye shadow? This single pot from Sephora Collection is exactly what you need.
Sephora Collection Colorful Eye Shadow in 238 Place To Be retails for SGD32 on Sephora.
15. Sephora Collection V For Volume Mascara
A reviewer on Sephora said that this mascara was “value for money”, and that it lasted throughout the day for her. Another one said it made her “comfortable and confident”, and that everyone around her loved the look.
Sephora Collection V For Volume Mascara in Violet League retails for SGD10 on Sephora.
16. Tarte Tarteist Single Metallic Shadow
Look at that deep, rich gemstone colour! The Tarte Tarteist Single Metallic Shadow in Amethyst has us yearning for that buttery smooth formula on our lids.
Tarte Tarteist Single Metallic Shadow in Amethyst retails for SGD22 on Sephora.
17. By Terry Baume De Rose Nutri-Couleur
An Ultra Violet shade of lip balm?! Sign us up! Luxe beauty brand By Terry created this violet-lilac shade of their iconic Baume De Rose range of lip balms, and we’re loving it gives the lips just that tinge of cool purple undertones.
By Terry Baume De Rose Nutri-Couleur in Mauve Moon retails for USD41 on Net-a-porter.
18. Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick
One of the Boyz
The undisputed Queen of 2017, Rihanna, also has one to add for our list of Ultra Violet makeup. In her newly released line, Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks (we can’t resist the name), One Of The Boyz hits all the right notes of lilac and violet.
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in One Of The Boyz retails for SGD28 on Sephora.
19. Ilia Lipstick
Instead of going all bright and neon on you, Ilia opts for a more wearable berry-violet shade that will give some redness, but also a tinge of that Ultra Violet goodness to your lips.
Ilia Lipstick in Ink Pot retails for SGD46 on Sephora.
20. Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner
If you want to go bold on your lips, you know that everyone will be looking at them so you need to make sure you’ve drawn them on precisely so. Kat Von D’s famous lip liner formula comes in the perfect shade of ultra violet to make sure you’ve got your purple down pat.
Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in Roxy retails for SGD28 on Sephora.
21. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
You’re going to have to make sure you get a lipstick formula that packs enough punch to go with that lip liner, and the obvious choice is to pair it with the renowned Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick formula.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Roxy retails for SGD31 on Sephora.
22. Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick
If you’re going to go purple lips anyway, you might as well go all the way with this neon and iridescent formula from Kat Von D. We think it actually looks very wearable despite its boldness!
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Wonderchilde retails for SGD32 (current price is SGD22 with a 30% off discount at the time of writing) on Sephora.
23. Lime Crime Diamond Crushers
Oooh, dang gurl! This lipstick will make you look like you just kissed a unicorn and lived to tell the tale. Not for the faint of heart!
Lime Crime Diamond Crushers in Unicorn Queen retails for GBP15 on Cult Beauty.
24. Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Lipstick
A pigmented lipstick that’s also lightweight? This formula from Lipstick Queen also contains Vitamins A and E to keep your lips feeling soft and hydrated. What more can you ask for?
Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Lipstick in Stella retails for USD39.95 on Net-a-porter.
25. Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shined Lip Lacquer
Boys Don’t Cry
Ooh, yum! Lip glosses have made a huge comeback in 2017, and if you’re afraid of going full matte purple, infuse a tinge of Ultra Violet to your lips with a gloss instead!
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shined Lip Lacquer in Boys Don’t Cry retails for SGD42 on Sephora.
26. Maybelline Colorsensational Loaded Bold Lipstick
19 Sapphire Siren
Don’t be fooled by this packshot! The Maybelline Colorsensational Loaded Bold Lipstick in Sapphire Siren is a dark, dark take on Ultra Violet. Dark lipsticks have, however, been on the uptrend recently, so we’re not mad at that!
Maybelline Colorsensational Loaded Bold Lipstick in 19 Sapphire Siren retails for SGD14.90 on Lazada and at selected Maybelline counters.
27. NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick
If we had to pick a true Ultra Violet lip colour, this shade from the NYX Liquid Suede collection would be it. Just look at that gorgeous pigment!
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Amethyst retails for SGD20 on Sephora and at all NYX boutiques.
28. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
We’ve raved before about the awesome quality of NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, and its shade range continues to impress us now as it did all the way back when it was released seven years ago. The Ultra Violet shade Havana was released way before its time!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Havana retails for SGD14 on Sephora and at all NYX boutiques.
29. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain
The Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains have been having their moment in the limelight because of how long-wearing and transfer-proof the formula is despite its affordable price. Polished Purple veers to the dark side, but we love that matte sheen it gives the lips.
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Polished Purple retails for SGD19 on Sephora.
30. Too Faced Melted Lipstick
This one goes all out vampy with the darkness of this shade, but then that’s probably why Too Faced named it Villain. If you haven’t already, let 2018 be the year you try out a darker shade – you might actually surprise yourself!
Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Villain retails for SGD33 on Sephora.
31. Glamglow Gravitymud Firming Treatment
OK, so these skincare products aren’t actually going to turn out Ultra Violet but the packaging sure makes it a great addition to your vanity! Look at that electric purple on the tub from Glamglow!
This mask will change “from white to a brilliant chrome”, after which you can peel it off for brighter and more lifted skin. A mask that makes you look like an X-Man? Yes, please.
Glamglow Gravitymud Firming Treatment retails for SGD105 on Sephora.
32. Sephora Collection Bath Flower
Sometimes, all we need is a good full-body exfoliation and nothing feels better than using a bath flower for that. This one from Sephora Collection fits right in with our Ultra Violet theme.
Sephora Collection Bath Flower in Purple retails for SGD2 on Sephora.
33. Sephora Collection Clay Mask
This mask comes out in a pastel purple colour that’s easy on the eyes, and certainly easy on the face as well. We love that you get enough for four uses in the packet, and it’s easily resealable which reduces the hassle for subsequent uses.
Sephora Collection Clay Mask in Purple retails for SGD9 on Sephora.
If you just can’t get enough of that Ultra Violet shade, why not invest in a hair brush that’s also the same colour?
WetBrush in Viva Violet retails for SGD22 on LookFantastic.
Wearing purple makeup should be a thing, but we get that it’s not that easy if you aren’t used to non-conventional colours. The easiest way to rock Ultra Violet, therefore, is to wear it on your nails!
Essie Sexy Divide retails for SGD9.99 on That Beauty Shop.
36. Marc Jacobs Enamored Nail Lacquer
Danggg, there’s almost something radioactive about this shade from Marc Jacobs, aptly named Ultraviolet. This nail polish will easily turn eyes and heads your direction!
Marc Jacobs Enamored Nail Lacquer in Ultraviolet 122 retails for SGD30 on Sephora.