The days are grey and cold in winter and even in Paris they can feel a bit drab.

Ultra Violet — Play with Pantone’s Color of the Year

The days are grey and cold in winter and even in Paris they can feel a bit drab. More often than not I find myself head-to-toe in all black looking more somber than I’d like, in sync with the weather I suppose. And while I hardly meet anyone who looks forward to this time of year for such reasons, one of the brighter sides of January is discovering Pantone’s color of year! Here amidst the darkest and coldest days on the calendar, Pantone’s choice might just be our saving grace — Ultra Violet!

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Ultra Violet is an inventive and imaginative color associated with creative inspiration and artistic expression. It’s certainly having that effect on me as I decided to play with violet in my makeup to bring some much needed vibrance to some grey days and drab outfits. I must say, I’m quite pleased with the results. I gave Grandiôse Liner a go in Violet and the color payoff was to eye for! The bendable wand makes it easy to get the perfect shape, but why stop there? I lined my lower eye with Le Crayon Khôl in Purple Dusk to amplify the effect. The result was ultra violet eyes that brightened my outlook and took my outfit to the next level.

Lancôme has given us lots of way to play with violet in our makeup this year to add a bit of vibrance to our look. And here in winter I say, why wait? Consider some of my favorites and how to wear them…

Le Métallique in Meteoric Violet — Oh how I’ve been dying to try this one and you just might beat me too it! Give this full coverage metallic lip lacquer a try in violet with the perfect little black dress for a bold night out look.

Le Stylo Waterproof in Amethyst — Take an ordinary smudgy and smokey eye and make it violet! All at once classic and edgy and perfectly paired with a nude lip.

L’Asbolu Rouge in Impertinente — This gorgeous color will have your lips wrapped in a satiny sheer shade of violet that’s a great option for daytime with a casual outfit.

Color Design 5 Pan Palette in Jacaranda Bloom — Go all out with a pretty purple look that can be achieved with this palette and complete the look with clear glossy lip.

Color Design lipstick in Party Ready — Party Ready say no more, all you need is this perfectly pigmented purple with a Matte Finish on your lips to be ready for any soirée.

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