It’s official! The Pantone gods have spoken, and the 2018 Color of the Year is the color of every dreamy nebula in existence (or so we assume) — ULTRA VIOLET! In order to truly embrace and celebrate the Pantone choice for the upcoming year, we rounded up the best ultra violet inspired makeup products to keep you on trend and powerfully purple.
It’s no surprise that Urban Decay Heavy Metals collection is the perfect edgy ultra violet inspired product to add to your collection. While this palette includes neutrals and brights, Metalhead and Spandex are foolproof purples to rock in 2018.
Purple is a powerful color to rock on your fingertips — and Essie Sexy Divide is the purple you need to achieve an ultra violet manicure. Sexy Divide is grounded in purple-blue hues, but has a little juicy shimmer that gives it a little edge.
A purple lipstick is probably the easiest way to swipe on the ultraviolet color with minimal effort. This NYX Liquid Suede in Amethyst goes on super smoothly and is super pigmented — plus, it’s totally budge free.
Ultra violet doesn’t necessarily have to be the focal point of a purple inspired makeup look — in fact, it stands out just as well in the details. This YSL mascara in Fascinating Violet adds just the right amount of purple without crossing over to the ultra-ultra violet territory — and that’s why it’s one of our favorites.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.