New year, new hue! It’s time to experiment with makeup, decorate your home and look fashionably electric in Pantone’s colour of the year: ultraviolet
Following the colour of 2017, Greenery, Pantone announced that the colour of the year for 2018 is — drumroll, please — ultraviolet. Yes, that striking shade of purple of that is synonymous with Cadbury’s chocolate bar wrapper, Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka, Justin Bieber’s favourite colour and of course, the late music icon Prince. Don’t shy away from the purple rain; here are some ideas on how you can decorate your pad, experiment with bold beauty products and update your wardrobe with Pantone’s colour of the year.
Where to shop beauty: Sephora
Searching for bold makeup looks for an ultra night out? Say no more. Sephora houses a plethora of beauty brands with shades that will have you looking royal in no time, including Smashbox’s Always On Matte liquid lipstick in vibrant purple, Marc Jacob Beauty’s purple nail polish, Tom Ford’s eyeshadow in metallic purple finish, as well as in-house brand Sephora’s waterproof eyeliner in electric purple and purple mascara for a statement eyes.
Sephora, available at various locations including ION Orchard
Where to buy accessories: Wabi Sabi and Me
This 2017 accessory trend shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Yup, we’re talking about tassel earrings. Local label Wabi Sabi & Me is known for its spectacular tassel earring jackets that can click into any butterfly post earring. Its vibrant collection of these ear-candies includes those in purple. Alternatively, these guys can custom make a pair or two for you. Looking to tap into your spiritual side? Wabi Sabi & Me also offers amethyst necklaces with healing energies.
Wabi Sabi & Me, available online
Where to shop homewares: Naiise
As Singapore’s answer to Etsy, it’s no surprise to find yourself browsing its shelves or scrolling through its online catalogue of home accessories and cool knick-knacks such as pins by local crafters Pew Pew Patches and The C Project. The multilabel store is celebrating the colour of the year with a dedicated ultraviolet collection that offers rad neon signs by Design Driven Goods, mangosteen cushions by Meykrs, work desks by SayPLAYPlay and wall art by LULO to pimp your crib.
Naiise, available in Orchard Gateway, The Cathay and I12 Katong
Where to buy outfits: Net-A-Porter
History deemed purple as the colour of power and wealth, so what better way to feel empowered than gearing up from head to toe in the royal colour? Shop at Net-A-Porter and give your wardrobe a 2018 update with designer jumpsuits, shimmering ruffled gowns and velvet trousers in ultraviolet brilliance. Time to trade your denim jeans for these flared Gucci pair, don a Missoni maxi dress and finish off with these Prada velvet platform ankle boots Prince would be proud of.
Net-A-Porter, available online.
Where to shop tech: Amazon
What better way to shop tech gadgets and accessories at affordable prices than scrolling through the limitless world of this online giant. With Amazon Prime (a subscription service that boasts heaps of perks including free fast delivery), you can now shop all things ultraviolet including phone cases, HP laptops, Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Cameras, Beats headphones and more.
Amazon Prime Now; Free two-hour delivery for orders above $40.
Where to shop hair dyes: Cult Beauty
A sucker for hair colouring, I stock up my collection of semi-permanent hair dyes from the UK-based online beauty store, Cult Beauty (psst… it does free shipping to Singapore for orders over £40!). Lime Crime’s vegan hair dye in Pony does a mean ultraviolet hue on bleached hair, but if you prefer something softer, opt for Bleach London’s Super Cool Colour in Violet Skies. Brunettes, best check out with hair bleach and toner for better results.
Cult Beauty, available online
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