Up your beauty game this year by embracing Living Coral

Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Living Coral, is a vibrant shade that’s surprisingly wearable.

We are living for this year’s Pantone Colour of the Year, Living Coral.

This eye-catching shade is surprisingly wearable, especially when it comes to beauty products.

Here’s how you can incorporate the on-trend hue into your hair, makeup and beauty looks.

Living Coral: For your hair

Whether it’s a dye job or weave, rainbow hair shades have been a consistent trend in recent years, with bright corals and peach shades added to the mix.

The easiest way to achieve this hair shade is with the help of a professional colourist.

But if you’re on a tighter budget or simply after a temporary effect, temporary hair colours and sprays can give you the desired effect minus the hair damage.

Because of its vibrancy and relative lightness, the shade looks best on lighter or bleached locks – so be sure to keep that in mind before you apply any colour.

Try: L’Oréal’s Colorista range, including temporary hair colour sprays or semi-permanent hair washout in peach, which lasts up to three shampoo washes.

Living Coral: For your face

Coral shades are universally flattering. They suit most skin tones, warming up the complexion in the process.

From lipsticks to blushes and shadows, coral shades are a step away from neutral colours without being too “out there”.

Try: Nude by Nature Moisture Shine Lipstick 05 in Pale Coral, Maybelline Dream Matt Blush in 30 Coy Coral or W7 Life’s a Peach Palette.

Living Coral: For your nails

Coral and peach toned nail polishes are predicted to be even more popular than usual this year, with bright corals particularly effective at making your tan pop.

Try: Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Instyle Coral; Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Coral Me Maybe.

Written by Charlotte Brundrett.