Every year, Pantone (aka the company who basically runs the color show worldwide) chooses a “color of the year.” Last year it was ultraviolet, and we saw it permeate pretty much every category of the lifestyle sectors ranging from hair color and lip gloss to furniture to bridesmaid gowns. This year’s hue is Living Coral — a rich, warm peach — and the color-loving community is stoked.
According to an interview that Pantone’s VP, Laurie Pressman, had with the Associated Press, they chose this color because they wanted a feel-good hue that lifts spirits. “With everything that’s going on today, we’re looking for those humanizing qualities,” she said. “We’re looking toward those colors that bring nourishment and the comfort and familiarity that make us feel good.”
We can def get behind that, sister. In fact, we’re embracing Living Coral the best way we know how: with makeup. Each of the below eyeshadow palettes put this hue in the spotlight, so enjoy.
ColourPop Sol Hot Coral
Feast your eyes on ColourPop’s Sol Hot Coral which also combines nine warm-hued shadows under one sleek palette lid. The palette includes a satin pink-leaning coral and bright orange coral, which pair beautifully with the matte pastel peach, burnt orange, and rich terracotta; and metallic pink-gold, copper, and orange.
Shop it here, $12.
Viseart Theory VII Siren
Viseart’s stunning Theory VII Siren palette combines six shades that look like they were plucked right out of the most gorgeous sunset you’ve ever laid eyes on. It features three silky mattes — including one that’s the perfect Living Coral hue — along with a shimmering rose gold, aged bronze, and red copper.
Shop it here, $45.
Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes in Topaz and Coral
We’re admittedly a little biased, but the beauty community is equally enraptured with the Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Coral, which we launched last year – we do always like to stay ahead of the trends! Our latest palette in Topaz also plays into Living Coral; it’s a bold-but-wearable nine-piece set of corals, oranges, and reds. Five are creamy mattes and four are duo-chromes, which means you have plenty of room to mix, match, and experiment.
Shop it here, $27.
Almay Shadow Squad Eyeshadow Holographic in Illusionist
If the outright boldness of Living Coral intimidates you, no worries. We’ve got your eyelids covered with Almay’s dreamy Shadow Squad Eyeshadow Palette in Illusionist, which turns the temperature down slightly for a soft, holographic finish.
Shop it here, $7.
Too Faced Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette
A palette that smells like peaches and cream and will also help you craft the perfect Living Coral look? We are so in. Too Faced’s Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette boasts 12 rich matte options that range from soft ivory to muted-coral to pink-coral to chocolate.
Shop it here, $45.
Sugarpill Cosmetics Pressed Eyeshadow in Suburbia
If you’re not in the market for a whole new palette then maybe a single pressed shadow will sate your Living Coral needs. SugarPill Cosmetics’ Pressed Eyeshadow in Suburbia is a “flirty matte coral” that delivers on high-quality formulation and serious color payoff.
Shop it here, $13.
What color do you think should be the color of the year? TBH, we’re feeling Barbie-pink vibes!