Pantone’s purple reign in beauty

18 April, 2018 | Pantone's colour of the year is the daring Ultra Violet - an arresting choice.

Iconic and traditional, the hue is also, as Pantone says, ‘complex and contemplative,’ suggestive of  ‘the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now.’ Then in the spirit of Ultra Violet, here are five new fragrant, skin-treating, and cosmetic products from established names, ready to accompany the discerning design and beauty habitué into the unknown.

Sensai Cellular Performance Wrinkle Repair Essence (far left)

Essences have been essential parts of Japanese skincare routines for decades, and it is only now that the west has begun to reap the benefits of this crucial nighttime step.   Sensai’s Cellular Performance Wrinkle Repair Essence is incredibly enriching, packed  to the brim with unique, triple-action collagen regeneration technology, and natural lipids aimed to promote a youthful glow.  It also promises to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lrving the skin more resilient over time.

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Dolce & Gabbana Gloss Fusion Lipstick in Exotic (left)

Dolce & Gabbana never disappoint. The Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick is an impressive combination of intense colour, with a centre of sleek gloss. The result is a long-lasting look with a full gloss shine, able to make both daytime and nighttime appearances. Exotic is the 2018’s tipped-for-success shade, but it also comes in twenty-six other hues.

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Bulgari Splendida Magnolia Sensuel EDP (centre)

Top notes of neroli and mandarin, heart notes of spicy magnolia and orange flower, and base notes of patchouli and Tahitian vanilla – the Bulgari Splendida Magnolia Sensuel is an ideal for an opulent winter fragrance. Created by Jacques Cavallier as a tribute to the jeweller heritage of Paolo Bulgari.

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Sisley Phyto-Khol Perfect in Purple (right)

Sisley’s Phyto-Khol Perfect eye pencil is made with natural waxes and oils – think Wild Rose, castor, carnauba, and beeswax – ensuring that it goes on softly and comfortably. Its texture so allows for easy application, and its pearly pigments ensure a long-wearing look. Use it as close to the lash line as possible to accentuate and intensify.

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Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme EDP (far right)

Another D&G product that couldn’t escape addition, this truly Mediterranean scent is a classic reborn. Sweet Neroli blends with notes of raspberry, while velvet-like jasmine is rounded off with heliotrope and sandalwood. If the Bulgari Splendida Magnolia Sensuel is your evening fragrance, make this an addition to your daytime routine.

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