January 25th, 2022
“We are living in transformative times,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute when introducing us to PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, the Colour of the Year for 2022. Recognised global leaders in colour expertise, the Institute provides colour insights and solutions, and they introduced the annual shade announcement back in 2000.
Showing a new blue shade for the first time ever, Very Peri is a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone and is already taking the makeup world by storm.
Delivering a much-needed air of optimism to a year filled with stuffy days spent in lockdown, this lavender-leaning shade is surprisingly wearable, bridging the gap between the blue and the purple eyeshadow trends. With a swathe of options available, it’s never been easier to channel the new colours. We round up a host of beauties that will be the perfect additions to your kit.
How To Wear Very Peri
As Gigi Hadid demonstrated at the 2021 Met Gala, blue-leaning eye shadow shades with a polite pinch of purple are always going to turn heads on a red carpet.
14 whimsical shades ranging from bold and bright mattes to soft pastel metallics.
Portable mini eyeshadow palette of six rich, blendable shades in a range of matte to shimmer finishes.
Stila Double Dip Duo Liquid Eye shadows in Camera Ready £24.00 but on special now for £9.50
A double dose of colours and textures, these velvety-matte liquid shadows are long wearing and easy to blend.
A quartet of wisteria-grey, silver & violet shades for mesmerising eyes
Applied wet or dry, this velvety-soft vegan formula mono eyeshadow formula glides on smoothly and blends seamlessly.
This liquid eyeliner’s super-fine and flexible precision tip glides smoothly on the lid, laying down saturated colour that quickly dries to a longwearing, smudge-free finish.
Easy-to-use, lightweight formula which glides easily and effortlessly for long lasting wear.
Separates and lengthens whilst providing a splash of colour to make eyes pop.
Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquide Balm in Purple Ride £32.00 but on special now for £16.25
Hydrate and repair lips providing essential hydration with Shea Butter Hyaluronic Acid Spheres, and Cranberry Oil.
Vampy purple that dries to a matte finish.
Drop It by Shrine in Purple £12.99
The world’s first multi-use, semi-permanent purple hair dye drops. From high voltage to unicorn vibes, simply add the desired number of drops into any conditioner and apply to hair.
Mix 50g of Colour Dynamics Lavender with 50g of Colour Dynamics Blue Violet to create a vibrant semi-permanent custom colour.
Ultra-glossy finish that is both air and water permeable with a high-gloss, high-shine payoff.
OPI in Show Us Your Tips £14.30
Lilac-purple shimmer polish.
KVD Beauty Super Pomade Vegan Eyeliner, Shadow & Brow Pigment in Roxy Purple €21 but one special now for €6.30
Waterproof eyeliner, eye shadow and brow gel with a creamy, pigmented, vegan formula.