Pantone recently announced that Radiant Orchid is the Color of the Year for 2014. Radiant Orchid can be described as a harmonious mixture of purple and pink. It is a very vibrant, but subtle color.
I am so excited that Pantone chose Radiant Orchid this year. I haven’t been very thrilled with the colors of past years – Emerald (2013) and Tangerine Tango (2012). But this year’s color can really do wonders. It is the perfect color if you just want to add more excitement to your outfit. I can be worn by both men and women. It is a feminine color, but it isn’t super feminine that men wouldn’t be able to wear it as well. It is also great for design and home decor.
In my opinion, the best way to integrate this color into your life is through makeup! Here are some of my favorite beauty products that will help you become “Radiant Orchid”!
OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender $9 – This color is beautiful. It is great for a skin tones. This would also be a great color if you like colored tips.
Makeup Forever Fuchsia Matte Eye Shadow $20 – This color really screams Radiant Orchid. This color is very, very pigmented and is great if you want to go all out and create a nice bold eye. You can either wear this on your lid with a nice transitional crease color and brow highlight for a great day look or you can use this color and smoke it out with a dark purple. grey or black for a great night look.
MAC Cosmetics Asian Flower Sheen Supreme Lipstick $17 – This color is soooo pretty and will fit so many different skin tones. Why not show the color of the year on your lips!
NARS Mata Hari Blush $29 – All of NARS’ blushes are to die for. This one is no exception. This blush will bring the perfect flush to your face.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Asphyxia $19 – Urban Decay’s 24/7 eyeliners are one of their best sellers. This one has metallic silver shimmer. It is soooo pretty and glides on so smoothly. I love to use this product on my lower lash line to add a nice pop of color to any everyday look.
I would love to hear what you think of 2014’s Pantone Color of the Year!