Radiant Orchid


What is Radiant Orchid and why is everyone talking about it? Well, Radiant Orchid is the Pantone Color of the year. If you want to read all about it, you can click here. I would define radiant orchid as a purple with just a tad too much pink to be a true purple. If you typically are drawn toward purples and blues, go toward the true purple end of the spectrum. If you gravitate toward pinks, go with a pink with purple undertones. I wanted to share some makeup goodies I pulled out of my collection that I would call Radiant Orchid and do a look.

If you are afraid of color in general on your face, incorporate the color into your look with a new statement necklace like this floral one or this bubble one! Just have fun!


FLIRT! PLUSHIOUS Liquid Velvet Lipcolor in 19 Purple Passion: A super smooth, super pigmented lip color (gloss) with blue undertones (perfect for making your pearly whites look extra white)

Benefit Hervana Blush: A soft and pretty pink to match a Radiant Orchid look

Mica Beauty Cosmetics Eye Shadow in 29 Venice: A beautiful, shimmery purple. Can be used dry or wet (beautiful wet as a liner)

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 610 Oyster: Described as an “iridescent lilac,” it is creamy and works well as a shadow or liner

OPI nail polish Lucky Lucky Lavender: On the purple end of the spectrum of Radiant Orchid for a nail polish

Essie nail polish Cascade Cool: Described as “a creamy, sweet dusty pink,” this nail polish is on the pink end of the spectrum of Radiant Orchid

Jordana retractable lip liner pencil in Silver Lilac: I would call this color a true Radiant Orchid


Left: Just the lipliner

Right: The bottom swatch is the lipliner with the gloss layered on top. The top swatch is just the gloss.


The inspiration:


The look:


On my lids, I swept on a bit of the NYX Jumbo eye pencil and sheered it out with my finger. I lined my bottom lash line with the same pencil and set it with a bit of the Mica loose eye shadow. I dusted Hervana on my cheeks and on my lips layer both the lip liner and gloss.


Here are a few other purple goodies I dug up! I hope everyone is starting to get some warm weather to make for a radiant spring!


Bumble and Bumble Hairspray

Bath & Body Works Moonlight Path

Lululemon headband

Stella & Dot earrings (No longer sold. If you’re a February baby and don’t have some amethyst jewelry yet, now is a good excuse to get some!)

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