Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid Beauty Buys

pantone 2014 color of the year radiant orchid

Pantone’s pick for 2014…

Every year, I look forward to the color authority, Pantone’s announcement for the color of the year. I loved last year’s pick, emerald—but I have to admit, I’m much more excited about this year’s choice—radiant orchid. Tones of purple are my favorite shades (can’t you tell?), so it wasn’t hard for me to immediately find some great beauty buys to get you ready to rock this gorgeous trend in the new year.

urban decay fishnet eyeshadoe

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Fishnet

A reader favorite, Urban Decay’s eyeshadows feature their patented Pigment Infusion System™, which packs a punch of pigment into their buttery, easy to blend formulation. $18;,

obsessive compulsive cosmetics lip tar hoochie

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Hoochie

Lip Tars are extremely pigmented, and just a dot will provide plenty of high impact color to your pucker. I love these because so many lip colors with intense color payoff dry out my lips—but not Lip Tars. They have essential oils that keep moisture intact, but still provide long wear. $18,,

china glaze gothic lolita

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Gothic Lolita

One of my fave shades from the China Glaze ElectroPop Collection, Gothic Lolita is a gorgeous shimmering grape shade that offers perfectly opaque coverage in two coats. $3.99

laura mercier orchid caviar stick eye colour

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Orchid

It’s easy to achieve the perfect purple smoky eye with this long-wearing, creamy shadow stick. Crease resistant and easy to apply, you can’t go wrong with this everyday basic. $26,,

sephora jumbo liner 12hr wear waterproof pencil in violet

Sephora Collection Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof Pencil in Violet

This is fantastic as an eyeliner, or a cream eyeshadow. Work quickly, as it locks in after a few seconds for all-day, budge proof wear! $14,

laura mercier ochid lipstick

Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Royal Orchid

With medium-to-full coverage, Laura Mercier’s Crème Smooth Lip Colour formulation feels comfortable on my lips and offers a little bit of sheen without being too frosty. $26;,

illamasqua nail varnish in jomina

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Jo’Mina

Make a statement with this long wearing nail lacquer in an electrifying shade. I’ve found Illamasqua’s nail colors to wear longer than average, with minimal chipping after several days. $17;,

  • Phyrra

    Fishnet and Hoochie are 2 of my favorites :) Love your choices!

  • Amber

    Thank you! I think this year’s color is going to look great on you!

  • FilipinaMacBarbie .

    Love these colors!

  • AliceinNappyland

    I love this color! Good choice Pantone!

  • Jannatul Rahamoni

    o=only have few products of this color :( Do I need to buy more? :/

  • Katie

    I love this color!! But I guess I’m not really daring enough to wear it in any other way than nail polish!

  • Amber

    If you have a statement product like a nail polish or a lipstick, I think that should get you through! Unless you see something you must have :)

  • jocelina

    This color is amazing and it’s great to see so much creativity of bloggers surrounding the color of the year. Saw this inspiring beauty post, great home decor tips from ikea and wedding color palettes 😀