Saturday, 11 January 2014

Pantone Colour of the Year : Radiant Orchid

Each year, I look forward to hearing what that Pantone Colour of the Year is. I know that it might sound a little geeky, but it excites me to know what is the shade to be seen in for the coming year. This year, I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the choice, because it's so pretty and wearable in so many ways. Radiant Orchid is ultra girly, super fun and not to mention very pretty. I thought that I would put together some of my favourite beauty bits together that I think represent this shade beautifully...

 OCC Liptar in Demure is a beautiful glossy pink shade which really makes a statement against the rest of your makeup. It lasts forever on the lips and a little goes a very long way!
MAC Eyeshadow in Nocturnelle is a brown eyed girls best friend. A really pretty purple shade with a slight pink tone and shimmer finish. It's one of those shades that will suit all and despite it' appearances, is actually really wearable.
NYC Lipstick in Blue Rose this is probably the most fitting to Radiant Orchid. A blue toned, fuchsia lipstick that is just stunning. I do have the old packaging but this is still available to purchase.
MUA Pearl Eyeshadow Shade 24  which is a really stunning shade. It's not quite pink, not quite bronze but somewhere in between. This might not scream Radiant Orchid, but it reminded me of the inside of an Orchid flower.
MAC Lipstick in Girl About Town the reason I chose this was not because of it's beautiful colour, but because of it's pretty sparkle. The sparkle is pretty much spot on for Radiant Orchid and is my main reason for loving this lipstick.
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Hot Plum is just so pretty. This is the perfect Orchid shade and it would be silly to not include it. I can't wait for spring to rear its pretty head so I can rock this shade again.

So there we have my picks for the Pantone Colour of the Year. It was harder than I thought picking them because a lot of them were too purple or too pink, but I think that there's a pretty good selection here. 
You can find out more about the Colour of the Year here, and also see what past years were.

What is your Orchid beauty pick?


  1. Fallen in love with your blog! I really love the dark themed lips and this post was just for me! Inspiring piece to help me motivated for my new blog! Just followed you via my google+ account on here!

  2. *:)

  3. That eyeshadow shade from MUA is stunning x
    Beautyqueenuk xx


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