Finally, a color we can get behind: Radiant Orchid is named Pantone Color of the Year 2014.
A departure from jewel tones of years past, 2014 is all about the bold and the beautiful orchid. Not far off from our signature Spa Girl shade, we couldn’t be more excited. Anointed by Pantone Universe as the Pantone 2014 color of the year, radiant orchid wakes up your makeup palette with a punch of joyful inspiration. Out with the skin-tone-limiting emerald and tangerine tango of the past two years and in with a color that brightens any complexion. The purple-pink hue splashed with a hint of star power takes sophistication to a whole new level and outs our 80s nostalgia for bright colors, big hair and a whole lot of glam.
Here’s a pretty start.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never. Rule the world (or at least think you do) with the power of lipstick in the convenience of a pencil. Great for on the go, stash in your bag for flash touch-ups and a pure dose of color $25 at nars.com.
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Lipstick in Ideal Fuchsia. Bring the ooh-la-la with this beyond gorgeous shade of pink. Infused with dimensional color and a whole lot of couture, you’ll feel like a rock star every time you apply, $30 at givenchy.com.
Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Strangefruit. The epitome of orchid, this bright gloss screams “it girl.” Wear alone or double up with lipstick for some straight up fabulous, $22 at sephora.com.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Nail Glaze in Oui Magenta. You fancy, huh? The answer is hell yes if you rock Marc Jacobs on your fingertips. This high-shine lacquer coats nails with over-the-top shine while turning heads in the year’s hottest hue, $18 at marcjacobs.com.
Make Up For Ever Pure Pigments Eyeshadow in Violet. The highest pigment concentration out there, eyes will pop with this fearless wash of color. Use wet, use dry, or mix with a primer to create the shade of your dreams, $20 at sephora.com.
Lancome Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eye Liner in Violet Stylista. Grab you’re angled brushes and get catty, girls! This gel eyeliner glides seamlessly onto lids and won’t come off until you say so. Use a little, use a lot, either way the eye-catching purple hue is undeniably sassy, $25 at lancome.com.
Need help on how to apply your lovely new look? Global Director of CARGO Cosmetics Jason Hoffman shares his tips: