2014 Pantone Color Inspired Makeup


“Labiata” by Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Labiata.jpg) via Creative Commons 1 .SEPHORA COLLECTION, Long-Lasting 12HR Wear Eye Line (http://www.sephora.com/long-lasting-eye-liner-P279639?skuId=1296193)   2. Urban Decay Matte Eyeshadow in Purple Haze (http://us.strawberrynet.com/makeup/urban-decay/matte-eyeshadow---purple-haze/122758/?trackid=4459)  3. Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Outspoken Mauve (http://www.marcjacobs.com/products/COSCHEKBLUSH/shameless--bold-blush?srccode=cii_16079562&cpncode=27-272297889-2)  4. Laura Mercier, Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Royal Orchid (http://www.lauramercier.com/store/shop/Lipstick_Cre%CC%80me%20Smooth%20Lip%20Colour_prod730008?currentSkuId=sku960010&cm_mmc=CSE-_-Shopping.com-_-Makeup+%3E+Lips+%3E+Lipstick-_-Laura+Mercier+Cr%E8me+Smooth+Lip+Colour+-+Royal+Orchid)   5. E.L.F. Cream Liner in Punk Purple (http://www.iherb.com/E-L-F-Cosmetics-Cream-Eyeliner-Punk-Purple-0-17-oz-4-7-g/53889?utm_medium=cse&utm_source=shoppingcom&ppnshpng)

As we leave 2013 and start a new year, we can all bid adieu to the much loved color pantone of Emerald green. As announced on Pantone.com, we welcome the alluring pantone shade of Radiant Orchid ™ (18-3224).We can see that this color choice, which ideally would influence this year’s fashion, home décor, seasonal themes and more, is a striking contrast to last year’s color.  Going from a dramatic jewel-toned green to a lighter, tropical pastel hue of purple, those who follow the different pantone trends each year will definitely see and feel the difference of wearing and displaying this shade.

During this Spring and Summer you can add a splash of color to your everyday makeup look and flaunt Radiant Orchid with these upcoming trends which can be worn alone as an accent or complimentary to other looks this season.

What’s great about this color is how versatile it is; it can be worn to create a strong dramatic look or worn in lighter shades to create a look that’s more subtle and sweet.

When searching for this shade in the market, you can choose a lighter purple shade with a warm undertone. But if you feel your skin looks better with cooler tones, the color Lilac is close to orchid yet has a cooler undertone. Here are 4 ways to wear this pantone color during this Spring and Summer season.

Pastel Lids

Add a wash of color of either cream or powder eye shadow from the lash line to the creases of your eyelids then blend out any hard lines or edges for a sweet look.

Bright eyeliner

This can be worn in a variety of styles. For a dramatic look, use orchid eyeliner or color eye shadow (double purposed as liner), and draw a bright line above your black liner or worn alone.

It can also be worn on the lower lids as eyeliner to make your eyes really pop!

Orchid Lips

Depending on how dramatic you would like your look, opt for a brighter Orchid hue. For an everyday look, you can apply a lighter orchid colored lipstick or sheen.


For an evening contoured look, apply a darker orchid blush as a contour/blush shade. Make sure you blend well. As a day look, you can use a lighter Orchid shade as blush and sweep across the apples of your cheekbones.


You can try a lip and cheek combination or wear alone to create a strong eye look. The versatility of this color is so wide because it can match a floral spring look just as much as it can match a tropical summer look. You can mix and match it with different shades to really create a look that’s truly unique to you.

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