This hot pink/purple shade has everyone buzzing! Check out our list of makeup in Pantone’s Colour of the Year’s top shade, Radiant Orchid, and how you can wear it.
What do stars Lupita N’Yongo, Scarlett Johansson, Emmy Rossum, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba and Emma Stone have in common? They all have different skin tones and all look tres chic in Radiant Orchid makeup! And so can you.
Radiant orchid is a great color for the season because it is a universally flattering color like coral that works with all skin tones. What makes it work for everyone is the hint of red that is in it.
Before you shy away from its boldness, the key to wearing this hot pinkish/purple shade is to highlight only one area. If you wear it on your lids, keep the rest of your makeup more neutral. If you dare to wear a bold orchid lip, the key is to keep your eyes toned down. If you’re too shy to wear this bold colour on eyes or lips, a great way to add a of of this colour is to wear it on your cheeks or nails. Used sparingly when highlighting cheeks, you can achieve a bright, glowing look that will make your features pop.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, agrees that this beautiful colour, is not only universally flattering, it will also make you look vibrant and healthy.
“[Radiant Orchid is] an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones. It inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm,” says Leatrice Eiseman. “A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones. This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.”
Here our some of our top makeup items to get you started:
The Face: Radiant Femme Artistry Set
This kit includes a Cosmetic Bag, Liquid Face, Eye, and Body Luminizer, Cream blush, Liquid liner, Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick, Nail Lacquer in Orchid Chrome and a Get-the-look beauty card.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Powder Blush in Fuchsia
YSL OMBRES 5 LUMIERES eye palette in Indian Pink
SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE The Eye: Radiant Femme Artistry Set
(R to L): SMASHBOX Be Legendary Lipstick in Fuchsia Flash Matte, DOLCE & GABBANA The Lipstick Shine Lipstick in Violet, YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres in Pourpre in Preview
(R to L): STILA Color Balm Lipstick In Gemma, LANCOME Rouge in Love in VIOLETTE PIROUETTE, MAYBELLINE COLOR ELIXIR in Dashing Orchid,
DEBORAH LIPPMANN Nail Lacquer in in Call Me Irresponsible
ILLAMASQUA Paranormal Nail Varnish in Séance.