Friday, December 20, 2013

Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year

Each year, Pantone (the color expert of the universe) flips through their infinite number of color swatches and decides which lucky hue gets to be the year's prom queen. This year, it was Emerald, and for 2014, it's Radiant Orchid.

Now, when I first saw the color, I immediately thought...

Well, sh*t.

Luckily, as more and more trend reports came out, I realized that it's a lot easier to pull off than I originally gave credit for. Personally, electric purple isn't my favorite color, so I'm going to choose to stick with individual pieces (like a top or shoes) rather than head-to-toe monochrome. 

I've found that the beauty products are the silver lining of this travesty on Pantone's part. I have green eyes, so I have always been encouraged to wear purpley-pink makeup. I promise, it's a lot more flattering on than in the jar or tube. Don't let it intimidate you. I've created my top 10 favorite Radiant Orchid-colored beauty products, so you can be on trend, without kids begging you to do a sing-a-long song.

Radiant Orchid
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1. Lollitint from Benefit is Benetint's candy-coated younger sister. It gives you that childlike glow and makes your skin look dewy fresh.
2. Butter London nail lacquer, for those who want to dip their toes (or fingers) into the trend  pool before making a commitment.
3. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar -- For the brave only. I tried this bad boy out in Sephora and it didn't come off for 8 hours despite tireless scrubbing. Tip: Make sure you love the color.
4. This fun Wahl Supadryer tames your tresses and comes with a diffuser for curly girls.
5. This Laura Mercier eye stick can be used as a liner or all-over shadow and would be so perfect for a pretty purple smokey eye.
 6. Bite Beauty has the best lip pencils. They're versatile because one layer looks like a pretty stain, but with a few more layers, they look like a matte, pigmented lipstick.
7. Sephora's Pantone collection liquid liner is ideal for those who want a fun approach to changing up a classic cat eye.
8. Dolce & Gabbana nailed the color here. They can really do no wrong in my book.
9. Love Spell from Victoria's Secret is a classic. I like to keep one in my gym bag to freshen up on-the-go.
10. Sephora's Pantone collection lipstick would be so gorgeous with a bare face and a little mascara.

1 comment:

  1. I must say the whole Barney-like colour is not my favourite, but I like your choices!

    {Teffy's Perks} X