Colour of the year: Radiant Orchid, Pantone 18-3224

 Radiant Orchid, Pantone 18-3224, has been named Pantone Color of the Year for 2014

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Radiant Orchid for Beauty

“A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic.” – WGSN 2013

I much prefer Pantone’s colour of the year choice for 2014 in comparison the murky and dull Emerald green hue of 2013. Radiant orchid is an inspiring hue of purple that seduces when pairs with reds and crimsons as well as sister shades of purple and pink. In cosmetics I expect to to see this shade crop up in eye shadows and blushes with matching lipsticks. It will provide a vibrant and fresh update to high-summer, tropical inspired make-up palettes. Radiant Orchid’s liveliness also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails and will embody fragrances in the form of lilac and violet aromas.

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 To translate this vibrant colour into a modern beauty look use it on the eyes, lips or cheeks as against a nude face with just a fresh layer of base and a slick of mascara.

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  1. Thakoon for Nars Nail Polish in Ratin Jot
  2. Mac Lipstick in Heroine
  3. Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow & Blush Refills Satin in #111
  4.   MaxMara spring/summer 2014 catwalk images
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