My Top Beauty Picks for Color of the Year

The New York Fashion Week is in full swing and with it the Pantone color of the season! Since the announcement of this year’s color we have been bombarded with all sorts of ideas on how to wear, decorate or apply the gorgeous color. I for one, LOVE it! Girly girls like me dance in these hues. I’m sure Lilly Pulitzer couldn’t be happier!

I’ve been on the hunt for makeup ideas and trends featuring this gorgeous color. Spring is the perfect time to start playing with new colors and as such I’ve found some great picks. Keeping in mind that not all of us have the same skin color, tone or type, I came up with these top beauty picks for wearing Pantone’s Radiant Orchid that will flatter any skin.


Zoya Nails / L’Oreal Eyes / Lime Crime Lipstick

Here’s what Pantone has to say about Radiant Orchid as a makeup color:

“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.”



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Cargo Shadow, Pasadena / Mac’s Odyssey / L’Oreal’s Royalty / Essie Play Date

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Jin Soon Nails /Armani Eyeshadow / YSL Violin Out of Control LipsUrban Decay Liner, Asphyxia

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This mini tutorial is an excellent how-to guide for applying eye shadow with multiple colors. Shop the look:

Marc Jacobs Shadow / Tarte Liner / Mac Pigment / Obsessive Compulsive Gold Shimmer / Too Faced BTS Mascara / Ardell Lashes


These are just a few of the endless color combos featuring Radiant Orchid. From high end brands to local retail finds. I hope these picks help you with your hunt for the makeup palette that flatters your personal style. Have fun!




  1. Isa
    02/11/2014 / 3:51 pm

    LOVE THIS! Thnks for the tips. Now I know what to shop for when I go for my makeup hunts!
    Keep up the great posts.

    • R. M. Diana
      02/11/2014 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks for the love, I’m so glad my information could help.

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