Count me totally stoked at the announcement of 2014′s color of the year: Radiant Orchid. I have been obsessing over lavender-hued lips and cheeks since earlier this summer and perhaps it’s no coincidence knowing that this was the planned upcoming color.
Above I’ve selected various shades of appropriately orchid proportion. I’ve just ordered Benefit’s latest lip and cheek tint, Lollitint and I’m very excited to give that a whirl. I picked up the Buxom lip cream in Lavender Cosmo earlier this year and I’ve loved it. I also bought the Bite lip pencil in Violet and it’s so super saturated- it’s amazing. I picked up Hervana in store this past weekend thinking that it was about time that I got around to trying it and I’m hoping it’s going to pair well with Lollitint.
Laura Mercier has a beautiful caviar stick in Orchid that is still on my wishlist. Too Faced is coming out with new shades of a favorite lipstick of mine (La Creme) called Lollipop and it looks promising. I just swatched Givenchy It-Girl Purple blush in Sephora this weekend and it took everything in me not to grab it that very second. I imagine this will be mine in the near future.
For nails Zoya Charisma and Essie Play Date stood out as gentle, creamy ways to wear the trend if you aren’t into the bolder lipstick or blush variety.
What do you say? Is Radiant Orchid up your alley or all wrong for your coloring? I personally like it better than Emerald and Tangerine Tango from the past two years. I think it’s just girly and fun and oh so sweet.