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Every year, Pantone picks a color that they think will be influential for the year. It usually ends up being seen in designers’ fashions and makeup brands’ collections. This year, the color is Radiant Orchid – a bright, cool-toned plum – like you would see in a fresh orchid. The color can be worn as a bright lip or nail, or blended more casually into a plum smoky eye.
Some of my favorites are: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in “Hoochie” (the perfect example of Radiant Orchid for lips), Buxom lipstick in “Swinger” – a less intense version in a similar shade. Illamasqua blush in “Thrust” is a good orchid color for cheeks (works best if you have cool undertones or are matching the blush to your Radiant Orchid lip color for an all-over cool look), Urban Decay eyeshadow in “Fishnet” (great for an all over bright eye or mix with deep plum for a smoky eye).
If you noticed, the names for these makeup shades are a little racy, but that doesn’t mean you have to go all out with these bright shades. Go for a more wearable plum with Flower Beauty’s “Orchid’ing Around” or Arbonne’s “Divine Plum” eyeshadows. You can also try “Deep Plum” eyeliner from Mally Beauty as a soft accent.
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