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Look Luminous In Pantone’s Color Of The Year: Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid

Pantone has announced its 2014 Color of the Year, and it’s Radiant Orchid! As we work our way into a new spring season, I have to say that this choice came as a bit of a surprise to me at first. After seeing all of the designers’ Spring ’14 runway collections last fall, Radiant Orchid was certainly not a hue that was wildly seen or used. We did, however, see tons of blush tones and pale pinks, white collars, sporty inspired articles, great metallics, and of course, what spring would be complete without a solid dose of florals? What I slowly started to realize, though, was what a fantastic color Radiant Orchid could be if used as an accent color with all of the fantastic spring trends coming our way.

Probably my favorite and most accessible way to work this shade into your spring looks would be with lipstick. Bold lipstick choices can really make or break and outfit, so it’s important to know when and where to use them. I absolutely love the idea of pairing a Radiant Orchid colored lipstick with so many of the beautiful pale pinks we saw all over the spring runways. I think wearing head to toe blue and pale pinks would look to-die-for with a bold Radiant Orchid lip!

Radiant Orchid Lips

I also love the idea of pairing this lip color with so many of the fantastic metallics we are about to see. I would, however, steer clear of anything in the copper family and focus on more golds and silvers for this lipstick shade.

Of course, as soon as you start talking lip color, nails are never far behind. I think this Radiant Orchid color would look fantastic on your hands and feet this spring. As with any bold color though, it’s important to stay on top of your manicures and pedicures… chipped nails are far from chic, especially in such a loud shade.

Radiant Orchid Nails

For those willing to take a bit more of a chance, I think Radiant Orchid could look absolutely stunning on your eyes. Try pairing a Radiant Orchid eye shadow with a great black liner. I would look for a shadow that lends itself more to the purple and less toward the pink tones of this orchid hue.

Radiant Orchid Eyes

I would also stay away from matching your lipstick to your eye shadow. A little goes a long way with this shade. A nude lip would be a much better look.

I hope you are as excited as I am to start working this beautiful color into your beauty routine!

XOXO,

Nina

About Nina Lenders
Nina first learned about the styling business while working for Drew Barrymore. She was influenced by the wardrobe stylists Barrymore and other A-list actors hired, so she learned the ropes by assisting other professionals. Nina has styled such celebrities as Kristen Bell, Kelly Osbourne and Charlize Theron. She has also worked on editorials for ELLEgirl, GQ, Nylon, People and Vanity Fair.


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Jennifer M Lopez
Jennifer M Lopez

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JustFab Socialites
JustFab Socialites

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JustFab Socialites
JustFab Socialites

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Beth Mackay
Beth Mackay

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JustFab Socialites
JustFab Socialites

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chy

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Stephanie Hortick
Stephanie Hortick

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Maija Deklava- Digilio
Maija Deklava- Digilio

I agree with above ladies. While loved the first pair of boots I ordered, I haven't been able to cancel for two months. Then I ordered something to use up my "credit" , and the shoes are a joke, and so is the bag. I can't even return them. Now I am out of $55, and still no cancelled membership!

Phil Gardner
Phil Gardner

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Beth Mackay
Beth Mackay

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Beth Mackay
Beth Mackay

I am on the phone on hold for the 8th time today to again try and cancel my membership before the steal more money from me! I'll get cut off in a minute tho, as usual.

JustFab Socialites
JustFab Socialites

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Jasmine Melendrez
Jasmine Melendrez

same thing happened to me...they stole my info!!! and took money:?

Beth Mackay
Beth Mackay

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