Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid Makeup



Pantone is the worldwide authority of color and color systems and every year they nominate a particular color for that year. The color for 2014 is RADIANT ORCHID…it’s a beautiful purple which is actually the color of the typical orchid flower…As orchids are one of my favorite flowers I really wanted to do a look based on this color.


I wanted to keep it colorful for spring but still wearable…here’s how I got the look:

~After priming lid with MAC paint pot in Painterly, I applied MAC Sushi Flower on my upper crease with a fluffy brush

~I deepened the crease slightly by taking MAC Hepcat on a denser blending brush and blending it into the crease and upper crease without completely covering Sushi Flower

~Then with a even denser domed brush, I applied MAC Fig 1 to the outer corner of my lid slightly taking it upward to the crease and blending with Hepcat

~I applied MakeUp Geek (MUG) Peach Smoothie on the inner third of my lid and on top of that I applied LORAC IT Bronze which is more of a light shimmery gold color

~On the middle portion of the lid I applied MAC Stars N Rockets blending it with the colors on both sides

~I lined my upper lash line with a liquid liner and created a thick line and a wing

~I applied Australis 10 hour wear eye pencil in Grape Cake on my waterline

~Then I mimicked my lid colors on my lower lash line accordingly.

~I applied MAC Ricepaper on my brow bone and also on my inner corner as a highlight

~Applied mascara and falsies and VOILA!


The sun was setting when I took this photo so it didn’t really come out well 😦


Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Punjab

MAC Prolongwear Concealer

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light


MAC Refined Golden Bronzer

MAC Wedge eyeshadow to contour

Benefit Rockateur Blush

MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow as cheek highlight


MAC Heroine lipliner

MAC Flat Out Fabulous lipstick

*you can always use a more subdued nude or light pink on the lips but I wanted to go all out on the Radiant ‘Orchidness’ !

So that’s it my lovelies! Hope you liked this post! Please don’t forget to click the FOLLOW button! Will be much appreciated! lots of love! XO XO


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