Top Ten Tuesday: Radiant Orchid Round-up

Unless you’ve been living under some sort of fashion-proof rock, you probably know that radiant orchid is Pantone’s 2014 color of the year.  Radiant orchid is one of those rare colors that can be flattering on almost anyone.  Some of my picks lean a bit more lilac or fuschia, but I consider them all in the radiant orchid family.  Without further ado, here are my top ten radiant orchid beauty and fashion picks:


Wet ‘n Wild Flirting at the After Party Color Icon palette
I’m a long time fan of the Color Icon eyeshadows. The “Eyelid” and “Crease” shade on the right side of this palette make for the perfect simple radiant orchid eye look.

Sinful Colors Tempest
This is a paler shade bordering on lavender, chock full of micro shimmer.

Sonia Kashuk Purparazzi
Apart from the cute name, Purparazzi is a bright purple creme that I’ve been known to wear any time of year.


Benefit Lollitint
Although described as a “candy-orchid tinted lip and cheek stain,” Lollitint leans toward the pinker end of the radiant orchid spectrum (at least on my skintone.)  That said, it is the perfect compliment to radiant orchid (and other cool toned) eye looks.

E.l.f. Essential Blush in Flushed
This is a pretty sheer blush, but what it lacks in pigmentation it makes up for in shimmer.  I love how it looks alongside Lollitint.

Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss in Fashion Diva
This is a full-on magenta lipgloss with pink and blue shimmer.

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color in Violet Addict
This looks insane in the bottle but actually shows up more like a hot pink on the lips.


Ray Ban Wayfarers

I dig a good modern twist on a classic, and these are chicly oversized on me.

Express Portofino Shirt
I’m all about sheer button downs, and this sleeveless one is easily dressed up or down.

Plumeria hair clip
This Hawaiian flower is made of very thin foam and is constantly being mistaken as real.

What do you think of my picks?
How do you feel about the color radiant orchid?




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