Get the Trend: Radiant Orchid

Every year, we look forward to the reveal of the Pantone Color of the Year. The Color of the Year is prominently displayed in the year’s trends, from makeup, to clothing, accessories and more. For 2014, Pantone declared Radiant Orchid the color of the year. Pantone calls it “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.”

 Since we are all about taking something and making it our own, we have found some Radiant Orchid inspired products to keep you on trend for the rest of 2014 and works for everyone’s skin tone and style.

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Spring Potpourri Bib from BaubleBar in “Wisteria” from This three level bib in a light lilac not only helps transition into spring, but also brightens up a drab outfit.

“Mistletoe” clutch from in the color purple. Lilac rosettes cover this clutch to bring your “night on the town look” into Spring 2014. The clutch can be converted with a removable gold chain strap.

TOMS Marketplace Picked Plum Scarf. This 100% cotton plum scarf is not only cute and stylish, but the purchase of this scarf helps provide employment to artisans in Guatemala.

Hard Candy Hide & Glow Cheek Duo in “Pillow Talk” A double sided gel based cheek tint that can be worn alone or together for a radiant glow. One side is more of a bubblegum pink and the other is a shimmery mauve.

Almay Smart Shade Powder Blush in “Pink” A light weight formula with three shades to easily build and give you a sheer pink to a bright blush. The colors are a light pink, bubblegum pink and a mauve.

VMV Hypoallergenics Skin Bloom Blush in “Smauve” This hypoallergenic pressed powder blush is perfect for those who are prone to skin reactions, but still want to use makeup. The color is a deep lilac with a hint of mauve.

Revlon Cream Blush in “Flushed” This cream blush leaves your skin glowy, not greasy. The color is a building, brighter orchid.

CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eye Pencil in “Amethyst” A quick setting creamy eyeliner that glides on with ease. The color is a red toned amethyst.

Bombshell ShineShadow in “ooh La Lilac” A tube cream shadow that is blendable, but doesn’t budge once set. This color is a summery dark lilac.

NARS Duo Eye Shadow in “Kauai” Paired with a shimmery gold, this deeper shimmery purple can be used dry or wet to create a perfect smokey eye.

Mary Kay At Play Baked Eye Trio in “On The Horizon” This trio consisting of a light pink, violet and dark plum can be wore alone or combined for an allover purple look.

Laura Geller Love Me Dew in “Purple Currant” A lip crayon that leaves your lips moisturized and shiny, 

Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lipstick in “Lollipop/Violet with Orchid Shimmer” a super hydrating lip cream close to a dark fuchsia.

CoverGirl Blast Flipstick Lipcolor in “Flashy 815” Double-sided lipsticks to ease your transition from day 

Maybelline Color Elixir in “Dashing Orchid”A highly pigmented cross between lipstick and gloss, with a super easy applicator. The color is a dark fuchsia, towards violet.

NARS Larger than Life Lip Gloss in “Annes Folles” a creamy gloss that can be worn alone for a buildable sheer violet lip or pair with a lipstick for added depth, without the stickiness of most glosses.

CoverGirl in “Vio-last” This creamy polish is a medium plum.

China Glaze in “Gothic Lolita” This cream polish is a mauve purple, with a slight fuchsia iridescence,

Button London in “Molly Coddled” This polish is a creamy pinky lilac.

Salon Perfect in “Purple Passion” This polish is fuchsia with small, fine sparkles.

Seche in “Buttoned Up” This Liliac polish has a pink iridescence.

 Haute Couture

  • 2/3 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 ½  parts frozen limeade
  • 1/3  parts cinnamon liqueur
  • 1 ½  parts raspberry ginger ale soda
  • Rock candy (optional)

 Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Rim your cocktail glass with crushed rock candy. Pour into a martini glass and serve.

The Fashionista

  • 1 ½  parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 ½   parts frozen limeade
  • 3 parts fruit punch soda
  • Lime wedge

 Preparation: Combine tequila, limeade, and fruit punch soda in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Rim your cocktail glass by wetting the edge with a lime wedge. Garnish with a lime.

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