Pantone recently released its Color of the Year for 2014, which is Radiant Orchid:
Image from Pantone
It’s a really, really pretty color, so of course I had to try and make it into an eye look. I used some shadows from the Oslo Cosmetics purchases I received last week namely, Pyxis and Lyra. Those were basically the only shadows I used but I’ll break down the look a bit more later.
For cheeks, I used Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Flush and shu uemura blush in soft mauve M225. For my base, I used the Maybelline Clear Smooth BB White in 02 Natural*, set with bareMinerals Mineral Veil. For lips, I have Stylenanda 3CE Lip Color in Vamp* over the Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine.
I’m testing out this eyebrow pen I just got, the Graymelin Seven Tattoo Eyebrow in Dark Brown* with a review coming right up! As for the eyes, I laid down my base (MAC Paint Pot in Painterly) and applied Oslo Cosmetics’ Pyxis on the inner 2/3 of the eye. I really packed on Lyra on the outer third of the eye and then smudged the same color onto the lower lashl ine. I lined the upper lash line with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Crave. For mascara, I layered on Maybelline The HyperCurl and Fairy Drops Volume Burst.
I’m working on a comprehensive review of the Oslo Cosmetics shadows I got, but so far, I really really really love them. Perhaps to the point of obsession. But that’s another story.
How do you plan on wearing Radiant Orchid next year? 🙂