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Top 10 Radiant Orchid Beauty Products for Spring 2014

Radiant Orchid Makeup and Beauty Products

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Every year when Pantone announces the Color of the Year, I get excited to see all the new beauty products and accessories start rolling out. Obviously, this green lover hit the mother lode when Emerald was selected last year.

For 2014, the color is Radiant Orchid, a warm, pink-y purple. Even though we’re barely into 2014, there are a number of great makeup options to help you adopt the trend. Now, warm purples aren’t usually my jam so I loved the challenge of finding ten wearable items, in the it color of 2014, for the latest edition of Top Ten Tuesday.


Lips - Radiant orchid can make a strong statement in full coverage lip color so I included a more sheer, lip crayon option. Though the COVERGIRL formula is really creamy so even though it’s opaque, it doesn’t look chalky on the lips.

COVERGIRL LipPerfection Divine ($5.99, and Laura Gellar Love Me Dew Purple Currant Lip Crayon ($16,

Radiant Orchid Lip - Lipstick

COVERGIRL Divine and Laura Geller Purple Currant

Eyes -  I found quite a few shadows in my stash that fit the radiant orchid mold but these three have the silkiest texture and best color payoff even though they’re a little more purple than pink. Of course, MAC Lotusland is discontinued but MAC Stars N Rockets would make a great substitute.

MAC Lotusland,  Cargo Provence ($16, Nordstrom.comUrban Decay Fishnet ($18,

Radiant Orchid Eye Shadow

MAC Lotusland, Cargo Provence, Urban Decay Fishnet

This palette from Lancome combines the Color of the Year with complimentary purple, silver and charcoal shades to create a complete look. I love the simplicity of a palette and this one really speaks to me.

Lancome Color Design Pink Envy Palette ($50,

Lancome Color Design Pink Envy - Radiant Orchid

Lancome Color Design Palette – Pink Envy

And if you really want to go full out with the Radiant Orchid craze, this liquid eyeliner from the authorities on the shade, Pantone, will do you right. It’s smooth, comfortable to hold and extremely pigmented. Liquid liner isn’t something I have mastered, yet I was able to easily glide this one along my upper lash line.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Liquid Eyeliner ($17,

Sephora + Pantone Universe  Radiant Orchid Eyeliner

Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Eyeliner

Cheeks - Okay, this one isn’t really fair but it’s too beautiful to leave out. MAC Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom is discontinued but it’s the epitome of Radiant Orchid in my mind. When you swirl the gorgeous purple and pink halves it’s simply stunning. I don’t know of an exact dupe but NYX Mosaic Blush in Rosey ($7.99, has a similar blend of shades.

Radiant Orchid Makeup - Blush

Radiant Orchid Blush – MAC Azalea Blossom

I could have dedicated this entire post to orchid nail polishes but Radiant Orchid Madness is just around the corner (see Emerald Madness to know what’s coming) and I don’t want to skew the voting by picking favorites.

Instead, I’m featuring the least expensive and newest addition to my collection of Radiant Orchid shades.

COVERGIRL Glosstinis Purple Freeze ($2.42, and Formula X for Sephora Glitter Rocket ($12.50,

COVERGIRL Purple Freeze Glosstinis swatch

COVERGIRL Glosstinis – Purple Freeze

Formula X for Sephora - Glitter Rocket swatch

Formula X for Sephora – Glitter Rocket


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Have you stocked up on any Radiant Orchid beauty products? Is this a shade you already wear? How do you plan to incorporate the Color of the Year into your look? 

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Cargo, COVERGIRL, Lancome, Laura Geller, MAC, Sephora, Urban Decay. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy
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  1. Pink Sith says:

    OMG!!!! Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Liquid Eyeliner NEEDS TO BE IN MY LIFE! I had no idea this existed. *runs off to shop*

  2. You totally have the eyeliner that I want! AHHHHHH!!!!! I’m coming over to steal it… I mean… to play with the cats…

  3. That blush is gorgeous!

  4. Lisa N. says:

    Great orchid colors in these products!

  5. Phyrra says:

    I need that Larua Geller lip pencil!

  6. Some stunning choices. I think I’d be afraid of the eyeliner though although I’ve been wearing a glittery purple one lately so maybe I’m braver than I thought. The MAC blush is fabulous. I’m so sorry I never bought that collection. I hope I can find that Cover Girl polish.

  7. Teri says:

    Great list and I love that I have a few already. I think I need that Lancome palette!

  8. Nancy says:

    Wow, that Formula X for Sephora Glitter Rocket packs some glitter! Really pretty! I haven’t tried the formula yet; need to get after it.

  9. Brittnee says:

    Fab list! I really want that cover girl nail polish!

  10. jbrobeck says:

    I really wish I picked up that blush! I think I may need the Lanc

  11. LaraLeaf says:

    I have been amazed at the (mostly) lack of that color in all the new spring nail polish collections that I have been seeing. I do have a couple of nail polishes in that range, but have been holding off getting anymore until I see them coming out in collections. Maybe they are waiting for summer releases? Gahh, I am so broke from getting so many other polishes already the last couple of months!!! So many recent pretties, after such an unexciting (to me) winter nail season.

    Hahaha, looked back at your Emerald Madness (didn’t ChGl Emerald Sparkle win?). It’s not hard being green, for you, is it! (I’m a May baby also and love that most precious of gemstones.)