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EOTD: Radiant Orchid

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.

EOTD - Radiant Orchid

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.

EOTD - Radiant Orchid - Eyes1

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.

EOTD - Radiant Orchid - Eyes2

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? 🙂


  1. Very pretty. I’m a big fan of purples for eyeshadow (even though usually I’m all about the neutrals… for some reason, purple when done softly feels pretty neutral to me!)

    • Thanks! 🙂 Me too, my gravitation is towards neutrals but my first pick for colors is always purple. 🙂

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