Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid – My TOP Lipstick Choices Photos/Swatches


Last year, we saw EMERALD as the color of the year, but I noticed that mostly oranges and blues were visible, but this year, it’s going to be different, in my opinion. Radiant Orchid – a soft purple has made it as color of the year. Now, this color is pretty wearable for most skintones, and I have a few lipstick choices for those who enjoy rocking the color of the year!

MAC Up the AmpΒ is a GORGEOUS soft purple! This is permanent (actually all of these are!), so don’t go rushing to your nearest counter, but do put it at your to-get list because this color is the epitome of Radiant Orchid, and its amplified formula makes it just perfection! (No bullet photos – just straight up face!)

Up The Amp

Next, we have my favorite drugstore brand Black Radiance (cost? $1.99!) African VioletΒ – this one has a good amount of pink in it, as well, so if you’re afraid of purple, this is a great starter! And, the shade gives a great plump illusion!


Looking for sparkle? The next two have ample amounts! Here’s Milani Violet Volt – you can find this at your nearest drugstore! Perfect ooh-la-la shade!


Daring to go softer? Try NYX CastleΒ – shimmery radiant orchid/lavender. Perfection!

NYX Castle

And, last but not least, if you aren’t into lipsticks and want a lipgloss. Try the Maybelline Color Elixir in Vision in Violet. You’ll get a good amount of color and your lips will feel moisturized, as well!


What do you think? Do you think we’ll see any additional colors this year?

Press samples + Purchased by me. All opinions are honest and my own.

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  1. Purple (in any shade) looks great on you!

  2. Yay purple lipstick!!!

  3. Love these picks!

  4. Great picks! I bet you were excited when orchid was chosen as the color of the year…it’s YOUR color!! πŸ˜€

  5. These colours look great on you! Great suggestions! πŸ˜€

  6. Those colors look great on you. I couldn’t pull this off though.

  7. I’ve been wearing “orchid” (purple) shades for a while, since I think they complement my skin, hair and eyes. So glad to hear my go-to color is “in style”. πŸ˜‰

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