Sephora does Radiant Orchid: Colour of the year 2014

sephora pantone universe radiant orchid 2014 collection

{Sephora + Pantone: Radiant Orchid}

Don’t get me wrong, I adored last year’s choice of Emerald for the colour of the year but 2014 has it so much better in my eyes. Radiant Orchid is the shade on everyone’s lips and if you haven’t noticed already, Sephora are dedicating a LOT of floor space to celebrate it. Even if you’re not in to trends, this robust collection of vibrant purple against hues of cream and soft pink are rounding out my make up drawers perfectly for spring and summer.

radiant orchid pantone packaging

{Pretty, purple packaging}

Behold! Shiny, purple packaging worthy of leaving on display.

radiant orchid paint gloss trio nail ambrosia

{Nail Ambrosia Trio to match the Radiant Paint Gloss Trio}

Sold Separately the Nail Ambrosia Trio ($24) and Paint Gloss Trio ($31) are some of my favourite picks when it comes to quality and value. The texture of this lip product reflects it’s name, the finish is opaque and paint like but smells heavenly and feels like butter on the lips. The nails to match…why not?

Radiant Paint Gloss Trio

{Paint Gloss trio and Gazing Paint Liquid Eyeliner}

Like the Paint Gloss Trio the liquid eyeliners in this collection offer an opaque sweep of purple and pink (the latter shade is exclusive to The Face kit)  hues.

radiant orchid look

{The radiant orchid “subtle” look}

Well…subtle enough to a beauty addict :p

radiant orchid matte lipstick

{Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick}

You know me. I can’t say no to a matte, rich lippie and this Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick ($22) is no exception. Decadent in it’s texture and shade, my biggest problem with this baby is that my sister keeps stealing it from me…

radiant orchid cream blush

{Cream Blush as part of The Face: Radiant Femme Artistry Set}

Ah, le sigh. If you want to get your hands on this creamy blush that literally melts on to your skin then you’ll have to purchase The Face: Radiant Femme Artistry Set but it contains the lipstick among others so I’d say it’s well worth the $90.

The Eye- Radiant Femme Artistry Set

{The Eye: Radiant Femme Artistry Set}

I’m not an eye shadow kinda gal but this macbook-like palette made me squeal – mainly because of the three sets of colours that make up the top right corner. Romantic to daring it’s got all the shades you would need for any look.

Radiant Femme Artistry Set

{My favourite combo 1: creams and soft pink}

Delicious like ice cream.

The Eye Radiant Femme Artistry Set

{My favourite combo 2: mahogany and navy}

Esmeralda herself would have worn these.

radiant orchid look closed

{Using mahogany and navy shades}

     radiant orchid pantone swatches


L-R: Radiant Paint Gloss Trio, Cream Blush,  Gazing Paint Liquid Eyeliners, Body Luminizer



  1. Megan Joy
    May 27, 2014 / 3:38 am

    I agree, I like this years Pantone colour is way better. It’s so lovely for everything – makeup, clothing, accessories 🙂 This collection has some really pretty things!

  2. josephlaxman@mudlusciouspress.
    May 9, 2014 / 11:18 am

    Oh Godddd i want those. everything of that. you look fabulous and stunning and these cosmeticsss… Superb! superb! superb!

  3. April 25, 2014 / 2:09 am

    Wow! Those look so gorgeous! 🙂

  4. April 24, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    Hey baybay… you look gorgeous! I’m surprised most about how wearable this is on your (our) kinda skin tone. I think the brightening effect of orchid is really flattering and pretty. 🙂

    • April 26, 2014 / 4:31 am

      I think so too! I thought it would be too blue-toned for us but it’s so pretty.

  5. April 24, 2014 / 4:12 am

    I am obsessed with the color of the year! I think it’s so much more wearable than last year’s emerald 🙂 You look stunning!

    • April 26, 2014 / 4:32 am

      Isn’t it just? There really weren’t many emerald face options it was such a heavy eye focus. Thank you for your kind words!

  6. April 22, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    Wow, really surprised by that cream blush…the colour is crazy pigmented. And I’m really liking the sleek by colourful packaging on that lipstick too. I gotta admit I was a little apprehensive about the whole Pantone x Sephora collaboration at first but after a few collections, they seem to be doing wel!

    • April 26, 2014 / 4:32 am

      I know! The best part is it’s pigments but because it melts so easily it looks so natural. It’s a really funny formula but I love it.

  7. Lélo
    April 22, 2014 / 2:50 am


  8. April 22, 2014 / 2:05 am

    Such a beautiful color, it’s so perfect. Your eyeshadow look is perfection

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