radiant orchid look closed

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


maybelline crayon kohl liner by color show review

maybelline crayon kohl

{Maybelline Kohl Liner by Color Show}

Oh hey there set of gorgeous pencil liners that are beautifully pigmented. I mean not that I’m surprised but Maybelline’s releases over the past year have been knocking it out of the beauty ball park and I’m all over these.

maybelline crayon eyeliner swatches

{Swatch shop}

These pencils glide like butter over your skin so you won’t need to press down too hard on your lids to get that opaque coverage. Whether you’re enhancing your eyes with Graphite Grey, elevating your smokey eye with Ultra Black or adding a little Edgy Emerald to your beach babe look, these pencils will add impact with very little work.

From left to right

Edgy Emerald, Green Envy, Beauty Blue, Vibrant Violet, Chambray Blue, Turquoise Flash, Chocolate Chip, Graphite Grey, Sparkle Grey, Barely Beige, Marvellous Maroon, Ultra Black.

maybelline crayon kohl liner by color show review

{Pretty Pencils}

I’m a little too excited to play with the shade Chambray Blue (baby blueish), maybe I’ll wear it above a black liquid cat flick…

maybelline crayon eyeliner edgy emeralgreen envy, marvellous maroon, graphite grey

{My favourite shades}

Green Envy, Graphite Grey and Marvellous Maroon (over Chocolate Chip it creates a total Teddy dupe…) are my favourite day-to-day shades that pack a helluva punch. I can’t help but have a mad weakness for this deep green shade. It’s SO beautiful right?

The pencils are available at mass retailers from next week and they’re ONLY $5.99. I can’t even. The value  is beyond awesome. These were a press send, but I’m going need to a back up of my favs…



{The Shadow Playground}

One week, last month I received an influx of shadows and saw it as a sign. My beauty ‘New-Year’s Resolution’ was to wear more eyeshadow and to be fair, I have been trying! Below you can find some fun that I had with my dear friend Natalie Korol with these new eye shadows for the spring season. Read on for my library of favourites and which shades are must-haves for their stand-out factor.

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