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Get the Look: Pantone's Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid

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It seems that ever since Pantone declared Radiant Orchid as the color of the year that it’s been popping up everywhere from fashion to makeup looks. Our personal favorite came from The Social Beauty Company so we reached out to get tips to replicate on our own.

“Radiant Orchid is one of those magical colors that inspires passion, power and creativity,” says founder Nicole Tott-Berger. “Its combination of pinks, purples and fuchsias, make this hue a versatile color option for almost all skin tones. It's charming, yet mysterious and when worn, whether on your lips, your nails or your eyes, conveys a sense of confidence and allure.”

Now, for the look:

When wearing vivid colors like these, make sure that your skin is completely flawless and dewy before you start. Keep your foundation soft and natural by using a light reflecting liquid such as Social Beauty HD Foundation. Pat foundation in to skin for more coverage, smooth or pull foundation over skin for sheer coverage.

Then prime your eyes with color stay primer, followed by a soft hue of shimmery champagne shadow all over the lid from lash line to brow bone. Add a hint of Radiant orchid tones in a lavender shade or heather grey shade to the outer corner and crease of your eye for contour. For easy application use a soft pointed shadow brush and place under the brow bone sweeping from the outside to the middle of the eye. Remember, wherever you drop the brush is where most of the color is going to go, so if you don't want a dark shadow at the inner corner of your eye, don't start your application there. Gently blend the champagne color into your contour color with a blending brush. Apply a charcoal liner at the base of your lash line for definition. Use your Radiant Orchid contour color and smudge it lightly over the liner for diffused soft smoky look. Pump up your lashes with 2 coats of mascara. We love Dior Show in rich black.

Now, to my favorite part! The way to really stand out with Radiant Orchid is to wear it in its radiant shade of Fuchsia. This is 2104's new red! You can choose to go with a matte finish for a more seductive look or high shine for a sexy playful appearance. Try Social Beauty's High Shine lip-gloss in Hedonism.

Finish this look by applying a highlighter at the tops of the cheekbones, the center of the nose and under the arch of your brow for that soft supermodel glow.

Now get out there and charm away!



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