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Testing Shades: Radiant Orchid

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Spring is here! Pretty colors make everyone "Happy" (a la Pharell Williams' ubiquitous song). So does the anticipation of buying awesome cosmetics to usher in a lighter, brighter frame of attitude. What are the hot colors to search for this season? Well, of course, tried and true is never ever a bad thing. But if boldness and prettiness is a part of the search for the perfect color, why not try out The Color of The Year: Radiant Orchid.

Orchid is a color that expresses a girly softness and a delicate spirit. This shade is in the purple family of royal, regal sensibility. This very wearable color has a whisper of berry to conjure up plum fairies or exotic flowers. Also a calming shade, orchid is memorable in small doses or in a full effect makeup look.

Pantone selects the Color of the Year each and every year. This very attractive purple hue "Radiant Orchid' is easy to love and not as harsh as some bolder color choices in the past such as Emerald Green or Cobalt Blue. A whisper, not a smack to the face, but packed with enough sass to leave an impact.

Sephora collaborates with Pantone to bring the Color of The Year to the masses. Finding 2014's Radiant Orchid is as easy as going to a freestanding store, Sephora Inside JcPenney, or Sephora.com. There are great ways to try out this shade, including The Face: Radiant Femme Artistry Set. Everything is orchid paradise in this polished portable kit. Use each product alone to bring out a feature or two, or just wear them all for a true statement.

Many shades have come and gone in popularity, yet here is something beautiful about orchid that should stay around for many seasons.

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