Monday, January 27, 2014

Make-Over Monday: Color of the Year Radiant Orchid

Happy Monday my lovely princes and princesses! Today I'm showing a fun and bright way to wear the 2014 color of the year radiant orchid.

 I love purpley shades because they are so flattering on so many people so when I found out that Pantone picked it, I was pretty excited. For any of those who are unaware of what Pantone is, it's the Company in charge of making and distributing colors. Every year they choose a color to represent that year, and all the big fashion designers, make-up artists, and stylist make creations and wearable combos using the color.
This shade of purple is sort of like a lavender mixed with a fushia pink.
Examples of fun ways to wear this color:
The Urban Decay eyeshadow in Fishnet 
 Bite Beauty's Lip Pencil in Violet, Make Up Forever's Lipstick in 15 Pearly,
Revlon's Lip Butter in Gumdrop (for those who like more sheer lips),
and the Nicole by O.P.I nail polish in Love Song (limited edition by Selena Gomez)

There are so many more ways to wear this color so don't be afraid to experiment this year. In today's Make-over Monday I have created a bold eye look using that same Urban Decay eyeshadow in Fishnet as shown above. I patted the color on my lid and blended some other purpley colors in the outer V and crease to create a gradient affect. I did an Arabic-styled eyeliner shape and then applied false eye lashes to my top lashes and a fun purpley-blue pair of lashes to the bottom.

For the lips I actually used both the lipstick shades listed above. I first applied Violet all over my lips, then defined the outside of my lips with MUFE's #15 pearly for that nice ombred appearance. If this lip is too bold for you to pair with this eye you can always tone it down and use the Revlon lip Butter in Gumdrop. You can even go with a nude lip or a soft pink.

I hope you enjoy this look and I hope that I inspired you to want to give this color a try! I know I am pretty bold with all of these colors going on all over my face but you should take away maybe 1 or 2 aspects from this look and make it work for you. 
Maybe one day you can wear a fresh eye with just mascara and then play up the lips with this color. Or you can do the opposite and play up the eyes! 
Which ever you choose I would love it if you have fun with it and make it your own! 
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have a magical Monday!
 Let's start the week off with some FUN! ;D