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Radiant Orchid: Bridal Beauty Finds and Tips!

Radiant orchid beauty finds and tips

The word is out! Pantone has pronounced ‘Radiant Orchid’ as its Color of the Year for 2014. Just one look and we immediately think: No ‘shrinking violet’ here! Definitely a statement hue, one for turning heads and getting noticed. Just the kind of attention every bride deserves as she walks down the aisle.

So, here are some bold, vibrant bridal beauty tips to let ‘Radiant Orchid’ bloom in your bridal look for next year!

What to Use! Seven Cool Product Finds

Beauty products for Radiant Orchid bridal makeup

1 – Urban Decay Fishnet Eyeshadow

2 – Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in ‘Royal Orchid’

3 – Makeup Forever Powder Blush in ‘Purple 9’

4 – Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in ‘Anarchy’

5 – Yves Saint Laurent Eye Shadow – Pure Chromatics in 04

6 – Butter London Molly Coddled nail lacquer in ‘Lavender Orchid Cream’

7 – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in ‘Hoochie’

Tips for Applying or Matching This Color!

Need some tips for applying or matching this color? Radiant Orchid is quite versatile and goes well on skin tones from fair to light to dark! For a spring or summer wedding, you can achieve a fresh, almost monochromatic look by applying lighter shades of Radiant Orchid in your eyeshadow, a light lip color, and a soft blush! For a bolder look, consider brighter tones of this color in combination with pink, lilac, and mauve. For example, apply a shade of lip color that blends vibrant pink with lilac undertones.

Looks like 2014 will be one exotic, elegant year for weddings!


  1. I’m totally going to love 2014’s color! So rich and luscious!

  2. How can I use this color for my skin tone. I’m so light-skinned! I’m afraid of looking like Barney at my summer wedding by beach!

  3. Lola – I think it’s very pretty, too! The mix of lavender and fuchsia is absolutely gorgeous!

    Marsha – Oh don’t worry, dear! The pinky lilac shade looks flattering against light to dark complexions. Try not to overindulge in a single tone of radiant orchid and try to play round with its many different shades. As as summer/beach bride, you can go for a softer orchid hue 🙂

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