I get a little excited when I can actually follow through with my plans without them being thrown off by the outside world… I bought a new planner and am trying to schedule time for blogging into my week. It is my favorite thing to do, so you’ve gotta clear your calendar for the enjoyable things!
In case you missed it, here’s the previous 2 parts!
Hello beautiful ladies! I am so sorry for the lack of posts the week; I had a death in the family and needed some time.
While I was in the hospital waiting room, I was paging through some magazines on the table, and saw some NARS ads… their blush colors so beautiful! It got me thinking, I bet I could find some spot-on NARS blush dupes. So I spent the majority of yesterday analyzing swatches, playing with my collection, watching YouTube videos, and scouring Pinterest and Twitter, and came up with 21 Amazing elf blush dupes!
To make it manageable, I’m going to break it into 3 posts, so make sure to check back to see parts 2 & 3!
First things first, a HUGE thank you to everyone who is reading this! I started Lipstick Dupe this summer and never in my wildest dreams imagined that by New Year’s I would have over 500 people visit my blog every day!You are all amazing and I can’t wait to see what 2014 will bring! Now for the Radiant Orchid Lips I know you’re here for!
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“An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society. An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®
Sounds good to me! Joy, love, health, and creativity? I hope you’re as excited as I am! But wait until you hear what it means for beauty:
“A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.
This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.”
Luckily for us, this year Pantone chose to go with a color that is much easier for you and I to pull off comfortably. Last year was Emerald, and 2011 was Tangerine Tango. Both were bold, bright, in-your-face colors and limited the choices for lipstick shades unless we’re brave enough to rock LimeCrime’s incredible Opaque Lipstick line. (Ok, Tangerine Tango is a pretty rockin’ lipstick color. But Emerald?)
Radiant Orchid is surprisingly easy to pull off, and there are already so many brands that offer the color in their permanent lines. Here’s a sampling of the shades that are about to be must-haves!
Pantone Radiant Orchid Lips: 2014 Pantone Color Of The Year
If you know of another lip product in Radiant Orchid, leave it in the comments below! I love talking to you guys here and on Twitter!
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Radiant Orchid Lips:
Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl- Club Remix
Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color- Twist
I know how much we all love elf dupes, but I’ve really been loving my NYX lip products this week! Here are my favorite NYX Lip Dupes from the line! I love NYX Lip dupes because I love NYX lip products- they’re inexpensive and are comfortable on the lips. They aren’t the longest wearing lipstick, but if you’re willing to touch up during the day they are fantastic.
If you are subscribed to elf (eyeslipsface.com) like I am, you know they are having absolute tons of holiday sales. I think today is half off their studio line, and the other day I saw their professional brush set on sale for $3. You just can’t beat that! And odds are you might even be getting a little bit tired of their 2x daily emails…
Anywho- elf lipstick is pretty amazing for the price, and the have a ton of dupes! (links are to eyeslipsface.com- not affiliate tho!)
MAC Cremesheen Glass in Right Image: elf Essential Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Perfect Pink