Radiant Orchid Lips for 2014

Happy New Year!

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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 I have been so excited to share with you Pantone’s Color of the Year in lipstick! 2014 is the year of Radiant Orchid!

“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

Pantone Color of the Year 2014 Radiant Orchid in Lipstick

Pantone Color of the Year 2014 Radiant Orchid in Lipstick

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

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss- Stunner

Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss- Strangefruit

Bite Beauty Matte Lip Pencil- Violet

Maybelline Color Elixir- Dashing Orchid

Maybelline Color Elixir- Vision in Violet

Covergirl LipPerfection Lip Color- Divine

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color- Fuchsia Fever

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color- Glisten Up Pink

Lancome Rouge In Love Lipcolor- 381B Violette Coquette

Maybelline Superstay 24 hour- Lasting Lilac

LimeCrime Opaque Lipstick- Airborne Unicorn

MAC- Violetta

MAC- Show Orchid

MAC- Heroine (IT’S BACK!)

MAC- Strong Woman

MAC- Seductive Intent

Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl- 208 Truth or Dare

Maybelline Vivid- Brazen Berry

Maybelline Vivid- Hot Plum

Maybelline Lip Gloss- Mirrored Plum

Milani- 34 Violet Volt

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil- Club Mix

NYX Black Label Lipstick- Orchid

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar- Hoochie

Revlon- Wild Orchid

Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss- 17 Candy Ribbon

Sephora Collection Rouge Shine Lipstick- 47 Heartbreaker

Stila Color Balm Lipstick- Gemma

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick- Anarchy

Wet n Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick- 907C Mauve Outta Here

Wet n Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick- 916D Ravin’ Rasin

YSL- Fuchsia in Rage

YSL Glossy Stain- 16 Pourpre Preview

Illamasqua Intense Lip Gloss- Fierce  

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