Radiant Orchid: How to Style the Colour of the Year

Bright and daring, Pantone’s colour of 2014 Radiant Orchid is  eye-catching. But how do you wear it? We asked a selection of our favourite bloggers how they would incorporate radiant orchid into their spring and summer beauty looks.


Kara ManosPolitics of Pretty


If you want incorporate radiant orchid in to your beauty routine this year, swipe a   touch of multi-purpose orchid cream on your eyelids, cheekbones or lip. It will brighten your complexion by giving you just a hint of colour. If you’re worried about wearing such a bold color on your face, start with your nails. There are a bevy of radiant orchid inspired polishes that you can test-drive the trend without taking it over the top.”

Joanna LMademoiselle LaLa


“With Radiant Orchid in full bloom and warmer spring days and summer just around the corner, it’s time to think about adding a little colour injection to your wardrobe and beauty routine. Statement lipsticks may not be everyone’s cup of tea but there is one, more subtle way to stay on trend – a nail polish in a Radiant Orchid shade. Easy, fast and affordable, House of Fraser has plenty to choose from like YSL La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Violine Surrealiste or other offerings from Nails Inc and Dior.”


SiobhanA Girl and a Beauty Blog


“Radiant orchid is a stunning shade that has hit the high street and catwalk by storm. Although a bright offering, don’t be daunted incorporating this trend colour into your daily makeup routine. Pop a small amount to the centre of your lips and blend it out with your finger to give a soft kiss of colour. Pair it with a nude gloss and the colour will shine through.”

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Bianca Matley

My name's Bianca, Menswear Editor. Contrary to belief, I love Eastenders but wasn't named after the character... heyday of hoops and ponytail quickly erased from memory. Times have changed (thankfully) and although I love beauty, I equally love a good men's oxford shirt and jacket or two, for myself of course. You'll now find me flicking through men's magazine pages and my favourites list is increasingly becoming male dominated. Dare I say, there's a lot to learn from their style...

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