Well hello Pantone Colour of the Year 2014 - Radiant Orchid! As you can probably imagine, I'm over the moon that such a gorgeous shade is making the headlines, and taking the spotlight. But I'm also hanging out till the various companies come out with some affordable examples of this delicious hue in their ranges. I actually had quite a time of it trying to create this pretty shade for this particular eye look, and I'm definitely not satisfied with what I came up with - not enough pink content, and nowhere near vibrant enough. Sigh, I'll just have to wait, meanwhile here's what I put together...
For a base I used essence stay all day long lasting eyeshadow in the magic must go on - this had great potential as it's pretty close to the shade in question, but I always struggle when trying to apply this cream. Not sure what the problem is but it never comes out intense enough or sticky enough to enhance and hold the shadow I pat down over the top. Definitely more research required :-)
I used a more definite purple on the lower lashline as I have to be careful with pinky hues - in the wrong spot, they make me look like I've been crying boo!...
Not quite the right shade, but it will do till I stock my kit with something closer :-)
What do you think of Radiant Orchid? Do you love it or will you shy away from it?
Take care of you,