Weeks ago, I shared with y’all a nail polish roundup featuring Pantone’s Colour of the Year – Radiant Orchid. Originally, I had mixed feelings about its promotion from humble lavender to glorified purple, but after re-examining the shade with curiosity and an open mind, I’ve since come to love it. And I suppose Pantone says it best:
“Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.”
Cruising the Cover Girl site today, I found a wealth of radiant orchid-inspired hues that are too pretty not to share. From eye-enhancing eye shadows to lip-perfecting gloss balms, Cover Girl cosmetics are an easy (breezy beautiful) and affordable way to rock a trend.
1. Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm in C U L8R; 2. Outlast Lipstain in Scarlet Pucker; 3. Lipslicks Smoochies Sizzle Gloss in Violet Flare; 4. Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Grapevine; 5. LipPerfection Lipcolour in Divine; 6. LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Plum Twist; 7. SmokyShadowBlast in Purple Plume; 8. Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Blazing Purple; 9. Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadows in Silver Lilac; 10. Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadows in Ice Princess; 11. Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadows in Blossoms. Click here to visit Cover Girl.
I am a huge lover of orchids and I really like these colours!
Agreed! Totally smitten by the shadows, Heidi!
I really love these colours, they are all close to what I wear now
Nice! Sounds like you’re all set for spring!
Those are beautiful shades of colors! They give me a warm feeling!
Me too. Now if only the warmer weather would arrive, all would be perfect!
I love that LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm :)
The gloss balms are a fabulous product. Super smooth and makes lips feel great, too!
I am looking out for that next time I am in town. :)
I think I’m going to see if I can find 11 here in town. I love the colours in that one. I really wish I could get away with these lip colours because they are beautiful, but I don’t fair well with purples on my lips.
Here’s a tip Brenda: if you can wear plum, try mixing a little frosted pink on top. It will transition it to orchid in a mild and wearable way, without going full-out purple :)
Lena – you make the prettiest image collages! I know purple is not my shade but I love seeing the beauty in it.
Thank you Caroline – and purple is totally your colour!
Judy C (Judy Cowan)
I love these but than I am a fan of purple! Definitely going to have to add a few of these to my collection :)
For sure Judy! I want the orchid nail polish, stat!
The Smokey shadow blast looks really good.
Covergirl was the first make up that I bought. I don’t remember how old I was but it was a four eyeshadow (like the one you have a picture of) in shades of grey blue.
I think I actually own a four shadow compact in shades of gray blue at the moment… and yes, it’s Cover Girl, of course!
Wow – I had no idea Covergirl has so many wonder items in orchid – I’m in love with this color! I just hope I don’t wear all of these things at one time – it would be tempting! So many must-haves to replenish and add to any lavenders and orchids I have now!!!
LOL Rosie – I definitely wouldn’t recommend an all-over orchid look, but completely agree that the options are endless!
These are a great color. I love purple. It just makes things pop! I think my daughter has the 4 pack of that color eye shadow. She isn’t afraid to try mixing it up and try new colors. She would totally love this collage.
Thanks so much, Tammy! Hope your daughter likes it – I had fun putting it together :)
Love all these shades of purple but not sure if they would all work for me!
Start slow, with a plum-like purple… and then graduate to a more orchid/lavender shade!
Love this colour palette, but only the lightest shades would work for me as far as makeup or lipstick goes. Now if we were talking clothing, I would definitely be all in :)
I think you should be all in on clothing and accentuate the outfit with a deep orchid lip colour, Flora :)
Chandra Christine O'Connor
all shades of purple must be the “it” colour, this year
All but Barney purple, that is! LOL
I must pass this information on to my daughter. Purple is one of her favorites.
Nice! She’ll be on trend this year!
This is such a gorgeous colour! I can’t wait to buy lots of cute accessories and clothing in this shade :-)
Me too! I already picked up a new cell phone case!
I agree that purple is a magical color and since I live in a fantasy world, purple is my favorite color. I especially like the SmokyShadowBlast in Purple Plume.
Hahahaha I love that!
I love purple :)
It was officially my favourite colour when I was 12 :)
I adore this shade… Covergirl makes such amazing make up!
They really do! Love all the inspiration for Radiant Orchid!
Great Job CG in providing such lovely shades and products! :)
Yay! Hear hear!
Love the picture!
Thanks so much Victoria!
I am impressed by the new colour selection as I am a fan of purple and orchid and I love cool colours. Thanks for sharing this new collection. And I concur with previous comments – your picture collages are beautiful.
Aw, thank you Mary!
I really love these picks :) The number 7 – how exactly does that work? :) I am guessing a cream eye shadow duo?
Yup – exactly like that. Smoky in the centre, colour on the outside, blend to create harmony :)
Where are Canadian Cover Girl products manufactured? Do they use only Canadian (or North American) ingredients and materials?
Let me get back to you on that – checking with the brand team!
I am lovely the purple. I will be looking out for the LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Plum Twist and the Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Blazing Purple.
Great picks Tricha!
Love this colour
It’s so pretty, agreed!
Love radiant orchid!!!
Awesome! Thanks Kenra!
I love this colour so much! It looks great as a lip colour and I want everything in your post!
Thanks Susan! Appreciate the kudos!
Very pretty colour!
Love it!! So glad they picked radiant orchid this year!
Me too! It is definitely growing on me!
Debbie White Beattie
I know this post is older but I just have to say Cover Girl has some beautiful shades of purple to wear.