I’ve Got the Blues With Radiant Orchid

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I've Got the Blues With Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid is a pretty enough color.  It’s a lovely choice for spring with just enough red, pink, and purple to be unique. It’s not quite a magenta, not quite a red-violet.  Rather hard to define, I’ve seen suggested products ranging from fuchsia to purple.  And while Radiant Orchid works on it’s own, I wanted to make it stand out more.  I wanted it to have more pizazz.  So I added blue.

I've Got the Blues With Radiant Orchid Swatches

Navy blue gives Radiant Orchid the extra oomph I’m craving and I see it working as a year round choice.  I kept the look simple with winged NARS Ubangi Eye Paint and chose three lip colors and finishes because I like to play for purposes of my navy + orchid research.  The result makes Radiant Orchid more striking regardless of whether the shade leans purple or plum, light or deep.

I've Got the Blues With Radiant Orchid nail polishJulep Nail Color in Millie

I've Got the Blues With Radiant Orchid Buxom AcapulcoBuxom Big and Healthy Lipstick in Acapulco

I've Got the Blues With Radiant Orchid Sonia Kashuk ViolettaSonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color in Violetta

I've Got the Blues With Radiant Orchid Topshop CruelTopshop Gloss Ink in Cruel

I see an intense smoky eye with Ubangi as a base in fall.  But as the weather warms I’ll stick to a line.  A matte alternative is Too Faced Perfect Eyes Eyeliner in Perfect Navy that works for tightlining or alongside a shimmering eyeshadow.

What are your thoughts on making Radiant Orchid pop?

Disclosure: Some products in this post were provided by PR for consideration.

  • Sarah S.

    Bananas! I’ve got nearly the same shade of navy blue cream nail polish on… but mine is China Glaze First Mate. I’m obsessed with Radiant Orchid lips, too :) Too Faced Lollipop FTW <3

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      Lollipop is so pretty! But I seem to prefer it on fair skin. I need to check out First Mate. I’m such a sucker for navy nails.

  • http://www.makeupmoment.com/ Alina

    I love how the blue looks against the radiant orchid! Very lovely pairings you showcased :)

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      Thank you, Alina! Do you have favorite Radiant Orchid or navy blue products?

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    I love everything you did here! Incorporating a rich blue is a perfect compliment to radiant orchid. :)

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      It really is a new obsession. I’ve always loved navy, but now I want it all the time and I can’t stop choosing radiant orchids to go with it.

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