Last year saw a rush of purple and plum at all the fashion weeks, so we weren’t too surprised when Radiant Orchid was announced as the colour of the year. This shade of purple is vibrant and very chic. We, of the ‘bolder is better’ philosophy, couldn’t be more thrilled! Here’s how we plan to wear the trend on our eyes, lips and nails.
 

Liner and shadow

Liner and shadow

A Radiant Orchid liner or shadow will instantly draw attention to your eyes. Unconventional, bold and a chip off the purple trend spotted on international runways, this colour will suit both fair as well as dusky skin tones. Wear it with nude lips and rosy cheeks to maintain the colour balance on your face. If you’re gifted with light coloured eyes, this colour makes for the perfect contrast.

 

Nails

Nails

Unless you were hiding under a rock you’d know that there are few things more passé than solid coloured nails. Wear the orchid trend on your nails with a glittery half-moon manicure, or play around with the French manicure and choose Orchid French tips instead. If there is one trend we just can’t wait to try, it’s the ombre manicure with shades of deep purple, orchid and lilac.

 

Lips

Lips

If you’re ready to take the plunge, we’re daring you to wear orchid lips. Safe to say you’re going to be the talk of the town, because let’s face it, very few people would choose non-traditional lip colours. Unlike the reds and the plums, orchid lips are better suited for fairer skin tones. Since this colour will pop, wear it with the neutrals i.e. greys, blacks, browns and whites. If you’re really looking to make a statement, keep the rest of your face nude.

 

Waterline

Waterline

It’s always a great idea to switch things around and give your kajal a break by opting for a shade of Radiant Orchid on your waterline. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that it gives your eye some serious definition and it’s surprisingly easy to wear. That apart, with the trending colour on your waterline, you can take it easy with the rest of your eye make-up. Expect glances that last longer than just a few seconds.