Colour of the Year Beauty Picks for Every Budget

Now’s the time to incorporate Radiant Orchid into your beauty palette.


Pantone may have introduced their 2014 Colour of the Year a few months back, but now that the spring is finally in the air it feels like the right time to start incorporating this charming hue into our looks. From keeping it subtle on the nails, to a pop of colour on the lips, it’s a really easy shade to wear day and night, not to mention is flattering on pretty much everyone.

We suggest going with one stand-out feature at a time. Your best on-the-road pick would definitely be a gloss or lipstick, which is easy to tote and will give you a mini-makeover in a pinch. Here are 10 picks suited for every budget.

1. SPLURGE: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes, 108 Violine Out of Control, $35,

2. SPLURGE: M.A.C. Cosmetics Lipstick in Heroine, $19,

3. SPLURGE: Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in African Violet, $37,

4. STEAL: Deborah Lippmann Between The Sheets nail polish, $18,

5. STEAL: Stila Smudge stick waterproof eye liner, $20,

6. STEAL: Cover Girl Perfection Lipstick in Divine, $8, available at drug stores and mass retailers

7. SPLURGE: Sephora + Pantone Universe gazing paint liquid eyeliner, $33,

8. STEAL: Urban Decay in Fishnet, $18,

9. STEAL: Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Dashing Orchid, $11, available at drug stores and mass retailers

10. SPLURGE: Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette, $55,