Sunday, January 5th, 2014

You know what I look forward to? Seeing some radiantorchideyes eyeliners. Those are few and far between, particularly for permanently available options. I also look forward to seeing some intensely pigmented, radiantorchideyes-hued matte eyeshadows–or at least, that’s my hope.

What are your favorite orchid-hued eyeshadows/eyeliners?

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47 thoughts on “5 Shades of Radiant Orchid for Eyes

  1. Fishnet is my favorite of your choices here :)
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  2. Purple is my favourite colour – I’m so pleased that orchid is the Pantone colour for 2014!! 😀

    Fishnet and Meerkat are my favourites from this particular selection, but I’d take them all!
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  3. kayce

    idk if this exactly counts as orchid, but i got l’ancome’s “drama” for christmas and i LOVE it. it’s just a light wash of purple and doesn’t look at all like a bruise. plus, i can’t resist the combo of duochrome and microglitter lol. i can see it getting a lot of play in my looks this spring.

  4. Rebekah

    I’m sure I will think of more later, but Lancome’s Lilac Seduction palette is the first one to come to mind!

  5. This isn’t a colour I actually choose to wear so the only ones I have came in palettes and probably the closest I have to “orchid” is “Rosette” from Stila’s In the Garden palette. I have used it overtop another crease colour but just in the deepest part of the crease and it has been nice but, again, just not a shade I would intentionally reach for.

  6. Fishnet! :) I’m so excited for radiant orchid eye products – its a great shade for my colouring. :)

  7. I really like Fishnet, myself. I’m a big fan of all purples for eye makeup, though, it’s really hard for me to get onboard with this color of the year stuff. It’s a bit of overload.

    • I don’t LOVE the idea of a “THIS IS THE COLOR FOR THE YEAR!” because it gets old after a few months – and plus, redundant. Though with emerald green and orchid, at least they’re not colors that have been done 234987234 times already, I guess.

      • xamyx

        I like the idea in the sense that the colors chosen over the past 3 years are ones that don’t get alot of representation otherwise. While I’ve never cared for orange when it comes to any makeup product, I’m open-minded enough to realize there are those who love it, and it was a great opportunity to pick up some things. Some of those same consumers, however, hated last year’s emerald green, while others embraced it. Also, as Christine stated, perhaps we’ll see orchid eyeliners this year…

        It’s also a way for some to “justify” wearing a color they may not normally choose for themselves, and in the process, discover something new. The idea of a “color of the year/season” isn’t a new one, and designers have been doing it for years, but to actually have it pointed out, and encapsulated in a “user-friendly” manner can be quite helpful for those who may feel overwhelmed.

  8. Love that colour!!

  9. Jennifer

    Aromaleigh has at least 3 lovely shades of orchid: Diamanda (Pure Eyes Lustre), Lisette (Bete Noire), and Aspasia (Ignis Antiquita).

  10. My very favorite shades! I own (and love) Meerkat, and am thinking about getting 2am. I love wearing magenta and fuchsia on my eyes.

  11. Michelle

    How do you usually like to wear this color, Christine? It’s such a pretty color but I never know where to put it…it’s a little to bright to use as a lid color, but not deep enough to use in the outer V/outer eye.

  12. I’m so excited for this year! I love these shades. Much better than the Emerald for my skin tone. I have a feeling I’m going to end up with a lot of new eyeshadow this year…
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  13. Michelle

    UD’s Fishnet is gorgeous, and next on my list! As for Orchid eyeliners, Christine, Laura Mercier’s Caviar Eye Stick in Orchid is beautiful, and can be used as a budge-proof eyeliner with a small angled brush!

  14. From your list am def trying to grab “MEERKAT” :) how beautiful it is 😀 and veryy different

    I have Fishnet and it is so beautiful .. probably the only eyeshadow i would buy from new range … dear , do you think it is good option .. i have it in older palette but the new formula is amazing na
    and also may be MUFE 26 .. how mouth watering it is :) but i have # 75 .. soooo :(
    and i also liked # 52 from here :

    I would like to add –
    MAC Stars n rockets
    MAC Pink Pearl pigment
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  15. xamyx

    My latest acquisition is NARS Rage, and I love the buttery texture of the formula. Unfortunately, it is LE, but I see it lasting a while. NARS Lulu is a deeper matte, and is another favorite, along with UD Fishnet, MAC Stars & Rockets, and I have several from tarte (and other brands) that came in palettes, but have no names… I favor purples of all types, and aside from neutrals, make up the bulk of my stash!

  16. Among eyeliners, I have Sugar Plum glimmersticks diamonds from Avon, it’s very very pretty.

    I like the pressed Meerkat shadow colour the most among these, even African Violet from Laura Mercier is pretty.

    I love the radiant orchid choice for the year, on lips and clothes especially. Personally, I prefer burgundys and browns on my eyes.
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  17. The gold shimmer in Meerkat! <3

  18. Meerkat is really gorgeous!

  19. Oh man, I just received my last Fyrinnae order, why did I not get Meerkat? Its been on my list for awhile (but lets face it, most of their eyeshadows are on my to-get someday list).

    LOVE Fishnet too, its not a shade I ever would have thought I would wear (til I bought last year’s Fun palette) but it looks amazing on, and makes the green in my hazel/green eyes stand out more than any other eyeshadow I’ve used. Looks amazing with their Psychedelic sister (purple) eyeliner, so so pretty.

  20. Kelly

    Physicians formula has a lovely pinky-purple eyeliner in their shimmer strips for hazel eye trio! It’s really pigmented and lasts a good while too! I believe Jane Cosmetics also as a similar color, called Purple Lilac! I haven’t tried that specific Jane eyeliner yet, so I don’t know how pigmented it is.

  21. Such a pretty shade but I doubt it would flatter my skintone.
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