Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Energetic, yet super girly, Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, a fun shade of fuchsia blended with purple and pink undertones, will be popping up everywhere next Spring.  Serving as a shade that's said to 'spark the imagination,' the new it color is universally flattering so when it comes to makeup shades we can all incorporate it easily.  Here are some hot makeup picks that will get you right on trend.

BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Violet, $24 at Sephora

I love these lip pencils, because they're super creamy and the pigment literally last for hours without drying out and settling into fine lines.  The shades show up exactly how the appear in the packaging.  Talk about making a statement.  Remember, I said the shade is universally flattering.

Cargo Eye Shadow Single in Pasadena, $16 at Macys

When wearing a shade that's on trend, I recommend going for shadow singles instead of purchasing a palette.  This way you can easily incorporate the shade into a smokey eye or do a sheer wash of color across the whole eye without going crazy, because you know you're going to go out and grab the next trendy color as soon as it hits stores.  I like Cargo's powders, their shadows and blushes, because they're soft and this shade in particular is wearable.

Illamsqua Nail Varnish, $17 at Sephora

A radiant orchid mani for Spring?  Yes please.  This is where I'll be pulling in the color.  I know the typical go-to polishes are Essie and OPI, since they're conveniently in salons, and of course, they have fab shades that are on trend too, but guys, look at this.  Illamsqua makes the most exquisitely bold, statement making shades.