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Inside the luminous lineup showcasing the most-craved Color of the Year.
Set the tone for seasons ahead with mesmerizing Radiant Orchid. In this limited-edition collection of color essentials, the versatile shade unfolds all of its wildly wearable dimensions. Here, we explore the assortment of palettes, polishes, and more that capture the color and heighten the hue to its full, feminine effect. RENEE TRILIVAS, REPORTING BY GENEVIEVE LEON
THE EYE: RADIANT FEMME ARTISTRY SET
This exclusive palette stores a spectrum of 25 shadows, from the irresistible Radiant Orchid to soft neutrals, earthy nudes, and beyond. The high-pigment tones are expertly curated to create six signature looks inspired by the captivating Color of the Year.
GAZING PAINT LIQUID EYELINER
With a flexible applicator brush, this striking liquid eyeliner dashes on eye-catching color wrapped in molten metallic pigments for bold saturation that defines eyes, whether worn alone or layered over black.
VENUS LURE LIP BALM
This effortless tint is infused with nourishing orchid for a refined swipe of shine and color. “Offset brazen eye shadow with an understated slick of this sheer lip balm,” says Sephora PRO Artist Gilbert Soliz, “Its subtle pop polishes off the effect.”
RADIANT RUSH MATTE LIPSTICK
Embrace the color that’s on everyone’s lips with full force. With its moisturizing formula and velvety-matte finish, this concentrated lipstick leaves behind a lasting coat of creamy, pure pigment. Soliz recommends prepping lips by first exfoliating, then applying a rich balm for a soft, smooth start.
RADIANT PAINT GLOSS TRIO
Along with the poised purple plus lilac and nude tones, these three luscious lip lacquers top off this year’s shade with a dewy dose of shine. Each deliver a burst of glistening color—or try layering the trio for a customized ombré effect.
RUSH LUSTER CHEEK SWEEP
“You’d never expect it, but the best way to complement bold, cool-toned eye shadow is a face-framing sweep of rose-gold highlighter—its undertones are slightly cool with a warm sheen,” says Soliz. Swirl the shimmery luminizers in this trio along the cheekbones and upward toward the temples for a lit-from-within glow.
THE FACE: RADIANT FEMME ARTISTRY SET
Stored in a playful pouch, this edited selection packs five travel-ready must-haves. Finish your full-face look with an ethereal glow: “Mix a drop of Flash Dew Luminizer with a dab of moisturizer and glide it down the bridge of the nose, the cupid’s bow, and the center of the chin,” Soliz says. “Press any remaining highlighter along the inner corners of eyes.”
NAIL AMBROSIA TRIO
This adorable set of mini polishes features three nail colors, including complementary coy pink and sultry nude, so you can rock Radiant Orchid from fingertips to toes.
COLOR GAZE BRUSH SET
This sturdy, stand-up kit includes seven pro-quality brushes dipped in the iconic purple color. The brilliant brushes—designed for foundation, blush, powder, shadow, smudging, and liner—are perfect for travel or look simply stunning displayed atop your vanity.