EZ Beauty: Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Collection

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A feminine makeup collaboration that brings vibrancy and youthfulness to the face.

How lucky is Sephora that the Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 is a very wearable Radiant Orchid? Quite lucky. This year the colour gods looked upon them—and us—favorably with a feminine magenta shade that brings vibrancy and youthfulness to the face. And in keeping with their annual tradition, they’ve released a collection of makeup this month that might just be one of their strongest collaborations yet.

The Eye: Radiant Femme Artistry Set ($58) features 25 eye shadows, ranging from matte, everyday neutrals, to shimmery, look-at-me metallics. With this one set you can create hundreds of different looks (from everyday to special occasion) with shadows that are pigmented enough to register on many skin tones.

The other winners in this collaboration are the lip products. The Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick ($22) is a bold magenta with a soft, satin finish (it feels and looks expensive on the lips and the addition of collagen lends a slight plumping effect), while the Radiant Paint Gloss Trio ($31) includes three shades that look more like sheer, liquid lipstick than gloss due to the depth of colour (the trio includes a Radiant Orchid, a peachy-beige, and an opaque lilac—a bit harsh worn on its own, but magical when layered on top of a darker lipstick).

The collection also includes blush, nail polish, eyeliner, and a brush set. This is a wonderful way to usher in the spring season, and would make a great gift idea for the makeup lover in your life.

The Face: Radiant Femme Artistry Set ($90)