EZ Beauty: Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Collection

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.

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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.

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The Face: Radiant Femme Artistry Set ($90)