How To Create A Standout, Radiant Orchid Beauty Look



1Photo: Courtesy of Beauty Is Boring.
Despite Robin Black's self-professed love/hate relationship with beauty, the photographer-cum-makeup artist behind Beauty is Boring is bent on capturing the faces of everyone from top models to friends to perfect strangers with her vintage Big Shot Polaroid camera, complete with Magicubes & film — after she does their makeup, of course. Get your bookmarks tab ready, ladies.

The Pantone Color Institute named Radiant Orchid 18-3224 the official color of 2014 (if you are curious how they came to this conclusion, read this) and so I figured I might as well give it a go. JJ was a willing accomplice and the perfect canvas — her warm skin tone is an ideal contrast to the cool tone of orchid.

Make Up For Ever Matte Eyeshadow in 92, $21, available at Sephora; Make Up For Ever Satiny Eye Shadow in 89, $15, available at Make Up For Ever; DiorShow Art Pen, $30, available at Dior; Esqido Mink Lashes in Voila (ethically sourced, meaning they use the natural shedding of minks), $42, available at Esqido; Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara in Noir, $30, available at Chanel; Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette, $21, available at Anastasia; Ilia Lipstick in Ink Pot, available at Ilia Beauty; Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate in Intensity #2, $75, available at Neiman Marcus.
2Photo: Courtesy of Beauty Is Boring.
I love the juxtaposition of a strong graphic lip against a nude face with extremely bleached brows. This particular lip is a mash up of pop art and early 1990s chola — strange but lovely and modern when mixed with Tiffany Keller's braids and gorgeous bone structure.

La Mer The Moisturizing Lotion, $240, available at La Mer; La Mer The Eye Concentrate, $185, available at La Mer; La Mer The Mist, $60, available at La Mer; MAC Lipstick in Pink Nouveau, $16, available at MAC; NARS Lip Gloss in Triple X, $25, available at NARS; DiorShow Art Pen (used to line the outside edge of the lips), $30, available at Dior; Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel (used to create overall sheen), $45, available at Chanel; Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel (contour), $48, available at Chanel.