Purple Reign: Meet Pantone’s Color of the Year

Breaking beauty news! Pantone, the trendsetting purveyor of all things cool and colorful, has just announced the must-have shade for 2014: Radiant orchid.

Modern and surprisingly versatile, purplish pigments instantly brighten dull complexions and add a dose of quirky fun into any wardrobe. Plus, this royal hue as has long been the go-to choice for on-trend fashionistas. In fact, according to legend (read: Wikipedia), ancient Roman empresses donned rich purple tunics to signify their nobility and status.

To get ahead of the wave, add these lavender, purple, and fig-toned goods to your beauty collection right now:

Deborah Lippmann Let's Go Crazy, $19

In case you haven’t noticed (ahem, see article title), we have a thing for the artist formerly known as Prince. Named after his 1984 hit, this plum polish turns up the volume with tons of multi-colored glitter.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Bon Genre, $75

With opening notes of lychee and red berries, this scent is ultrafeminine without being too sweet. Plus, the eye-catching purple bottle isn’t too shabby either.

MAKE Satin Finish Eyeshadow, $25

Get gorgeous, shimmery eyes with MAKE’s satiny shadow in Blue Toile, a periwinkle blue with lavender undertones. Made with vitamins C and E, it provides antioxidant protection for the delicate skin around your eyes.

Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner Duo, $22

"Two-timing” is generally thought of as a negative thing, but not when it comes this liner duo. With one Midnight black pencil and one deep purple Royal Plum liner, this pair is all you need to seamlessly transition your look from day to night. The creamy formula glides on smoothly, and once it sets, your look is locked in place.

Jasmine Seven™ Yoga Mat Wipes™, $9.95

Be the belle of barre class with these sleek and travel-friendly yoga mat wipes. These alcohol-free wipes contain tee tree oil, a natural, powerful disinfectant. Lavender oil leaves behind a relaxing scent, while aloe and vitamin E condition skin each time you touch the mat.

Sabre Paris Tart and Pie Server, $18

Featuring a playful purple design and dishwasher-safe acrylic, this durable serving utensil adds instant charm to any spread. Bon appétit!

W3LL PEOPLE Nudist ColorBalm Stick, $19.50

Made of 100 percent natural and organic ingredients, this fig hued lip balm impart just the right touch of color, without feeling oily or sticky. Plus, it leaves lips deeply moisturized.

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