I still am not so sure of the importance of "declaration of a color" each year, but hey, I always (secretly) look for a reason to buy new makeup and if it is good for the economy, I don't know. (Feel free to enlighten me, though.)
Still, not having to buy a new Radiant Orchid item right away is a good start, because I remembered I had this purple polish.
Butter London Scoundrel
Pretty close, right?
Being a purple lover (and also a green hater), I think I like the color Radiant Orchid better than the Emerald of this year.Except, I don't think this particular color of purple is necessarily an easy one to pull off unlike this opinion.
It often draws ruddiness from complexion and looks outdated if it's paired wrong with shimmer.
Butter London Scoundrel is a nice example of "Radiant Orchid", and its formula is also excellent. It applies smoothly with no streaks. The opacity was achieved just by one coat.
(Seriously, I think Butter London does creme polish the best although they seem to struggle with glitters.)
I would still prefer Butter London Toff over Scoundrel for neutral winter polish, but Scoundrel is very much wearable thanks to the mauve and a bit of grey thrown in it.
For more spring-appropriate purple, Butter London Molly Coddled comes to mind.
(Here is a nice comparison of these two - Scoundrel vs Molly Coddled)
What do you think of the Pantone Color Of The Year 2014, Radiant Orchid?
Would you be sporting makeup and fashion items in this color?