Radiant orchid may just be the color of the year for Pantone but we can't help feeling a little bad for all the other gorgeous shades of purple. Plum, eggplant, lavender and amythest are all waiting to be admired and ogled, just like orchid. So we thought we'd round up some of the most dashing regal shades in the purple family, to delight you and inspire your beauty looks.
There are stunning hues of nail polish by Essie and Butter London to be applied to our nails. Also, some amazing cream liners and shadows by YSL and Lancome to rim our eyes. And what would the perfect smoky eye be without just a hint of purple color? Boring and staid, that's what. We can't wait to try out some of the daring purple lips we saw on the fall runways with offerings from labels like Dolce & Gabbana and Kevyn Aucoin. Happy mauve, lilac and periwinkle beauty dreams.