Hottest Makeup Colors for 2014

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By Janice Somosot | January 9, 2014 11:56 PM EST

Singer Katy Perry arrives to attend the NRJ Music Awards at the Cannes festival palace in Cannes December 14, 2013.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Singer Katy Perry arrives to attend the NRJ Music Awards at the Cannes festival palace in Cannes December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Color trends change every year especially in the fashion and beauty industry. Now that it's 2014, there are some hues that are going to be huge this year. Pantone, the color authority, has officially announced the Color of the Year for 2014 and it's Radiant Orchid 18-3224, which is a cross between purple and pink (Click HERE to see it). Aside from Radiant Orchid, which you will see a lot of in the coming days, some of the hottest makeup colors that will sizzle in 2014 are electric orange, gold, red, berry, navy, cobalt, lilac and chocolate brown.

According to Allure Magazine, The Beauty Expert, the following shades are 5 of the hottest makeup colors for 2014.

1. ELECTRIC ORANGE LIPS -

This bold shade was seen at several runway shows for brands such Rag & Bone, DKNY, Prabal Gurung and Dsquared. Rag & Bone makeup artist Gucci Westman used neon orange lipstick, like Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Electric Orange, on the models' lips.

"We needed a pop of color, but orange is cooler and more gritty than red," Westman said in the Allure Magazine report.

2. RED-VELVET LIPS -

Red is a classic shade that never goes out of style. It is sophisticated and alluring especially if worn without gloss or shimmer. For such a bold in-your-face shade, make sure to use a lip brush to precisely apply it on the lips. Then, apply some concealer around the lip area to clean up any stray lines. Try M.A.C. Lipstick in Ruby Woo or M.A.C. Lip Mix in Crimson topped with a matte loose red pigment.

3. GOLD SHADOW AND HIGHLIGHTER -

This shade is guaranteed to brighten any eye color, whether it's blue, green, hazel or dark brown. Try CoverGirl Tru Magic The Luminizer Skin Perfector, Dolce & Gabbana The Eyeshadow Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Gold, M.A.C. Goldmine, L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine Infallible Eyeshadow or L'Oreal Gold Imperial Infallible Eyeshadow. You can even mix it with a little black for parties. Click HERE to see instructions on how to do a Black and Gold eye makeup look.

4. CHOCOLATE BROWN POLISH -

If you can't eat too much chocolate, why not wear it on your fingers? Not the actual chocolate, but a chocolate-y shade like Essie Little Brown Dress nail polish. It's guaranteed to perk you up in no time.

5. BERRY CHEEKS -

Blush in the color of a juicy berry provides a healthy flush that makes one look naturally beautiful. Try Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Plum Wine.

"(It) gives the face freshness," said makeup artist Charlotte Willer in the Allure Magazine report. She used it on the models at the DKNY Spring 2014 Runway Show.

Click HERE to see other hot hues for 2014.

 

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Pantone Names Radiant Orchid as Official Color of 2014 [WATCH] (Click HERE)

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Singer Katy Perry arrives to attend the NRJ Music Awards at the Cannes festival palace in Cannes December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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