The Spring/Summer 2010 runway was packed with orange mouths, from Prada to Twinkle by Wenlan, to Giambattista Valli, and everywhere in between! There is no denying orange as the must have color for lips this Summer.
Vogue Australia (top and bottom) features Abbey Lee Kershaw rocking a neon orange lip and pink tips. To get the exact lip look that Abbey is wearing on the cover, mix MAC’s Lipmix in Orange, and their lipstick in CB96!
Even celebs are falling in love with orange lips. From left to right: Chloe Sevigny, Rihanna, and Selena Gomez.
Prada’s Spring/Summer ads feature models wearing bright orange, glossy lips. To get the look Pat McGrath used Makeup For Ever’s lacquered lipstick in 204, mixed with CoverGirl’s Shineblast in orange.
HOW TO PULL OFF ORANGE LIPS:
Orange can be an intimidating color for many, but it’s surprisingly wearable! Check out these 5 tips on how to make orange work for you:
Keep the Rest of Your Face Clean
The key to making a bold lip work is by keeping it the focal point of your look. With too much going on, you’ll look overdone.
I love mixing lip colors. You can make any lipstick work for you by mixing it in other colors. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars are perfect for this. Try their Safety Orange with a drop of red or pink and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to find a shade of orange that works for you.
Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar in Safety Orange
Start with Coral
Coral is universally flattering and it is still technically orange, just a lot more subdued and less intimidating. Check out my post on how to wear coral (here)!
Consider your Skintone
Fair Skin: If you have fair skin, go for a sheer formula or a gloss. Peach tones also look great on pale complexions.
Medium/Olive Skin: Medium and Olive Skintones can pull off a sheer gloss as well as vibrant color-packed orange. It’s all about what you feel more comfortable in.
Dark Skin: I love a bright orange lip on darker skintones! It pops really well and you can go really bold. Generally, warmer shades of orange look best.
Go for Gloss
An orangey gloss is much less vibrant and a lot more wearable than a heavily pigmented lipstick. You’ll still get a hint of color and it looks amazing with a Summer tan.