Cate Blanchett at the Critics' Choice Awards
Ladies, it's time to tuck away our sweet pink and classic red lipsticks. The orange lipstick trend has been captivating the red carpets and fashion runways—it is the must have lip color this spring/summer.
Unlike our timeless reds and pinks, however, the edgier orange hue can be intimidating for us if we've never tried it before. Choosing the wrong shade can make us feel less like Beyonce and more like Bozo the Clown. So to help us look irresistible in orange, here are a few easy tips to keep in mind when shopping for the orange hue for you.
5 Tips for Wearing Orange Lipstick
Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Golden Globes
1. Opt for a more red-orange or pink-orange shade for everyday wear.
Steer clear of the more yellow-tinged or neon-orange hues as these are on the bolder side and best for the runway or a fabulous night out. Coral and salmon shades are universally flattering and look lovely all hours of the day.
Allison Williams at the Girls Season 3 UK Premiere
2. Bright Orange is most flattering on darker complexions and golden tans.
Trust us! We love the vibrant orange lip shades that add just enough sheerness for the day and enough pop to stand out.
Solange Knowles at the Blue Jasmine Premiere
3. Less is more for our redheaded beauties.
Your orange lip color should be the beauty statement while eye and cheek makeup should be kept to an absolute minimum.
Claire Danes at the 2014 Producers Guild Awards
4. Matte makes all the difference.
Matte versions of this statement shade create a more approachable look for daytime wear. Save the high shine glosses for evenings out on the town.
Rashida Jones at the Spring 2014 Tory Burch Show
5. Test Drive more than a few shades before choosing The One.
For my orange-lipstick shopping trip, I sampled at least eight shades on my arm, then narrowed the choices to three and sampled those on my pout. I asked for lots of feedback from the far more knowledgable sales associates and then finally made my purchase!
Kate Bosworth at the 2014 Art of Elysiums
With these orange lipstick shopping tips in mind, we've rounded up the 10 glorious orange lipsticks, glosses, and palettes currently on our beauty love list. From drugstore gems to luxurious runway shades, we can't wait to add these to our spring beauty looks!
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