Wednesday, 26 March 2014

How To: Rock an Orange Lip

Orange can be a pretty hard lip colour to pull off, and it won't be everyone's first choice of Spring colours, am I right? I think that most people are intimidated because they think "orange lipstick? too bright!", but really, there are so many different ways to wear orange. We all wear red which is bright so why are we so scared of orange? I have a couple of tips to help you feel comfortable in orange.



The two oranges that I have in my collection are Rimmel - In Love With Ginger and Mac - Morange. I, like many people, do not tend to go out and buy a ton of orange lipsticks, I go more for the reds. But orange is a huge trend this Spring, so I am going to try and be more confident in wearing it. 

Lip colours like Morange are probably not the best to go for when you're trying out your first orange. Its one of the most neon coloured orange lipsticks that I have ever come across. I would however recommend In Love With Ginger for those of you who are newbies to orange, as it has a red tint to it. Its super glossy in finish which I love and it leaves your lips feeling super moisturized. 
 



  In terms of the more neon oranges, it is super important that you use a lip liner. These colours are super hard to get off the skin so if you get the lipstick in the wrong place, that's it. Use a lip liner to line the outside of your lips before you go in with a colour like Morange. With bold lips, the line has to be super accurate around the lip! The lip liner that I use is by GOSH. I find that these neon lip colours look slightly nicer on a darker or tanned skin tone, as on paler skin tones they can wash you completely out. I feel I am even slightly too pale to completely rock Morange, but I love it and wear it anyway. 





As you can tell from the pictures I have kept the rest of my face super natural. Its just one of those colours where you cannot make your eye makeup or cheek makeup heavy as well as wearing orange on your lips. A dash of highlighter and maybe some bronzer is more than enough on top of your base.  

My final tip would be that if any colour does spill out of the edges, use concealer on a small brush and just tidy things up. Finding the right orange for you may take some time, but be sure to experiment with the more blue toned oranges, and the more red toned oranges. Which one will suit you depends on your skin tone.

Are there any oranges you love?

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  1. You certainly rocked them! You look fab x
    I love Topshops orange lipsticks!
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