So you’ve read our tips on how to pull off a full-on orange lip. You want to get in on the trend but when you tried it in store, you saw yourself transported back to the ’80s. I can totally understand. But just like the red lip, you can gradually work yourself up until you are ready to wear that neon orange shade.
While you are building up the courage to wear that orange pout loud and proud, here are three easier ways for you to rock the tangerine lips now.
#1 — Try a Bright Semi-Sheer Lipgloss.
You probably saw this coming; the easiest way to try a new bold shade is to go sheer. I’m not a lipgloss kinda girl but Annabelle has one of, if not the best lipglosses from the Canadian drugstore shelves. Annabelle Volumelip Lip Plumping Gloss in So Sanguine ($8.50) is one of four new additions to the permanent colour range, and it is hot! Like the other Volumelip shade I’ve tried, So Sanguine has the best consistency for layering and has no shimmer.
Annabelle VolumeLip Lip Plumping Gloss in So Sanguine
Annabelle VolumeLip Lip Plumping Gloss in So Sanguine Swatch
#2 — Go Get a Muted Orange Lipstick.
It might be a surprise to you but there are many different options out there when it comes to orange lipsticks. You don’t have to wear a neon shade to start (or ever). YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 16 Rouge Roxane ($37) is a great pick. The shade is a bit hard to describe. It’s a mix of rose, orange, and a tiny bit of gold sheen. It’s very wearable even for the most conservative office.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 16 Rouge Roxane
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 16 Rouge Roxane Swatch
#3 — Are You a Pink Lip Kinda Girl? Layer an Orange Lipgloss over Your Favourite Fuchsia Lipstick.
Ladies, you might want to sit down for this one because it will blow your mind!
Keep reading to see more photos!
Who knew that layering orange over a fuchsia makes the punchiest, juiciest lips ever? I can’t take the credit for this one; I learned it from a shu uemura makeup artist when I got my shu uemura Rouge Unlimited in PK376 lipstick. The result is a multi-dimensional lip colour that is wearable for both warm and cool skin tones. As an added bonus, you get to wear two of the hottest colours for spring. Yup, you’re welcome.
Annabelle So Sanguine and shu uemura PK376
Annabelle So Sanguine (centre of lips only) and shu uemura PK376 Swatch
Now, Will You Wear an Orange Lip?
Please, pretty please, say yes. Have you figured out other ways to wear the colour? Be sure to let me know in the comments box.