Question: How can I pull off orange lipstick?
Orange lipstick is very trendy right now. It can be scary to see bright orange mouths on the runway and red carpet, but it’s actually a very wearable color if you choose the right shade and product. With a few tricks, you can take the editorial orange trend and make it an everyday look.
Pick the right orange
I’ve been easing into the orange trend myself and can tell you that picking the right shade of orange is key to the success of your look. It’s crucial to find an orange that pairs well with your skin tone—especially if you have more of a yellow undertone. My favorite orange lipstick right now is the Wet N’ Wild Megalast lipstick in Purty Persimmon. This color is a pretty red-orange and looks amazing on the lips. I have a neutral undertone so this orange works well for me, but just like finding the right red, it’s important to find the right orange. Swatch the color on your hand to see how it works with your skin color. When you see one that’s perfect, go for it!
Pick the right application
Slowly ease into the trend in a few steps if you’re unsure about wearing orange on your lips. Start with Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh! Orange! It has a sheer orange wash that just barely tints the lips. This great starter lipstick is affordable and makes your pout super soft, not to mention it tastes like oranges!
When you’re ready to jump on the orange bandwagon, go for a lipstick-gloss hybrid. Try the Maybelline ColorSensational Elixir in Mandarin Rapture, which is a gorgeous shade. These hybrids are more opaque in color and give you more coverage than lip balms. A lipstick-gloss product is perfect for working your way towards the orange lip because it gives you just the right amount of color without taking your look overboard.
If you’re prepared to really take the plunge into the orange lipstick trend, try a product like the Wet N’ Wild lipstick mentioned earlier. With these tips, you’ll be on your way to rocking the orange trend in no time!
What’s your favorite way to wear orange?