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The Trend: Spring/Summer bright orange lips how to wear

The Trend: Spring/Summer bright orange lips how to wear

Vibrant orange smackers are  major trend for Spring/Summer 2014, making appearances on the catwalk shows of DKNY, Rag & Bone and Prabal Gurung just to name a few. Although an orange lip may seem like a very bold statement (which it is), it actually can be a very wearable shade. It’s all a matter of getting the right shade and finish to suit your style and skin tone.

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Tips – 1. You want to keep the rest of your make-up simple and minimal as heavy eye make-up or vibrant blush paired with an orange lip is going to look over the top. The great thing about an orange lip is that it instantly turns a natural look in to something quite edgy and trendy without much effort.

2. Take inspiration from the catwalk and combine orange lipstick with a flawless glowing skin, well-groomed brows and a contoured face. Add black winged eyeliner for an extra touch of glam.

3. When it comes to finishes matte orange lipstick can appear more effortless whereas a glossy lip grabs more attention. If you want to be more subtle whilst trying this trend, opt for a sheer tinted lip balm like Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti or a lip gloss such as Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Torture.

Shades to suit your skin tone 

For olive, tan and caramel skin tones – opt for burnt orange and coral shades like Revlon Lipstick in Kiss Me Coral or MAC Sheen Supreme in Sweet Grenadine.

For dark or deep skin tones – In addition to burnt oranges, darker skin tones can also wear really bold bright oranges and tangerines like Milani Lipstick in 1.MAC Cosmetics Amplified lipstick in Morange, Sweet Nectar,  Maybelline and Vivid Lipstick in Electric Orange.

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Would you dare to wear this bold statement lip?

  • oh god this is such a pretty n vibrant orange color … i guess i cant dare to wear it … wont suit me

    • Nia

      You can always opt for a sheerer lip colour or burnt orange/apricot which are less daunting but still bang on trend!

  • I love orange. I wear coral and peach lipsticks all the time and orange is very similar. I think a person has to have warm skin though to carry it off

    • Nia

      Coral and peaches are gorgeous options as well! I think warm and cool skin tones can both suit orange lippy it all depends on the shade really. Warm skin tones can get away with very vibrant tangerine oranges but cooler skin tones can still go for those more peachy orange shades as you mentioned.

  • Oh, great tips! I think I would rock the orange lips, but I’m not too sure. Only if I have clothes in the same color, I think (;
    But good to know that I should opt for coral or burnt orange shades. I also would leave the rest of my make-up minimal.

    gig love <3

    • Nia

      Matching an orange lip to an orange outfit is a fantastic idea but make sure you don’t go too matchy matchy! An orange lip works perfectly when contrasted with blue as well – Wunmi and Solanges photo’s in the post are a perfect example on this complementary combination.

  • oohh I thought I can never pull off orange lips, but you kind of convinced me to at least go near an orange lippie!

    • Nia

      Yea give it a try! I would definitely recommend a lip balm stain first (like Revlons Tutti Frutti), if you’re not feeling so bold!

  • Aby

    i want to try that lippie.. i think it suits me because of my color. hehe :)

    – from gig

    • Nia

      Go for it – I would love to see how you wear it too!

  • Thanks for these tips very helpful! Lovely way to pull off an orange lippies! gig

    • Nia

      Thank you for stopping by! I really appreciate the comments!

  • Yes! I’d definitely try that trend :) I don’t think it’s scary at all. Might even be fun! gig

  • Nia

    It is very fun and perfect for spring and summer! Thanks for stopping by!

  • I don’t like this trend! I prefer re lipstick
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    • Nia

      A classic red is always beautiful! Thanks for the comment!

  • I always thought orange would not look good on me! I can never dare to wear such bright orange! But in the pics, they look lovely! Great tips hun! I am planning to gather my courage to wear orange on my lips now <3

    • Nia

      That’s great to hear! Orange lipstick is a fun trend to wear and it will look lovely on you too when you pick the right shade!

  • I never dared to wear orange lipstick but it does look so cool and classy when paired up with soft subtle eye makeup. Love your suggestions and tips x

    • Nia

      Yes this trend is definitely cool and edgy; simplicity is definitely key on the eyes!

  • Orange lipstick is such a bold colour!! I don’t I’m suited for this trend =/ gig =))

    • Nia

      Yea I think most people will either love or hate this trend! It is definitely for the bold!

  • I’m loving this trend for Spring – So fun and bold! It can be really hard to find the perfect shade though, thanks for your suggestions! GIGLove

    • Nia

      I love this trend for spring too! It is quite hard to find a good range of orange lipsticks especially in drug store but the ones named are a good starting point so do check them out!

  • Thanks for all the tips! Orange is really popular during Spring and Summer especially in Korea. I have a few orange lip products but I don’t really wear them that often because I’m not fond of orange color. lol

  • Wow, it looks nice but I wouldn’t want an orange lips… I think pale pink will do just fine for me :-)

  • ahh brilliant ! LOVE orange lipstick, glad to hear its around this season again –

  • I jus bought this lipstick colour too…I find it really hard to wear becos it kind of matte and pale….mmmph im still experimenting with it!!

  • Have been heard that orange and pink are this year trend. But I myself prefer pink than orange since I thought orange doesn’t really suits me.

    GIG Love

  • I also had an orange phase and i struck the trend without knowing shade would suit my skintone so i wish i read your tips before i got me my orange lippies! Anywhoo im lax about lipsticks so even if theyre off my skin color, i just consider it as a vogue move ;)

  • Thank you for the tips ! It gives me an idea of how to use Orange lipstick which I always have problem in wearing it… :)

  • Cool! I haven’t worn any bright orange lipstick before, but I think I would try it this summer. GIG

  • That is a beautfully written post Nia! I love seeing girls rock orange lips though I personally havent dared to wear a full blown orange lip yet! Maybe i should test the water this summers ;)

    Hugs N Kisses
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  • im still not daring to wear bright lipstick but i want to

  • I love this trend, orange is such a perfect lip colour for spring/summer! I have one shade from the loreal brand and love it :D totally right tho, have to make sure you have the right shade for your skin tone. giglove