Well now, the tables have turned. Orange lipstick is back on the map and causing a madness amongst fashionista's of every colour and every creed, everywhere. Some call it the new red. I think the two things are entirely separate and conjure different emotions but the important thing is that for those who dare, or those who are simply curious, there is an orange lipstick out there for you at a variety of price ranges. Oh yes.
I went to MAC to lose my orange lipstick virginity and picked up a deep, burnt, matte orange called "So Chaud." The ladies let me play, handing me lipliners and glosses to try with it. I thought I hated it at first, but I played with it and found the end result quite pleasing. I bought my own, took it home and continued to experiment, finding that a brown lipliner, and a brown lipgloss heavily laden with golden flecks, made the lipstick an everyday wearable item rather than a lipstick that you never use because you feel it to be too wild and too bright.
Graftobian HD Creme foundation, Sleek Liquid Illuminator in "Goddess", Sleek Contour Kit in Dark, Sleek blush in Scandalous.
MAC Folie eyeshadow, Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Black, Loreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara in Extra black.
NYX lip/eye pencil in "brown", MAC "So Chaud" Lipstick, Benefit Lip gloss in "Almost Famous"
I got mine from MAC but orange and coral is EVERYWHERE, so check out Sleek at your local Superdrug where you can pick up fabulous lipsticks for around a fiver. Rimmel are sure to have their own take on this trend and many others. If however, you are unlikely to ever become a wearer of orange lipstick, lighten your life with a spot of orange or coral coloured nail polish. Rimmel has a stunning coral rightly labelled "Coral Queen". So as the weather brightens, let your tastes broaden and give the vibrance of orange a go! :-)
Hugs and Kisses,