The shocking hue takes center stage and how.
Spring-Summer Fashion Weeks 2014 across the world have left an array of orange lips in their wake. It’s clearly time to ditch pale pastels and nudes for shocking takes on the hue of the moment. And believe it or not there is an orange to suit every skin tone. Choose a bright orange with yellow undertones if you have fair skin; neon oranges for sun kissed complexions, and if you aren’t sure orange is for you, go with a sheer tint of orange lippie or gloss to liven up your look.
Bright, bold colors always take centre stage during summer but orange has been exceptionally trendy this season. This slurpy hue has been seen both on and off the runway with everyone from celebrities to brides choosing a bold orange pout. The latest to flaunt a bold orange lip is Kareena Kapoor who paired a juicy orange pout with sleek hair and a monochrome outfit. Read on for some tried and tested tips to wear orange lips.
Kareena Kapoor at the IIFA 2014 ceremony
Tip #1: Choose the right tone of orange.
Just like any other color, this too comes in many hues from yellow tinted oranges and reddish orange to bright coral oranges and soft rusty oranges. I find rusty oranges with a touch of brown the easiest to carry on Indian complexions. If you are trying the color for the first time, choose a sheerer texture instead of a bold opaque color. Orange tints, balms and glosses are a great pick for beginners.
- Colorbar Take Me As I M Lipstick: Shades Sensuous Red (reddish orange), Sinful Orange (neon orange)
- L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick: Shades Flaming Kiss (rusty orange)
- L'Oreal Paris Shine Caresse Lip Gloss: Shade Faye (true juicy orange)
- Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Polish: Shade Pop 1 (poppy orange).
Tip #2: Pair an orange lippie with neutral eye makeup
Neutral eye makeup always works with bolder lips. Keep it simple with winged liner along the upper lash line and fluttery defined lashes. You could also add a little wash of gold or bronze on the lids to dress up the look.
Nargis Fakhri who was the showstopper for designer Shehla Khan
Kangana Ranaut pairs orange lips with thick winged liner and pulled back hair.
Tip #3: Use a coordinating blush or bronzer.
A bold lipstick needs a little color on the cheeks otherwise the look can fall flat. To give a healthy boost to your complexion, use a peach/coral blush on the cheeks or just a light dusting of bronzer. Avoid pink/berry/red blushes and stick to a warm hue for the cheeks so that the blush harmonizes with the lip color.
Tip #4: Keep the rest of your outfit simple
Taking a leaf out of Kareena Kapoor’s book, keep your outfit and accessories simple when going with a bold orange lip. Let your pout be the star of the look and avoid other bright colors that might clash and compete for attention. The evergreen white and black combination works well and so do beige, tan and camel shades. You can even wear orange with sheer coral, peach pastel shirts.
Now go wow them with your hot-and-happening lip color!
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By Ankita Chaturvedi, beauty blogger and author of Corallista.com, a one stop destination for beauty reviews, looks and tutorials