Blogmas Day 15!
The orange lip! It’s what Creatures of the Wind, Prabal Gurung, and Rag & Bone could all agree upon in their Spring 2014 collections. While their pieces each hit a very different chord, they all fell upon the same note: the orange lip.
Is the orange lip the new red lip?
Maybe. Orange adds the same instantaneous pop and glam to a look as a red lip, while being more modern and daring. I love a red lip, but perhaps it’s become a bit…safe? Are we ready to push the limits with orange? The runways say yes, and I do too.
So how do you rock this look without looking crazy? It’s not as tricky as you think!
A big reason to love an orange lip, is how flattering it is on every skin tone. Whether fair or dark skinned, wearing orange will warm up your face.
The secret to making this not too much? Stick to a matte or satin finish lipstick. If you’re extra daring you can certainly add a gloss…but a matte look is much more wearable for everyday use. And tone down the eye with neutrals or soft whites as seen at Creatures of the Wind (top left).
The great thing about this lip taking off, is how acceptable it is to wear with a broad color scheme. I used to keep an orange lip look to navies, browns and whites. But the rule book is being tossed out the window and this lips is being paired with every color of the rainbow.
|Creatures of the Wind 2014|
|Prabal Gurung Spring 2014|
|Rag & Bone 2014|
It’s amazing how universal an orange lip has become. It works just as well with the sporty attire of Rag & Bone as it does with the feminine skirts of Creatures of the Wind. Girly or mod. Sophisticated or classic. It works across the board.
So now that we’ve cleared that an orange lip has no rules, how to you apply this?
Simple. Choose your orange lip and apply it. It’s that fast. The big secret is that there is no big secret! In my experience, an orange lip is much easier to wear then a red lip. Yes, lining your lips and highlighting with concealer to prevent feathering are always pro-tips of use. But orange truly seems to be the easiest of the bold lipstick choices.
What is my favorite orange lip?
M.A.C. Morange Lipstick is my definite favorite. It is of their Amplified collection, meaning it has bold color payoff…but also a very smooth and creamy formula that has staying power. The Amplified formula is probably my favorite of the M.A.C. lipsticks.
Note: MAC Cosmetics did the makeup for the Spring 2014 Prabal Gurung show at NYFW. So you can bet the orange lip you see on that runway is, in fact Morange.
So get cracking! I DARE you! Brush some orange lipstick atop your beautiful pouty lips and get to it. It’s amazing the impact an orange lip can have no just on your appearance, but your attitude. You’ll feel a whole lot more fun and spicey! (And maybe silly haha)
What are your favorite orange lipsticks?