So the sun's come out and orange lips have found their way back, firmly onto my radar. They can be a tricky trend to pull off, so here are some top tips.
1. There's an orange out there for everyone, so shop around for a shade and texture that will suit your skin tone and lifestyle.
2. Keep your skin light and fresh; go easy on the bronzer to avoid looking "muddy".
3. Don't go for anything too harsh on the eyes. At the most, a smudge of brown kohl pencil with a sweep of mascara should be enough.
4. Here's a crazy, slightly unrelated tip, that I found whilst researching this post. A matte orange lipstick can be used as a colour corrector on undereye circles. I love it when a product is multi-use!
I love the orange lips trend, and come warmer weather it's the first thing I check out on any beauty counter. I'm eternally drawn to MAC's Vegas Volt (pictured on the bottom left), but clockwise from top, my other top picks are the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous, The Body Shop Colour Crush lipstick in 105, Louise Gray for Topshop lipstick in Mexican Wave and MAC's Ravishing. Rendezvous and Ravishing are far less 'in your face', but the other three are perfect for anyone who fancies a full on orange pout.