Try the Trend: orange lips


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.


  1. I'm completely into orange this year and can't wait to try it with a paired down makeup look :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. The mac ones were already on my wishlist, but have now added ALL the others! Haha fab post :)


  3. I'm trying to be a little more adventurous with my lips at the moment and nearly bought a coral lip crayon last week...but didn't. I wish I had! Orange can look lovely at this time of year and this post made me a little more confident about trying it out. Thank you :)

    Jo xxx

    She Wears Burgundy

  4. I absolutely love a good orange lip! I love Vegas Volt, and I've got my eye on one of the new Liquid Lipsticks from L'Oreal, the orange shade looks so pretty.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

  5. I've loved orange lipstick, Morange (which is THE ultimate Mac orange lipstick) it was my second ever lipstick. You get so many compliments wearing it and it instantly lifts my mood! Highly recommend it!
    Nina from little nomad

  6. I've never tried orange lipstick before, but think i will definitely give it a go now. The topshop orange is my fave!

  7. I love orange lips - makes a nice change from red! x

  8. I'm starting to like orange lips more, but i like keeping with corals or peaches as they aren't completely orange (: xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  9. I really love these. I wear red lipstick a lot and it was hard for me to imagine wearing anything else! However I tried on an orange lippy in MAC (I can't remember the name) and it was a big no no :( I poped into Boots the other day and I ended up buying Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede lipstick in 'Designer' It's an orangey-red so it's a little different but I'm still comfortable with it :) I highly recommend it!


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