23 April 2014

Spring/Summer 2014 makeup trends: Orange Lips

Orange lips are usually popular for summer but it seems this year the trend is even BIGGER. Last summer was all about orange nails now it's turn for your lips. What I love about this particular trend is that it really does suit all skintones. Donna Karen's runway rocked a juicy tangerine, Galliano went for a matte red-orange and Peter Pilotto had his models wearing a subtle, washed out shade. Whether you're feeling bold or still on the fence about orange lips, I've got something for you.

Go hard or go home with this gorgeous shade from Rimmel's Moisture Renew range. 'In love with ginger' (pictured above) is a bright, creamy orange-y red which instantly brightens up your face. The formula for this is really smooth and hydrating so perfect if you're prone to dry lips like me. Another bold orange shade I'm loving lately comes from M&S make up brand LOLA. Their new collection of liquid lipsticks have caught my eye. The intense, full coverage formulas aren't for the faint-hearted. The pen applicator makes this lipstick easy to apply. Although this is very creamy and has a semi-matte finish, I'd suggest making sure your lips were in perfect condition before applying. That means a scrub and intensive moisturiser beforehand to avoid the lipstick going patchy. You can see what the shade 'Tangerine' looks like on me here

First timers who aren't to sure about this trend opt for a subtle balm or lipgloss for a little tint. This is a great way to break into the trend. Bourjois lip glosses are easily available at Boots and Superdrug and come in lots of different shades. My top spring shades in the 3D Effect Lip Glosses are 'Coral Idyllic' and 'Orange Juteuse'. Another good option if you're not a fan of gloss are lip pen balms. A lot brands have jumped on this bandwagon such as Rimmel, Seventeen and Max Factor but I still love the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains. The shade pictured above is called 'Rendezvous' and gives lips a gorgeous orange sheen. The minty scent is a pleasant plus and the smooth formula is very hydrating.

Will you be wearing orange lips this summer? 

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I love this shade on my lips!
    My favourite is the Bourjois Color Boost in Orange Punch!


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