If the runway, magazine covers and model looks are anything to go by, it means that the go-to red lipstick for every woman is being given a break and letting orange lipstick become a beauty trend. Orange really is the new red.
A lot of people will immediately balk at the thought of orange lipstick with a number of excuses; it’s too bright, it won’t suit me, it’s too bold, it’s not for dark skin. All these excuses don’t stand a chance if you really and truly want to step out of the comfort zone when it comes to beauty looks.
Orange is beautiful against the dark skin, especially when you go for your right tone. The trick to making orange flattering for everyday life, for non-models is to look for orange that’s more red and less yellow. Orange that has too much yellow or is neon is usually better saved for the runway.
Here are a few tips to help you keep it together!
1. Keep your eyes very simple. Fill in your brows, conceal, a couple of layers of mascara and that’s it (Like Solange). If you choose to have makeup on your eyes then go for a soft smokey look (Like Jourdan Dunn).
2. Go matte. With bold shades—especially eye-catching orange—feathering and fading are more noticeable, so skip glossy formulas that can slip off your lips. Instead, go for a matte finish which tends to stay put.
3. Line your lips. Lining the lips can make them look more in place and provide more definition. Lining the lips can also tone down a color if too bold or too bright. Using a brown lip liner softens the lines, tones down the color and helps them to look a little more natural and appealing.
4. If you’re not comfortable with incorporating an orange shade on the face other that the lips then use your outfit to coordinate orange into the look.
5. While it is true that you should pick an orange lipstick that is according to your skin tone, it does not mean that you should abandon personal tastes and your personality when looking for a good orange lipstick. Test different samples of orange lipstick in the stores until you find one you like.by