Orange is HOT this season. The runways are filled with this color and the world is being bathed in its beauty by our Good Lord - The Sun.
I am a recent fan of this color on my lips but have been a life long fan of the color itself. My mom calls it the Gold Spot Color. Gold Spot is a orange soda that was very popular in India several years back but unfortunately is no longer available. Damn you Coca- Cola.
Coming back to the lipstick, I cant get over the versatility of this shade. No matter what your skin tone, finding the right orange will be just as sexy an experience as finding your own red. Several brands have an orange in their collection but if all else fails, I'll tell you how to make your own orange lipstick ! Don't worry I gotchu covered !
My Favorite Orange Lipsticks
I have a few orange, orange-ish lip products. All summer I have been wearing them with just a bronzer and some mascara. The focus is on the lips because , because I said so. No, seriously nothing beats orange during summer. Orange trumps Pink. Orange trumps Red. Orange trumps every other color. These are some of the orange lipsticks I love...
Prescriptives - Papaya
Estee Lauder Gloss Stick - Orange Poppy
Korres - Orange Brown
List of Some of the Best Orange Lipsticks
This took me a while to put together because it involved a lotta researching ! I had to go find who makes orange and who makes it good ! And I did it, just for you ladies !
Rouge Volupté Lipstick in Extreme Coral
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Lipstick in Volcanic
Revlon Moon Drops Creme Lipstick in Hot Coral
Rouge G De guerlain - Gipsy
YSL - Orange Magic
Revlon - Orange Flip
Milani - Mandarin
Milani - Orange Gina
Besame Lipstick - Carmine
Chantecaile - Mars
Korres Mango Butter Lipstick - Orange Brown
Korres Lip gloss - Orange
Julie Hewett Lip Lush - Chloe
The Beauty of Mixing Colors
You don't really have to buy orange lipstick. Layer a peach gloss over a orange-ish red lipstick or a orange-ish red lip pencil and voila it becomes orange ! My pick would be to layer Julie Hewett Lip Lush Chloe over Julie Hewett Lipstick Belle Noir.
Or you could layer a red gloss over peach-orange lipstick. I got a deeper orange by layering Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Lipgloss in Juicy Cherry over Milani Cashmere.
Okay that looks a bit pinkish here, but you get the idea...
How To Make Your Own Orange Lipstick
If none of these above mentioned products tickle your fancy I have another solution for ya. Except you should be in the mood for experiment. The mood is vital in deploying this task effectively. Now, if you're ready these are the list of ingredients you'll need
Orange Powder Blush ( I used Nixie Majesty - highly recommended)
Recs : Rock & Republic - Immoral, Rock & Republic - All Nighter, NARS - Taj Mahal, NARS - Exhibit A, NYX Cinnamon, Cargo - Laguna, Make Up For Ever - Iridescent Orange Coral, Shu Uemura - Orange 55
Chapstick / Clear Gloss / Gloss with teeny tiny gold shimmer particles ( I used Prescriptives - Mango)
Finger / Brush ( for you fancy people)
If you're lips are feeling dry , first exfoliate them so they are soft and even. Apply a thin layer of chap stick to aid the softening process. Wait five minutes and wipe it off. Apply a thin layer of clear gloss all over your lips. Now take your orange blush. With a clean finger , take some color and spread it on your lips. Do it until you are satisfied with the intensity of the shade. That's it ! Your new orange lipstick is ready to be taken on a tour around your city !
Now go ahead and try this trick out while I go enroll myself for some Orange Lipstick Therapy.
Do you have a favorite orange lipstick ? Or a Orange blush ?