Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fall Favourite: Orange Lippy

It seems intimidating at first sight but in order to master this shade, there are a few steps that need to be taken into account.

Start with a bright red:  I can almost hear the groans of boredom, but this is a crucial step, and as make-up artist Nick Barose says, "Orange is like reds cooler stepsister". Going straight into a bold shade of orange, without escalating to such a colour, lets just say it may not end well. But, if you consider yourself too proffesh, for red then by all means begin with orange. Just don't forget to consider your colourings. True shades of orange tend to look more flattering on blondes and people of caramel, olive and dark skin. But bright reds suit almost everyone. 

Go matte: Please go matte. Lets leave the glossy, bold, neon orange for the runways. Also, feathering and fading are more noticable (in a good way) with this shade, than shimmery and glossy formulas that can slip off your lips. Instead, go for a matte product (loving MAC lipstick in lady danger). 

Bronze it up: Orange lipstick draws attention redness and blemishes (no thank you), its a fact. So illuminate your skin by using light to medium coverage foundation and a bronzer all over. I mean alot. Dust it over your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. The result is exotic, beachy and totally prepped for the bold orange lipstick.

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