Orange Lip Trend

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I am not the type of person that rushes to embrace any trend, but whenever I think that one may suit me I eventually give it a try. Orange lipsticks used to be veeery intimidating to me, but after careful consideration and after trying a few different options, I realized that it was not as shocking as I expected. I collected a few orange lipsticks from some of my favorite green brands and I plan on brightening the upcoming Spring days wearing them. As for the scaredy cats, don’t you worry, I have been there so I picked a few options you may feel comfortable wearing, too.

Bold Orange Lipsticks

Ilia Beauty in Voila’. Voila’ is the exact shade that is on trend now: a bright and bold, reddish-orange. It has the same amazing formula of my other Ilia Beauty lipsticks, which is moisturizing, but with a semi-matte finish.

Red Apple Lipstick in Firefly*. The thought of a bold orange with golden shimmer may sound like it would be too much, but the shimmer is so subtle, and it perfectly complements this shade of orange. It is very moisturizing and creamy, like every other Red Apple Lipstick product, and is also gluten free.

In the first image above I am wearing Ilia Beauty in Voila’, and I also layered Red Apple Lipstick Firefly on top.

Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick in Liz, (not pictured). I found this shade in my Glamour Palette* and I was so thrilled. Together with the lip color, I also found a hot tangerine shade of eyeshadow in the same palette and I use it to top the lipstick and give an extra bold, matte finish. If you have that palette, it’s time to put it to use! If you don’t have it, you may want to consider it. It is perfect for traveling.

If you decide to go for a bright & bold orange, make sure that your lips are healthy and soft, so the color will apply evenly. If necessary, exfoliate, (I am using the Red Apple Lipstick Exfoliating Stick*, which does the job well), and follow with a softening lip balm, possibly with a non-shiny finish, like the new Pacific Lip Treatment by Marie Veronique Organics*.

Softer Tangerine Options

Ilia Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioner in Dizzy is an apricot color that would suit warm skin tones beautifully. It is the color that I am wearing in the second image above. It is very easy to wear because it is sheer (but buildable), and very moisturizing. It has become one of my daytime favorite lip colors.

Kjaer Weis Sweetness. More pigmented than Dizzy, but not as bold as Voila’ and Firefly. It is a bright peach shade with a comfortable, moisturizing texture. Compared to the other shade of orange I listed, it has a hint of pink in it. If you are familiar with Kjaer Weis lip tints you may find this one less shiny and more pigmented.

Don’t forget the Lip Liner

Whenever I wear a full-color lipstick, I cannot skip the lip liner for two reasons. First, I the shape of my lips is slightly uneven, and a bold color can emphasize that. Second, a good lip liner can help to prevent the lipstick from bleeding off the edges. My favorite lip liners are the Jane Iredale Pencil Crayons and the shade Peach goes perfectly with orange lipsticks.

On my face…

For me, evening out my skin tone and canceling any of that ever-present redness on my cheeks is the key. In the image above I am wearing my Kjaer Weis foundation in the shades Paper Thin* and Illusion, (I bought the darker shade to blend it with the lighter one that I had and I find that it works!).

As for eye makeup, I like to keep it simple. A light wash of pale yellow/beige all over the lid, and a light golden brown blended in the crease. I am wearing Kjaer Weis Charmed all over the lid, and Kjaer Weis Magnetic in the crease. I lined my upper lid with a dark brown eye pencil by Jane Iredale, and then I applied the 100% Pure mascara*. I also added a few individual lashes, and I applied them with my favorite lash glue by Winks, which works great and it is formaldehyde-free.

On to cheeks, I am wearing a bronzer by Alima Pure in the shade Trinidad and a blush by Gabriel Cosmetics in the shade Apricot. As for lipstick, I applied Ilia Beauty Voila’ with a Cargo lip brush and then used the Jane iredale Pencil Crayon in Peach to define the part of my lips where the natural contour fades.

If you like an extra matte finish, use some translucent setting powder over you lips, by gently dabbing with a fluffy brush or tap a little orange eyeshadow, and the color will be bold, bright and long-wearing.

Will you try the orange lip trend? Is there any other Spring makeup trend you are longing to try? I actually think that orange lipstick may be my new favorite…

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  • Both looks are stunning on you! I do love a good peachy nude, which is kind of on the way there, right?

  • Lisa

    You are stunningly beautiful. That’s it.

  • Ha ha looks like you beat me to it, I love the upcoming orange trend, I tend to have some orange lipsticks on hand for every summer because I like the way they look when it’s sunny. Looks great on you xx

  • Orange lips look great on you! I am thinking about getting the Ilia Dizzy shade for spring. I love the apricot color and I think its sheer enough to wear day or night.

  • roshkud

    You look beautiful in orange lipsticks, the colour makes you look so youthful. Im more a red lip girl even though I love how orange looks on other people, it just doesn’t work for me.

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  • Mademoiselle nature

    Super pretty miss! Orange really fits you well :-)x

  • Shruti

    You look so good in Orange!! I love your picks which are so different from other bloggers :)

  • Sweetness looks beautiful. I’ll have to try that next!

  • Wow. WOW. I’m having trouble stringing together words to make a sentence because these are STUNNING on you!

  • Veronika

    This slightly reminds me of what I wear, its Elizabeth Arden in 55 (Neoclassical Coral).

  • asti

    Is the first one Viola? If so, it looks so amazing on you! It’s nice to be out of the comfort zone and find a hidden gem sometime ;) I love bright corals and orange lipstick color but not all of them suit me. I wish I can see it first hand how it looks on me!

  • Zazie Bibi

    You really suit Orange Lips! x

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  • These are gorgeous on you! I never thought much about trying orange lipstick but it seems like an interesting trend to try! Voila and Firefly definitely caught my eye.

  • Nicole

    You look incredible in orange lipstick! Not sure I’ll follow the trend, don’t usually enjoy orange on me but we’ll see. Great post xo

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  • Jade

    Beautiful roundup, Lilly!

  • London Girl

    I can’t wait to get my hands on an orange lipstick, I love this trend! :)

  • I’m not sure if i’m gutsy enough for a full orange lip but I could play it safe and work with Ilia’s Dizzy shade I think… Great selection and some really nice looks xx

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  • Tiffany

    Beautiful look! How does apricot compare in color to Vapour organics spark?

  • vivianmadeline

    I looove these on you! You have definitely inspired me to give an orange lip a try :)

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