Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Trend: Orange Lips

One of this seasons hot trends is a bright orange lip, and I'm so excited to rock it!
I'm wearing Cargo's 'Evangeline' Lipstick in the photo.

Here are a few tips on how to achieve that perfect orange pout!
Choose a lip liner closest to your lipstick colour and line the cupids bow (top), bottom, and outer corners of your lips.
Then connect your lines and lightly fill in the rest of your lip with the liner. It's important to use a lip liner when wearing such a bold colour. Not only will it give you a crisper straight edge, but it will prevent your lip colour from bleeding as well.
Next, fill in your lips with your favourite orange hue and voila!

When you're done, there are a few extra steps you can take to really make your lips stand out!
If you lightly trace around the outside edge of your lips with a concealer, it will highlight the lip line and make your colour pop out even more!
But here's a great makeup artist tick! Want to give your lips even more dimension and drama? Try adding a darker shade in the outer corners and a lighter one just in the centre of your lips to make your lips appear more plump. (Sometimes I even use a black eyeliner to deepen the outer corners... and it really completes the look!).

These basic rules work perfectly for any lip colour you want to sport! But remember, when rocking the orange lip you want to keep the rest of your makeup more natural and softer to balance it out.

When choosing an orange lipstick to flatter you're skin tone, think soft peach and corals if your lighter, and deep tangerines and true oranges if you're darker. But if you have the confidence to pull off the brightest, boldest orange... I say go for it!

Some of my favourite orange lip colours:
Cargo 'Evangeline' - Light bright orange (sheer)
Josie Maran 'Solo Love' - Light peach (sheer)
Givenchy Satin Lipstick '14 Fruity Orange' - Juicy orange (sheer)
Guerlain Kiss Kiss '54' - Peach orange (shimmery, sheer)
Stila 'Outrageous' - Bright true orange (matte velvet, opaque)
Makeup Forever '40' - Bright true orange (opaque)
Sephora Collection 'It Girl R06' - Deep orange (opaque)
Mac 'Morange' - Red orange (opaque)
Nars 'Heat Wave' - Red orange (opaque)

xo candice

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