If you’ve been anywhere near a beauty blog you’ll know by now that an orange painted pout is the thing for spring. Running rampant on S/S 14 runways like Rag & Bone, DKNY and Prabal Gurung, and lit across the kissers of such noted celebs as Jessica Chastain, Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong’o — orange lipstick is all the rage. So here’s a little how-to to choosing which citrus hue is right for you.
For those ladies with darker skin, choosing any hue on the spectrum from bold orange to a softer bronze will be equally flattering — the key is keeping it your orange lipstick in the warm family.
Model and wife of John Legend, Chrissy Teigen nailed the trend with a bright orange hue for the 56th annual Pre-Grammys Gala that was perfect for bronze skin tones. The brighter the better!
Make-up artists recommend painting on a cooler blue-based orange lipstick for ladies like Camilla Belle, who have beautiful olive skin tones.
Warmer skin tones, like Drew Barrymore’s, are complimented by red-based orange hues.
While sticking to true bright orange colors will enhance the palest of ladies like our favorite Oscar-winner, Cate Blanchett.