I hate to admit it, but when I first heard that bright orange lips were all over the SS14 runways, I thought, "There aren't enough Crest Whitestrips in the world to make this one work." I finally decided to put my reservations aside and find a way to love this look. While finding a way to take it from the runways to the real girls, I tested countless shades ranging from crayon orange to punchy coral to tomato red. It was surprisingly fun to see which colors worked and which just made me look sick! Once I nailed my perfect shade, I could hardly believe how much I loved wearing it! Now it's your turn to join the orange party :)
I learned a few things along the way that may help you navigate your way through this slightly intimidating SS14 trend...
Orange can be a tricky lipstick shade because of its yellow tones. It can look flat and drain the life out of your skin when it's the wrong shade, so be sure to sample several options to find what looks best on you.
TRUE ORANGE (An even mix of yellow and red): Works best on golden skin tones from pale to deep. Go for the more vibrant oranges over the muted ones.
Red-Orange (More red than yellow): Flatters most skin tones. Try a nice pink/orange coral or a vibrant tomato red if this trend still makes you a little uneasy.
Below you will find my top picks. I tested each of the following lipsticks, and by some miracle of God, I managed to escape the mall without purchasing anything....well except the brow pencil that I needed. It took every ounce of willpower not to put all of these lipsticks in my basket. They are so good! Definitely test them out and let me know what you think!
Now watch how I put the whole look together...