When it comes to spring lip colour, orange is it! But how can you wear it?
Here are the best tips and shades to shop so you can get your apricot on with success!
Pick Your Pigment
Your skin tone will determine which orange is going to work. Pure orange shades (yes, the ones close to the skin of actual oranges) work beautifully on most blondes or those with caramel to dark skin. If you have pale skin, dial it down a little with a more coral or apricot option.
As orange pigment has nowhere to hide use a smudge-free matte product if you're a novice! Apply with your middle finger and pat onto your lips.
Once you apply orange, there is no going back. Not sure if it will even suit you? Then go slowly by using a bright orange stain that offers just a wash of the citrus shade.
Stay Between The Lines
If you want to go high-voltage with a vivid orange lip colour, always line and fill in the entire lip with an orange liner first. Then press or kiss extra product onto a tissue and finish by patting on a clear balm if you need some moisture.
As a bright lip can suck the luminosity from your face, you need to maintain a radiant complexion – rather than a powdered one. As orange is also a colour that can draw attention to any redness, be sure to ensure your overall foundation coverage is reliable - but sheer. I think a BB is the best option here as it offers evenness, while remaining dewy. Add a bronzing product to the highest points of the complexion to create extra vibrancy to complement the va-va-voom of your kisser.
Keep it Smooth
Any bold lipstick is a foe for flaky lips, so always ensure lips are prepped and smooth with a light pre-application scrub. You can easily do this with a warm face washer each morning and night, before applying a gentle balm. Alternatively, arm yourself with a bespoke beauty kit specifically for scrubbing and moisturising your pout.