We all have our tried-and-true makeup combos that serve us well and never fail to make us look and feel great as we go about our days. However, throwing a brightly colored wrench in the makeup operation never hurt anyone. In fact, it could make you feel like a whole new woman and give you a little extra pep in your step. We want to encourage this experimentation by proposing a bold new color combo: orange lips and blue-infused lids. We know this combo might make you wary, but trust us — we would never steer you wrong! See how makeup maven Elyse Reneau created a totally wearable look combining two shades on opposing sides of the color wheel.

orange lips

Step 1. Cover the eyelids with a matte white eye shadow.

Step 2. Apply a shimmery white shade (like the #2 shade in L’Oréal Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad in Neon Skirt) to the inner corners of the eyes, eyelid and lower lash line.

Step 3. Wet a flat shadow brush and add silver shadow to the inner corners of the eyes. Reneau used Revolt from the Urban Decay Electric Palette

Step 4. Line the lids with a navy blue liner like Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama in Sapphire Strength.

Step 5. Instead of blush, opt for a peach luminizer on the cheeks. Lightly brush the forehead, nose and chin with bronzer.

Step 6. Apply a light layer of Maybelline Color Show Vivids in Electric Orange on the lips. Top them off with Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Mandarin Rapture.

Would you rock this orange/blue combo? Tell us how you feel about it in the comments below! 

Photography: Joshua M. Shelton
Makeup Artist: Elyse Reneau
Model: Lily Berlina