September 29, 2015 Diana Crisan Product Picks

How to Choose the Right Orange Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

We’re not saying red or nude lipstick is out (because they definitely are not). But we are saying (hint, hint) that orange is IN. There’s no better way to welcome warmer weather than by sporting a hint of sunshine right on your pretty pout! We know this tangerine tone can be a little intimidating, but not if you know which one pairs perfectly with your unique skin tone. So, orange lipstick — bring it on!

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Fair Skin Tone: Fair-skinned girls CAN have all the fun! Your skin tone pairs perfectly with a true orange or tangerine shade that has peachy, coral undertones. And if you’re feeling extra daring, go for a matte finish! Because bold lips stand out against your fair complexion, it’s important to keep the rest of your look light and natural! And you thought you couldn’t pull off orange …

Product Recommendations: YSL Volupte Tint-In-Oil in Peach Me Love, NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Haute Melon, Lancôme Rouge in Love in Miss Coquelicot

Olive Skin Tone: Your naturally tanned skin tone works best with vibrant shades of orange! Go big or go home, right? A POP of electric orange complements the olive tones in your complexion so you can totally pull off this bold lip look. The brighter the better, you bronzed babe!

Product Recommendations: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Electric Orange, Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in Flesh, NYX Macaron Lippies in Orange Blossom

Dark Skin Tone: Blood orange or red-orange hues flatter your rich skin tone best! Shades with these undertones will complement your rich complexion, without overpowering your features.

Product Recommendations: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Bang, Lancôme Color Design in Fearless, YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in Orange de Chine

All Skin Tones: If you’re still unsure of this summery shade, a sheer finish like Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Sheer Lipstick in #300 or Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Sheer Slowburn is the perfect way to transition into full-on orange! When you’re ready, of course …

Would you ever rock a tangerine pout? If so, what’s your favorite shade? Share in the comments below! 

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.