When it comes to must-try lip colors this spring, orange is the new red. Here’s how to wear the daring shade for every occasion.
How They Wear: Spring’s Hottest Shade Of Lipstick
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You first saw the look on the S/S 14 runways (see: Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone, and DKNY), then on the red carpet (Kate Bosworth, Cate Blanchett, and Lupita Nyong’o), and finally on the streets of New York Fashion Week when every editor and blogger embraced the hue. If you’re still not convinced you need an orange pout, today’s story is sure to change your mind. From vibrant tangerine to subtle sherbert, there’s a shade of orange for every style and skin tone. So keep reading to see how to incorporate one of the season’s biggest beauty trends into your everyday repertoire.
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Though Benson’s go-to is usually a smoky eye and nude lip, she clearly understands the power of a bold pout. The Pretty Little Liars star painted on a tangerine lip for a Grammy party, and the result was quite sexy, especially with Benson’s choice of a Balenciaga leather jacket, A.L.C. black dress, and Manolo Blahnik’s Tayler Leather d’Orsay Pumps ($735) in Yellow.
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The trend works well for dressier events too, as demonstrated by Belle at Bulgari’s Decades of Glamour Oscar event last month. The actress paired Illamasqua’s Lipstick ($24) in Flare with a Prabal Gurung dress, Bulgari clutch, and Miu Miu heels.
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For the Tory Burch Rodeo Drive store opening, the Shameless actress selected Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Colour ($35) in La Favorite, a coral-y hue that not only complimented her Tory Burch earrings, but also added a refreshing pop of color to her black and white dress—also by Tory Burch.
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We admire Nyong’o’s willingness to experiment with bold makeup looks on the red carpet, especially when it comes to the season’s most popular lip shade. For the 12 Years A Slave London premiere, the actress paired tangelo-hued lips with rosy cheeks and shimmering blue eyeshadow, which made for a radiant combination that’s also perfect for a GNO.
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If you’re a mostly neutrals kind of gal, an orange lip packs twice the punch. You couldn’t miss Sevigny’s M.A.C. Lipstick ($16) in Lady Danger at the Los Angeles screening of The Wait.
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Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28)
For rich bold color, look no further than Hourglass’ Riviera, a velvety, matte tangerine.
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Aldo Ocaria Pumps ($70)
After a season of moody hues, it’s time to put some pep in your step, literally, with a bright pair of pumps.
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Banana Republic Blue Floral Striped Top ($70)
A floral-print top is like springtime in fashion form, not to mention the warm weather boost your winter wardrobe needs.
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Mango Leather Biker Jacket ($290)
Honestly, it doesn’t get any cooler than a leather motorcycle jacket and orange lip. It’s essentially the new model-off-duty uniform.
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Paige Indio Zip Jeans ($229)
Rose gold hardware zippers take these black skinny jeans to next-level chic.
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Tahari Seamed A-Line Dress ($128)
We love the way this dress hugs all the right places, giving you an ultra flattering shape.
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Sole Society Tribal Floral Studs ($23)
Floral stud earrings are eye-catching, yet subtle enough for everyday wear. Win-win!
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Faith Connexion Flared Matelasse Skirt ($395)
Once the weather starts to warm up, you’ll want your wardrobe to lighten up. Start by adding this flirtatious full skirt.
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Find out which shade of orange lipstick is best for your skin tone by clicking here!