Thursday, 27 March 2014

Simple Spring Trend: Orange Lips

Spring is just around the corner! Here's a quick little post on one of my favorite makeup trends for Spring 2014. Orange lips are such a simple update to anybody's makeup bag. There are a ton of orange lip options from high end to drugstore, including sheer lip balms and matte, opaque lipsticks. I am wearing a satin formula in the above picture, my new Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Timanfaya, which is a bold reddish-orange. Choosing a more red based orange will likely be easier to pull off than a pastel option, but it comes down to personal preference.

My suggestion for wearing an orange lip is keeping it all very simple. Maybe just a coat of mascara on the lashes and a touch of peachy blush on the cheeks for a vibrant and fresh daytime look (see above). To jazz it up for a night out, I think this would look amazing with a bold cat eye flick liner.

How do you like orange lips for spring? I'll definitely be rocking this trend over the coming months!

Thanks for reading.


  1. This colour looks really amazing with your skin tone and hair, Stacy! I swatches it a few times in store but orange scares me, strangely - even with my darker skin tone I find it just seems garish on me somehow :(

    1. That's so sweet! Thanks so much. I definitely don't think full powered orange is for everybody but I do think that sheer orange lip butters and glosses are more wearable! Thank you so much for commenting! P.S. I don't have a NARS counter/Sephora in my area so I rarely get to swatch, I normally order from Sephora online and hope for the best. Were there any other satin lip pencils that looked especially nice? I also own the hot pink shade, "Yu".