Tangerine Dream: Orange Lips For Summer From Maybelline, Revlon, ARTDECO, NYC

Orange Lips Trend 2012

We weren't sure about tangerine tango as the colour of the year, but orange lips have proved to be a surprisingly wearable trend. Fun, vivacious and just a little bit edgy and exotic, there's a range of juicy shades and textures to suit every mood and skin tone.

NYC Smooch Proof Lip Stain Orange On The Go + Revlon ColouBurst Gloss Sizzle + Maybelline Citrus Slice

Colour shy? Ease your way into the look with a fruity stain or gloss, more subtle than a fully pigmented pout. A brilliant place to start is with Maybelline's Colorsensational Popstick in Citrus Slice. It swatches clear at first but slick on a few deliciously scented layers - it smells like sweeties, yay! - for a pretty sheen with a hint of an orangey tint. It's quite hydrating, too, and it's €10.49.

NYC Orange On The Go Smooch Proof Lip Stain 16Hr

A shade braver? Try this latest addition to NYC's Smooch Proof Lip Stain offerings, Orange On The Go. (See Forever Freesia here.) You get a wash of colour that's sheer but longlasting, and a subtle fruity scent - and at €3.99, it's the perfect way to experiment, without breaking the bank.


Another way to dip your toe in the trend is with Revlon's ColourBurst gloss in Sizzle, €11.18. Part of Gucci Westman's summer collection,  this is a smooth and creamy feeling gloss that's non sticky and easy to wear. It gives a shiny, sheer pop of bright orange colour that looks incredibly juicy on the lips.

orange lips trend 2012

A tip off from reader JLo on this post led me the Omni in Santry (D9), where I found Revlon's Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti  (top right, above) - the most popular shade in the UK and Ireland, this one is flying off the shelves. And I scored it for €7.45 as opposed to the usual €11.25 - delighted doesn't begin to cover it (thanks JLo!). This is a stunning creamy orange - see it in action here.

ARTDECO Dita Von Teese Classics Collection Bon Bon

If you prefer a really pigmented punch of colour, then look no further than this little stunner from ARTDECO, €19.25. A bold and beautiful matte orange, Bon Bon is part of the newly launched Dita Von Teese Classics collection. Dita calls it a warm weather alternative to a classic red or pink pout, and I completely agree. Vibrant, creamy and opaque in just one swipe, this just divine - check out the rest of the range here.


With all of these, I like to pair 'em with a neutral eye, defined brow, peachy blush and contrasting pink nails. It's a look that's quite buoyant and uplifting - will you be giving it a whirl?


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