Backstage beauty shots from the runway predicted this trend months ago: orange is the new black. Shades of orange, peach and mandarin are taking over department store counters, social media feeds and our favourite beauty gurus’ videos. This spring, we’re giving you six ways to add this vibrant, juicy colour to your everyday look.
For the Lips
Just like red lipstick, the perfect orange shade depends on getting the right undertone for your complexion. Skip the guesswork and go for a universally flattering gloss. Makeup Forever’s Extreme Shine Lip Gloss gives a bold veil of colour that is perfect on its own or on top of a nude, long-wearing matte lipstick.
For the Eyes
Nothing looks better than a sunny pop of colour on the lid. The newly released Bronze Palette from Kylie Cosmetics does just that while providing an impressive range of crease, outer V and highlight shades. FYI: there are thousands (literally!) of tutorials on YouTube featuring this palette in case you need inspiration.
For the Cheeks
We’re not letting you get away with a coral blush this time — go full orange for maximum impact. Make orange cheeks wearable by dusting a sheer tone over apples of the face with a huge powder brush. Pro tip: lightly dust blush over the tip of nose to pull the look together with the rest of the face.
For the Hair
Sorry brunettes, this hair trend only really works on blondies. A quick way to change your hair colour for the weekend, without any major commitment, is by applying semi-permanent hair dye. Manic Panic’s Psychedelic Sunset will bring your tresses to neon, highlighter orange heights you never knew were possible!
For the Nails
Bright nails typically make their way around the beauty cycle by this time of year. Steer away from the typical high gloss finish by applying OPI’s matte topcoat over a deep orange nail lacquer. The matte topcoat gives the nails a unique effect and warms up a complexion that hasn’t seen enough sun yet.
This beauty blender contender was designed by YouTube royalty Pixiwoo and is loved by so many of us! The Miracle Complexion sponge gives flawless results at a fraction of the price of similar luxury tools. It made our list due to its large size, availability and most importantly, fun orange colour.
What are you favourite orange beauty products this spring? Let us know in the comments below!
Inspiration image courtesy of Allure
1. Makeup Forever Glossy Full Couleur Extreme Shine Lip Gloss in Vibrant Orange, $23
2. Kylie Cosmetics The Bronze Palette, $42
3. Inspiration hair image courtesy of Lydia Kirwood
4. Manic Panic Semi-Permanent Cream Hair Color in Psychedelic Sunset, $10.49, available at Sally Beauty
5. Inspiration nail image courtesy of Jewell Code
6. OPI Matte Top Coat, $10, available at Ulta
7. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, $32.95 for pack of four, available at Walmart
Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV
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