Saturday, January 24, 2015
The 'Orange-Red' Lip
There is something very regal about carrying off an orange red lip. As a style look, it's all about creating an impact, but it has a slight 'edge' when compared to the classic red lip! It has a 'fiery' appeal actually!!! I decided to create a look where the focus is on the lip, leaving a more natural version of bronze/gold on the eyes (using the 'Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette' with a light smudge of Urban decay Burbon liner and just a 'touch' of MAC amber lights eyeshadow in the crease). Gingerly blush by MAC is my current go to because it adds the warmth I need, but in a very subtle way. To create an edgy, modern Orange-Red Lip, I started out by lightly lining my entire lip with Revlon Sienna lipliner - I wanted this orange-red to have 'some' depth, without being too brown (staying warm dominant vs looking too clear/contrasting). I used MAC So Chaud Lipstick - my absolute favourite shade for creating an Orange-Red lip. Another shade you can check out if you want that 'wow factor' orange-red that is more clear/contrasting is NARS Heatwave! If you're cooler toned and the orange-red simply doesn't work no matter what you do - try doing a Cherry red lip and lining your lips with a coral-pink liner before you apply your lipstick. You'll get that same fiery red look without leaving your cool makeup palette! One thing about the Orange-Red lip look that I like the most, is that my eyes appear more blue. Orange and Blue are opposites on the colour wheel, so one way to bring out any blue tones in your eyes is to wear 'orange' tinged colours. If you're an autumn with blue eyes, copper and orange will be your best friend!!! Hope you enjoyed this post!