Orange is not normally a colour we associate with beauty; between tan gone wrong and a bad dye job, orange is not the colour we mainly strive for. Orange lipstick has been an ongoing trend especially coming into the Spring Summer season. A bright lippy is an essential in our makeup bags coming into the sunnier months and what better colour to don than a bright tangy orange?

True Orange works best with pink-toned pale skinned ladies which most of us Irish ladies are. It’s time to embrace our pink tones and what better way to do it than with a gorgeous bright lippy. These orange shades will quickly perk up a dull skin tone!

Steal –Topshop Lip Polish, Prodigy €10.00
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Splurge – Nars Satin Lip Pencil,Timanfaya €26.00
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Bright Orange  is best suited to the paler skinned girl with yellow undertones. The bright orange colour of the lipstick bounces perfectly off a pale complexion especially when it has a more yellow undertone. The lipstick instantly brightens up the face.


Steal – Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Audacious €10.99
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Splurge – Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour, Incandescent  €32.00


Red-Orange: definitely for the darker skinned girl, an orange on the red side suits best. The red tones in the lipstick work best with darker skin and the lipstick stands out front the crowd and packs a mighty punch. Paired with the purrfect cat eye this look will wow them all.

Steal – NYX Matte Lipstick,Indie Flick €7.49



Splurge – MAC Lipstick, Lady Danger €19.50



Neon Orange is perfect with sunkissed skin straight back from its summer holidays or fake sunkissed skin straight from a spray tan. Neon orange looks so perfect against a healthy glow and a sprinkling of freckles or a dusting of bronzer!

Steal – Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick, Electric Orange €10.49
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Splurge – Bobbi Brown Lip Colour, Atomic Orange €26.00


Louise O’Toole