Orange is the new Black

As we all know, Orange, and it’s various forms, is a hot colour for Spring and Summer. It always seems to make an appearance for this time of the year, but this year it’s brighter and sexier than before. It really is a great colour as it flatters all skintones and an orange lippie can do wonders for taking away the focus from tired-looking eyes. But it can be difficult to know how to wear it and what shades to wear to best suit you. Orange can be worn on the eyes, cheeks and lips, so you can just chose one area to concentrate on or totally go for it by using it on all three! Here is a breakdown of what suits the four main skin tones;



Fair Skin

Fair skin can often looked washed out, so you’re best off choosing oranges that have a more pinky/coral colour to them as this will add warmth and brightness. This will also make the skin instantly pop.

Products for Fair Skin

Products for Fair Skin

Best Products for your Skin Tone:
Lips – Bobbi Brown Shimmer Finish Lip Colour in Calypso Shimmer
Cheeks – Nars Matte Multiple Stick in Exumas or Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Colour in Sunrise
Eyes – MAC Rule eyeshadow


Medium Skin

The warm undertones in your skin work with pastels and will make your complexion look more even glowing.

Products for Medium Skin

Products for Medium Skin

Best Products for your Skin Tone:
Lips – Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Lip Colour in Incandescente or Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in Audacious
Cheeks – Shu Uemura Bouncy Blusher in Orange Quartz
Eyes – Make Up Forever Matte Eyeshadow in Orange Coral


Olive Skin

Olive Skin

Yellowy undertones really work with a serious punch of bright neon orange, or any colour neon for that matter. Although, with lip products, avoid them if you’re worried about your teeth (they can make stained teeth appear more yellow).

Products for Olive Skin

Products for Olive Skin

Best Products for your Skin Tone:
Lips – Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in In Love with Ginger or Becca Ultimate Colour Gloss in Malibu Punch
Cheeks – MAC Optimistic Orange Creme Blend
Eyes – Inglot Eyeshadow in 51


Dark Skin

Dark Skin

For those with dark skin, burnt oranges are the best match, a sort of red-orange hybrid. The zingy tinge will make your complexion look ultra fresh. The colour can be sheer or highly pigmented, both look fresh and modern.

Products for Dark Skin

Products for Dark Skin

Best Products for your Skin Tone:

Lips – Rouge Dior in Trafalgar or Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Maya
Cheeks – Sleek Makeup in Sunrise (it’s a great dupe for Nars Blush in Taj Mahal).
Eyes – Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Vapour, MAC Eye shadow in Orange or Make Up Forever Matte Eye Shadow in Tangerine

Hope this helps you take the steps to wearing this summer’s on trend colour.

Thanks for reading.


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