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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Dare to wear orange lipstick?



My choice of lipstick is usually somewhere between natural berry and dusty rouge. It's not the most exciting way to live, but that's just how my day-to-day makeup grind works out.

Our fashion overlords, the ones who decide spring trends and outfit celebs for the red carpet, are trying to pull girls like me out of their comfort box this spring.

They want us to wear orange lipstick.

Emma Stone, Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Garcelle Beauvais (Sidenote: I want her name) have done it. They looked pretty happy about it, too.

Could I? Would you? On its face orange lipstick just sounds wacky -- like Halloween for your mouth, as Deal Diva Kameel put it.

If you're game, though, there are ways to make it work for nights out and even at the office that won't leave you feeling like it's Oct. 31. Here are some tips I've gleaned from our fine Internet:

Know your skintone. What works for caramel does not work for vanilla, and so on. True orange looks best on blondes and women with tan to dark skin, a la Alba,  Allure says. Orange-red, on the other hand, looks best on everyone and updates a classic red pout.

Negate blemishes, embrace bronzer. Orange lipstick brings out facial redness. Boo. But once you've dabbed on a little foundation and dusted yourself with some bronzer or peach blush, Allure says your face should do nothing less than radiate. Keep the rest of your face simple. Maybe just mascara.

Start small. You can always ease your way into this trend. US Weekly recommends this muted but pretty L'Oreal shade, Brazil Nut, to get Garcelle's nod to the orange trend.

If you want to try it out for cheap, Revlon offers this version for $8.99. Mac loyalists, you could get this shade for $25.

What say you, lovelies? Will you go there this spring or abstain?

Deal Diva Katie

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:42pm]


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