There’s never been a better time to rock a bold orange lip than the summer. The bright sunny days practically call for an equally bright lip, and surprisingly, the standout hue is easy to pull off. Get the details on how all of your fave celebrities rock the look, and find out exactly how to wear orange lipstick all summer long.
There’s a reason why celebs like Kendall Jenner, 20, and Gigi Hadid, 21, always come back to the orange lip in the summer — it’s gorgeous and totally easy to wear. Whether your complexion is fair, dark or somewhere in between, the bright orange hue is flattering on everyone when you pair it with the right makeup, and confidence, of course.
Like the celebs above, you can choose to go bold like models Kendall and Gigi, or take a softer approach to the look with a coral shade like Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson. Either way you wear it, be sure to prep your lips with an exfoliating lip scrub followed by a light layer of lip balm to leave them completely smooth. Then, line and fill your lips with a lip liner that’s close in color to your lipstick of choice. Not only will this help you keep your application as clean as possible (be sure to use concealer to clean up any fall out after), but it will also give you a long-lasting finish that means fewer touch-ups throughout the day.
Now, for the fun part. If you want to rock a super bright lip, once you’ve completely prepped your lips, you can get a neon bright effect with a matte finish by using the Estée Edit Mattified Lipstick in Killin’ It. Not only does the orangey-red hue pack a powerful punch of color, but it’s also formulated with conditioning oils to help keep your lips moisturized despite the often times drying matte finish. If you want to ease your way into an orange lipstick look, take a page from Sel and Ashley’s beauty book and go for a softer peachy look. For the perfect pastel shade, try Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sorbet.
Since an orange lip makes a loud statement, keep the rest of your makeup simple. Skip the heavy contouring in favor of a soft highlight along your cheekbones and save your smokey eye makeup for a more neutral lip. Instead, add a bit of definition to your eyes by curling your lashes and applying a lengthening mascara.
HollywoodLifers, how will you try orange lipstick this summer?