Happy Springtime to everybody above the equator! I'm very excited to share another daytime makeup tutorial with you. I think one of the best things about fashion and makeup is that it is so easy to spot trends before they come around. I remember doing some fashion research for my design job last fall and I distinctly noticed several ads with bright orange lipstick which I was totally stoked about. Now that it's actually Spring, I can bust out that bright orange lips as often as I please!
Skin79 Hot Pink BB Cream
MAC select cover-up concealer in NC30
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Cargo Blu-Ray HD Powder in 20
Josie Maran My Favorite Powders Palette
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Whiskey
Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen
Shu Uemura Lash curler
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Yeyo
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Blush in Blushing Glow
Lioele Crystal Muse Lipstick in Juicy Orange
Lioele Blooming Gloss in Orange Sherbet
Here are some of the inspiration images for this look. First, Prada eyewear:
And then J. Crew came out with their Spring 2011 catalog with tangerine lips galore!
When I first saw these images I was concerned about how wearable orange lipstick would be, especially since I'm not fairy-pale as some of these models were. I don't actually wear bright lipstick all that often so I was uncertain about the wearability of such a bright shade.
Fortunately, I was happily surprised at not only how wearable the color was, but also that I didn't feel as if I were wearing a screaming mouth when I actually did wear it to work.
Not only that but this particular orange, Lioele Crystal Muse lipstick in Juicy Orange, is a poppy yet flattering shade on me and was a workhorse lipstick. It literally lasted through lunch and into the afternoon. I'm telling you, it was shocking! One of the longest lasting lipsticks I own for sure. Not as lasting with gloss on top but on its own it performed way past my expectations.
Onward, for mega face pics action:
Mwah! These pics make the lipstick look really coral but it's more orange depending on the light.
Here's a shot taken with my snapshot cam so you can see how different the color looks in cooler light.
And just because it was such a nice sunshiny day, I took a few backlit photos as well. I love the sun rays peeking through! ^__^
Seriously cool how the right lighting can produce quality lens flare action au naturale. I literally only cropped and added my watermark! Straight up camera unicorn magic.
Don't the orange lips go great with the leopard top? I'll talk more about my outfit soon because I recorded an OOTD video the same day. Orange isn't a super common trend color every year but I must say, I am loving it this season from clothes to cosmetics. Whoo!
Anyway, let me know what you think.
Will you be or have you been taking part of the orange lips train this Spring?
Disclaimer: Lioele lipstick and gloss provided by Pretty & Cute. Josie Maran palette provided by the company. Everything else I bought with my own money. :)