When it comes to beauty, its so often preached that bare is beautiful. Quite rightly so. But, every now and then so is a bit of colour on your face. Orange has become one of the biggest beauty trends we’ve seen this summer, appearing on the gorgeous and fashion conscious (myself included, of course..) has been sporting it everywhere from toenails and talons to the ends of your hair in a crazy dip-dye craze. You already know I love a good statement lip, to me its the easiest way to work a bright pop into your visage without having to do too much to the rest of it.
Cast your mind back to the SS13 shows last September in Milan, where Moschino models took to the runway breaking all of the beauty rules your Mum had taught you; there was long fluttery lashes, bright orange lips, statement brows and white liner lining each beautiful eye. I’ve been drawing inspiration when “doing” my own face, and when putting my say into styling a shoot or look.
Unfortunately, not many of us look like Cara Delevinge nor feature regularly in high-fashion campaigns where this kinda look is commonplace – even I admit the full on re-creation is a little much for a trip to ASDA but why not channel your inner Cara and go all out for a night of cocktails, there are so many orange tones out there that work for almost any skin tone and paired with a slick of white liner the look is young, fresh and polished.
If the thought of ditching everything you knew about make-up is a little too daunting, why not try focusing simply on the orange lip (my favourite orange hue varies between the cult Morange by MAC, or Love Devotion by NARS, depending on the colour intensity I’m going for). Follow the same simple look I tend to lean towards when sporting a statement lip, previously written about here, and you’re good to go.
You could go the other way and try out some full-on, sixties-esque eye complete with graphic white eyeliner (Shu Uemura is rumoured to have the best lasting power) and a healthy dose of white shadow – always finished with the most fluttery lashes you can find to give the look a feminine finish.