Monday, March 24, 2014
Pinterest Inspiration #3: Orange Lipstick
Orange is a taboo color in our house. My mother is a fan of nude pinks and "girly" makeup; she'll occasionally say she likes my red lipsticks, but only "for photos," ie, "Well, it would like nice in a picture!" My dad is not afraid to tease me for looking like a clown. And my siblings aren't exactly known for looking at fashion magazines.
Still, I wanted to give this popular spring look a try. I didn't just want to do a typical pin-up look with orange lipstick instead of red, or the apparently-uber-modern "lipstick and nothing else" sort of look. So I flipped through Pinterest for inspiration. These two images caught my eye because they focused on the orange lip, no doubt, but balanced it with soft washes of orange on the rest of the face and a good, strong brow:
It's definitely not my favorite color to wear. I think it would look much better on a medium or dark skintone, or perhaps in a more blotted down, messy look. I'm going to keep the star player--MAC Neon Orange--around, but mostly just to mix with reds or to neon-ize Lady Danger.