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Perfect Shade for Spring Orange Lips

This is one spring trend you won't be able to resist: orange lips! I know the color can be intimidating, but there's an appropriate citrus shade for every skin tone. Yellow and olive skin tones will want to seek out the warmest, most vivid shades. If your skin tone is more pink, try colors that are more peachy, coral, or red. These girls wear it right.


Photos (l to r): KM/FameFlynet Pictures, GG/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

Can you go wrong with this hot hue? Possibly. I'd avoid shades with brown undertones because they appear more terracotta. Besides, this juicy lip trend is about vivid color.

When sporting this look, keep your eye makeup soft, neutral, and matte. I love pairing a juicy OJ pout with a matte, warm brown on the eyes. Try Buck from Urban Decay or Bliss from Stila's In the Light palette.

Tip: If you're not ready to fully embrace the trend, try slicking an orange gloss over your regular pink lipstick or pat a little orange in the center of your lips only.

These are my favorite lip products to create the of-the-moment kisser.

For the Shy

1. Too Faced La Creme in Juicy Melons
2. Tarte Power Pigment in Blissful
3. Benefit Cha Cha Tint
4. Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Mai Tai
5. Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar Stained Gloss in Androgyne

For the Bold

1. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Bang
2. Maybelline Sensational Vivids in Electric Orange
3. Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar in Beta
4. Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Valentina
5. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Audacious

For more makeup tips and tricks from Ivy, check out her blog Wake Up for Makeup.

Ivy Boyd

I have a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, but it's creating works of art on faces that I love most. By day, I am a Senior Education Consultant for Sephora as well as a freelance makeup artist. The rest of the time, I'm creating content for my makeup and beauty blog, Wake Up for Makeup, reading product reviews, watching tutorial videos and reading makeup artist books. I live and breathe this stuff and if you could eat makeup, I'd probably do that too. I also love painting abstracts, running, attending music festivals and acting weird with my husband and our two awesome cats. I'm here to tell you what products are legit, how to better use the ones you have, give you ideas to shake up your routine and guide you through some fun tutorials I know you can dominate.

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