How To Make A Statement With An Orange Lip

Written by Girija NaiksatamNov 11, 2016
We’re big fans of all shades of orange. So naturally, with Independence Day around the corner, we found ourselves the perfect excuse to take a good, hard look at our current lip colour preferences and give them an orange makeover. Needless to say, we’re going to be sporting orange lips all through the next week. Here’s how you can wear the look too.

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The Work Look
Sure, orange lips might not be your first choice when it comes to choosing a lip colour that’s suited to the boardroom but allow us to warm you up to the idea. Choose a matte orange like the Lakmé 9 to 5 Orange Edge and apply just one stroke. Don’t even bother with the gloss. Since you’re wearing colour on your lips, keep the rest of your look muted, save for some mascara, and wear it with a pantsuit or Indian formals in shades of grey or beige.

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The Weekend Look
There’s no combination that goes as well together as an orange lip and the weekend. Whether you’re doing brunch or high-tea with your friends, the Lakmé Absolute Lip Tint in Orange Tease is a big scorer.  Wear it with a pastel A-line dress or better still, printed shorts and a neutral blouse. Outline your eyes with some kohl or eyeliner but keep the rest of your face bare. If you’re in need of another pop of colour, carry the funkiest bag you own.

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The Night Out Look
If you ask us, we think the reds, wines and maroons have been done to death when it comes to lip colours on your night out. Instead, don an unconventional orange lip with the Flaming Orange from the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict Range. Don’t forget to pair it with some golden eyeshadow or a dramatic smokey eye and layer on the bronzer to highlight your cheekbones. This look goes best with your tiniest LBD, stilettoes and a shot of tequila!

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The OTT Look
If you’re feeling exceptionally bold, we’d even recommend that you try the metallic orange lip. Wear it for a night out on the town and contrary to what we’d suggest otherwise, don’t fear going over-the-top. In this case, the bolder, the better! Load up on the bling – be it accessories or a chunky neckpiece and fear nothing, fashion or makeup wise. Hey, if you’re going to push the envelope, you might as well go all the way!

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