Trend alert! Orange is the newest sensation in the world of makeup. No, we’re not talking about the fruit, but the colour. A few viral, orange cream blush videos later, the internet is going gaga over different shades of amber. From lippies to eyeshadows, we’re seeing orange everywhere. And so, we take it upon ourselves to keep you trendy and show you how you can hop on the orange bandwagon! Here is how you can rock this dynamic colour on your eyes, cheeks and lips.
01. Orange eyeshadow
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Orange eyeshadow looks so effortlessly chic and edgy. A soft wash of orange across the eyelid looks alluring and flatters every eye colour. If you have warm brown eyes, orange eyeshadow will make your eyes look warmer and lighter.
The best way to wear orange eyeshadow is by swiping a matte shade from the Lakmé Absolute Infinity Eyeshadow Palette - Coral Sunset on your eyelid and pairing it with a lengthening mascara like the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara. This one and done eye look will blow your mind! Keep your bottom lash line bare and it looks exceptional. You can also add some sparkle to your look by pairing it with gold or copper eyeshadow. And for colourful looks, orange goes well with shades of pink. Keep the rest of your look warm if you experiment with these eye looks.
02. Orange blush
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Orange blush gives you the prettiest sunkissed radiance. It’s an all-year-round shade that works in every season. It mimics the sun-kissed glow perfectly and looks amazing on every skin tone. On light skin, an orange blush like the Lakmé 9to5 Pure Rouge Blusher - Coral Punch looks amazing on Indian skin tones, it translates as a peachy-apricot colour. Either way, it looks breathtaking on everyone!
There are a few things to keep in mind when trying an orange blush. First and foremost, ensure that your blush and eyeshadow tones agree. Orange is quite vivid and your eyeshadow also needs to be on the warmer spectrum for the blush to look great. If you want to play with colour, use softer shades like pink, coral peach etc. in your eyeshadow. Even neutral eyeshadow colours like brown, black or bronze look good with orange on the cheeks. Pair it with a gold highlighter like the Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter for that gold goddess shine. This is a gorgeous pick for daytime looks.
03. Orange lipstick
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Orange lipstick is perhaps the most daring shade out there. It is unconventional, dramatic and demands attention. While it is difficult to make an orange lip work for you, it is not impossible!
When picking an orange lipstick, know your comfort zone. If this is your first time trying this shade, go for a burnt orange shade that can pass as a warm brown too. The Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Earthy Brown is a fabulous terracotta shade that is safe and flattering on all. And if you are no stranger to orange, go bold with Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Tangerine Pout. These matte lipsticks are super pigmented and are easy to apply thanks to their unique applicator.
A great way to make orange lipstick work for you is by using a brown lip liner. Use a brown lip pencil like the Lakmé Perfect Definition Lipliner - Spice Note and line your lips. Blend in the colour a little and apply orange lipstick in the centre of the lips. Blend the two colours together and voila! This won’t appear too in your face, and still look glam AF.