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How To Find the Perfect Shade of Orange Lipstick for You

How To Find the Perfect Shade of Orange Lipstick for You

When choosing makeup shades, it's crucial to consider your skin tone, eye color and what works well with the combination of both. People often tend to pick out their makeup based on their hair color, and that sometimes works, but isn't usually the best way to evaluate what tone you fall under. Whether you're cool or warm-complected, use this guide below as a resource in choosing the perfect shade of orange lipstick for you!

Kat Graham (L) Rag & Bone SS '14 (R)

Kat Graham (L) Rag & Bone SS '14 (R)

WARM ORANGE ON WARM TONES

If your skin is dark or golden, you'll look great with warm colors. If your eyes are dark and skin is fair, you can wear them too. The warm-on-warm combination can bring everything together – creating depth, and a bit of flair. 

Try: Urban Decay Lipstick in Bang, $22.

Kiera Knightley (L) Model (R)

Kiera Knightley (L) Model (R)

WARM ORANGE ON COOL TONES 

Using warm oranges on these cool-toned ladies, really accents their strengths. The orange becomes the center focus that connects the light and dark in their face.  When you have opposite tones, you need a warm base color to prevent from looking dull or washed out. 

Try: Mac Lipstick in Neon Orange, $16

Jessica Alba (L) Lupita Nyong'o (R)

Jessica Alba (L) Lupita Nyong'o (R)

COOL ORANGE LIPS ON WARM TONES

People with warm, golden skin and medium to dark eyes look amazing with cooler colors. The cool orange creates a contrast to their features, and while it's important to have balance – you don't want to blend into one shade. With this combo, the lips standout don't clash. 

Try: Mac Lipstick in Morange, $16

Model (L) Kate Bosworth (R)

Model (L) Kate Bosworth (R)

COOL ORANGE LIPS ON COOL TONES

Now this case is the total opposite from golden skin, however it follows the same rule. Because both their eyes and skin color are very cool and have a blue base or ash undertone – they can pull off cool makeup. Warmer oranges would clash with the light skin and light eyes. 

Try: Stila Lipstick in Valentina, $22


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