Orange is one of the lipstick shades I'm sure a lot of us have a love-hate relationship with. I mean, it looks great when models wear it - but us regular people who can't afford a professional make-up artist to steer us away from shades that downright don't suite us. Nah.
But last year I did find myself caught up in the orange lipstick trend. I am lucky that my skin generally has neutral undertones. It leans slightly towards warmer shades but I mostly do suit all lipstick shades (aside from nudes, I'm one of those typical pale people who looks dead without some colour on my lips).
If your own lipstick collection is still lacking some orange hues, here are my top 3. Okay they're the only 3 I own because I'm not a super-star blogger who can afford everything. But I would wholeheartedly recommend all of them.
L-R: Son of a Brick, Flirty Orange and Boss Lady.
1. LippyGirl Son of a Brick*
I reviewed this lipstick in full last year and it remains my favourite for when I'm feeling a subtle orange. An earthy shade that is orange meets brown but is subdue enough to wear during the day.
2. Gosh Flirty Orange
Quite clearly, this is the orange lipstick you wear when you are looking to stand out. An almost-fluorescent shade, this is one of the many lipsticks I own from Gosh. I've spoken praises for Gosh's lipsticks before, but they honestly are my favourite and I own an array of them (a Gosh swatch blog-post has been on my to-do list for a long time). Here's an outfit post from last year of me wearing this shade.
3. LippyGirl Boss Lady*
This is a very recent addition to my collection and I am happy to report that the LippyGirl formula is still divine. Like the Son of a Brick Shade mentioned earlier, Boss Lady is also an earthy and warm shade. However, unlike Son of a Brick, it's a mix between red and orange - and it can look a bit red on the lips (here's an Instagram of myself wearing it).
Do you have a favourite orange lipstick? Let me know in the comments.
All items marked with an asterix (*) have been given to me for free from companies for the purpose of PR. This also includes any items or products that were given to me at events or blogger meet-ups. I still give an honest review at all times.