Wednesday, 9 November 2016

The Autumnal Orange Lip // Two Ways



Orange tones are the epitome of autumn for me. They're the colour of the leaves that adorn many an Insta shot and my shade of choice for my lids when the colder months roll around. For some reason, however, I've very rarely wear orange shades on my lips. I'm careful with orange lipsticks as I find you have to be very careful with the tone, so as not to look washed out.

Last month I received my Colourpop order which included the shade Mama and my oh my is it a beaut'. It's definitely an orange, but it has some red and some brown in there too. What I love so much about it (aside from the beautiful colour) is it's versatility. You can dress it up or dress it down. It's one of their Ultra Matte Lips so it's fairly drying, but it also means you can apply it and now worry about it for a good while!

I'm not one for supremely dramatic looks, so today I thought I'd run you through the two ways I like to rock the autumnal orange lip. Truth be told, they're not worlds apart, but I think they both give a little something different to the lipstick. Enough ramble: here's the lowdown!

Bare eyes

So, you guessed it, with this one it's all about the lip colour. When you keep the rest of your makeup minimal, it naturally draws the attention to your lips. I find that just slapping on a bold lip and leaving it there doesn't quite do the trick for me, so I like to even out any discoloration on my lids as well. I pretty much always use the MAC ProLongwear Paint Pot in Painterly for this. It's a great fit for my skin colour and it just leaves everything looking wonderfully natural. Lashings of mascara and you're done. To liven the complexion up a bit I like to use a touch of blush too. A lovely one for a flush of colour is the Colourpop blush in Bardot. Lashings of mascara plus a layer of the lipstick in question and you're done! It's understated, minimalistic but still bold, because all the attention is on the lips. One that you can sub in for day or for the evening.

Bronze tones

There's a bit more going on with this look and it features two of my favourite eyeshadows. I apply MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow all over the lid and follow up with MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow through the crease. The result is a super subtle, golden bronze eye. Add mascara but skip blush: as you're already playing up the eyes and lips, too much colour on your cheeks can quickly make the whole thing look a little "too much". Instead I bronze up my complexion to add some definition and leave it there, before adding the lipstick. This is a look I'd wear in the evening, on night out or for dinner, but you could easily rock it during the day too!


So there we have it, two different ways to sport this very autumnal lip shade. What're your favourite lip shades for autumn?



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2 comments

  1. Both ways sound gorgeous! I actually haven't tried any orange lipsticks that look good on me, but I'm totally gonna look into Mama. Thanks for the rec :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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  2. Mama is absolutely stunning! I've been more into orangey shades lately too
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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