The color orange is having a moment right now and we are not complaining. It’s bright. It’s fun. And at the Mila Schon show in Milan, it’s a daring spin on the classic red lip. We know what you are thinking — this color is way to much for me to pull off. Not to worry! The best part about this citrusy trend is it looks different on everyone (in a good way). Take a look at some of our tricks for achieving this bold look.
Exfoliate. When opting for a bright lip, the most important thing to remember is exfoliation. Chapped lips combined with a brazen color aren’t the most melodic duo. Try using a soft bristle tooth brush to scrub away dead skin followed by a rich lip moisturizer like Jo Malone Vitamin E Lip Conditioner ($20).
Prep. If you want long lasting wear, prep your lips with a concealer. Apply it all over with a lip brush for even coverage.
Stay True. Whether you like it matte, creamy, or satiny make sure you choose an intense shade of orange like Revlon Moon Drops Creme Lipstick in Orange Flip ($9). When you wear a true orange, it leaves a lot of room for color play with liners. Try brownish-red like MAC Lip Pencil in Mahogany ($13) for some striking color play.