The New “It” Lip: Tangerine Pop
According to Allure magazine, the new “It” shade for lips in Spring/Summer 2012 is Tangerine.
Well, let me just say first that orange is not a color I ever liked on its own. But it somehow looks so gorgeous and so much more bold on the lips than red or coral!
Sometimes, you just want something loud, but nice.
ONE WORD OF CAUTION!
Please trim your beards, ladies.
This shade can make you any hairs or blue-based discolorations around your lips look more obvious, so make sure you check (even if you don’t think you have a visible mustache). If you have genetic discolorations around your lips, you may have to use a peach-toned corrector under your powder or concealer.
[Arielle Vandenberg in tangerine lipstick]
For drugstore ranges, there is L’oreal Volanic Lipstick (which I’ve read about but never seen in stores. If you can get hold of one, swatch it and reply to this post please!) There’s also Milani 42 Mandarina which is quite close to MAC Morange but maybe a touch redder.
From the higher end brands, there is the ever-fabulous MAC Morange, as well as the more daring My Beautiful Rocket from Lime Crime. Both have quite a similar creamy texture and are highly pigmented.
In the lip swatch photo (NC25 skin), you can see the differences in the 2 shades. These are definitely not “just coral”. They are really and truly orange. Morange has a bit more coral thrown in, so it’s good for those who have more red/pink in their skin tones, or are a bit new to this whole “tangerine lip” thing and don’t quite dare to go all-out yet.
My Beautiful Rocket is the more unapologetic orange, and more of a statement lip because it’s noticeably less red than most other orange lipsticks on the market. If you want lips like below, a more red-toned alternative is just not going to cut it.
Either way, put either of these shades on and watch everyone’s eyes pop when they catch sight of your face!