Beauty Trend Testers: Orange Lips

15 January 2010

We first spotted (and obsessed about) orange lips backstage at Prada, Sonia Rykiel, Giambattista Valli and Dior but quickly recognised this tricky trend maybe model friendly only.

However, we’ve recently noticed that our favourite members of the celebrity fash pack, namely Agy, Lady GaGa and Erin O’Connor have been rocking the tangerine lip with aplomb and loved it! So in true New Year spirit we took it upon ourselves to see whether mere civilians can carry off this catwalk trend. Armed with the latest orange lipstick and taking cover in the famous Grazia beauty cupboard, we prepped our lips with Laura Mercier Lip Conditioning Kit (essential when attempting bright lips) and slicked on the season’s hottest shade.

The results? Well there’s no denying that it was hard to get used to our day-glo lips but with a little bit of mutual encouragement we emerged from the beauty cupboard tango lipped converts. However there are a few rules to abide by: Pale skinned ladies should stick to a sheer apricot shade a la Agy to avoid washed out skin or apply a thin layer of red on top for a toned down take on the trend - the perfect Rorange lip!

Here are our favourites:

Shiseido Perfect Rouge in Valentine, £18 (0207 313 4774)

MAC Lipstick in Morange, £12.50 (0870 034 2676)

Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in L30, £28.50 (020 7591 6380)

- Rose Beer and Lauren Murdoch-Smith


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