If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter then you’ll know that I’ve had an orange lip obsession this summer. Until May I’d never worn orange lipstick but since then I’ve worn nothing else (with the exception of purple to see Prince).
The beauty gods have declared that the orange lip is hot this season. I normally ignore trends and go with what I fancy but orange looks so juicy right now that I wanted in. Of course I couldn’t just go to one shop and pick a lipstick no no. I had to go to ALL the stores and look at ALL the potential orange lipsticks. I truly have swatched 50 shades of orange lipstick – zero exaggeration!
Finding the right shade was a mission though. Some colours looked amazing swatched on the hand (which I know from my lipstick lessons is not the best idea) but felt horrendous on the lips – I’m looking at you Hourglass.
I’ve whittled it down to my favourite five orange lipsticks which I’ll be sharing in forthcoming posts. In the meantime below is an orange lippy swatchfest for any of you still searching for The One:
DRUGSTORE ORANGE LIPSTICKS
- In Love With Ginger, Rimmel Moisture Renew. My favourite out of the above. Lovely texture. Reminded me a little of Wild Ginger, Tom Ford
- Electric Orange, Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids
- Fire Coral, Maybelline Superstay 24-hour Bold Matte. Loved the colour, hated the texture and application. Review coming soon.
- 153, Gosh Velvet Touch Lipstick
- Flirty Orange, Gosh Velvet Touch Lip Liner. Review coming up.
DEPARTMENT STORE ORANGE LIPSTICKS AND LIP GLOSSES
ELLIS FAAS, ILLAMASQUA AND OCC
- Androgyne, OCC Stained Gloss Lip Tar
- L402, Ellis Faas Hot Lips
- L304, Ellis Faas Glazed Lips. Review coming up.
- Soaked, Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick
- Flare, Illamasqua Lipstick
TOM FORD AND LAURA MERCIER
- Clementine, Laura Mercier gel lip colour
- True Coral, Tom Ford lipstick
- Wild Ginger, Tom Ford lipstick. Review coming soon
DIOR, ESTEE LAUDER AND LANCOME
- 172, Lancome L’Absolu Velour. Review coming soon.
- Impassioned, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy
- 639 Artifice, Dior Addict Fluid Stick
GIORGIO ARMANI ORANGE LIPSTICKS
- 401 Tibetan Orange, Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro. Looked amazing but not one for dry lips.
- 303 Dazzling, Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro.
- 307 Tangerine, Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy
TOM FORD AND DANIEL SANDLER ORANGE LIPSTICK
- Wild Ginger, Tom Ford
- Marilyn, Daniel Sandler luxury matte lipstick
CHANEL AND YSL ORANGE LIPSTICK
- 8, YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a levre
- 21, YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a levre
- 96 Excentrique, Chanel Rouge Allure
MAC COSMETICS ORANGE LIPSTICKS
- What A Blast, MAC prolong wear lip pencil
- Morange, MAC lipstick. MAC’s most famous orange. Did not like this on me at all.
- So Chaud, MAC lipstick
- Saigon Summer, MAC lipstick
- Korean Candy, MAC Sheen Supreme lipstick
SPACE NK ORANGE LIPSTICKS
- Riviera, Hourglass Opaque Rouge liquid lip. Review coming soon
- Timanfaya, NARS Satin lip pencil
- Malibu Punch, Becca Ultimate Colour Gloss
- Jungle Queen, Lipstick Queen
& OTHER STORIES ORANGE LIPSTICKS
- Delaine Orange, & Other Stories
- Burdet Orange, & Other Stories
- Melton Sunset, & Other Stories
KIKO ORANGE LIPSTICKS
- 907, Kiko smart lipstick
- 508, Kiko luscious cream lipstick
- 5, Kiko unlimited stylo
COSMETICS A LA CARTE ORANGE LIPSTICK
Orange and out! Any colours winking at you?