When it comes to bold lipsticks, I always play it safe with my whole makeup look. I’ll either go with lots of lashes or something super simple like a wing. Makeup’s all about experimentation and it’s always good to mix it up and think outside of the box when putting on a lipstick – or maybe eyeshadow look – that you always wear the same way.
I think that when it comes to doing something a little different, the best thing to do to make sure that the makeup look ends up looking amazing is sticking to the same colour family. So in my case today, I’m going to be wearing the amazing Bengal Tiger from MAC – a gorgeous bright orange shade. When I was thinking about creating a smoky eye with it, I made sure to use orangey toned browns and an orange toned blush to bring the look together.
If you were wearing a bright pink – this isn’t to say you should go wear a bright pink eyeshadow to go with it. It means looking at the undertones, so if we took Candy Yum Yum for example, that’s a blue-toned pink meaning when looking at shadows, you’d be best going for a cool toned palette with a cool toned blush.
I’ve really enjoyed doing something a little out of my comfort zone and unfortunately this makeup only got to see the inside of B&M. I’ll definitely create this again though for a night out or even daytime. I purposely left highlighter off the face, to make sure it didn’t look too much for the daytime but I mean, add that sparkle and you’ve got a glam face ready to go.
I’d love to know what makeup looks you’d like to see – do you want more party looks for the upcoming christmas season? I’ll be more than happy to create some for you!
B A S E
Childs Farm Moisturiser in Grapefruit & Tea Tree (£4.49, Superdrug)
Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick in F4 (£5, Beauty Bay)
Applied to the centre of face and under the eyes and then blended with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99, Superdrug)
The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 1.2Y (£5.95, Beauty Bay)
Applied to the rest of the face and blended in with the same Real Techniques Sponge
RCMA Translucent Powder (£13, Beauty Bay)
Applied to mattify the face all over with the Zoeva Face Focus brush (£13, Beauty Bay)
E Y E S
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Chickadee (£4.95, Beauty Bay)
Applied into the crease with the Fluffy brush from the Storybook Cosmetics Wand Collection ($50, Storybook Cosmetics)
Bleach London Louder Powder in TD me (£3, Superdrug)
Packed onto the outer half the eyelid and on the lower lash line with the Zoeva Smoky Shader brush (£9, Beauty Bay)
Then using the same brush, I went back into Chickadee to pack this onto the inner half of the lid
MAC Eyeshadow in Nylon (£14, MAC Cosmetics)
Applied to the inner corner of the eye to highlight with the pencil brush from the Storybook Cosmetics Wand Collection ($50, Storybook Cosmetics)
L’Oreal Paradise Mascara in Waterproof Black (£11.99, Superdrug), applied to the upper and lower lashes
B R O W S
Tanya Burr Perfect Brow Palette (£7, Feel Unique)
Taking a mix of the darkest and lightest to match the shade I want and applying with the Zoeva Brow Line brush (£8, Beauty Bay)
F A C E
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer in Rock on World (£4, Beauty Bay)
Applied to the perimeters of the face to bronze with the New CID Cosmetics Chrome Powder brush (£31.50, New CID Cosmetics)
Sleek Blusher in Suede (£4.99, Boots)
Applied to the apples of the cheeks with the Real Techniques Blush brush (£9.99, Superdrug)
Revolution Pro Supreme Hold Setting Spray (£6, Superdrug), everywhere with about 10,000 sprays
L I P S
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Bengal Tiger (£18, Selfridges)
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21 thoughts on “A Different Way To Wear Orange Lipstick”
I love your blogs! ❤x
Thank you! X
The orange really sets off your blue eyes! Sidenote: LOVE that sweater 🙂
Gorgeous! Lovely blog xx
It’s a really lovely look. I like bold colors, but I am usually afraid of the results being too much. So safe has been my watchword for a long time 😞. However, I really like how yours came out.
Thanks Belinda. I think all of ya are afraid to go a bit outside of our comfort zone when it comes to makeup. I just wanted to show people it’s not going to be a disaster and it can be completely wearable! X
Loving this color will for sure have to try!
Oh you must! It’d go great with your hair colour x
Color looks nice on ya! Love the eyeshadow to match with the lip color 🙂
Thanks so much x
I always enjoy your blog!
That’s lovely to hear! Thanks for reading x
Orange compliments your eyes, hair color, and skin tone. Looks beautiful on you.
I’m not a fan of the colour orange, but I love this look. You really can make every single lipstick colour suit you!
Why thanks so much. I find that different coloured lipsticks is an easy way for me to add colour into my makeup. Your compliment is really lovely by the way. X
Thank YOU! 🙂
I really mean it!
La la LOVE that orange lipstick on you!
Thank you so much! X
I love your cheekbones and your eyes. Your make up is also gorgeous. I’m a first timer but I’m already loving your blog
Wow, so many compliments – thank you so much.
I’m glad you like my blog already and I hope you follow to see more, there’s exciting things on the way 🤗