It’s true that orange is one of the hardest colors to wear, but in the next few months, you will hopefully become as familiar and comfortable with it as a neutral shade! Which, by the way, is the best way to easy into the color; pairing it with a neutral or dabbling into it via a lipstick, nail polish, or accessory will get you accustomed to the shade in no time. We found the shades on lids, lips, nail tips, and all over the runway this season. Here’s some great examples of the on-trend shade for 2014:
The use of orange in sportswear seems like a sensible, sporty shade easy to execute, seen here at Tommy Hilfiger paired with a bit of heel and it’s close cousin, vibrant red.
MM6 Maison Martin Margiela
Margiela went orange all over, opting for a more muted version of the shade, keeping lips and toes relatively pair, with a pop of shimmery cream on the lids as to not completely block out the face from color.
The suit is now a must-have for spring, reborn in this orangey red hue with lips to match, contrasted perfectly with teal shoes and a bag, and made sober yet fresh with a translucent white blouse.
Again, we see orange paired with a blue/turquiose/teal mixture, grounded with a great neutral of black; just be sure to avoid too much black to avoid a costumey-effect.
Starting with luminous, great skin, try orange in a light texture that glides on, and isn’t too matte or too shiny. James used the Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil coupled with the Timanfaya Satin Lip Pencil, coming out in Spring 2014, so in the meanwhile, you can pair the brand’s Heat Wave Lipstick with Triple X Lip Gloss to duplicate the look.