Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tangerine for spring

For months now, it's been spring's hot new trend: tangerine lips. You'll find it popping up in glosses, lipsticks, and stains. And there are so many ways to wear this insouciant, orange shade. Matte, shimmery, opaque, sheer. This list is endless. So here are five faves I've tested and found to be infinitely "wearable".

Becca Lip and Cheek Tint in Guava: For those who want a tinge of coral, but not the whole sha-bang. This soft, water-resistant stain has staying power, but looks like a flush of orange rather than the whole fruit.

Mac Sheen Supreme Lipglass in Mango Sheen: The perfect, semi-sheer gloss. Not too thick, just the right amount of color for those who really want glossy, tinged lips.

NARS Lipgloss in Babe: A gorgeous, semi-opaque gloss, this color glides between the shine of a gloss and the color density of a lipstick. No shimmer, just pure color. A stunner, with some kick!

Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion lipstick in Incognito: Okay, it's divine. Resting dramatically between an orangey-red lip, this color screams "Madmen". Gorgeous, rich, and opaque. If you want to achieve that center photo lip, this is the way to go. Not for the faint of heart, but o-so-flattering!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick in Orange Poppy: A pretty, creamy, slightly frosty version of the tangerine lipstick. If D&G is the fruit, think of this color as the creamsicle.
So there you have it, corals and oranges with a texture or shade range for everyone. And if you're really feeling bold, try incorporating it into your wardrobe too. It's all the rage for this season, top to bottom. To see how I wore this snappy tone, check in tomorrow for my casual spin on the subject.

With Love,

Noa B


  1. Love a tangerine lip! :)


  2. Looking for some new Spring lipsticks... thanks for the tips!

  3. I want to try the D&G and Estee Lauder stat!! Great post. xx