Up to date on all of the latest trends in the beauty and fashion world? If so, you’ll defiantly want to try orange in your makeup application. According to Pantone – the world-renowned authority on color – the official color of 2012 is Tangerine Tango. This energized reddish-orange shade is just the thing you’ll need to take your style to the next level. As a winner in cosmetics due to its versatility, Tangerine Tango adds a sultry flair to the nails, cheeks, and lips – and compliments blue and green eyes. When paired with brown eyes, it brings out an amber glow. Try these fresh ways to use orange in your makeup.
Lips: You may have experience with orange lip shades, with hues such as melon, tea rose, coral, tangerine, mango, papaya, and pumpkin. If you prefer a pale or light orange, try a gloss, lip stain, or lip tint formula. Pair a pale orange lip shade with a dark smokey eye or heavy eye shadow. Bright orange shades can be applied from a potted lip color or lipstick. Pair bright orange lips with a fresh face or subtle lined eyes. If you want to experiment with dark orange lips, consider neutral eye makeup or light smokey eye. Try a matte or cream orange lip color with a pale eye.
Blush: If you’re not ready to jump on board with orange-tinted lips, try a slight burst of orange on your cheeks. During the spring and summer, the higher temperatures create a natural flush of the skin. Give your cheeks a hint of orange hue by selecting a peachy blush for fair skin tones. Deeper skin tones should stick with a warm mango-shade blush. Tangerine can also give darker skin tones a beautiful glow. On the cheeks, only a little bit of color is needed to make a big impact. Use a powder brush to swipe the cheeks with orange tones to control intensity.
Eyes: If you want orange sunset eyes, stick with pretty oranges and yellow hues. Try a sunset smokey eye using a sunny yellow for a highlight, tangerine on the lids, and a burnt orange to line the eyes for a bold effect. If you want to stick with a simple eye look, try a bright shade of papaya as eye shadow or line your upper and bottom lids with a vibrant yellow eyeliner. There is no need to go out and buy new orange eye shadows. Just use your finger to take a swipe of your orange lipstick and rub the cream on your lids to create instant creamy eye makeup. Your eyes will instantly pop when you incorporate orange into your makeup.
Pantone: 2012 Pantone Color of the Year