Halloween has come and gone and your sugar rush might be fading, but that doesn't mean you have to forsake all things orange. The easiest (and most on-trend) way to brighten up a gloomy autumn day happens to be a swipe of vivid orange lipstick. Not sure how to rock the bold and beautiful hue? We gathered 7 of the hottest citrus shades to try right now, then recruited the one and only Lipstick Queen, Poppy King, to serve up three must-read tips on how to master the on-fire trend.
First and foremost: Matte lips can be tricky if you've never tried the look before, so start out with sheer shades and glosses, and work your way up. Also key: Keep your eye makeup neutral so as not to look like a crazy clown lady. And the golden rule: Look for sheer tones with a little blue in them (they tend to be easier to wear than yellow-ish shades) that blend with your natural lip color. Now, you're all set. Click through, find the perfect hue for you, and then pucker up!