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!
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MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Good To Go, $17, available at MAC Cosmetics, 1833 Union Street (between Laguna and Octavia streets), 415-771-6113.
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Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Punch Drunk, $19, available at Sephora, 33 Powell Street (between Market and Ellis streets), 415-362-9360.
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Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in Satin Bright Orange, $19, available at Sephora, 33 Powell Street (between Market and Ellis streets), 415-362-9360.
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Giorgio Armani Beauty Gloss d'Armani Gamme Rouge #402, available at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton Street (at Geary Street); 415-362-3900.
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Poppy King for J.Crew Lipstick, $18, available at J.Crew, 845 Market Street (in the Westfield Shopping Centre); 415-434-2739.
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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square, $24, available at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton Street (at Geary Street); 415-362-3900.
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YSL Rouge Pur Couture Pure Color Lipstick SPF 15 in Le Orange, $30, available at YSL.