Orange: Way Prettier On Your Face Than On Traffic Cones

I used to hate the latest colour of the week, but I've gained a new appreciation for it.
Publish date:
December 6, 2013
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I know I've already talked about peach, but it's time to step it up and go full-out orange.

Orange is a generally underrated colour; I mean, whose favourite colour is orange? Please don't be offended, orange lovers--I have seen the error of my ways.

I remember really hating the colour as a child. Maybe it's because it reminded me of traffic cones, safety vests, bad spray tans and other things that made me generally uncomfortable.

But things change. Orange lights up my life, and now, it can light up yours. A bright orange can really brighten up the face, especially when you're feeling lazy and don't have time for anything else.

For eyeshadows, I adore Maybelline's EyeStudio Colour Tattoo 24 HR Eyeshadow in Fierce and Tangy. It's so beautiful and versatile.

The look can be editorial and graphic, or soft and pretty. It's up to you--you control the orange!

Bright orange and orange-based reds have always been a top lip colour choice for me. I'm wearing Revlon's ColourBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti in the photo above, intensified with some orange eyeshadow over top.

I'm also a fan of MAC's Morange shade, which is straight-up creamy orange, but you can control the intensity depending on how you wear it. Mix it with a little balm for a light orange sheen or layer it on straight from the tube for something more in your face.

I realize it's reading a bit more coral than orange on Zoe in this picture, but coral is still in the orange family, right? You're with me.

How do you feel about orange? What orange products should everyone be buying? Let me know in the comments!