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Best Ways to Wear Orange

Best Cruelty Free Orange Beauty Products

Orange is a hot shade to wear right now. Here are some of the best ways to wear orange. I’ve got you covered for tips, toes, lips, cheeks and eyes. All shades that I know are vegan are denoted as vegan.

Wearing Coral Oasis

Wearing Coral Oasis. See the tutorial.

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée in Coral Oasis
This is a lovely tangerine orange blush. It’s easily to apply and blend in to your cheeks to give you a very natural looking flush. I need to get my review up on this product because I find this such a great, easy shade to wear

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Beta
You only need the tiniest dot of product to cover all of your lips. My first tube of Beta was eaten by Maximus (eek, black pug plus orange lip tar, it was a total mess!). I had to get another tube. This is a really gorgeous true orange. Vegan

OCC Makeup Leeloo

OCC Makeup Leeloo

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Leeloo
This is a pretty metallic orange with gold shimmer. See my review. Vegan

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Beta
This is a stunning opaque demi-matte neon orange. Vegan

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate in Mimosa
This is one of the easiest shades of orange to wear. It’s an orange gold shimmer. Vegan

Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Punch Drunk
This is an eye catching bright orange cream in a chubby pencil. They’re comfortable to wear and very pigmented. Vegan

Wearing Houglass Riviera

Wearing Houglass Riviera

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera
This is a bright tangerine liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish.

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Timanfaya
This is a gorgeous glossy mandarin orange with red tones.

Tenoverten Nail Polish in Hudson
This is a bight orange cream that’s five-free.

Darling Girl Ripley's Cat

Darling Girl Eyeshadow in Ripley’s Cat
Orange-y coral with pink and gold tones and color shifting iridescence that shifts from pinky red to orange to gold. See my review.

Geek Chic Eyeshadow in Portal Orange
Portal Orange is a deep yet vibrant orange with tons of gold sparkle. Portal Orange is a hot true pumpkin orange. Vegan


Literary Lacquers More Like Fire than Light

More Like Fire Than Light

Literary Lacquers Nail Polish in More Like Fire Than Light
A juicy orange linear holographic polish. This is definitely an unusual and gorgeous way to incorporate orange into your look. See my review.

Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in Ember
Vibrant, matte orange. See my review. Vegan

Silk Naturals Eyeshadow in Safety
This is a super bright nearly neon matte orange. Vegan

Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow in OMG
Papaya with wild cherry undertone and pink sparkles. Orange happens to be Tammy’s favorite color, so Meow actually has a lot of oranges, but this is a favorite.

Wearing Mandarine

Wearing Mandarine

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Mandarine
Not for the mild, this super bright orange has gold flecks in it. See my review.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Peach Smoothie
This demure shade reads as a sort of pastel orange / peach / beige with a soft matte finish. See my review.

Rainbow Honey Nail Polish in Fire Spring
A coppery orange shimmer, is bursting with holographic glitters and the glowing embers of the last sanctuary!

KBShimmer 24 Carrot Bold

KBShimmer Matte Nail Polish in 24 Carrot Bold
24 Carrot Bold is a red-orange polish that is a stunning summer color.  This orange polish has a gold micro flake that shines in the light. See my review.

Saucebox Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Modern
A fiery orange with a matte finish.

wearing Sugarpill Flamepoint

Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Flamepoint
Not for the faint of heart, this bright orange eyeshadow will make a statement.

Wearing Illamasqua Flare Lipstick

Illamasqua Lipstick in Flare
Flare is a bright orange matte. It’s loud and beautiful and I loved it with my sunset hair. See my review.

Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Vapour
This is a matte tangerine shade.

Usually the easiest way to wear orange is on your nails. If you’re particularly nervous about the color, try your toes. Softer shades of orange can be worn on the eyes or cheeks. If you want to be bold wear orange on the lips. It’s hard to beat a bold orange lip paired with cat eye liner.

I’ve seen the most versatility with orange nail polish. From glitters to holographic or bright neons, they’re definitely stunners.

How do you like to wear orange? Will you be wearing it soon?

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    • kellly

      Wow, those colors are really beautiful and your application makes them look really awesome and wearable! I may actually haul a few of these based on how well you showed them!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Aw thanks!

    • http://www.KellsDIYnails.blogspot.com/ Kelly Tomlinson

      I’ve been trying to find the right orange lip for me but it’s tough with my warm undertones; I need an orange with a cool tone to it. Also, my lips are always dry so I need a non-matte moisturizing formula. I love orange and I’ve got tons of orange polish. I also have an orange eyeshadow called Comet’s Revenge from Venomous Cosmetics that I love; it’s a subdued orange that is very versatile.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I’m not sure which orange is the coolest. I would probably go play at Sephora and see which looks right to you.

    • http://www.clevergirlreviews.com/ Clever Girl Reviews

      I need to find a really sheer orange that’s not warm for the lips!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Check out Silk Naturals! They have several shades of orange.

    • Anastasia

      Orange is an awesome color, but it’s sometimes hard to find a cool-toned one to flatter my weird cool-yellow complexion.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Check out the Silk Naturals oranges. they have several :)

    • kSquaredGlamour

      I’m going to be bold this year and rock the orange lip :)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        My favorite is Illamasqua Flare. I think it looks great on my complexion. Which shade will you choose for your orange lip?

    • Peaches & Pearls

      I am totally going to rock the orange nail polishes! Still trying to find an orange lip color that works with my skin tone, but If I can, I will be wearing it all season!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        There are so many to choose from!

    • http://www.geniabeme.com Eugenia

      I want the KbShimmer matte polishes! Also, I love you look in the last photo!

    • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

      I love wearing orange (lips or blush), especially in the summer.

    • Noelle

      I love orange for spring. Those KBShimmer matte polishes and the Makeup Geek shadows are to die-for!

    • trumpette

      You are so lucky you can rock so many colours!! I love orange… my current fave two eyeshadows are Fireside Interlude (does this count as orange?) and Meow’s Halloween colour Spider Web.

    • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

      Awesome choices. I wish I could wear more Orange makeup shades. I am loving the Hourglass Lippie!!

    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      Great ideas, I have yet to find a way to wear orange (or find a shade of orange) that doesnt make my skin look so yellow

    • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

      Best post ever :) I’m such an orange fangirl :)

    • marciaf

      I love this post. You did a fab job and made me like orange when I don’t really love orange. But you reminded me to wear my Josie Maran Gelee. I used it so much this summer and forgot about it.

    • FabZilla_Kath

      I need that Illamasqua right now. It’s so pretty!!!!!

    • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

      You look AMAZING in orange! Go girl!

    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      Girlll that’s a lot of beautiful orange! I generally wear it on my lips, but not too bold. I’m a wuss.

    • Aleya Bamdad

      Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. You look radiant.

    • Amber

      Leeloo is a gorgeous polish. Love the pics of you!

    • Nidia Doherty

      Love that last pix so much! I wish you posted a pix of orange Maximus! Lol!

    • Justina

      You look great in orange! What a useful post, thanks for all the orange selections.

    • http://mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Coral Oasis looks amazing on you!

    • Natalie Carlson Brown

      You always look so pretty! Thanks for putting together this cool list or oranges. Your picks are the best because they’re bright! :)

    • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

      That Darling Girl shadow is gorgeous.

    • http://makeupfancyblog.blogspot.com/ Makeupfancy

      I love buying orange cosmetics but for some reason I never wear them. I do love a good orange lipstick from time-to-time, but I never wear orange eyeshadow, even though I buy a lot of them, lol. I have OCC’s Beta nail polish, I’m looking forward to wearing it this Spring! But now I want to try 24 Carrot Bold, it looks so bright and I love the idea of built-in gold flakies!

    • Marina

      Psycho from OCC is my favorite orange lippy :D I didn’t think I could pull it off, but sure enough, not bad! And Fyrinnae has my favorite orange shadow–Pop Art Mini Skirt!

    • Betzy Carmona

      I love the idea of everything one shade ! By the way I love your hair in the last picture :)

    • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

      I used to be terrified of Orange but it really isn’t so scary once you know the tones that work for you.

    • Ana Paula Pais

      Adorei as dicas de como utilizar a cor laranja, muito obrigada é um artigo muito interessante, fiquei a saber muito mais, Beijinhos.

    • Rita Spratlen

      I don’t wear orange. I love how you look with it though. You have matched it to your hair and eyes. I love how you have blended it and would never have thought of what you did!! Thanks for sharing. Great ideas!!