BEAUTY BAR: The Taste of Blood Orange

Walk around the city under the summer sun and notice how most girls keep makeup to mascara and pink lips. At least this is what I’ve noticed, so when I spotted this Fashionista boldly sporting a red-orange lipstick, I had to do a double take.

It’s a lighter, more summery shade of red that is flattering on any and all skin tones. And as an ethnic female myself, this fact means a lot to me. This Fashionista kept her makeup fairly simple using neutral colors, with the lips being the pop of color. Her voluminous curly hair and wide-brimmed hat frame her face nicely, allowing the lipstick to stand out more.

If you’ve been wearing down your blood red lipstick to a nub, then you might want to give blood orange a try. The traditional vampy or cherry red lips are beautiful anytime of the year, but there’s just something about the orange undertones that really brighten up the face and feel much more fresh.

There are plenty of brands that offer red-orange lipstick in every point on the color spectrum from red to orange. You can choose a burnt orange or a deep scarlet or any shade in between. With these options, it’s easy to find the right shade (or three) that work for you.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? For a similar look, start with the eye shadow using natural shades that work for your skin type. The Chocolate Bar palette from Too Faced is one option that offers a great selection of warm natural tones. Apply a lengthening and volumizing mascara. To avoid smudging or wearing, fill in the lips with a coordinating lip liner. It also helps to slightly alter the shade of lipstick if it’s too dark or light for you. Finally, apply the red-orange lipstick that you enjoy and go out with a smile.