Orange Crush: Brights from Art Deco and Estee Lauder

By | April 20 2010 | 15 Comments

Yep. Orange again.

Coral, tangerine, persimmon, apricot or plain old orange is the pout pick of the season. I can’t turn around crooked in my bags of samples without unearthing another few of ‘em, and during a futile attempt to put some smacht on the mess on Sunday (which mostly involved moving things from one bag to another and kicking some stuff under the couch), I chanced upon a trio of juicy lip delights I thought I’d share.

Now look, I know this is a warm shade that ironically leaves a lot of you cold, but I love it. I am pale and dark-haired but it’s a shade I find I really like on my skin. It doesn’t suit everyone and there’s no sense in pretending.  Dark skins can get away with amazingly bright colours and they look fantastic – so if you’re Asian or black, you’re on a winner with shocking tangerines.

Honey-toned blondes who tan might find the retro stylin’s of last week’s YSL Peche Faubourg are for them, but pale, ghostly blondes might well leave this alone unless they go for a very pale gloss – Starlet Peach from the Michael Kors collection for Estee Lauder would be a good pick, if you can still find one lurking somewhere. Redheads, I’m not so sure – if you’re flame-headed and have given this a go, perhaps you’d leave a comment?

Swatches and descriptions are after the cut.

Here are the swatches – Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess in Wild Coral, €21, is lovely on its own thanks to a decent shot of shine, colour and gold sparkles, but adds an extra dimension to a matching lipstick. Art Deco high performance lipstick in 436, €15.75, is a satin-finished orange with a bit of pink in there. Trialling it at Sunday’s vintage fair in Dun Laoghaire, I found it wore well and didn’t make lips feel uncomfortable at all.

Art Deco Longlasting Lip Stylo in 19, €12.10, is a pretty uncomplicated creme orange with no effects or sparkle, which isn’t particularly long-lasting – or at least I didn’t find it to be so – but a nice shade with a good consistency. Decent price-point, too.

Art Deco stockists are on the stockists page.

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15 Replies to "Orange Crush: Brights from Art Deco and Estee Lauder"

  • Andrea says:

    Hhhhhmm, not for me I dare say. But I am dying to try the new Rouge Allure in Genial (187). According to Arnott’s they will receive that on May 7th. Anyways, it’s like a coral-ish orange-pink of sorts, hard to describe, but that’s what I can have. No bright oranges for me… :(
    (However, I can do bright pinks with no prob, funnily enough).

  • Karen says:

    Hmmmmm….not sure. I’m a ghostly blonde. Thanks for the Starlet Peach Estee Lauder lip gloss tip, might give that a go.

    I think I’m in the market for a new lipgloss. Am certainly in the market for a new foundation, but you can never have enough gloss.

  • Macloon says:

    I’m a pale brunette too and coral is definitely the best shade for me. It totally wakes up my face.

    I bagged a savage Guerlain kiss kiss gloss stick called “corail des mers” for half price last week in Debenhams.

  • mademoiselle says:

    Yawnsome really. I was deffo a fan of amazonian supermodel’s rather than the girl next door who has been withholding food since puberty should have arrived look. Georgia May Jagger looks fabulous these days.

  • daiseeboo says:

    Like the gloss but not overly gone on the other two, am actually using my Julie Hewett blush on my lips more than on my ceeks and the colour is lovely.

  • baby in a corner says:

    saw maura derrane on the afternoon show rock this look and she looked great – pale skinned brunette.

    As a ghostly blonde i’ll have to pass – but i do adore MAC cremesheen in crosswires which is a coral but on the pinky side.

  • Smiles says:

    My favourite lipgloss in the world is Lorac Mocktails in guava tiki. Perfect light coral colour for making blue eyes pop! The shades above are a bit too orange for my fair skin/blonde hair though!!

  • Sarah says:

    I don’t think this would work on me.. I like my benefit candy store :) Pink but not too pink!

  • ~Brownbella~ says:

    Love coral have to be careful as I am a natural Redhead -Benefits lipgloss from the flake comp that I won is gorgeous in ‘freshly squeezed’ has a coral tint in it.

  • Anneml says:

    Ghostly blondes – me! – do look fabulous in orange. Play up the paleness even out the skin, lashings of mascara and you are good to go1 Revlon’s kiss me coral is a great orange.

  • Kirstie says:

    anneml – good for you, glad you’re brave!! Kiss me Coral has lovely pink tones – maybe that’s the key for v pale blondes??

  • Anneml says:

    You don’t know how it will look ’til you try! Down with the makeup rules!

  • Kirstie says:

    TOTES agree! Unforch experience has taught me that I’ll be asked a billion Qs in comments regarding who suits what so that’s why I give the tips – but yeah, it’s only makeup, it washes off. Give it a go, ladies!

    Love to hear from a redhead to see how this works on them.

  • Macloon says:

    Yer woman Lily Cole is wearing orange lipstick in the ad for the new Ghost perfume “Captivating” and she looks well

  • Lola says:

    I’m very pale with very natural black hair and I wear an orange lipstick by rimmel called coral in gold, as long as the rest of the make up is bare and clean it’s gorgeous, I think orange should be thought of as a strong lip just as red is.

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