Fridays Favourites: Favourite Orange Lipsticks

Fridays Favourites: Favourite Orange Lipsticks

In last week’s post on lessons I picked up from fashion week, I shared how the bold orange lipstick is going to be such a hot trend this season. I even added that if you’re not into orange you could delve into a nice pop of fuchsia. Well, as promised, I’ve compiled a list of orange lipsticks that are not only too hot to trot but favourites with some pretty awesome bloggers! Remember how I hinted at some cameos yesterday? Well, instead of just sharing MY favourite orange lipstick, because let’s face it, I’ve only tried a a small handful so can’t really say they’re my absolute favourite,  I’ve asked a few bloggers to share THEIR favourites. That way you can have a broader range to look at, that also suits different skintones.

Favourite Orange Lipsticks

bloggers favourite orange lipstick

  • Vita from Making Up Vita

Ms. Vita has been lusting after this lusciously luxe lipstick as part of her #beautydiet wishlist for quite a while and when time came to reward herself for finishing 2 beauty products, she made that leap. She delved straight into…Chanel! Vita’s favourite orange lipstick is the Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color – 96 Excentrique. It’s a highly pigmented orange with a semi-matte finish.

  • Sara-May from Makeup Utopia

Sarah-May is a makeup artist that really knows her stuff, she’s one of the beauty bloggers I constantly stalk. In case you’re wondering how to apply make up in a few different ways and in a super quick time, she has also released her e-book – Express Makeup, which I mentioned a while back. For this redhead it’s all about the bold orange shade. Sara-May has two favourites, the MAC Lady Danger and OCC Lip Tar in Safety Orange. I’ve seen the swatch of the Safety Orange and that bold shade really does come alive on her porcelain skin!

  • Nikki from Styling You

I don’t think this lady needs much introduction now does she? In case you’re unsure who she is, Nikki is the editor, writer, blogger (the whole shebang) of Styling You, AND author of the upcoming book Unlock Your Style. I asked Nikki what her favourite orange lipstick was and she swears by YSL Rouge Pur Couture glossy stain no. 8. also known as Orange De Chine. It has a rich, deep orange and as the name says, is a glossy lip stain. Nikki has been a rather long time fan of orange lipsticks, which is why it comes to no surprise that this lady has more than one favourite. Find out which other orange lipsticks made it on her list.

  • Tine from Beautyholics Anonymous

Another one of my blogging friends, Tine from Beautyholics Anonymous was a little bit apprehensive when she first came across this bright tangerine lip colour. Aptly named Hot Lips from Ellis Faas, she instantly fell in love with this bold orange shade the moment it hit her lips. L402 has a rich and intense colour with a matte finish, which surprisingly gives your lips a really nice polished look. Her words, not mine. But you can judge it for yourself. 🙂

  • Kat from Kitsch Snitch

Finally, another beauty blogger I’ve been stalking and only recently got to meet in person, Kat from Kitsch Snitch. I love the way she does her makeup (you have to see her in person!!) and she has this vivacious personality that translates really well in her Youtube videos. Seriously, what you see on there is what she’s like in person. This is another orange lipstick obsessed chick and she has even written an updated list of her favourite orange lipsticks. When asked to pick her favourite, she lists FIVE! Ok, so she did pick one favourite and it’s the MAC Amplified lipstick in Morange.

My Picks of Orange Lipsticks

What are my top picks of orange lipsticks? I’ve so far tried 5 different shades of orange, all from Maybelline. I bought one of them and was given four to try. Yes I was pretty thrilled as you should know my obsession with lipsticks by now! As I’ve mentioned previously, orange isn’t really my favourite colour, when it comes to picking a bold shade. I’m definitely a fuchsia girl, but having tried these few I dare say I might be swayed to change my mind, depending on the kind of orange really.

favourite orange lipsticks

L-R: *Coral Fire, *Electric Orange, Orange Attitude, *Coral Crush, *Vibrant Mandarin

orange lipstick lip swatches

  • Maybelline Color Sensational Coral Fire – Has a more reddish tone to it, so I actually quite liked this one. It doesn’t veer too far away from my regular red.
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Electric Orange – This was a bit too orange for my liking. Like I said, I have to get used to it. But I if lined my top eyelid with a blue eyeliner, it might work much better. Right now I think it’s washing my complexion out.
  • Maybelline Color Whisper Orange Attitude – I LOVE this one as it’s pretty subtle, coming from Maybelline’s Color Whisper range, this makes an excellent transcendence into a colour one is used to yet. I love the subtlety of the shade.
  • Maybelline Color Sensational  Coral Crush – I can’t put my finger on this one. Still am in two minds. I found it a bit jarring but looking at the photograph it actually doesn’t look too bad. It probably needs some getting used to.
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Vibrant Mandarin – This is another hot favourite as it has a hint of fuchsia in it. In fact, when I wipe it off my lips, there is a pinkish stain, not orange, that is left behind!

Also, please excuse the really bad dark shadows under my eyes. These photos were taken after I came back from my teaching round and let’s just say it has been a rather LONG week!

I know I’ve only tried the Maybelline range, and I’ve also seen some gorgeous orange shades from NYX and Chi Chi. Stay tuned to see what I thought of NYX’s matte orange lipstick and I’m still on the fence when it comes to Chi Chi’s matte orange.

Will you try an orange shade? Or are you already a fan? Tell me which one is your favourite and why.


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  • Orange lippies are gorgeous! It’s not something that one normally picks up but it really is so lovely and is a refreshing change from the bright reds.

    PS: Thanks for having me! x

    • Norlin says:

      Thank YOU for sharing your favourite orange lipstick/lipcolour. Yep, it’s something that needs to “grow” on you I guess. I’m going to try and wear a different orange lipstick each day just to get used to the idea of it being on my face! 😀

  • Love a pop of lippy colour and orange is definitely one of my faves – thanks for including me Norlin!

    • Norlin says:

      Thanks for sharing your favourite Nikki! I’m still learning to love the orange lippy…and I have to admit I’ve got a few favourites already!! 😀

  • vita says:

    Orange Attitude looks lovely on you – it’s really all about finding the perfect hue for you and that shade is so flattering! I need to look into the Ellis Faas lip colour because I love a HOT orange against my skin although of course Chanel Excentrique is already pretty hot!

  • vita says:

    Thanks for inviting me to join in the orange fun too!

    • Norlin says:

      Thanks for suggesting to try mandarin Vita. You’re right on the market on that one too! I think orange attitude is perfect for those (me) who aren’t too confident with a bolder orange. And thanks for letting me feature you!!

  • Anshika says:

    Nice colors.It looks lovely on you. I do have a similar blog with a motto to give quality suggestions and advises to my readers. I would like to re post it in my blog. Would you mind granting me permission?

    • Norlin says:

      Hi Anshika, glad you have a similar style blog. Instead of re-posting it on your blog, maybe you could write up your own suggestions and link up to this post? Re-posting is frowned upon by google.

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