Have you tried orange lipstick? We’ve been spotting it everywhere this summer, and it’s surprisingly flattering on women with all different skin tones. So we asked make-up artist Ashlee Glazer to show us three ways to wear it, my friend Courtney Adamo agreed to model and Jamie Beck took photos. Here are three summer looks…
BOLD: Here, Courtney is wearing MAC Lady Danger, a bright orange-red. With its rich hue and matte finish, this is a show-stopper of a color, don’t you think? We all LOVED it in person—it was gorgeous and would liven up even a T-shirt and shorts.
LIGHT: Here, Courtney is wearing MAC Costa Chic, a coral color with a light golden shimmer. This kissable hue would be great for a date night or everyday look.
GLOSSY: Here, Courtney is wearing Almay Color + Care Lip Balm in Apricot Pucker. How pretty does she look? I sometimes forget about lip gloss, but it’s such an easy fresh look, especially for the summer. (Plus, this one is under six dollars!)
A few tips from makeup artist Ashlee Glazer:
1. Warm up your skin first with bronzer. Apply it in a number-three formation on both sides of your face (along the hairline, over the cheekbones and along the jawline).
2. Don’t overdo it on the blush! You want your lips to take center stage. Consider skipping blush entirely or choose a peach or nude shade (versus pink or red, which will compete with your lips).
3. Keep your eye makeup simple. Use just a light coat of mascara so your lips can remain the focus.
What do you think? Would you wear these? Which would suit your personality best?
(Photos by the wonderful Jamie Beck for Cup of Jo. Makeup by Ashlee Glazer. Modeling by the lovely Courtney Adamo. Courtney’s dress is by Ace & Jig. Similar sandals here and here. Thank you so much, ladies!)