Orange is on fire for spring and summer beauty—and fortunately new textures and shades keep the look from turning Miami, circa 1985. Discover three fresh ways to wear tangerine tones on your face for a modern flush.
PEACHES & CREAM
Pair bright orange cheeks with a perfect complexion. Stick with soft matte textures on the eyes and lips to bring out the color from your face. Use a pressed powder one to two shades darker than your natural skin tone to contour the sides of the nose, below the cheekbones, forehead, and eye sockets. The contrast of the vibrant cheek color against a semi-matte skin texture gives a naturally sunkissed effect. Finally, dab a sheer nude orange lipstick on the center of your lips and blend out to softly coordinate your color.
To avoid clown cheeks, blend your orange-toned blush higher on the cheekbones instead of across the apples.
FUN & FLUOROSCENT
Nothing says calienté like a bright orange lip (see ScarJo's amazing look above). To pull off this Technicolor effect, let the lips become your focal point—keep them vibrant, and low shine. Cheeks and eyes play supporting roles with soft peachy tones in shimmering textures.
Orange-red lipsticks are much more flattering than colors with yellow undertones—they make your teeth look discolored.
SHEER & SMOKEY
Smokey eyes pair with peach cheeks flawlessly, as long as you control color and application and let your eyes have the spotlight. Try the fresh yet edgy contrast of a metallic pewter eye with a nude-peach blush.
To amp up a daytime smoky eye, apply a metallic silver eye shadow or glitter in the inner corners of the eye and in the center of the eye lid to brighten and enlarge the eye area.