I know summer is almost over, and with it, the reign of orange, so this post is a little late. But, in the middle of winter, when you're tired of freezing and layers and never want to see another vampy lipstick again in your life - think of this, my pretties.
This is Maybelline Electric Orange, a Colorsensational Vivids lipstick. After being so impressed with Vivid Rose, I scored this for about $4 on Amazon. It's slightly drier than Vivid Rose, but still comfortable, and has a more satin finish than the jelly gloss of its fuchsia sister. Still high-shine, though.
|It's not like I have a thing for orange, or anything.|
L-R: Shu Uemura Bright Orange*, Maybelline Electric Orange, Maybelline Mandarin Rapture Lip Elixir, YSL Orange Fougueux Kiss & Blush, MAC Lady Danger.
As you can see, it leans more yellow-orange than red-orange (it's when I say things like this that I realize I am crazy); Shu Uemura Bright Orange was LE and is peachier, Mandarin Rapture is a gloss and has purple sparkles in it, YSL Orange Fougueux dries matte, is peachier, and less bright, and MAC Lady Danger is matte and much redder.
|If you would like to wear it the normal people way: with neutral tones and bronzer (YSL Afrique on eyes, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer**, and YSL Agate cream blush, with the Sephora Sculpting Disc* to highlight.|
You can see that it's definitely more yellow-orange, but it doesn't make teeth look terribly yellow, which is a pleasant surprise.
|And here is the crazy people option - bright eyes, bright lips! Shiseido Floracouture and Color Bar on eyes, Clarins 02 Candy* cream blush, Sephora Sculpting Disc* to highlight|
We must always give the crazy people option.
If you want an orange that leans more toward red, Vibrant Mandarin would probably be a better bet, but I wanted something more traditionally orange, which this definitely is. I also like the look of Brazen Berry and Shocking Coral, and I don't feel too guilty about indulging in these (prices range from $4-9 depending on sales - wait for a sale!).
Are you going to store one of these away for winter? Or you leave orange for the summer sun? What kind of makeup would you pair it with?