It’s getting harder and harder to ignore the signs that orange just might be the new number one bright shade in the lipstick world (sorry, red). The fiery color dominated the spring 2014 runways at shows like Rag & Bone, DKNY, and Prabal Garung, and red carpet darlings like Lupita Nyong’o and Olivia Munn have boldly sported tangerine pouts at recent events. To thrust orange, a shade that not long ago was considered shocking, further into the spotlight, FACE Stockholm has created a mini-collection of orange lipsticks to flatter women of all skin tones. “Orange is warm, spontaneous, unexpected and fun,” says Martina Arfwidson, co-owner of the brand. If you’re an orange lipstick newbie, “Don’t be afraid! You will be pleasantly surprised when you find your [shade],” Arfwidson adds. And there’s no need to wait until spring—a sparkly holiday dress paired with flaming coral lips makes for one hot combo.
FACE Stockholm Lipstick in Hjarta, Spicy and Matte Orange, $22 each; facestockholm.com.—Baze Mpinja
Photo: Courtesy of FACE Stockholm