Orange lips has become one of the hottest trends this season, and we cannot get enough of the different shades of orange every cosmetic brand in the market has cooked up. This bright, citrus-y hue will bring fun to your overall look, effortlessly. You can even find articles that tell you the best orange lipsticks for your skin complexion, so you could never go wrong. The goal this season: be bold, be brighter, go orange or coral for that matter.
As for this beauty bean, I used to feel iffy about this trend since I never felt adventurous enough to sport anything bright or neon-like on my lips enough for you to spot me from a mile away.
But things changed when I started bingeing on Korean dramas, where I would see Hallyu stars with their effortless ‘no makeup look’ but with a twist — bright orange lips. This got me thinking outside the box finally, and grabbed a few Korean orange lipstick, stains or gloss for myself. Why? Because it’s a fun hue and gives off that uplifting summer vibe.
Here are some of my picks from Korean brands, of which you might have encountered already.
- Laneige Love In Bloom Lip Gloss 05 Tangerine
The most sheer, almost transparent looking lip gloss in bright tangerine (well at least in the packaging) that smells amazing. And may I add, what beautiful packaging! It took me forever to swatch this product because it was just too pretty! I happened to come across this at one of the Amore Pacific stores inside Hmart in Ridgefield NJ and I paid $13 for this pot.
This hydrating and non-sticky lip gloss also comes with a little lip brush, which is handy if you want to really dig in the pot or on-the-go. I have used my (clean!) finger to just swipe the gloss on my lips, but if you want to build up the shade a little, use the lip brush provided for better application.
- Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick #2 Orange
If you want fun, cute, and princess-y makeup packaging? Leave it to Etude House. This brand, which is under the same umbrella as Laneige (Amore Pacific Corporation) is an expert in this field. We can’t help but go gaga towards any of their latest releases, and Sweet Recipe was one of those, I simply couldn’t miss.
This candy stick in Orange has a scent of … guess what? Orange candy! LOL. The candy cane packaging is just adorable and I love that this is a ‘twist up’ lip product, too. This adds a subtle red/orange tint to my lips and it has the moisturizing effect. I believe I paid $4.00 for this on Ebay via f2plus1.
- Saemmul Jelly Pearl Tint #2
It seems that anything with ‘jelly’ I get sucked in. So it’s no surprise that I ended up buying one of these Jelly Pearl Tints from Saem, another Korean brand I’ve discovered from reading blogs and watching my social feeds. LOL. This lip tint has that crystalline pearl going on, which gives your lips a little bit of shimmer and the cooling effect when applying is also a big bonus. It provides glossiness and the tint has a good staying power even after eating & drinking, compare to its Western counterparts.
I’m just not sure if I’m too keen with the smell though. It reminds me so much of a cough medicine and it was off putting at first, that I didn’t start using it, but I think you’ll get used to it. Retails for $5.60 (en.koreadepart.com)
Belleme Lipstick in Thunderbolt
This is one of the bright lipsticks I own that I’ve been wanting to blog about. I have put this lipstick to a test by eating messy food and drinking bubble tea and I was so surprised to see at least 90% of the product was still on my lips! After 5 hours of application, this Thunderbolt has left a beautiful orange tint on my lips. Isn’t that amazing?
I got this for $4.00 during a sale on Abbamart, the official seller for Belleme Cosmetics. Compared to the rest of the lip products above, this has the ‘strongest’ scent which is more vanilla-like than orange flavor. You also might want to exfoliate your lips before applying this product for a smoother finish. This is non-drying and feels lightweight on my lips.
Q: How do you feel about orange lipsticks or shades incorporated in your makeup? Which product have you tried from this list?
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