Orange Makeup Picks For Summer

Orange makeup picks

Orange makeup is the new black, right? There’s something so summery and punchy about an orange hue in the hot weather! I find orange as a colour surprisingly easy to incorporate into my makeup bag. From shimmery shadows to the perfect flush of blush and then a bright lip… Orange is something I can get on board with on my face. Orange tan and foundation? No. Sunset tones? Yes.

The future’s bright…

Starting off with a good lipstick pick as an easy twist on your regular makeup routine – I have two options. For something sheer, glossy and daytime friendly the Clarins instant light lip perfector is a treat. I’ve raved about the formula many times before, but it smells heavenly, feels comfortable on the lips and offers a flattering wash of colour that complements any makeup look. If you want something more pigmented (and punchy), then I love the Charlotte Tilbury shade in Tell Laura. Granted, the name is fabulous, but the shade itself is beautiful and instantly transforms your makeup look into something summery and fun. It’s not dissimilar to Lady Danger from Mac, and looks especially lovely with a champagne shadow and lots of liquid liner.

Smashbox ablaze eyeshadow palette

All eyes on you

Moving on to a good orange shadow, as I think this is one of the most ~on-trend~ makeup picks at the moment. Yes, the new Naked palette is glorious (and you need it), but this miniature pick from Smashbox is also well worth checking out. If you like warm shadows, then you’ll love this. Ablaze has colours inspired by the desert, and has eight shadows to cover a myriad of looks. I find the formula a dream to use, and that orange shadow on the right hand side? Perfect for summer makeup! Orange makeup on the eyes is also an absolute essential for blue & green eyed girls, as the shade enhances them beautifully.

Becca tigerlily Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

Orange makeup makes me blush

For something cheeky, an orange blush is one step up from something peachy which is my dream. I find piling on the bronzer (see my favourites here) and then adding a soft orange blush is the perfect summer look and gives skin a healthy finish. Tigerlily from Becca is a good pick – the formula is buttery and blends beautifully whilst adding a luminosity to the skin. The blushers have been designed to have light-diffusing pigments, making them perfect for a dewy finish. Highlighter on top is not needed, but something I do anyway because I want to glow.


Do you love orange as much as me?