Orange lipstick is one of my absolute favourite colours to wear, so I decided on showing two from my collection that are extremely comparable in terms of looks, although complete opposites when it comes to price. The Colour by TBN moisturising lipstick in the shade 'Kiss and Makeup' is a beauty I stumbled upon last year. At first glance I thought they were the Revlon Lip Butters, although after closer inspection they were nothing like the lip butters in terms of consistency, but instead very moisturising, opaque lipsticks. At $2.50 each from most chemists, I have since picked up another, they are so cheap and so good it's hard not to purchase them all! I have seriously fallen in love with these lipsticks and its pretty crazy that I find them extremely comparable to my Nars Satin Lip Pencil.
|Top: TBN Bottom: Nars|
I own the shade 'Timanfaya' in the Nars satin lip pencil and it's another one of my favourites. As you can see in the comparison photo, the colour pay off and vibrancy from the two lip products is almost identical. If anything the TBN lipstick is slightly creamier and less 'in your face'. When wearing this shade out I'll often apply the Nars pencil at home, and then use the TBN lipstick for touchups out and about in case I damage or lose the pencil. Lets be honest having to replace a $2.50 lipstick rather than a $34 one is a lot less heart breaking! Although If you do decide to splurge, the Nars lip pencil is definitely worth it and is available here.
Why stop at orange lips when I can have orange nails too! These four are the oranges I have in my collection, I went for a more toned down orange today and chose the shade 'Barbados' by Rokk 96. It's a lovely burnt orange shade that applies opaque after one coat, sadly my nail painting skills weren't up to scratch today so you'll just have to ignore my horrific efforts!
And to finish off my orange tribute I decided to add an orange flush to my cheeks. My pick is the Fox in a Box blush by Hard Candy in the shade 'Skinny Dipping', a very suitable name considering the spring theme!
These blushes are gorgeous and I wish they were more accessible in Australia! I purchased mine from Allcosmeticswholesale.com and I haven't looked back since. The two shades can be used separately or together, I personally like a combination of the two. It gives my cheeks a perfect soft orange glow that complements orange lips so well without over doing it.
Despite it still being winter, orange is a colour I'll rock all throughout the year! If you haven't already definitely check out Kat's, Indie's and Hailey's stunning takes on the theme. Thanks so much for reading and let me know if you have any orange beauty favourites!