Orange lipsticks have taken the world by storm. It is the new red for the lips! Be it the New York Fashion Week 2014 where Rag and Bone sent models strutting down in bright orange lips, or Hollywood stars donning matte oranges on their pouts, we suddenly see them everywhere. Asia is not spared from this onslaught of boldness either.
Many could not fathom how they could ever wear this electrifying shade until they saw Jun Ji Hyun swiped one across her pouty lips on “My Love from the Star” (or “You Who Came From The Star”). Of course, our eyes are on the male lead Kim Soo Hyun too.
We found out from the good people at Laneige, that the actual lipstick, Laneige Serum Intense Lipstick YR25 Neon Orange (S$34), has been sold out worldwide for months. This is proof of the mammoth attraction of the shades (and the K-drama) that has created waves in the lipstick scene. You can leave your name with the Beauty Advisors at Laneige boutiques and counters, and have them put you on a wait list.
After scouring the beauty counters across the island, swiping tons of orange lipsticks on my arms and lips, I’ve selected the Top 8 Orange Lipsticks perfect for Asian Skin.
Read on and find the perfect shade for your skin tone. I’ve also included some tips on applying this adventurous shade.