5 Bright Orange Lipsticks to Try This Summer

Next in our look at all things bright lips is orange! You can see swatches here in the Swatch Gallery.

  1. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin — a bright orange-red
  2. Urban Decay Bang –a pop of bright orange
  3. Inglot #103 — a bold, orange-red
  4. Milani Sweet Nectar — a yellow-toned orange
  5. NARS Timanfaya — a satin-matte orange with yellow undertones

What are your favorite bright orange lipsticks?

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This is kind of why I like coral so much! It’s as close to true orange as I feel I can get. Although I always thought orange and blue were naturally complementary, so it’s quite frustrating that bright orange lipstick isn’t so great on me. It just sucks ALL the (minimal!) colour out of my face. 🙁

Still, these lipsticks look fabulous, especially Bang. I wish I could wear them!!

Christine, can you recommend some sheer red oranges? Orange is a shade that is difficult for me also, but I do like Armani Sheer lipstick #401.

same issue here and I love orange lipstick on others.. I have found I can wear red-orange or coral orange, but definitely not the oranges above.

I’m a huge fan of orange lipsticks. 🙂

My favorites are:
1) Chanel Rouge Allure in Excentrique
2) Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani in 300
3) Guerlain Rouge G in Gipsy
4) Tom Ford Lip Color in Wild Ginger
5) Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain in Orange de Chine

I’m loving mufe 40 right now, I bought it just to try out an orange lip and sort of had an “aha!” moment. Apparently orange is my colour! Can’t wait to get my bite pencils to try more orange shades.

I love it when you do these! I like seeing what you personally think is a great version of a particular shade. I bought bang when I bought Anarchy. However, it’s been untouched… I’m needing to get some summer color in my skin before I use that.

I LOVE orange lipsticks! I have (and love) Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin, but Electric Orange is my favourite from the Vivids range. UD Bang is on my list to get, just haven’t gotten around to it since its pretty similar to Electric Orange, I got Streak and I like it but I was hoping it was more orangey.
Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti is also an amazing orange with a great formula.
Also got my eye on that NARS Timanfaya, I like how its a little different from the rest.

I think you can skip Bang, honestly, if you already have Vibrant Mandarin AND Electric Orange. There are so many great shades in the UD range, I’d go for one you haven’t something similar of!

Christine – I just wanted to let you know what a fabulous job you do on reviews and your photos are top-notch. I am impressed that you take the time to respond to comments. AND of all the lip colors I have seen on you (your poor lips) I think the reddish oranges are the bomb on you! 🙂

Orange lipstick is one of my favorites so I’ll narrow it down to 3. Bite’s Zinfandel, Napolean Peris Hara and Estee Lauders Hara .

It’s funny you post this here now, because I was swatching the Maybelline Vivids in store today and thinking to myself that Vibrant Mandarin looked quite different in person than it does online here. It looked less bright orange to me, almost more a really orange-y coral. I wondered if they tweaked the shades when they released them in Australia, or maybe it’s just lighting??

I’ve only tried two bright orange lipsticks, one being MAC Morange, which I don’t really like on me – I’ve only worn it once since getting it through Back to MAC. I may need to try it out again before my summer complexion fades. The other is Kit Cosmetics Freedom Fighter – an orange-y pink, and by that I mean, it goes on quite orange, but as it fades, it leaves a pink stain 😀 I completely love it. Kit Cosmetics is a makeup and beauty store here in Australia, and the lipstick is from their self-named cosmetics line. To anyone reading this, if you’re in Australia and you like warm-toned, BRIGHT lipstick, you MUST check out Freedom Fighter!!

I’m slowly getting into orange lippies lol. I think I want the Maybelline and Milani ones. They look beautiful

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