5 Wearable Orange Lipsticks for $13 or Less

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NadègeAbout the Author
This guest post was written by Nadège of Atomic Beauté. You can also find Nadège on Twitter and Facebook.

5 wearable orange lipsticks
Wearing Victoria’s Secret Lipstick in Cabana

The whole world’s obsessed with orange these days! — and by “world,” I mean the fashion and beauty industries. Since Pantone named Tangerine Tango the “Color of the Year,” I haven’t gone two seconds without seeing orange strut down a red carpet somewhere, or grace the pages of a magazine, or pose on a store shelf. Orange is an underrated, bold color, and many people don’t believe they can pull it off.

But they can! Here are five (non-limited edition) wearable orange lipsticks under $13 that are sure to work on any skin tone.

(In all of these pics, I’m wearing Sephora + Pantone Universe’s Apricot Brandy blush.)

Orange, orange everywhere

1. Victoria’s Secret Lipstick in Cabana ($13)

Victoria’s Secret Lipstick in Cabana

Cabana is a sheer, coral-orange lipstick with gorgeous specks of gold and staying power of about two hours. It just gives lips a subtle pop of color.

2. Milani Lipstick in Bonfire ($5.49)

Milani Lipstick in Bonfire
Wearing Milani Lipstick in Bonfire

Milani Lipstick in Bonfire

Bonfire, a dark burnt orange, is perfect when you want to wear orange out on a warm summer night.

3. NYX Lipstick in NYX ($4)

NYX Lipstick in NYX
Wearing NYX Lipstick in NYX ($4)

Nyx Lipstick in Nyx

NYX is a bright, frosty orange. I love how bright it is, but for me it’s the most difficult of these to apply.

4. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Abstract Orange ($8)

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Abstract Orange
Wearing Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Abstract Orange

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Abstract Orange

Abstract Orange, a new Super Lustrous Lipstick, is also a burnt orange, but I think it’s sheerer than Milani’s Bonfire.

Staying power is about three hours for me, which is pretty good considering how sheer it is.

5. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren ($8)

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren
Wearing Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren

Oh, Siren… When I first picked this up, it appeared very bright in the tube, and Siren is bright, but it’s understated at the same time.

It’s a great bright orange that doesn’t scream for everyone to look at you because you’re wearing orange lipstick. I love this shade.

I hope you try at least one of these five oranges, and if you find one you like, let me know! :)

Tangerine Mango Smoothie

During the summer months, I like to relax with a smoothie after a long day, and in honor of The Color of the Year, this smoothie is called “Tangerine Mango.”

To make it you’ll need…

  • Mango chunks (real mangoes are perfect, but if you live in the Midwest like me, they’re hard to come by this early in the season)
  • 100% real orange juice
  • 6 oz. vanilla non-fat yogurt
  • 5 tangerines
  • Ice cubes

Directions: Peel all five tangerines, and place them in the blender with the ice cubes. Then, add the frozen orange juice to the blender, along with the mango chunks and the full 6 oz. of yogurt. Blend to a nice froth, and enjoy!

Tangerine Mango Smoothie

NadègeAbout the Author
This guest post was written by Nadège of Atomic Beauté. You can also find Nadège on Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. Natalie Wilkinson says:

    oo thanks i’ve been eyeing all the oranges myself! i would try siren

  2. Polarbelle says:

    Love them! They all look great on you. I can’t get Cabana here but I can get Siren. On the wish list it goes.
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  3. Meredith says:

    Great post. You really know how to pick flattering lipstick– they all look lovely on you. I was scared of orange lipstick but I took the plunge and bought one from Sephora last weekend :) I’m surprised at how good it looks on me. Embrace the orange everyone!

  4. Katherine G says:

    Great post! I don’t wear lipstick that much (I’m more of an eye experimenter), but your post has turned me towards those orange lipsticks. They look lovely on you. I also like that you showcased affordable brands like Milani, Revlon, and Victoria’s Secret (as the higher end of affordable).

  5. Chris25 says:

    I love Abstract Orange!

  6. Madelynn says:

    I’ve been wearing Siren for a year before the orange craze hit. I was kinda sad at first, but then I kinda liked seeing others like what I like!

  7. Alicia says:

    These are all very pretty on you, but I think I like Cabana the best! =)

  8. kimberly says:

    No fair, i think women with darker skin always look fab in orange lipstick. What kind of shade works for us pasty white nerd types with irish lineage?

  9. Sadhana says:

    ooh, very nice! I’ve been longing to try a nice coral on my lips..but I worry about picking the wrong one (I suck at picking shades of any kind). I think the VS Cabana looks perfect on you!

  10. Olivia D says:

    All of those shades of orange look gorgeous on you. I want Revlon Siren. :)

  11. Sadhana says:

    Revlon Siren is about $5 at my local walmart – I might have to snap it up!!

  12. Naomi says:

    I’ve been eyeing Siren for some time now! I just have a more loudmouth orange from Milani called Mandarina!
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  13. corallista says:

    Cabana and Siren are gorgeous! You should also check out Revlon Matte lipstick in Misty Rust, its a deep rusty orange and looks really flattering on my NC40 skintone, I think it’ll look fabulous on you as well!

  14. Kasiah says:

    I’m going to have to pick some of these up!

  15. i’m liking abstract orange! pretty
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