The Ultimate Orange Lipstick Guide


The Ultimate Orange Lipstick Guide


This post is an extension of Shivangi’s post- 11 Different Shades Of Orange Lipsticks To Suit Your Skin Tone. Here I’ve taken four main skin tones namely- fair, medium, olive and dark. I’ve tried to pick the best shades of orange lipsticks for each skin tone.

Every skin tone can flaunt oranges and warm skins look really nice with oranges. This list is just an idea and you can experiment as much as you want. Here are my picks and I’ve started from dark skin tone-

Dark Skin

Burnt oranges or the ones on the sheer side are suitable for such skin tones.

Deborah Milano Red Lipstick No 12 Red Corset

Price- INR 695


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No 12 RED CORSET is medium warm toned Oranges Red shade not as vibrant as it looks in tube, it settles down to much more wearable shade of ORANGE which is flattering on all skin tones effortlessly. It has creamy light weight texture, not fully opaque as you can see in pics, it is very creamy. It doesn’t settle in fine lines. The lipstick is opaque in two – three swipes. It gives some 4 plus hrs of wear, the glossiness disappears in 1 – 2 hrs but the orange tint stays for long and doesn’t mess around. As it claims there is no dryness once it wears off, as it’s so creamy and hydrating.

Shiseido Lacquer Rouge SOR508 BLAZE

Price- INR 1750


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It is warm toned rusty orange shade with super fine golden orange shimmer to it. The shimmer is super fine and adds that metallic look to lips. It makes lips look fuller and plush with high glossy shine. It is light weight, creamy but thick liquid lipstick, not sticky but still stays well without bleeding and feathering or settling in fine lines.  It gives some 4 plus hrs with mild munching. 

LANCOME Rouge In Love Lipstick 174 Crazy Tangerine

Price- INR 1750


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Crazy Tangerine as the name says is warm toned bright tangerine orange shade, there is no shimmer but the lipstick is very glossy and doesn’t need any gloss on top. This will work on all skin tones and may appear little bright on lighter skin tone while medium to dark skin girls can go away with ease and not much efforts on eye makeup . The lipstick inspite of being very thin in texture manages to stay for 4 – 5 hrs on  lips leaving subtle orange tint. It is a saviour for dry lips.

MAC Chilli Lipstick

Price- INR 1190


orange lipstick for dark skin

It is a burnt orange. This is a matte finish MAC lipstick. Not overly matte that you may feel your lips tearing apart, just perfect. It stays for 4-5 hours. One swipe gives full colour and coverage to lips.

Olive Skin

This is my skin tone as well and I was somewhat confident while suggesting lipsticks for olive skins.

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick #12

Price- $4.99


orange lipstick for olive skin

It is a bright coral orange shade with hues of coral pink. It is rich and bold shade which screams summer. The lipstick has sweet fruity smell to it. It is creamy, glides on smoothly and doesn’t dry out lips. It is semi-matte with slight sheen, appears glossy after immediate application and sets to semi-matte finish. It is highly pigmented and gives opaque coverage in a single swipe. Longevity is decent for about 3-4hours. 

Maybelline Bold Matte Lipstick in MAT 3

Price- INR 375


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This is a great buildable color; one swipe gives a lovable and sweet Coral flush to lips. While on swiping it a couple times, you get a bright Orange lipstick. This is quite wearable and would suit Indian skin tones very beautifully. This is a type of shade which flatters a huge variety of skin tones. It just brightens up the whole face. One swipe gives a wash of beautiful soft coral shade but when swiped more than once, it gives  full on Orange lips. 

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Tease

Price- INR 800


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TEASE is light to medium shade of warm toned glossy burnt orange with very subtle golden shimmer to it. The shimmer is very subtle and gives that super glossy lacquered finish to lips, not frosty but shiny. It is matte. It has light weight, creamy and easy to glide texture. It has sheer to medium coverage and needs a lot of layering but the best part is that its not heavy on lips. 

MAC So Chaud Lipstick

Price- INR 1190


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It is not exactly a pure orange but nevertheless a very brave shade at that. It looks quite flattering on a range of skin tones from light to dusky. But medium to duskier skin tones rock the shade. So Chaud is a matte finish lipstick from MAC. High on pigmentation yet creamy and very forgiving on lips. A single swipe is all you need to get opaque coverage. It covers lip pigmentation well, deposits evenly without any tugging or pulling. It is creamy, pigmented and non-drying all at the same time.

Medium Skin

The best of skin tone can carry oranges like anything.

Colorbar Matte Touch Lipstick 25 Two For Tango

Price- INR 475


orange lipstick for medium skin

 It is a hot burnt orange.  this shade is not so tricky to wear and will suit almost all Indian skin tones. If you apply this, you do not need anything else in the makeup to pop your face up; this alone speaks for itself. It is very smooth on application and not very dry as with most matte lipsticks. It sets to a semi matte finish and you do not have to bother about the staying power of this lipstick. It does not tend to bleed even after 2-3 swipes and is nowhere sticky. It is not super dry and yet stays on quite long like typical mattes.

Maybelline Color Show Intense Fashionable Lip Color Orange Icon

Price- INR 299


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This pretty orange is a dupe of MAC Dreamin Dahlia. It seems to be a semi matte lipstick. It applies very soft, no tugging and pulling. Initially gives a little glossy finish but gradually the glossiness goes away and you are left with matte lips. The lipstick is extremely moisturizing. The lipstick is nicely pigmented. One swipe provides full color to lips. It covers slight pigmentation fully. Pigmented lips may swipe more than once to achieve full color. The color does not bleed nor does it accents the fine lines. The staying power of the lipstick on  is 5 hours.

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in 24 Carrot Gold

Price- $2.29


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It is a very shocking shade of bright orange. The color is definitely a pretty color. The lipstick has a slight shine to it. It looks stunning and is definitely an eye turner. Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color in 24 Carrot Gold has a smooth texture and applies comfortably on the lips. The lipstick has a slight glossy finish. Stays for an average of 4-5 hours.

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Color Balm Heftiest Hibiscus

Price- INR 1050


orange lipsticks

It is warm toned orange coral shade with slight bit of sheen to it , very flattering and lively shade especially for summers and day time , not dramatic at all. It has very light weight, creamy texture almost like a balm.  The pigmentation is great. You will get some 2 – 3 hrs of wear with this and then it leaves slight orange tint on  lips leaving them moist. It doesn’t settle in fine lines nor does it bleed.

Fair Skin

Most of the oranges suit fair skin tone.

Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in No.20 1,2,3 Soleil

Price- INR 955


orange lipstick

The shade is a stark, vivid orange with absolutely no shimmer, it takes on a slight pinkish hue when worn making this a  flattering shade of Coral. This’ll look exceptionally good on light to medium skin tones. This is practically unscented and has no discernible fragrance. It is buttery-smooth and glides like a dream even on the driest of lips. The formula simply melts onto your lips and you get even, non-streaky application. The finish is creamy and glossy and gives lips a deliciously healthy shine. It has very buildable pigmentation ranging from sheer to near-opaque. When worn sheer, it resembles Mac See Sheer and when worn to full intensity it resembles Mac Vegas Volt.  It lasts for about 3 to 4 hours.

Illamasqua Soaked Lipstick

Price- $26



Shade Soaked is almost a dupe of MAC Morange. This shade is really really loud and those who are fond of orange shade with red undertones are going to like it. In terms of texture it is a little on the thicker side but it goes smooth on the  lips. It lasts for seven to eight hours and after this a strong reddish orange tint stays.  Shade is really opaque. 

Colorbar Sheer Crème Lust Lipstick 09 Orange Bliss

Price- INR 800


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The pigmentation is a bright orange but does not give an opaque finish in just one swipe. It is quiet light. 2-3 swipes give you a full coverage of even the most pigmented lips. It will be best suited for fair to medium skin tones. The texture is very smooth and glides effortlessly over the lips. It gives a moist, almost glossy look to the lips making it perfect for evening wear. It feels very light on the lips also keeping it moisturized all the way. 

Colorbar Take Me As I Am Lipcolor in Pure Coral

Price- INR 900


orange lipstick for fair skin

It is a bright orange with golden shimmer particles which are very subtle and not over powering. This beauty is super pigmented. It just requires 2 swipes to cover pigmented lips. This product is quite long lasting. It stays for about 5-6 hrs after which it fades out leaving a nice stain.

Which orange lipstick is your favorite?

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  1. I recently got an orange shade for myself. It’s Maybelline matte finish but smooth. The color stays for 6 to 7 hours. Its an amazing shade of orange. (Dark orange)


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