Exciting Ways to Wear Orange for Spring 2012

It’s a new year filled with brand new beauty trends. The first trend to hit the scene for 2012 is a brand new Pantone Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango. Discover some new and exciting ways to wear this and other shades of orange for spring 2012.

The Sunkist Orange Eye

An exciting and not often seen way to wear orange for spring is with a sweep of bright orange eyeshadow across the lid. The shade will definitely brighten the eye. Apply color from lid to brow bone for added drama or just across the lid for a citrus pop. Either way, your pretty peepers will be noticed.

Beauty Tips: Apply a tinted primer like Urban Decay Primer Potion in Greed from lid to brow bone then apply a highly pigmented orange shadow like MAC Eye Shadow in Orange to the lid only. Follow with one to two coats of black mascara and a groomed brow.

The Citrus Lip

Spring is all about fruit juicy colors for lips. Add a little orange or tangerine to them. Lip gloss in a coral, melon or mango shade is fun and flirty. An easy to use and pocket size lip gloss is Loreal Colour Juice Sheer Juicy Lip Gloss in Melon Punch. For a more seductive and vibrant look, wear a lipstick or stain in a deeper orange like papaya or tangerine in a creamy or matte formula.

Beauty Tips: For such a vibrant shade, make sure lips are smooth and moisturized. If you are a lip gloss kind of gal but want a little more intensity for your citrus lip, line and fill in your lips with a lip liner that matches or comes close to matching the shade of orange you want to wear.

Get Orange Streaked

One of the spring hair trends seen on the runway last September was color-coated hair. Whether it was applied with colored clay or hair spray color, vibrant, temporary color made a stunning impact. For spring, try working in a temporary orange shade with your hair. You can try the look seen on the Narciso Rodriguez runway with the top layer of hair spray painted or go for a dip dyed look by applying orange color to the ends only. Try Jerome Russell B Wild Temporary Color Spray in Tiger Orange (it glows under blacklight).

Beauty Tips: If you have a blunt hair cut, make sure hair is straight and smooth then spray hair color on random one-inch sections of hair for chunky, punk rock streaks.

Take the plunge this spring and get glowing with a burst of orange color. Try one of these three bold and exciting ways to wear orange or think of a creative way to wear this hot color that will be unique to you. You never know what trend you may start!

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