When it comes to trying out a new lip color, I usually don’t ease into it by picking up a sheer formula.
I dive right in. My motto — Go Big or Go Home.
That way, I don’t waste my time dipping my toes into something that will eventually end up not working for my skin tone.
I decided to try out orange when I was looking for reviews on Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Matte Lipsticks. I stumbled upon Bharti’s blog, Crazy Pop Lock, and this lipstick swatch/ FOTD (see her post on Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lipstick in Jenna):
I have NEVER seen anyone look this good in orange. I wrote a comment on her post, saying “…I wish I look good in orange too.”
She replied with, “…no need to give up on orange, the thing with colors is that every color has many shades so if you keep on continue searching and trying out, you might just find the one ^_^”
Why didn’t I think of that before? If there’s a red for everyone, there must be an orange for everyone too.
It wasn’t wise to experiment with a new color on Bobbi Brown so I boyght two Wet ‘n Wild megalast lipsticks: Purty Persimmon and 24 Carrot Gold. I didn’t bother with Coraline because I’ve already tried enough corals to say they don’t work on me.
Purty Persimmon is a reddish orange and is an alleged dupe for MAC’s Lady Danger.
It felt weird seeing orange on me for the first time. I can’t say I love it, but I was surprised that it didn’t look horrible.
Purty Persimmon is pigmented but it’s not opaque. Some skin still shows through with one layer. It’s also not matte based on my standards.
24 Carrot Gold, on the other hand, is a bright apricot orange. If I don’t sheer it out, it’s almost neon. It has the same finish as Purty Persimmon but a little less pigmented. In the photo above, I wore it sheered out and blotted with tissue paper.
In my experience with these two lipsticks, and all the other colors of the orange family that I tried, I noticed that orange is a little more difficult to wear on a bare face. It also doesn’t work with most of my clothes. It’s safe to say that while orange can somehow work on my skintone, it’s not the most practical color to keep.
But it was great to know that apricot orange look better on me than red orange and corals (in person).
I might try/swatch Jenna or Valencia Orange (bobbi brown) when I get the chance to drop by Glorietta/Rustans. But I’m holding off getting more orange lipsticks for now.
By the way, if you want to try these orange wet n wild lipsticks and if you’re willing to cover shipping, I can have them sent. Just send me an email.
Special thanks to drunkenness for the face base that’s getting me loads of compliments.