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July 18, 2011

Orange for Beginners

I will totally wear obnoxious lipstick. I will wear it anytime, anywhere, and I will ignore the fact that my husband refuses to kiss me while I’m wearing it. Bold lips over romance, any day. But the new trend towards orange lips has me in a tailspin. Orange? I’m having a tough time embracing it, even though I know several ladies (Bets included) that can completely rock citrus smackers! Fortunately I found a beautiful, less intimidating alternative: Sonia Kashuk Ultra Shine Sheer Gloss in Cheerful ($8.99). I absolutely adore the sheer wash of slightly peach coloring. However, it’s the smooth, soft, un-sticky formula that won me over. I’ve been pairing the gloss with Tropical Radiance by Bare Escentuals ($18). If you are unfamiliar with radiances, you are missing out! They’re like a blush/bronzer, but more sheer and loaded with mica, which adds a subtle radiance. The combo of peachy-orange glow and my citrus washed lips equals summertime fresh in just a few minutes. Sold! —Danielle

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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