Saf­fron fever

Bright lips and brighter tips — we seem to glimpse a bit of or­ange wher­ever we go these days. SO­HINI DEY dis­cov­ers why it is the colour to fall for this sea­son.

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If you want to make a state­ment with­out pil­ing on too much make-up on your face, go or­ange! Whether worn on the lips or the eyes, this cit­rus shade makes for a mag­nif­i­cent im­pact. More­over, the wide range of colour avail­able within the broad spec­trum of or­ange en­sures that there’s al­ways a per­fect shade meant just for your com­plex­ion.


A swipe of or­ange lip colour is an in­stant eye-catcher. The bright pop of colour is also sur­pris­ingly ver­sa­tile and can work equally well for the day as well as night looks, with only mi­nor vari­a­tions. Line your lips with pen­cil — some shades of or­ange are likely to bleed — and fill in with your lip­stick. Leave the rest of your face lu­mi­nes­cent and mostly free of colour; a soft co­ral blush and loads of mas­cara will help ac­cen­tu­ate the look. Those with dusky com­plex­ion are of­ten dis­cour­aged from try­ing out bright shades, but over the last few sea­sons this adage has been proved a myth. Or­ange stands out against dark com­plex­ions and ev­ery dusky girl’s beauty kit must in­clude the shade. How­ever, in­stead of wear­ing a tan­ger­ine shade, opt for colours such as dark co­ral or burnt or­ange. If a neon shade is all you have, cover it with a bit of pig­ment.

Prod­uct Pick: Es­tee Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine Lip­stick in Co­ral Halo; M.A.C Riri Fall Lip­stick in Who’s that Chick


Or­ange eyes are un­usual and strik­ing and achiev­ing the per­fect look may take a lit­tle prac­tice and the right colours. Prep your eye area, con­ceal­ing all hints of blem­ishes or dark cir­cles. Use an eye shadow brush to sweep on a layer of or­ange all over the eyelid — corals work best for day while a nighttime soireé is the best time to bring out a neon shade. Blend with a dif­fer­ent shade of or­ange to cre­ate a fruity ver­sion of the clas­sic smokey eye. Or­ange also works mar­velously well with other colours; blend your favourite or­ange with a shade of fuch­sia, blue or green for a head-turn­ing look.

Prod­uct Pick: In­glot Eye Shadow AMC51; May­belline Colour Tat­too 24Hr Cream Gel Eye­shadow in Fierce and Tangy.

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