A monochromatic ensemble — like the maxi dress that Kourtney Kardashian wore to Mother's Day brunch yesterday in Santa Monica — is a fail-safe choice but if you feel it lacks a little pizazz there's a simple step you can take to add an instant dose of on-trend chicness: add tangerine lipstick. It's a go-to colour for Kourtney — she favours Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in 13: Le Orange ($50) — but it's a simple, two-second trick that we can all adopt.
Solange Knowles is known for her bright makeup combinations and bold fashion prints and at the Tribeca Ball 2012, she most certainly showcased her colourful ways! Sporting a variety of tangerine (which happens to be Pantone's colour of the year and Solange's signature lip hue) tones, her ensemble featured a black and white print that was accented with orange. But it didn't end there. Solange also wore an orange lip look and completed the style with a matching rusty-tangerine eye. What do you think of co-ordinating bold prints with equally standout makeup?
As soon as we spied the punchy orange lip at the Whitney Eve Port Autumn/Winter 2012 collection during New York Fashion Week, we knew our love affair with tangerine was about to be kick-started all over again this season. Whether it's a look you've tried and never given up on or you're yet to experiment with the hot hue, it's something you should definitely try at least once as it suits a variety of skin tones, offers a fresh twist on a classic red lip and doesn't have to be as vivid as this look. In fact, you can simply update your signature red lippy with an orangey-red to stay on top of the trend. Keep reading for some runway and red carpet inspiration, plus tips on how to carry off the look.
With her signature side-swept long blonde locks and orange lip, Joanna Hillman is as much a beauty icon as she is a fashion trendsetter. The Fashion Market Editor of US Harper's Bazaar has rarely been seen without her trademark tangerine, which we first spotted on her back in September 2010 at the NYFW Spring 2011 shows. She's just revealed that her signature colour is MAC Lady Danger — the same lip colour Chloë Sevigny is obsessed with — and given that Tangerine Tango is Pantone's colour of the year, it should be topping your must-have lists!