The Find: Bright Orange Lip Color for Darker Women

Never one to run away from a bright lip, the search for a really good burnt orange lipstick or gloss has ended.

It took a while to find the best orange that popped on my complexion, lasted long and didn’t dry out my lips. But, I found it and I’m here to share.

The Details

Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Rouge in # 17 is our new favorite bright orange lipcolor. The tricky party about this 2-step lip color is that you have to apply it very carefully, but timely. Once the color itself is applied, it dries very quickly, and if you are careful about how smoothly you apply, you can cause unwanted streaks on your lips.

How I Used the Color

I applied the first layer from the corners of my lips, towards the center to create a smooth layer. I let this dry for 10 seconds, and then applied another coat on top of this.


From there, I added the coat of lip-gloss on top, creating the rich, glossy effect. After that, you’re all set.

How Long Does the Color Last?

I didn’t have to re-apply the gloss for 2 hours without drinking or eating anything.

With drinking and eating, you’ll most likely have to re-apply the gloss, but not the color, for about 6 hours. But of course, this varies person to person.

Where Can I Buy It?

Sephora for $24.00.

Ladies, would you ever rock the bright orange lips? Let me know in the comments below.