Orange lipstick has been all over the runways for the last three seasons, and women like designer Rachel Roy have taken it into real life with stunning results. There's a shade of orange that will work well for almost anyone, but finding it can be tricky and expensive. So I've put together three straightforward tips for finding a shade that looks pretty and bright without being harsh or garish. Want to see? Then just keep reading.

  • Try a muted tone: Rachel did a great job of this, wearing a rich but slightly toned-down shade with hints of brown to complement her undertones.
  • Mix it up: One of the easiest ways to create an orange lipstick that looks good on you is to buy an inexpensive shade of orange and then mix it up with a bit of a color you know looks really good on you. Adding flattering tones to the color will make it more wearable and better suited to you.
  • To the matte: Bright, glossy color is pretty, but if you're trying to keep a shade from looking loud or harsh, a matte texture is your friend.