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Monday Beauty Poll

By Glinda

Poor Wynonna Judd.  A full 74% of you put the ix-nay on her orange and red hair.  At least, I’m assuming that’s what people were reacting to, not necessarily the makeup.  Although that was no great shakes, either.  I’ve never followed the country music scene, and so have no idea of what trials and tribulations may have led to her hair color choice, but I actually kind of liked it, in a very noncommittal type of way. 

I’ve been trying to ignore the trend I’m going to ask you about this week, but it just doesn’t seem to want to go away.  Which probably makes me a horrible beauty blogger. So if a lot of you respond positively, I just might have to dig up some good examples on how to carry it off.  Although there are definitely some skin tones that have a big advantage with this color.

9 Responses to “Monday Beauty Poll”

  1. Whitney Says:

    Pretty pale me has been wearing orange for years – just more subtle than shown on the model above. I’ve been getting it from Fashion Fair, a line dedicated primarily to women of color.

  2. SarahDances Says:

    I have very fair skin and blue eyes and orange eyeshadow really makes my eyes pop! Of course, I am in my early 20s, and enjoy playing around with wild makeup colors just for funsies. I also find that a more coral color is great on lips. Too orange makes the teeth look yellow.

  3. Cassie Says:

    I love orange. Orange anywhere at all, honestly; it’s my favorite color. But I also have very little orange makeup, since up until now, it wasn’t a hot color. Maybe I’ll have to go use some of my tax refund and acquire some orange . . . .

  4. Klee Says:

    Love orange. Pale girls, You can fake a summerly glow with a orange coral wash on eyes, cheeks and lips (just add some black or dark brown eyeliner and lots of mascara).
    Although I have to say I hate the lip in this pic-would look much better with an orange red lip

  5. Little Red Says:

    I think I would only use orange for nailpolish.

  6. aurumgirl Says:

    I’m with Cassie on this one: it can definitely enhance what you’ve got. Certain reddish orange shades of eyeshadow really brings out the green in my eyes (whereas the golden orange would make blue eyes that much more blue). You don’t need to wear anywhere near as much as the model in the photo for the effect.

    If you like bold red lipstick shades, softer orangey-red or coral shades look pretty and less “formal” than the true red shades, and it’s easier to wear in the day time too, especially in the summer. As long as I stay away from the yellow-orange shades, the colour flatters my skin and eye tones, and even makes my mouth look a little fuller (tooth brightening, too!). The trick is to find a shade that works best for you, and avoid the idea that there is only one shade of the colour that’s “fashionable”.

  7. The Jimbles Says:

    Orange on my face = The Jimbles is consumptive. So that’s no go.

  8. Whitney Says:

    I pulled out my Fashion Fair Ole’ Orange lipstick today in honor of this post. It’s traffic cone orange, and I dim it down a little with a smudged lip liner base. But it looked goooooooooood!

  9. Livia Says:

    I was way ahead of this trend. My pale, yellow-based skin was born for light warm pinks and soft orange shades. I follow Moon Drops Orange lipstick with a couple of my favorite pink shades, then blot, and no matter what pink shades I use, it ends extremely well. I use Bobbi Brown’s Soft Coral lipstick as blusher and it may be the best one I’ve ever had. Sometimes I wear orange lipstick alone, but mostly it’s an essential and valued ingredient in a lipstick mash-up. I love orange.

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