Remember the days when spring actually felt like… spring? You weren’t still wearing your faux fur. You didn’t have to pile on three different layers just to get to work. You suffered from the heightened pollen count, instead of a cold-weather sinus infection. Okay, fine, maybe us New Yorkers are just feeling jealous of already-warm locations – but c’mon, East Coast, it’s April!
There’s no telling when the seasons will finally click in all parts of the country, but Hollywood’s got the right idea by skipping this unseasonable spring and evoking summer with makeup. Behold: Orange lipstick is trending in a major way.
The summery shade is usually reserved for sundress season, but stars like Jennifer Lopez, Emily Ratajkowski, and Justine Skye have all brought it out early. Of course, that’s not to say that you have to stick with a textbook shade of orange – the terra-cottas and tangerines ahead are also fair game and look great on all skin tones.
Scroll down to see how celebs are wearing orange right now.
Want to ease in? Copy Emily Ratajkowski, who just wore a subtle shade of tangerine on the red carpet. (Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick in In The Mood, to be exact.)
Tip: Both Ratajkowski and Lopez coordinated their lips and cheeks by opting for an orange-based blush.
Justine Skye may need to rethink her signature color, because citrus is really good on her.
Makeup artist Hung Vanggo painted a terra-cotta matte onto Jennifer Lawrence’s lips for the Oscars® well ahead of summer.
Even JLo can’t say no to the force that is Fenty Beauty. She smoldered in the Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick, in Saw-C…
… and then Brandy wore the same shade a few weeks later.
At the Golden Globes, Mandy Moore wore Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Matte Liquid Lipstick in Walk of Fame, a fiery orange-red.