By now, you probably know that Tangerine Tango is Pantone’s color of the year, which means that it’s been popping up everywhere, from gardens to runways to makeup palettes. While you might think that bright orange is a tough shade to pull off, it’s actually a lot more doable than you think. To prove it, Rihanna recently stepped out wearing orange eyeshadow and blush at the Battleship premiere in Tokyo.
According to Glamour Magazine’s beauty blog, the key to wearing orange eyeshadow is to choose a peachy shade that’s on the softer side. Something like Jane Iredale – PurePressed Eye Shadow in Glimmer Gold should do the trick. Just do a wash of color on each lid, then use a darker shade of orange for the crease.
To add to the look, an apricot blush will offset the eyeshadow and make you look positively radiant. Try BORGHESE – Blush Milano in Frascati for a natural-looking flush. Be sure to apply it to the apples of your cheeks, then blend out toward your temples.
As for your lips, a gold-flecked lipgloss will match the orange shadow and blush without making your face look monochromatic. Look for tiny bits of shimmer – not sparkles – to shine without blinding anyone.