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Wearing orange lipstick can seem pretty intimidating and tricky, especially for those with Asian skin tone. The larger population of Asians tend to have yellow undertone in their skin, and it’s sometimes different to find an orange shade that complements it.

Undertones can get a little tricky, but an easy way to figure this out is to take a look at a picture of yourself— In general, if you tend to look better in silver jewellery, you’re most likely cool-toned, if you tend to look better in gold jewellery, you’re warm-toned, and if you look good in both, you’re neutral.

If you’ve figured out what undertones you have, it’s time to get down to finding an orange lipstick that will work on you!

Cool undertones

1. NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave

This NARS lipstick shade is a mix of orange and red with cooler blue undertones that will complement anyone with a cooler skin tone. Enriched with vitamin E, NARS lipsticks are creamy and wearable all day long.

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2. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in A-Go-Go

This liquid lipstick is extremely long lasting and pigmented, while providing hydration from the infused vitamins A, C, and E. This shade is very vibrant and almost neon, so it complements anyone with fairer skin tones.

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3. 3CE Lip Lacquer in XX Orange

This lip lacquer is a versatile product because you can get two completely different looks from just one lippie. If you want a bright statement look, you can fill your lips in fully with this neon orange shade, otherwise you can fill in just the middle parts of your lips to create a natural gradient look. Get it here.

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4. Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Timanfaya

Timanfaya is a bold, mandarin red with a satin finish that will gradually turn matte as it wears on. The pencil helps keep the formula soft and creamy and when sharpened, can help create sharper lines in tight areas around the lips.

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5. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Geraldine

Geraldine is the ultimate true orange shade. This tangerine shade is perfect, especially for the summer time since it’s vibrant but still wearable. The formula for NARS Audacious lipsticks are semi-matte and wears for around six to eight hours. You can get it here.

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Warm Undertones

6. MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger

This coral-red shade from MAC leans more red than it does orange. Although this wears matte, the formula glides smoothly while giving amazing full coverage. With the slight yellow tinge in the shade, this is great for those with warmer undertones.

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7. Rouge Dior in Trafalgar

This vibrant red-orange shade is lightweight, creamy and hydrating with a satin finish. There is definitely a tinge of warmth in the shade, which is great for that added vibrancy and boldness in the look.

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8. Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick in Creamy Orange

This MUFE lipstick features an innovative high-precision bullet that can help you achieve easy application and a single-stroke bold coverage. Get it here.

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9. Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in It Girl

One of Sephora Collection’s most popular products would have to be their Rouge Cream Lipsticks. With their huge selection of colours, creamy formula and affordable price tag, It Girl is a great option for anyone looking for bright orange shade.

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10. MAC Lipstick in Morange

This shade is a beautiful vivid orange that is the perfect amount of pop you need to bright up your look. This is the kind of lipstick to go for if you’re looking to make a statement with your lip colour when paired with a more natural eye look. Another plus: This shade works with all skin types!.

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11. 3CE Lip Gloss in Hooray

This lip gloss has a watery gel-like texture that gives your lips a light refreshing finish. With this sheer look, anyone skin tone can pull off this summery shade. Made with quinoa seed extracts and argania spinosa kernel oil, this lip gloss will keep your lips moisturised all day long.

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12. Lancome Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick in Magic Orange

This warm peach shade is a great product for anyone who wants to add warmth to their look effortlessly. The muted colour of this product works with any skin tone, especially for anyone who is nervous about trying an orange shade for the first time.

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