If orange had to describe itself in three words it would probably be warm, vibrant and confident. Basically, the perfect shade to embrace this summer, right?

While orange may look like a tricky lip color to wear, it’s a universally flattering color that warms and brighten any skin tone.

Here are 5 ways to rock an orange lip this summer:

Hello World

If bold lipstick is your jam, get into the summer spirit with a radiant tangerine shade (like Nars Audacious Lipstick in Geraldine). Smooth on your lips directly from the tube, then use your shading brush to work pigment into the skin for a long-lasting, luxe look. Keep your lips the focus with a slightly winged black liner, lots of mascara and peachy-bronze cheek.


The Long Haul

Looking for something that will take you from dawn to dusk?  Try a lip paint (like Tarte Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Cra Cra). A little goes a looong way, so dab a small amount in the center of your lips and blend outward with your retractable lip brush.

#ProTip: Protect and hydrate your lips—apply a lip balm with SPF (like Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25) and allow to soak into skin for a few minutes before applying pigment.


Lip Laquer

Nothing sets off a golden tan or naturally dark skin tones like a shiny blaze of orange (try Armour Lip Gloss). Go big or go home!