While reading Elle, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar recently, I’ve noticed that orange lipstick is supposed to be big this summer. While this trend is supposedly going to be huge this summer, I’m not sure that I’m on board. 

Even though these magazines are saying that orange lipstick is a new trend, I’ve seen many photos from last year and even the year before of celebs wearing orange lipstick. Maybe it’s time now for regular women to try the trend if they haven’t already.

Some celebs (and regular people, too) look great with tangerine lips. And some people, including me, just can not pull off this look. When I wear orange lipstick, I look like I just ate a popsicle or I am five-years-old again playing with makeup.

I think skin tone has a lot to do with whether a lip color looks appropriate on a person. Heidi Klum, Heather Morris and Amber Stevens have tried out the look, and they pull it off quite well. While I can clearly see that they have different skin tones, I still think skin tone plays a major role. Heidi and Amber also have light hair. Maybe hair color plays a part, too. I think it might be everything put together. Either you need to have light hair and a reddish skin tone or you need to have a more yellowish/tan skin tone with darker hair. Maybe I’m just making all of this up as an excuse for why orange lipstick doesn’t work for me!

I guess if you’re daring enough to try out orange lips, hopefully the color looks great on you. But as for me, I’ll steer clear of the oranges so I don’t look like a five-year-old trying to wear makeup. Check out the gallery to see more celebs wearing orange lipstick.

What do you think of orange lipstick? 

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