You don’t have to be a beauty guru or professional MUA to pull off an orange lipstick! Believe it or not, orange is a universally flattering lipstick shade thanks to its versatile undertones. This trend looks especially gorgeous in the spring and fall. If you’re scared of the orange lipstick trend, just think of it like an elevated nude or cooler red. If you’re excited about a little extra color, now is the time to dive in!
From subtle to glam, we’re sharing the best orange lipstick colors on the market right now. We’ll also help you choose the best color for your complexion and give you helpful tips on how to rock an orange lipstick without looking like a pumpkin.
Best Orange Lipstick Shades for Every Skin Tone: Contents
20 Best Orange Lipstick Shades to Buy
From fiery tangerine to delicate coral, you can never go wrong with any of these orange lipstick colors that are the hottest in the beauty industry.
1. Kat Von D Orange Liquid Lipstick in A-Go-Go
Kat Von D’s Everlasting liquid lipstick is a cult favorite for good reason. It truly lasts all day without drying out your lips. It goes on wet and dries to a gorgeous matte within seconds. For a little extra hydration, layer your favorite lip gloss or chapstick on top. This bright orange lipstick shade is our pick for fall and is available in stores and online at Sephora.
2. YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain in Unconventional Coral
Luxury beauty brand Yves Saint Laurent has created an incredible liquid matte lip stain with ultra-high pigmentation. The applicator is shaped almost like a lip liner to make sure that your application is flawless. We love this vibrant tangerine color. You can shop this orange lipstick online at Sephora.
3. NARS Orange Lipstick in Catherine
This creamy lipstick from NARS adds a coral touch to the orange trend that’s super romantic and feminine. It’s also flattering on all skin tones. The semi-matte formula is extremely nourishing and hydrating. Pick up a tube at Net-a-Porter!
4. MAC Orange Lipstick in Cb-96
We love MAC, and this shimmery orange lipstick shade from the iconic brand is the perfect introduction to orange lipsticks. This high-pearl lipstick formula glides on smoothly and offers full coverage with a semi-lustrous finish. The Cb-96 shade is a bright pink-toned orange with pearl. Shop it now at Nordstrom!
5. Too Faced Liquid Matte Lipstick in Mrs. Roper
If you’re ready for a truer orange lipstick, this tangerine shade from Too Faced might do the trick. It’s a long-wear matte formula with a gloss-like applicator and high pigmentation. It also has hydrating ingredients like vitamin E and avocado oil. It looks especially stunning on olive skin tones. Shop Mrs. Roper at Sephora!
6. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Orange Lipstick in Saw-C
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is making a big splash right now thanks to their inclusive shade ranges and stunning formulas. This plush matte lipstick from the new beauty line offers lightweight wear with major color. Besides, who doesn’t want to rock the same orange lipstick as Rihanna? Saw-C is an exotic tangerine shade that looks especially great on darker skin tones. Shop the entire collection at Sephora!
7. Urban Decay Vice Orange Lipstick in First Sin
For a softer take on the orange lipstick trend, go for the shade First Sin from Urban Decay. From their Vice lipstick line, this shade is a creamy formula with hydrating ingredients and a vibrant color. It’s not as long-lasting as a stain or matte, but it won’t dry out your lips and it offers full coverage. You can shop this shade at Nordstrom!
8. Givenchy Orange Lipstick in Wanted Coral No. 16
This satin orange lipstick from luxury brand Givenchy is an absolute classic. It comes in a sophisticated black tube and features the signature Givenchy bullet. The shade Wanted Coral is a gorgeous orange lip color that doesn’t feel overdone. It’s a brighter shade that will warm up your features and make you look like your brightest self, even on your most tired days. Shop this Givenchy shade at Net-a-Porter!
9. Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Orange Lipstick in Elson 2
If you tend to gravitate toward a red lip, this fiery red-orange shade from Pat McGrath Labs will be a great orange lipstick color choice for you. It has just a hint of orange undertones, while delivering a stunning high-pigment red. This shade looks absolutely beautiful on all skin tones. Shop the shade Elson 2 at Sephora!
10. Chantecaille Orange Lipstick in Mandarin
This creamy soft coral shade from Chantecaille is so sophisticated and romantic that we kind of don’t know how to live without it. It’s paraben-free, and the rich, smooth formula is really hydrating. The shade Mandarin looks especially good on warmer skin tones. You can buy it online at Net-a-Porter.
11. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Spicy
When you need a killer color, you can always turn to Anastasia Beverly Hills. It’s no surprise that their shade Spicy is the perfect orange lipstick for everyone who wants a true color match. It’s a liquid lipstick with intense pigmentation and long-lasting matte wear. Shop this true orange shade at Nordstrom!
12. Lipstick Queen Orange Lipstick in Jungle Queen
The first thing you’ll fall in love with when you pick up this shade from Lipstick Queen is the super fun packaging – crown and all. The shade Jungle Queen has an orange tint and is a semi-sheer formula that you can build up as desired. This is a great option for anyone who wants just a hint of color without committing to full coverage. Nourishing ingredients like vitamin E also keep your lips hydrated and smooth. Shop Jungle Queen at Net-a-Porter!
13. Bite Beauty Liquified Orange Lipstick in Arrowroot
The highly anticipated launch of Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche liquid lipstick is finally upon us. Our favorite orange lipstick color from the collection is Arrowroot – an earthy orange tone with red undertones. It has a satin finish, so you can enjoy a little bit of shine all day long. We love the natural ingredients and the fact that these are handmade in small batches. Get yours while they last at Sephora!
14. Tom Ford Orange Lipstick in Connor 97
Tom Ford Beauty has done it again with this incredibly creamy, hydrating formula. The shade Connor 97 from this collection is our pick for an orange lipstick color that won’t take you out of your comfort zone. It’s light, delicate and incredibly flattering on all skin tones. It’s available for sale at Net-a-Porter.
15. Charlotte Tilbury Orange Lipstick in Tell Laura
Tell Laura we found her perfect shade of orange lipstick. Okay, now that the obvious pun is out of the way, we can gush over this stunning coral shade from beauty guru Charlotte Tilbury. We love the soft red and pink undertones. Shop this shade at Nordstrom, and good luck resisting the rest of the collection while you’re at it.
16. NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Orange County
It doesn’t get more orange than this Orange County shade from NYX. Honestly, for less than $10 this shade is worth it just for the fun of it. The waterproof matte formula packs in a ton of color – and we mean a ton. So if you’re really ready to say yes to orange lipstick, this is for you. Shop it at Ulta!
17. Lancôme Orange Lipstick in 197 Rouge Cherie
For a luxurious take on the orange lipstick trend, pick up this shade from Lancôme. It’s their same classic formula now in new packaging. Shade 197 Rouge Cherie has a satin finish for an all-day glow. Apply one layer for light coverage or build for a more full-coverage look. Shop it at Sephora!
18. Chanel Orange Lipstick in 802 Living Orange
Since my lips can tend to be on the dry side, I love a good hydrating gloss, like this Chanel lipstick. This formula by Chanel is one of my absolute favorites. For a fun orange lip, go for shade 802 Living Orange. You can wear it alone for a pop of color or layer it over your favorite lipstick to create a look that’s totally your own! It’s available at Nordstrom.
19. Givenchy Orange Lipstick in Bold Orange N11
This Givenchy gloss is a great option to pair with any of the other orange lipsticks on this list or to wear alone. True to its name, this bold orange shade is definitely a bold color statement that’s especially flattering on olive skin tones. Hello, J. Lo vibes. This shade is also infused with a touch of sparkle and comes with an angled applicator. Pick it up at Net-a-Porter!
20. YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 414 Rave Orange
Finishing out our list is this absolutely gorgeous cream lip stain from luxury beauty brand Yves Saint Laurent. It provides up to 10 hours of wear and has a creamy, satin finish that will leave your lips with just a hint of shine. This is a great option for anyone who wants a subtler look while still dipping your toes into the world of orange lipstick. Shop it at Sephora!
How to Choose the Best Orange Lipstick for Your Skin Tone
Since there are so many shades of orange lipsticks out there, our best advice to find the perfect match for your skin tone is to experiment! Visit your local Sephora, Ulta, or other beauty store and try out a few samples to find your perfect match.
Knowing your skin tone is the first step to finding makeup that will truly enhance your natural beauty. Not sure what skin tone you have? An easy way to tell is by looking at the veins on the inside of your wrist. If the veins appear blue or purple in color, you have a cool skin tone. If the veins on your wrist appear green, you have a warm skin tone.
If you can’t tell whether the veins are blue or green, you may have a neutral skin tone. Generally, cool skin…