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Metallic Carrot/Orange Lips using Maybelline Color Show Crayon Khôl in Spicy Orange (and VDL Lipshower in 601 Sean)

Say Yes to Carrots! I was playing around with Maybelline’s new Color Show Crayon Khôls (launching in Singapore in January 2014 at S$8.90 each), and one color really leapt out at me.

Meet Spicy Orange, a shade I’d liken more to a metallic carrot than a true orange. Which is a good thing in this case because it has enough of a coppery hue to make it more flattering and wearable. I won’t always advise using lip and eye liners interchangeably but except for some blue and green pigments, most are generally safe for use on the lips. Also, eye products are usually designed to be more gentle so many people feel safe using eye products on the lips, though not necessarily the other way round. 

Tip: This is one of those “ka-pow” lips that just stand out on your face because of both the color and the texture, so you might want to keep the rest of your makeup quite clean. A line of black, blue or brown winged liner along the lash line would look superb.

Products and Tips:

MAC Lip Conditioner SPF 15 - any clear balm you have that isn’t too glossy and gloopy would do. It’s just there to smooth the way for the lip liner. (If you’re not getting much color from your liner, you’ve got too much balm on.)

Maybelline Color Show Crayon Khôl in Spicy Orange - Use a light hand because this is an eye khol so it’s quite soft. Remember not to twist too much product out at the tip or it will break off.

VDL Lipshower in 601 Sean - if you have a shimmery, translucent orange gloss it would work just as well as a sheer glossy lipstick. You just need something with enough gloss to set off the metallic pearl in the orange liner.