Great Beauty: Orange Makeup Rocks Spring 2011

This just in: Orange is officially one of the hottest beauty trends of spring 2011. As evidenced by the orange crush exploding on runways, red carpets, and all over Rihanna's technicolor chic "S&M" music video, this hue is here to stay! Now, we know that, in theory, wearing orange blush or lipstick may seem kind of loud--but the latest formulas are sheer, shimmery, or blended with enough warm undertones to make them super-wearable and wildly flattering on brown skin. From tangerine-hued eyeshadow to neon melon lipgloss, here are our favorite new orange-hued products, and sexy celeb looks for inspiration.
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 01, 2011

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From the tangerine lips and nails in Rihanna’s “S&M” video to the melon shades all over spring runways, it’s clear that orange makeup is hotter than ever! Here, our favorite products and celeb looks.

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Apply Estee Lauder Pure Colour Shadow in Orange Pop ($23, between the lashes and crease for a sexy shot of eye-catching color.

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At Derek Lam’s Spring 2011 show, models hit the runway rocking matte orange eyeshadow, black mascara, and clean skin.

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Solange goes for the bold with a big sexy ’fro, neon orange lips and colorful, African-inspired necklaces.

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Hard Candy PlexiGloss in Melon Sparkle ($5) gives lips a sheer, twinkly wash of juicy orange. And the price is to die for.

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Brandy’s tangerine blush leaves her skin looking warm, radiant, and totally springy-y.

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At the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, supermodel Chanel Iman rocked the red carpet in neon orange nail polish.

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OPI Nail Polish in Atomic Orange ($5.50, gives fingers and toes a pop of showstopping neon—perfect for spring!

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Make Up For Ever Glossy Full Couleur #2 ($18) is a lightweight, totally non-sticky gel-gloss that gives lips a juicy burst of tangerine color.

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‘The Noisettes’ singer Shingai Shoniwa is the epitome of the new rock star! Here, she flaunts tangerine lipstick, golden-green eyeshadow and a pompadour afro. So unique.

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Tracee Ellis Ross takes a subtle approach to the orange trend by blending a soft, peachy-coral shade over her cheeks and lids.

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Nars Blush in Exhibit A ($27, looks super-bright in the packaging, but dusted over cheekbones it adds sexy warmth to all shades of brown skin.

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At the Zaldy show, Sessilee Lopez rocked a shock of tangerine blush on the apples of her cheeks.

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Anika Noni Rose looks incredibly romantic in sheer melon gloss and a pop of orange blended into her smokey shadow.

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Korres Limited Edition Mango Lip Collection ($21) set of three orange-hued lipsticks are blended with moisturizing mango butter, antioxidant vitamin C and all-natural sun filters.