Orange Gloss – Two Trends, One Product

If you love the idea of jumping on the orange lip trend but don’t feel you can pull off an opaque power lip, gloss is the way to go. And the good news is that after a few years relegated to lipstick’s poor relation, gloss is back on the cool list with smoother and longer lasting formulas. Here are some of my favourite orange glosses that hit two trends with one product. Layer over a non-pink nude pencil for extra staying power.


  • HIGH STREET – L’Oréal Glam Shine Balmy Gloss in Bite the Marajuca (£6.99)  It’s taken L’Oréal a while to join the crayon craze, but they’re finally on board with a reimagining of their long-standing Glam Shine glosses. Just like the original, these gloss crayons have some shimmer to them. But they seem to have solved the graininess problem that put me off in the past. The most sheer of the three, Bite the Marajuca will give you a wash of fruity colour without any hard lines.
  • MID PRICED – MAC Tinted Lipglass in Morange (£14.00) MAC’s Morange lipstick is something of an icon and one that’s been loitering along with Vegas Volt in the ‘can my skintone pull this off?’ section of my wishlist for some time. The Lipglass in the same shade is the perfect compromise, delivering pure, juicy, orange colour with the ability to keep it sheer. Having now tried Morange in its less dramatic form, I’m pretty sure it’s going to be my next bold lipstick purchase, if I don’t succumb to Illamasqua’s Soaked from the new Glamore collection first.
  • HIGH END – Paul & Joe Glossy Lip Colour in Tunisia (£20.00) Tunisia is the most peachy of the this selection, but still definitely in the orange family. The formula is smooth, completely non-sticky and extremely comfortable on the lips. If you’ve tried the Barry M glosses, these are similar but far superior in everything but price. I’m dying to get more for when the weather hots up.





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