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18.05.12 Beauty, Makeup

Fan Bingbing’s Tangerine Dream

For the second year in a row Chinese actress Fan BingBing rocked a bold, matte, nearly neon,orange lip at Cannes Film Festival.

Orange is her favourite colour and this year, with the help of L’Oréal’s Official Cannes Makeup Artists Karim Rahman and Billy B, Fan chose L’Oréal’s Color Riche Orange (303) to play off of her embroidered Christopher Bu strapless gown.

Fan is not alone in her penchant for orange.

MAC’s Morange is currently the number 1 bestselling lipstick in China (thanks to Fan Bingbing), the orange lip featured in JCrew’s catalogue was such a hit they developed a signature hue with Poppy King last year, and even Bobbi Brow, the queen of the nude lip, has launched a collection called Neons and Nudes of which Atomic Orange is a bestseller.

The tangerine lip is definitely shaping up to be a younger, more edgy take on the red lip and was prevalent on the spring runways with designers Jason Wu, Erin Fetherston, Thakoon and Nanette Lapore all showing bold neon shades.

Try it out with for yourself with Karim Rahmin’s top orange picks:
L’Oréal Color Riche Orange
L’Oréal Color Riche Volcano
L’Oréal Color Riche Sex on the Peach

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6 Responses to Fan Bingbing’s Tangerine Dream

  1. EmmaWoodhouse May 18, 2012 at 22:44 #

    Difficult to pull off…can be bright and fun OR too harsh.

    • Rachel Marlowe May 18, 2012 at 23:53 #

      Why not try a sheer orange gloss instead? Stila Orange Lipglaze, Bourjois Effet 3-D Glossy Lipstick Orange Tonic 58 and Le Metier de Beaute Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss in Orange Juiced are all great colours, more forgiving than a matte pigmented lipstick and have a fun, summery feel.

      • CreoleLady May 19, 2012 at 18:30 #

        Thank you ever so much for these other options. I bought JCrew’s Poppy King in part because oranges and corals are good colors for me. But it was too much (unless I am heavily made up, which defeats the purpose of an easy pop of color for summer). I’m going to take your suggestion.

  2. A. May 19, 2012 at 05:48 #

    I love the vibrancy of the lip color. It’s so bright and amazing.

  3. Chloe May 19, 2012 at 15:31 #

    This can go oh so horribly wrong on a wrong person

  4. Rebecca May 31, 2012 at 07:57 #

    I’ve been wearing orange lips constantly this month. Make Up For Ever RAI #40, Revlon Moon Drops in Peach Silk and Orange Flip, and a good softer color is Revlon Balm Stain in Rendezvous.

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