By BR Kellie
So a while back I was daydreaming about makeup, as you do, and my thoughts turned to eyeshadow. You see it feels like we've seen a proliferation of pink and reddy tones of late. Sure, those warmer hues always been around, but since Anastasia Beverly Hills brought out the Modern Rennaisance palette it seems like more and more palettes have come out specifically with those kind of rosy, pinky, reddy shades in them. They're pretty shades, no doubt about it, but part of me got to thinking... what about orange? Yes, the palettes do tend to have the odd orange shade thrown amongst the berry tones, and Urban Decay's Naked Heat was orangey - but more in a terracotta/copper kind of way, which is nice - but I want more! I want shades of tangerine and carrot, pumpkin and papaya. I want firey orange, muted orange, brownish-oranges. The lot!
Well - it turns out my waiting days are now well over, because the last few months have seen beauty brands pulling out the orange shades in a big way! Check these drool-worthy palettes out...
Natasha Denona. Swoon. Her Sunset Palette is divine. The not so divine part of it? The price. At US$129 it's a little hard to justify. Thank goodness there's another palette out there that's rather similar, in fact some say it's a dupe...
Yes, Please! Not only is that the reaction we had to to this palette (and it's far more affordable price) - it's also the name of it. Look at those sunshiney shades! It's happiness in a palette. Yes please, indeed!
While Urban Decay's Naked Heat palette didn't quite float my orange loving boat, the Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat with its burnt orange shade does. I have my fingers and toes crossed it hits Mecca, because I feel it needs to join my palette family.
Want to go next level with orange obession? The Morphe 35O2 Second Nature Palette is like an ode to a sunset. Or an ode to an autumnal day. A bit of both. Either way, we are here for it.
If orange on your eyes isn't your thing, but you want to embrace the trend - then you can pop it on the toes for a delightful downward glance surprise, or make a splash and apply it to your fingernails. How gorgeous is the shade 'Cuba Libre' from Odeme? SO gorgeous! I want to add it to my orange nail polish collection... because I don't have enough already. (Yes, yes I do.)
Or if you're into all things bold, brash and beautiful, L'Oreal Paris Colur Riche Intense Lipstick in Orange Fever may well get you all hot and bothered!