Aishwarya Rai Bachchan sporting neon orange lips in Cannes Film Festival
Citrus make-up is not only popular with young girls but also with women of all age groups. It’s all about wearing bright colours and light textures — according to your skin tone and age. Citrus does not only refer to bright orange, but those like fresh tangerine, greens in refreshing limes and yellows of mangoes.

No matter what your skin tone is, a bright tangy colour instantly makes your face look brighter. The key to citrus look is by putting the colours together in the right way. Says makeup expert Amyn Manji, “When you choose citrus make-up, make sure that you highlight just one feature — for example your lips or eyes, and keep rest of it minimal.”

Eyes: Adding bursts of orange is an easy way to lighten up your eyes and attain a youthful look. Use an angled eye brush to draw a thin line across your upper lash line and extend it into a small wing at the outer corner of your eyes. You can then apply a bright or a subtle shade of orange on your eye lids. If you wish to go bold, gently smudge a contrasting colour like a coffee brown or an emerald green along your lower lash line. Complete the look by adding lots of mascara.

Lips: Says Manji, “Most women prefer opting for orange lips when choosing citrus make-up. This is because it is easier to play with orange on your lips than any other feature.” You can either opt for a glossy orange or a matte one depending on the occasion and the look you want to achieve. Since the orange lip shade tends to make a strong statement and draw attention, keep the rest of your make-up minimal.

Face: Don’t restrict this tangy colour to your eyes and lips alone, you can apply it as a blush as well. Choose an orange-pink blush or an orange blush paired with a bronzer if you have a fair complexion and go neutral with your lips and eyes to rock this trend. Further while choosing one for your face, remember that coral or tangerine shades of orange will look good on those with a light skin tone, while those with a darker skin tone can opt for orange in shades of red, rust or earthy ones.

Nails: A favourite hue these days, you can see models at fashion shows or celebrities sporting tangerine nails alike. If you are not up for citrus makeup, you can always wear it on your nails.


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