March 28, 2018

How to Rock the Orange Lipstick Trend Without Yellow Teeth

Sydne Style shows the best orange lipsticks for spring in mac vegas voltOrange lipstick is having a major moment in the beauty world. I love the look as an alternative to red for a bold spring and summer lip. But what I don’t love is what orange lipstick does to your teeth. Even if you have pearly whites, a true orange shade will make your teeth look more yellow.

I realized this years ago when I tried a classic orange lipstick. I took some photos and majorly freaked. Why were my teeth so yellow in every image? I thought back to my studio art classes in college and realized it made sense. The yellow undertones of the orange reflected off of my teeth, causing my smile to have a yellow tinge.

Instead of retiring my orange lipstick, I tried layering a pink gloss on top. Since the pink had blue undertones, it had the effect I was looking for. My teeth no longer looked yellow.

Tons of makeup artists are using orange shades on their celebrity clients. Patrick Ta often gives Olivia Munn a pop of orange color and Hung Vanngo brings an orange shade to the lips of his models, including Karlie Kloss and Emily Ratajkowski.

If you want to try the orange lipstick trend for Spring, here are my top two tips:

1. Add a gloss with cool undertones

If you’re playing with a bright orange lipstick, reduce the yellow by adding a sheer pink or red gloss on top that has cool undertones (so more of a blue-ish tint). Some glosses I’m loving right now are BareMinerals Moxie for lip plumping and the new Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine for extra glossy lips.

2. Go for a more coral-orange

Instead of a classic orange, I’ve turned to a coral-orange recently. My current fave is MAC “Vegas Volt,” which I’m wearing in these photos. The addition of pink to the lipstick helps in keeping my teeth looking white…so no gloss is needed!

Sydne Style shows the best coral lipsticks for spring in mac vegas voltPhotos by Michelle Kyle

Click here for my fave red lipsticks!

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  1. Melody commented:

    Love that color:)

    Published 3.28.18 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Thanks Melody, it’s a new fave!

      Published 3.28.18 Reply
  2. Natali commented:

    You are looking absolutely adorable here!

    Published 3.28.18 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Aw thanks Natali!

      Published 3.28.18 Reply
  3. Thank you so much for this beauty tip. It all makes sense now that I’ve read about it.

    I found you via Catherine’s Not Dressed as Lamb where we were both featured. 😀

    Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

    Published 4.7.18 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      So glad it helped! And thanks for stopping by. How fun we were both featured 🙂

      Published 4.8.18 Reply
  4. garry hilton commented:

    Sugary foods may be delicious at the moment, but they can affect your teeth and dental hygiene in the long run. This is because sugar in food can interact with the bacteria in your mouth to produce acid. The acid produced is what causes your teeth to yellow and lose enamel.

    Published 9.4.22 Reply
  5. Linda James commented:

    It is very important to take care of your teeth. After all, a beautiful smile thanks to white teeth creates a better opinion of you among people. I used to take poor care of my teeth, smoked a lot, and used to like coffee. they turned yellow. However, a friend advised me blancone teeth whitening. I realized that this is what I need and the prices are inexpensive. I decided to try their service and you know, now I’ve brought it with my teeth!

    Published 9.4.22 Reply
  6. Olivia commented:

    In fact, most often the problem is simply that your teeth are yellow. This is often due to the use of coffee or wine, soda. You should visit your dentist more often for a cosmetic dental cleaning

    Published 2.15.23 Reply
  7. Malina commented:

    If you’re looking to rock the orange lipstick trend, but worried about yellow teeth, there are a few things you can do to keep your teeth looking bright and white. Firstly, you can try using a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash to remove surface stains and brighten your smile. You can also try limiting your intake of staining foods and drinks, such as coffee, tea, and red wine.
    However, if you’re looking for a more comprehensive solution to discolored or damaged teeth, I highly recommend visiting Nolan Ridge Dental, a premier dental restoration clinic in Nolan Hill. They offer a wide range of services to improve the appearance and functionality of your teeth.

    Published 2.17.23 Reply
  8. Albina Konovalova commented:

    In this article, the author shares tips on how to wear orange lipstick without making your teeth appear yellow. One of the tips includes teeth whitening, which can be done by a dentist. If you’re looking for a dentist Calgary SW who can help you achieve a brighter smile, it’s worth doing some research and finding a reputable dental practice in your area. A bright, confident smile can make all the difference in your overall appearance, especially when trying out bold lipstick shades like orange.

    Published 4.10.23 Reply
  9. Helen commented:

    hi, do you want a whiter smile? Before choosing whitening, you need to visit a specialist. First of all, it is important to understand what caused the discoloration of the teeth. The specialist also examines the gums, establishes the general condition of the teeth, and takes x-rays. Before the whitening procedure, you should have a professional cleaning of the oral cavity. If you are in Calgary, I recommend the clinic best dentist Calgary

    Published 5.24.23 Reply

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