Want to fully embrace the onset of summer? Don the season’s most delicious hue: fresh, juicy orange. Just like strawberry pink, this vibrant tint made its way to the high fashion catwalks just in time for Spring 2015. It even found itself on Pantone’s top 10 list of colors for the year!

But while that perfect tan you got at the beach recently would be totally complementary to a slew of orange outfits, makeup-wise, this bright can be a total bust. Finding the right shade to match your skin tone is key.
Remember my pink-on-pink combination last week? Today’s look is the orange version of that. Since my skin tone veers towards morena, an orange lippie with a tinge of red works well. I used Lioele’s Lip Color Stick in Jessie; it’s a bright, bright orange, but not shockingly so. I dusted a matching orange powder onto my cheeks as well—Y.E.T.’s Shy Girl Powder Blush in Tangerine Glow. It might look overwhelming in the pot, but believe me, this blush goes on sheer and is easily buildable. Together, this lip-and-cheek combo works really well together, especially when applied lightly and gradually. I say take the plunge and try out this daring shade!
While we’re on the subject, these other orangey options might tickle your fancy, too:

THE PERFECT SUMMER SCARF

I love how this printed scarf is so versatile (check out my column on how to style your favorite one!). I’d wear it as a headband for the beach, a shawl for the freezing AC indoors, or slung around my neck, with a white tank top and cut-offs (talk about the perfect summer getup)! PICTURED: Luxe Studio’s Autumn Scarf, on sale at P550.

LOUD LIPPIES

I love lip products that come in jumbo pencil form; they’re so handy and easy to use. Revlon’s gives off a matte finish while still keeping lips moisturized. You can also swipe on a tinted gloss for summery shine! PICTURED: Revlon’s ColorBurst Matte Balm in Audacious, P575, and Mizon’s 3-in-1 I’m Water Glam Lip Tint in Orange Glam, on sale at P300.

PAPAYA SOAP

Papaya soap is known to whiten skin naturally, and with constant exposure to the sun this summer, these bars will come in handy for those wanting to brighten up (pun intended). PICTURED: Zenutrients’ Whitening Papaya Soap, P78; Be Organic’s Papaya Kojic Soap, P80.

A BRILLIANT BRACELET

This bracelet is so boho-chic! I love how the teal and green accents bring out the intense orange color of the band. PICTURED: Luxe Studio’s Nailah Bracelet in Orange, on sale at P850.

BODY WASH

Summer is the best time to try all sorts of rejuvenating and yummy-smelling body washes, what with the relentless sun beating down on us! This one by Hana promises to re-energize your skin with a zesty-fresh feeling. PICTURED: Hana’s Re-Energize Body Wash, P93.

YOUR GO-TO BAG

When I shop, I rarely ever use the stores’ paper bags anymore. I carry reusable ones in my handbag and whip them out when the need arises. Plus, when they come in a cute print and ultra-vibrant tint like this, who wouldn’t want to tote this around? PICTURED: Baggu x Mociun’s Baggu Symbols, on sale at P550.

Selfies and non-layout photos courtesy of Lyca Puno-Roa

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