Orange Lipstick + Gray Hair


Orange lipstick. Gray hair. I am totally getting my 1960's little old lady on. And I love it. It works. If you are letting your hair go naturally as I have, or even if you're not, the strong lip is your friend. And if the strong lip is your friend, the orange strong lip is your cool friend who wears sequinned platforms at ten o clock in the morning and still manages to look bed-heady and effortless. Forget what you have been told about avoiding oranges and golds with your silver locks and give this one a go. This is awesome. Go get some.

I went with the drugstore variety, just in case it was something I decided I didn't like. There was a limited range of options at the shop where I went. Not to say there weren't millions of nice coral shades. There were plenty.  But the pinkness of the tone of a natural lip lends itself to turning any shade of orange lipstick slightly coral anyway, so I wanted to start with something really orange...like....biohazard orange.


I came close, and am happy with what I got, but I'm not quite as far into nuclear-retro-orange territory as I would like to be. My choices? A blend of the following (from back to front).

Sephora Lip Attitude (old) G03 Glamour


I have decided that I will continue my search for the perfect shade of fallout-shelter orange. I'll keep you posted. 





Comments

  1. I really like the idea of having bold lips with natural gray hair. It looks awesome.

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  2. I love the grey hairs, I think thery are really cool on you. I am not sure about the orange though, I would say you should try with a deep pink, I think it would look great on you :)

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  3. LOVE the orange and gray combo!

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  4. LOVE the orange and gray combo! Not only looks great, but very on trend for 2013!

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  5. That lipstick is totally amazing! :)

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  6. The fiery orange lipstick is striking with your natural gray hair!

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  7. Why is it that even with the grey hair you look about 27? Are you dying your hair grey to try to look older? ;-P
    The orange lip is perfect for your skin tone. I can't pull it off but on you it looks terrific!

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  8. Hi! I just found your blog tonight and I'm so thrilled to discover that there is such a thing as the 40+ fashion blogger!! Now about the orange lipstick: I've always been drawn to it but never brave enough to go for it. Well, I'm going to give it a go. However, I'm keeping my appt on Saturday with my colorist because I'm not ready to embrace my grey :)
    xM

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    1. There is indeed such a thing a a 40 plus blogger! THere are a lot of us out there! Check out the blogroll! Style does not end when you give up shopping at Wet Seal...(which I actually still wander into occasionally, so that was a bad example....)

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    2. Oh, and embracing the gray isn't for everyone. You'll know when the time is right for you, if it is at all. I decided to do it out of sheer vanity! I thoght it would make me look different. You can read about it in the Gray Area seciton if you haven't already. Welcome to the blogosphere!

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  9. I love the bright lip! It makes you look so fresh and young :)

    -Mega from http://dressuponacloudyday.com

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  10. YES! I like the idea of bio-hazard orange too. Do keep us grey ladies posted!

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  11. Have you checked out Lisa Eldridges video on Makeup for a Mature Woman? it's fabulous. I know you're no where near there but just saying.

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  12. VERY nice and inspiring. Try to add some volume to the top of your head, and the look would be perfect.

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