This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Orange has been the hottest color of the summer season. Shades of tangerine, terracotta, and peach have been spotted all over Instagram, where sunset-inspired makeup looks are still going strong well into August.
The color has also been a celebrity favorite recently: The feel-happy hue was spotted on the nails of both Margot Robbie and Selena Gomez within mere weeks of each other. Robbie also sported the trend on the red carpet with terracotta lids, lips, and cheeks during the Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood press tour.
That said, shades of orange are also perfect for fall, which — scorching temps notwithstanding — is just around the corner. Burnt orange cheeks and rust-colored lipsticks will easily transition the trend from sundress season to sweater weather.
Convinced to take the hue on a test drive? We've rounded up the best orange eyeshadows, liners, blushes, lipsticks, and glosses, so you can rock the trend over the next few months. After all, nothing pairs better with a cozy PSL than a warm, pumpkin-inspired eye look.
Swipe this Rihanna-approved, multi-use stick on cheeks or lids for a hint of orange shimmer.
Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick, $25, available at Sephora
Urban Decay's cult-favorite eyeshadow palettes are some of the hottest beauty products around. Speaking of hot, the fiery version of the Naked palette has everything you need to create an orange-y red makeup look.
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, $54, available at Sephora
Tap a few dots of this peachy cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks for a warm flush that looks like it's completely au naturel.
Glossier Cloud Paint, $18, available at Glossier
Want to dip your toes in the orange makeup trend without going full pumpkin pie? A pigmented eyeliner is an easy way to wear a hint of color right where you want it.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner, $25, available at Sephora
Jin Soon Choi is known for her fashion-forward nail polish hues and is often the mastermind behind the coolest runway nail looks. True to form, her tangerine nail lacquer is one of the freshest ways to wear the sunny hue. [[Can we crop this image a bit tighter?]]
JINsoon Nail Polish in Hope, $12.99, available at Need Supply Co
Color payoff? Check. Mirror-like shine? Check. Chic packaging? Check. Smith & Cult's juicy lip glosses pack all the pigment you want from a liquid lipstick with the hydrating feel and finish of a gloss.
Smith & Cult Hydragloss High-Pigment Lip Gel, $20, available at Ulta Beauty
Balance out a matte orange blush with a golden highlight and matte bronzer, and everything you need for the look is in this one palette.
Smashbox Ablaze Face Palette, $39, available at Ulta Beauty
While it looks red in the tube, this NARS matte lip pencil wears as a bright, fluorescent orange on lips.
NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil, $27, available at Nordstrom
This super-affordable palette is comprised of six mattes, two metallics, and one pressed glitter shade for a multi-dimensional take on orange makeup.
ColourPop Orange You Glad?, $12, available at ColourPop
A few swipes of Tarte's coral blush instantly warms up the face, and is a softer take on the orange trend.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, $29, available at Ulta Beauty
This bright terracotta hue isn't hit-you-over-the-head orange, but it still brings the heat.
COVERGIRL Full Spectrum Color Idol Satin Lipstick, $9.49, available at Ulta Beauty
Beware: This bright tangerine blush isn't for the faint of heart. That said, the $7 price tag makes it the perfect beauty cheap thrill.
NYX Professional Makeup High Definition Blush in Double Dare, $6.32, available at Amazon
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