Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall gets in on the orange-red lipstick trend!

Published Wednesday, Feb 5 2014, 18:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall is the latest celebrity to wear an orange-red lipstick and with the line-up of fans getting bigger by the day it's time we got in on the action!

Jade joined the Little Mix ladies on US breakfast show, Good Morning America yesterday (4 February) and while they all looked as fabulous as ever as they performed their single 'Move', it was Jade's lippy that really caught our eye...

Little Mix, 'Good Morning America' TV show, New York, America - 04 Feb 2014

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Jade's orange-red lips (2nd from left) looked fabulous for the band's appearance on Good Morning America, 4 February 2014

Orange lipstick was given major attention on the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks (DKNY, DSquared2, need we go on?) so we knew we'd be seeing a whole lot of orange this spring, but little did we know that those cheeky celebrities would start the trend so early.

January saw some of our favourite beauty icons doing various shade of orange lips on the red carpet, including Brit babes, Fearne Cotton at the National Television Awards and Keira Knightley at the London premiere of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

Fearne Cotton, National Television Awards, The O2, London, Britain - 22 Jan 2014

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Fearne wore a lush orange lippy to the National Television Awards, 22 January 2014

Keira Knightley, European premiere of 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' held at the Vue Leicester Square - Arrivals, 20 January 2014

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Keira worked her orange pout for the premiere of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 20 January 2014

Over the pond, the awards season has been similarly awash with orange pouts with Golden Globe winners, Amy Adams and Cate Blanchett both rocking the look in their own different ways...

So what's the story with orange lips and are they REALLY that wearable for us normal folk?

Actually yes.

If you'll notice with all these lovely ladies, none of them have gone for the true, bright orange lippy as seen on the catwalks. Instead, the look is much more of a muted, orangey-red tone, or 'hot tomato' as celebrity make-up artist, Lisa Eldridge calls it.

By going more red than yellow, the look becomes far more wearable and flattering against both your skin and your teeth (yellowy orange shades will make even the whitest teeth look yellow, fyi).

Amy Adams, The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium - Arrivals, 18 January 2014

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American Hustle actress Amy Adams looked a true star at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, 19 January 2014

Cate Blanchett, the 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards Ceremony LIVE on The CW Network at The Barker Hangar. 16 January 2014

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Cate Blanchett's lips perfectly complemented her pale skin at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, 16 January 2014

To recreate the look, try Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square, £18, which is just the right side of orange to suit most skin tones.

And if you're still a little scared of going for full-on colour, stick with tinted balms or sheer textures that leave you with just a wash of colour rather than an intense, all-over stain.

We love L'Oréal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipstick in Rebel Red, £7.99, which again may be called a 'red', but is a lovely orangey-red that gives a good pop of colour without being too rich.

After applying it to your lips, try patting it down with your fingers for an even softer look.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square, £18,

L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipstick in Rebel Red

L'Oréal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipstick in Rebel Red, £7.99,

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