We’re calling it — bright orange lipstick is officially the cool, on-trend sister to the tried-and-true red. An unexpected departure from the classic, a vivid citrus, like the one Nicole Richie wears at right, will definitely get you noticed, and adds an exciting splash of color to otherwise neutral ensembles. One swipe is all you need to warm up your complexion in five seconds flat, and since the color is so strong, you can go minimal with the rest of your makeup.
That’s why we put together our best tips on what you need to know before debuting the look, including the best shades for every skin tone, how to prep your pout, and more. Toss those wimpy pink lip glosses you’ve been hoarding for a more daring option, and find out how to wear the trend in our gallery!