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How to incorporate Tangerine Tango into your look

In 2001, it was Fuschia Rose. In 2009, it was Mimosa.

But in 2012, Tangerine Tango was chosen by Pantone, the color matching corporation, to be the color of the year. The decision was not a hasty one; after all, Tangerine Tango was chosen by Pantone last year in a secret meeting with representatives from various countries, involving debates and presentations. This means that florists, designers and other companies will be incorporating the color of 2012 into their productions.

This also means that tangerine will be a major color in makeup for 2012! Here are some ways to incorporate the gorgeous (but daunting) color into your makeup routine:

Tangerine Lips– Though oranges may be especially flattering on warm skin tones; the color works for everyone. Using tangerine lipstick or lip gloss is the easiest way to try the trend. If you don’t want to shell out big bucks, try out some drugstore favorites. Revlon’s Siren is a beautiful corally-orange shade, or go for a gloss instead with Revlon’s Coral Reef. For an extra juicy look, layer the gloss over the lipstick.

Coral Cheeks- Perfect for summer! And oh-so-easy. Coral cheeks look beautiful with a bit bronze color buffed into the cheek bones (your cheek bones will be popping). If you have angular or long facial features, apply the color with a big brush to the apples of your cheeks and blend it out. If you are like me and have a round face, avoid bringing the color right onto the apples; instead, apply the color a little closer towards your ear. This will sculpt your face. If you are looking for an affordable option, go for ELF’s Contouring Blush and Bronzing duo – I can’t say enough good things about this duo! It will give you everything to obtain pretty coral cheeks, plus it’s only 3 dollars.

Smoldering Eyes: Orange eye shadow is seriously stunning. It looks best on blue eyes, but it really made my green eyes glow when I tried the look out. When I want to achieve this look, I just press an orange shade all over my lid, blend it slightly into the crease, and then tight line my upper lids with a black kohl pencil, also bringing the pencil onto my lower waterline. This will instantly give you feline eyes. For a truly amazing shade of orange, try the tangerine color in Nars’ Mediteranee.

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing lrstewar@gmail.com.