Ditch the Classic Red Lip — Orange Lipstick Is the New Statement Look

Don’t be afraid to go bold and bright!

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There's never a bad time to experiment with new lipstick shades! With Halloween swiftly approaching, it's especially perfect to sport an orange for the occasion. From bright tangerine to more muted orangey reds, we've discovered the best orange lipstick tone for you. Break out of the red-and-pink rut with these fun-but-wearable orange lip shades.

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Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick
sephora.com $38.00

Best Overall

It's not a shocker that iconic makeup artist Pat McGrath offers a killer bright orange lipstick. We live for both this intense tangerine-red shade and it's equally impressive formula. This richly pigmented lipstick saturates lips in vivid color and dries down to a soft, matte finish that doesn't budge.

More: 10 Best-Selling Red Lip Colors

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Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in Electric Orange
amazon.com $5.00

Best Budget Buy

She might not be born with it, but Maybelline makes orange lips doable thanks to exclusive vivid color pigments. A swipe of this bright stick adds a vivacious glow to your pout! Bonus: It's formulated with rich honey nectar that helps to nourish and moisturize.

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Not into planning ahead? This t-shirt makes for a great last-minute costume that's totally effortless. (You're welcome!)

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TOM FORD Lip Color in Wild Ginger
sephora.com $55.00

Best Splurge

Tom Ford's Wild Ginger is a masterful example of a bold shade. It toes the line between red and orange, and in our opinion, it strikes a perfect balance between the two. We recommend this luxe lip color as a way to spice up your typical beauty routine.

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in A-Go-Go
sephora.com $19.00

A cult favorite among KVD fans, this stellar stick redefines the ultimate orange. Its edgy, yet feminine, formula features a Color Cushion Technology that takes longwear to the next level. Scoop this up for a lip shade that stays on around the clock.

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MAC Lipstick in CB 96
nordstrom.com $18.50

You'll only slightly magnify your makeup with this subdued orange shade from MAC. Pink hues tone down any signs of electric orange, so it's perfect for those who want to dip their toes in the bold trend. It's also an appropriate pigment to wear from day to night.

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NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Juan
ulta.com $6.49

Get your orange lip fix for less with NYX Cosmetics. This liquid lipstick has a creamy formula with a matte finish, and it feels like vacation in a bottle in the tropical San Juan hue.

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Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Sadie
amazon.com $22.00

Stila's satin-finish stick has our vote for most creative formula. This soft coral lipstick contains a dash of peppermint oil for an uplifting scent and feel, and it moisturizes like a balm, with sunflower oil and other hydrating ingredients.

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Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Orange
nordstrom.com $29.00

Bobbi Brown is far from basic, so the brand's top-rated lipsticks are unsurprisingly luxe. There's no need for shine and shimmer here — this semi-matte orange hue is electric enough to stand on its own.

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NARS Lipstick in Belle du Jour
sephora.com $28.00

OK, so this isn't blatantly orange, but this NARS Belle de Jour shade reminds us of sweet pumpkin pie with a slightly burnt crust. (Yum!) The sheer formula enhances your natural lip color, and it keeps your pout pretty with patented conditioners and antioxidants. 

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Crash
sephora.com $18.00

UD adds to the orange brigade with its Vice lipstick in a shade called Crash. This color swipes on creamy and opaque, but it dries with a "mega matte" finish. It's ideal for days when you want to make a serious makeup statement, because this particular formula is anything but subtle! 

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