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

Don’t be afraid to go bold and bright!

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Summertime is the perfect season to experiment with new lipstick shades! From bright tangerine to more muted orangey-reds, we've discovered the best orange tone for you. Break out of the red-and-pink rut with these fun-but-wearable orange lip shades.

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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Persimmon
$26.00

Best Overall

Looking for an orange that can flatter all skin tones? Give Persimmon, an intense orange-red, from Bite Beauty a try. This creamy lipstick offers high-impact color, along with vitamins and omega oils for a healthier smile. We'd suggest keeping this one on the vanity for use year-round.

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Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in Electric Orange
$3.99

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.

More: 10 Best-Selling Red Lip Colors

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TOM FORD Lip Color in Wild Ginger
$54.00

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
$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 long wear 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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$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!