Beauty Look of the Day: Rocking Orange with Mary Kay

I am not afraid of color when it comes to makeup.  To me, no color is off limits.  It’s all about finding the right shade.  Orange is one of those colors and I’ve been trying to find the right one to wear.   I bought this one a long time ago and the pigment was very disappointing.  As for lipstick and blush, either the color is way too loud or so light you can’t see it.  So when the people over at Mary Kay gave me the opportunity to play with some of their orange cosmetics, I couldn’t say no!  I’ve been a fan of this brand for a long time (even did a stint as a Mary Kay lady for a months) and their cosmetic line has a lot of color options, especially for women of color. They definitely had girls like me in mind with the products I used to create not one but two looks with:

  • Mineral Eye Color in Amber Blaze
  • Mineral Cheek Color in Citrus Bloom
  • Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss in Mango Tango
  • Creme Lipstick in Sunny Citrus

Orange makeup

The mineral eye color had a great shimmer and deep pigment that I really loved.  Instead of being a super bright orange, it was more of an earthy one, on the browner side of the orange spectrum.  So it was only right to pair it with other brown shades from this Smashbox palette sure the color was the star of the show.  The cheek color on the other hand was more of a pinkish orange color which works great on darker skin.  It picked up the warm undertones for a subtle color on my cheeks.  To finish off the look ,I also wanted a subtle lip color and the lip gloss did the job. While it looks super orange in the slender container, it only gives a glimpse of the deep orange color with great shine.  I could’ve gone for a bit more orange but that’s okay.  (That’s what the lipstick is for!)



  • Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Amber Blaze on the lids*
  • Smashbox Nude in the creases*
  • Smashbox Mocha on the outer creases and brow bone*
  • Avon Extralasing Liquid Eye Liner in Dark Brown*
  • Rimmel London The Max Volume Flash Mascara in Black*


Orange Lipstick


Ya’ll, the lipstick is everything!  I am so, so in love with it!  I know the lipstick itself was going to go on soft and smooth (I have one in Downtown Brown and this red one ).  But the color? Absolutely amazing!  It was the right orange I needed to compliment my dark skin – not too bright and not too light that it looks crazy.  Keeping the cheek color on, I just went with simple eyes – light shadow to brighten them up and a thick liner.


  • Avon Cream to Powder Foundation*
  • Sheer Cover Concealer*
  • CoverGirl Press Powder in Tawny
  • Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Citrus Bloom*


  • Smashbox Nude all over the eyes from lash line to brow bone*
  • Rimmel London Waterproof Gel Eyeliner along upper lash line*
  • Rimmel London The Max Volume Flash Mascara in Black*


What about you?  Would you rock orange makeup?

*FTC Disclosure:  Products were received as free samples for review.


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  1. love it! you look gorg!!!


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