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{August 9, 2013}   What Does Your Colour(s) Say About You…Orange(and or Coral)

Energizing and reinvigorating colours, oranges and corals are daring and upfront. Just seeing these shades lifts and lightens the mood. Influential and independent people are said to be the strongest advocates of orange, perhaps because they are more secure in indulging offbeat tastes. Orange is known as a favorite of the design-conscious and self-motivated. The colour makes us think of the sun and warmth, the glow of embers in a fire, and autumn leaves. Orange is a colour you can taste. The citrus bursts into your mouth and awakens the senses. Vitamin C, the main vitamin associated with oranges being infused into skincare and anti-aging creams are increasing daily, proving how full of vitality orange can truly be.


Oranges and corals really zing against the skin,but do choose hues that work with your skin tone. Darker skins can take deep saturated corals on the cheeks or lips, but pale skins need a sheer shade that gives just a hint of colour. Consider the density of the colour you are using, whether it is sheer or opaque. Translucent oranges can be worked in layers over bare skin to create a luminous glow, while rich shades can be combined with golds for an intense and vibrant feel.

Orange is a colour for all seasons. A bright and shimmery coral is undeniably better in summer and spring, while deep, gold-accented orange seems right when the temperature drops. Spring is the perfect time of the year for peach cheeks and lips. Think of cinnamon-orange for lip colour in winter and zesty citruses in the hot months.

Experiment with orange eyes and cheeks, or cheeks and lips, but dont match up the whole look. A coral blush,brushed on the apples of the cheeks, combined with a wash of clear orange eyeshadow, will prettify the face(yes i said prettify lol).

Combine corals and orange shades with nudes and neutrals for a natural look. Wearing such strong colours requires that you tone down the overall look a little to give it some subtlety. The orange will also lift the neutrals a little.

Tan hands and feet look great with orange nail polish. It makes a fresh change from reds and pinks and works especially well on toes when worn with a pair of slinky gold stilettos. To liven it up, add a coat of pale-colored shimmer or gold glitter over deep coral polish to make your fingers and toes sparkle.

Fun Facts: Orange is the colour of love and happiness to the Chinese and Japanese, while the orange robes of Buddhist monks represent humility

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange”-Vincent Van Gogh

Orange notes warmth and wholesomeness, and it has a broad appeal.

It says you are willing to take chances,so its a good colour to wear when you’re meeting new people

Orange and coral shades are fresh and vital colours, and stimulate energy so they work especially well when combined with active wear

Ambers and burnt oranges are warming and wintry in feel; wear them when you want to kindle deep passions over a candlelight dinner

Orange lets others know you are discerning and one-of-a-kind(think about how do your forget someone wearing a bright loud colour)


IF YOU LIKE ORANGE AND CORAL: Orange and coral are a combo of red and yellow,so they take on many of the characteristics of both colours. With the physical force of red, the colours are vibrant and warm, but less intense,less passionate. Lovers of these colours work hard, but spend their leisure time seeking adventure. Very good-nature, sociable, and extroverted, they are known as the life of the life of the party. They can be fickle and can make undependable mates-they are always looking for new worlds to conquer. If you prefer peach tones, you have all of the same traits as the orange-loving person, but you are much less assertive about it. If you love orange, indulge your colour craving in a peachy blush or a coral eyeshadow.

IF YOU DISLIKE ORANGE AND CORAL: Life is not always a happy affair for those who reject orange and coral. Nothing dramatic appeals to them, and they shy away from too much showing off, loud laughter, and overzealous partying. If you are one of these types, you may be a loner but also more loyal than, and not as fickle as, an orange-lover


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