Rihanna Is Proof that a Bold Orange Lip Is the New Red This Holiday Season

It goes without saying that Rihanna is a trend-setter when it comes to fashion and beauty. Every time she leaves the house (or, rather, takes a photo) it seems that she creates a movement. So, it goes without saying that when the musician, actress, designer and beauty mogul attended a much deserved and (quite frankly, overdue) street naming ceremony in Barbados, she wore an iconic look. On her way to Rihanna Drive, the Wild Thoughts singer donned a vibrant yellow off-the-shoulder Hellessy dress with a coordinating Jacquemus mini bag. But the best part, truly, was her lip: Rihanna wore a burnt orange lip color paired with a sleek top knot, golden eyeshadow and dewey skin. The look felt summery and appropriate, but given Rihanna’s track record, we’re betting it will be all the rage on the holiday party circuit this season–even in much colder climates. So this Christmas, skip the classic red lip and go for orange. From Bobbi Brown and Chanel’s cream satins lipsticks shades to Tom Ford’s copper-dusted lip sheen and Gucci’s shimmered bronzed lip glosses, branching out from your tried and true red is easier than your think. Here are eight effortless orange shades that will turn heads this holiday season.


Rihanna attended her street-naming ceremony in Barbados wearing a custom Hellessy dress, matching Jacquemus bag, and a bold orange lip.


Dior Rouge Liquid Lip Stain in 515 Scandalous Metal, $35,


Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Salmon, $29,


Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color in Saylair, $35,


Gucci Iconic bronze, Vibrant Demi-Glaze Lip Lacquer in 110 Iconic Bronze, $34,


Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 90 Pimpante, $37,


Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Belize, $28,


Tom Ford Lip Color Shine in Abandon, $54,


YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 340 Or Cuivre, $37,