Orange lipstick : REVLON 'Misty Rust' swatches, FOTD and NOTD

Spring is almost here and as predicted by many beauty and fashion bloggers, ORANGE is going to be the hot color this season.

While most people would cringe at the thought of orange lipstick or orange eye shadow, it is actually one of the colors that can instantly brighten up your face especially when worn on the lips. A bright fluorescent orange may not suit a lot of skin tones but there are a lot of other variations of orange which are universally flattering- burnt rusty orange, brownish orange, bronzy orange etc.

This is my take on how to sport the orange lips look.

On a well moisturized face, apply light/medium coverage foundation,  golden/light brown subtle eyeshadow(optional) with brown/black liner, a little brownish blush in the hollow of the cheeks with bronzer on the apples of the cheeks and lastly, the orange lipstick.

I’ve paired this makeup with a simple white shirt and minimal accessories. Whenever is doubt about what clothes to pair with bright/eye catching makeup, always go for white, black, beige i.e neutral colors and keep the accessories minimal. Let the makeup be the star of the show!

Revlon 'misty rust' - Orange lipstick FOTD

This looks is best suited for the day time though it can be jazzed up for the evening by adding a little more gold to the eyes. The lipstick I have applied is a matte shade ‘033 Misty Rust‘ from REVLON matte lipstick range.  Another shade worth having is ‘Sienna‘ from Revlon Colorburst range. Its not a true orange but a  beautiful brown-red-orange which would be very flattering on all skin tones.

Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'

Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'

Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'(Top: single swipe, bottom: 3-4 swipes)

Here is the step wise breakdown of the look:

Products used for eyes :

1. Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘102 Gold Dazzle’

2. Essence quattro eyeshadow quad ‘ 01 Ciao Bella!’

3. Lotus Herbals kajal

4. Bourjois Kohl and Contour pencil ’03 Brun Expressif’

5. Maybelline Colossal Volume mascara

Products used for eye makeup- Orange lips look

Steps :

1. Apply golden pencil on eye lids and smudge all over till the crease, apply golden on inner corners of eyes too.

2.Apply a subtle  highlight shade under the brow bone (can also use compact powder here and skin highlighter)

3. Next, apply lots of kajal on the waterline and smudge it a little on the lower lash line.

4. Apply brown/black liner on upper lash line. If using brown in pencil form, apply on lower lash line also.

5. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Orange lipstick FOTD eye makeup

Products used for face:

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06 Honey’

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Colorbar blush  ‘Just earth’ (for the hollow of the cheeks)

4. Revlon Colorstay Mineral Finishing Powder (bronzer) ( apple of the cheeks)

Products used for face: Orange lips FOTD

Products used for lips :

1. Chambor nude lip liner

2. Revlon matte lipstick ’33 Misty Rust’

This is the finished look.

REVLON matte 'Misty Rust' Orange lipstick FOTD

Orange lipstick FOTD


Lotus Herbals COLOR DEW nail enamel 'Orange Alert'

Keeping up with the orange fever, this is ‘Orange Alert’ from Lotus herbals COLOR DEW nail enamel. The quality of the nail paint is excellent though the color is not that interesting- its neither completely bright (fluorescent) nor completely burnt and rusty, its somewhere in between. A more apt description would be hanuman ji-teeka orange 😛

Since this is the only orange in this range I would have preferred a more burnt rusty orange shade (like the lipstick).

Have you tried orange lipstick? What eye makeup do you like pairing it with? Let me know your comments by replying below.


  1. February 12, 2011 / 7:14 pm

    Gorgeous look! I LOVE orange. But since my skin has a yellow cast (bordering on sallow), I’ve always stayed away from it. Recently I bought Maybelline’s Bronze Orange lipstick. Unfortunately it is the WRONG type of orange for me. I look kinda oompa loompa-ish 😛
    But I’ll definitely experiment with it & find a way to wear it. Do you have any recommendations for a burnt, rusty orange?

    • February 12, 2011 / 10:44 pm

      🙂 Thank you Poohkie. Bronze Orange from Moisture Extreme is quite a popular shade. I’ve heard lots of people raving about it!! Play around with a different shade of lip liner underneath it..maybe that’ll work!
      The one I’m wearing is burnt rusty orange. I love this shade so much…I think this is the perfect orange for me. Revlon has 1-2 other orange shades but I liked this one the best. Maybelline might have some more shades..will let you know if I find out.

  2. Jinal
    February 12, 2011 / 9:31 pm

    Hi Ankita…..I loved this look. Orange is so much in.
    btw which brand of lenses are u wearing? loved them…. 🙂
    And I am just replying to your mail now… 😀

    • February 12, 2011 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you so much Jinal! You’re right Orange is very in right now , even in clothing. Remember Dia Mirza’s orange dress 🙂

      I’m wearing Bausch and Lomb 2 tone lenses. Thanks for the appreciation!

  3. Neha S.
    February 12, 2011 / 9:56 pm

    gawwd iv never wanted orange lipiiee so bad as now!! hehehe

    • February 12, 2011 / 10:51 pm

      I’d never thought I’d try orange lipstick but here I am :)Check out this shade from Revlon Neha. It’ll suit a lot of skin tones and won’t look tacky or OTT. Also Bronze Orange from Maybelline Moisture Extreme is quite popular.

  4. Neha S.
    February 12, 2011 / 11:34 pm

    it realy does look interesting u know…kind like the orange shades that i see sometimes on international ramps…ill check it out… 🙂

    • February 12, 2011 / 11:45 pm

      🙂 Its a lovely shade. Do check it out! Normally I would have thought that orange would look horrible on medium/dusky skin tones but a shade like this would be very flattering on both. Even L’oreal has some nice orange shades.

  5. Esha
    February 13, 2011 / 12:43 am

    nice tutorial.I am definitely gonna check them out as orange is my faviorate color. I was intimidated on orange lippes but gosh you look gorgeous wearing it. Did you get the revlon matte lipstick from India and how much do they cost?

    • February 13, 2011 / 12:48 am

      Thanks Esha! This is gorgeous check it out at Revlon. Ya I purchased this in India from Lifestyle store and it cost Rs 500. Since it the end-of-season sale right now at Lifestyle stores you might get some good offer too.

  6. February 13, 2011 / 10:30 am

    Lovely shade Ankita..I am sooo wanting to try these revlon lippies….. will do it sooon. 🙂

  7. February 13, 2011 / 10:31 am

    Btw wats the price ya ?

    • February 13, 2011 / 3:36 pm

      Glad you liked it Zeeba. The price of the matte range lipsticks is Rs 500.

  8. February 13, 2011 / 4:56 pm

    even I never thot i did try orange,,,bt after getting maybelline bronzy orange….its d lippie I reach out for most…instantly gives whole face a life..!! I love it..
    n dis 1s also very pretty…

    • February 13, 2011 / 5:55 pm

      You’re so right! Even I reach for my Revlon CB Sienna a always brightens up my face.

  9. February 13, 2011 / 4:57 pm

    I loved dat lotus nail paint..wud check dis out…I want maybelline colorama coral chic too..m so loving orange n coral des days :p

    • February 13, 2011 / 5:58 pm

      🙂 I want to stock up on some pinks ,corals and nudes too. Any reccos? I’ve been trying to get the Maybelline nude one which you reviewed but its always out-of-stock. . Do try this shade, I didn’t like it too much but it does look nice.

  10. February 13, 2011 / 7:00 pm

    hey ankita, d orange lipstick thing freaked me out on the first, but its looking sooo nice on u dear

    • February 13, 2011 / 7:12 pm

      Thanks a lot Nupur! 🙂

  11. March 7, 2011 / 9:50 pm

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh my my … amazingggg it is 🙂 loving it dear

    • March 7, 2011 / 9:54 pm

      Isn’t it? I love this shade- its not a neon orange not a trashy orange. Its the perfect burnt orange shade.

      • March 7, 2011 / 10:07 pm

        yeahhh agree with u sweetie 😀 😀 … u doing awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeee job man 🙂 🙂

  12. Sreerekha
    July 9, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    Hi Ankita… I am an avid follower of ur blog.. Kudos for ur great job! Misty rust has always been my favorite lipstick . I have never found another shade which suits me as much as this one. But I have been hunting for this particular lipstick for a long time now. Couldn’t find it anywhere. I don’t know if revlon has stopped it. Could u pls let me know if I can find it online. Or could suggest some other lipstick which resembles this shade? Cheers….

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