Orange Crush

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It’s no surprise that nectarine is among Pantone’s top shades for the season – it’s universally flattering. “Orange is the color for summer because everyone can it pull off. And it’s one of the easiest colors to pair with other favorite hues like pinks and reds,” says local beauty expert Nicole Townsend.

Where to begin? Darlene Obiyan, makeup artist/product specialist at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue, recommends those just beginning to crush on orange ease into the hue, starting with sheer lipgloss before trying lipstick or using coral lip liner with clear gloss.
Even if you’re just dabbling, using orange tones is a risk with a payoff. “Makeup shouldn’t be boring,” insists Ms. Townsend. “You just might enhance features you didn’t even know you had.”

MAC available at Macy’s and www.maccosmetics.com; Chanel available at www.chanel.com.

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A graduate of Columbia College, Michelle Phelan spent a year as an intern at TCW. She's contributed to a variety of articles in dining, fashion, health and more.