Orange for Autumn: My Picks in Makeup & Nail Polish


As many people know, I have a thing for orange makeup. I do move away from neons and bright oranges during the fall, and gravitate more toward warm, burnt oranges. Basically, anything that reminds me of a pumpkin spice latte.

Here are some of my favorite orange shades for autumn:


NARS Mediteranee: This eye shadow duo is probably my favorite when it comes to orange eye shadow. The lighter shade is a very pale orange; it almost looks like a light gold. The darker shade is great because it is a bit more of a burnt orange and it isn’t too vibrant.


L to R: MAC Melba, NARS Taj Mahal

MAC Melba: Melba is one of those blushes that doesn’t look like much in the pan, but it’s a great all-around orange blush because it looks very natural. And next to NARS Taj Mahal, it looks like a rosy-orange.

NARS Taj Mahal: I love Taj Mahal because compared to a lot of the orange blushes I own, it is the only one that is a very obvious burnt orange. This shade just screams pumpkin patch to me.


L to R: MAC Ravishing, Revlon Siren, MAC Lady Danger

MAC Ravishing: Ravishing is a great shade if you are looking for a neutral peachy-orange. This is one of my all-time favorite lipsticks.

Revlon Siren: Siren is a great shade for anyone looking for a bright orange to wearing in fall, but not one that is super neon. It’s a slightly more toned down version of MAC Morange, for those of you who are familiar with that shade.

MAC Lady Danger: I’m sure most of you are familiar with Lady Danger from MAC; it’s a blogger favorite. This is a great red-orange, that I like to wear all year.


L to R: Zoya Gwin, OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours, Deborah Lippmann Phoenix Rising


L to R: Zoya Gwin, OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours, Deborah Lippmann Phoenix Rising

Zoya Gwin: Gwin is a great, frosted orange. I love this shade during the summer also.

OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours: This is a great deep orange, almost leaning toward red. It looks great on hands and toes.

Deborah Lippmann Phoenix Rising: Okay – so this is the shade I wavered on including because it was only available in a limited edition gift set. But how could I not include it? It’s amazing. This polish is a beautiful copper-orange with a gorgeous metallic shimmer. Phoenix Rising is available in the Rock This Town set, which includes two other great shades. When I checked on the Nordstrom website, it actually was still available.

Do you like orange during the autumn months also? Which product is your favorite?

12 thoughts on “Orange for Autumn: My Picks in Makeup & Nail Polish

  1. Jenna

    I’ve never thought about orange a ton with makeup in Autumn because in the past I’ve been a bit of a color ‘fraidy-cat, but I am loving apricoty, orange cheeks lately. Maybe I’ll span out to eye shadow too.

    Jenna ♥ ♥
    Northern Beauty 85

  2. Mariella

    Almost every fall, orange is sort of foisted on the fashion world – whether it’s called “pumpkin”, “butternut” or “paprika”. Gals like me just cannot wear orange and look their best so no matter the season or what the “mavens” say, I stick with what I know looks good on me. Having said that, I LOVE Phoenix Rising. I just wish Deborah Lippmann was available by me!