Pantone’s official color for 2012, “Tango Tangerine,” is a much brighter and more cheerful shade of orange than last year’s reigning “Honeysuckle,” but its coronation confirms that the vibrant hue—already a cosmetics mainstay—has been fully embraced throughout the worlds of fashion and design. Stimulating to the senses and considered to have an uplifting effect, tangerine is also highly valued for its invigorating scent. And in terms of color cosmetics, it is more flattering on a larger variety of skin-tones and also serves as a great transitional shade from the vibrant reds or pinks that have been so popular recently. In this issue of Beauty Guru, we salute Tango Tangerine by exploring a range of wonderful products that are either inspired by the vibrant color or utilize the incredible aroma of tangerine itself.
Creed Jardin D’Amalfi
Inspired by the breathtaking aromas of the Amalfi coast as well as a performance by American modern dancer Isadora Duncan in 1927, Creed’s Jardin D’Amalfi is perhaps one of the most beautiful fragrances to have been recently launched. The top note of tangerine is as breathtaking as the beautiful hand-blown Pochet glass bottle that holds it, making this a truly memorable and treasured perfume. Log on to the brand website for more product information.
Darphin Organic Tangerine Oil
Great things do come in small packages and Darphin’s Organic Tangerine Oil is perhaps one of the most uplifting and effective facial oils we have come across in our research. Darphin’s Orgainic Tangerine Oils is ideal for an anti-aging regimen: it is both detoxifying and nourishing for the skin, while also highly stimulating to the senses. For more great products and information, go to the Darphin website.
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain in Gipsy 41
Lipstick is perhaps the most convenient means of utilizing bold, vibrant color and Guerlain produces some of the richest lip formulations in an incredible selection of shades. Guerlain’s Rouge G de Guerlain in Gipsy 41, a deep tangerine, is the perfect manifestation of the bold shade and is one of our top choices. Check out the brand website for more beautiful colors as well as the full selection of Guerlain products.
Jurlique Love Balm
One of our favorite products utilizing tangerine oil is Jurlique’s Love Balm. This little pot of salve not only has the delightful scent of tangerine, but it is also extremely effective at soothing and nourishing dry, cracked skin. Jurlique’s Love Balm is an absolute must-have item and is also extremely affordable. Check out the brand website for more information.
Make Up Forever
Few brands embrace the use of bold color as successfully as Make Up Forever. The company pays homage to the bright orange hue with one of the widest selections of tangerine-inspired color cosmetics, including Tangerine Matte Eyeshadow, Aqua Cream Eyeshadow in Orange, Rouge Artist Intense Lipcolor in Bright Orange and Lab Shine Lip Gloss in Tangerine—as well as waterproof lipliner in Orange. For more information, go to the brand website.
Nails Inc London
Nails Inc. London is recognized for creating one of Britain’s most successful manicure chains as well as one of our favorite recent discoveries for nail varnish. The brand offers an amazing selection of whimsical shades, but Porchester Place (a vibrant tangerine orange) is the perfect choice this year. Check out the website for more information.
Pangea Organics Argentinean Tangerine and Thyme Facial Toner
Pangea’s Argentinean Tangerine and Thyme Facial Toner is as refreshing as it is it is soothing to the skin. It’s particularly ideal for an oily or blemished complexion. For more great products and information, log onto the brand website.
Stila Lip Glaze
Stila has long been a favorite of Beauty Guru and the brand’s incredible Lip Glaze in Tangerine is both the perfect shade and consistency. For more amazing products from Stila, log on to the website.