Latinas are known for their love of fun, bold colors. One tone that recently hit the fashion runways hard, and the streets even harder was orange. As a makeup artist, however, I always hear women, especially Latinas, complain that they struggle to find the right shade of orange lipstick for them. With an array of brands, tones and shades, it shouldn’t be hard to find a good match, but orange is a tough color, despite how well it compliments many Latina skintones. So I asked some of my friends and clients to share their perfect shades of orange. I hope they inspire you to find yours!

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Alexandra of @FitLatina is a social media and PR maven in NYC. But this fiery Puerto Rican chica is a Midwest gal at heart, hence her friendly charm. She loves the intensity of Givenchy Le Rouge #306 Carmin Escarpin, a coral shade with pink undertones.

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Tamika Maria is one of Chicago’s top personal shoppers, stylists and author of the shopping and fashion guide, StandoutStyle. This half-Puerto Rican fashionista swears by Lady Danger by MAC Cosmetics as a staple in her makeup drawer.

Rachel is an art historian, painter and social media professional. She wears Sunny Citrus by Mary Kay when connecting brands with bloggers as the Account Executive for Latina Bloggers Connect or when writing and photographing for her blog, The Art Muse.

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Rosy is among the who’s who in the Miami social scene. As an entertainment and beauty writer for some of the biggest names in media, as well as her own blog,, Rosy dazzles at any red carpet event wearing her favorite shade, Jenna by Bobbi Brown.

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LA fashionista, blogger and mom to two adorable little boys, Pattie prefers a hint of color with Avon’s Totally Kissable Lipstick in Caressing Coral. It’s the perfect shade to wear whether she is at her desk writing for Parenting OC magazine or her own blog or simply spending time with her family.