It’s time for dark women to stop being afraid of the seasonal sensation: orange lipstick. It’s not that hard to wear, and it looks really good on our skin complexions. The trick to finding your best shade is to first understand your undertone and then be honest with yourself about the type of lip colors you love, whether they be lipsticks, glosses or balms (yes, there are tinted balms).

Another great idea: when you go look for your perfect orange lip color, have your hair and makeup (skin, eyes, blush) looking really nice. It sounds crazy, but sometimes we try on makeup on days when we’ve just rolled out of bed or are looking dull from a long day of work. I get it: you probably think: “I’m going to try on makeup, so why wear any?” But, when it comes to daring trends, like lipsticks, it may be best to hit up your closest department store or Sephora with good glowing skin, and swipe of blush and a few coats of mascara. I learned this trick years ago.

When your hair is pulled together and your skin looks flawless, certain beauty trends that you’d usually pass off look better than you’d expect it to. It’s like trying on clothes right after you’ve done a crazy workout (and a shower). You feel sexier and more confident (and tighter), so you give pieces a chance you wouldn’t normally.

While there are many options of orange lipstick for dark skin, Kat Von D’s “A Go-Go” can start you off on the right foot with your first try. It’s build-able, meaning you can add one coat and safely try the trend, or add three coats and really go there.

I added like 4. I’m ridiculous. Here’s to orange lips on dark women!

This post was originally published on Beautifully Brown.