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Bridal Beauty: Orange Crush–7 Punchy Makeup Picks

When the sun comes out to play, so should your makeup. Spring and summer are the perfect time of year to shake up your beauty routine and try out new colors. This season, we suggest test driving a trendy orange hue a la Tangerine Tango, Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year. When it comes to wearing this hot hue, be brave and go bold: Pick ripe, juicy shades of orange, tangerine, poppy, and apricot.

For the makeup faint of heart, a coat of punchy nail polish can do the trick; for beauty addicts, a vibrant lipstick or eyeshadow is right up your alley. (Bonus for all you blue-eyed babes: orange-y hues make blue peepers pop!) Whether you’re looking for a new lip color for your engagement photos, a nail lacquer for your wedding day manicure, or a gift for your bridesmaids, check out these seven crush-worthy finds, all available locally:

Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Riveria, $23, Sephora City Creek

Nars Cream Blush in Cactus Flower, $28, Splendor Beauty Emporium

MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger, $14.50, Nordstrom City Creek

Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Orange, $23, Nordstrom City Creek

Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Mediteranne, $34, Splendor Beauty Emporium

Essie Nail Polish in Fear or Desire, $8, Target

Limited Edition Tangerine Tango Brush Set, $68, Sephora City Creek

What do you think of orange-hued makeup? Would you wear one of these vibrant lipsticks, eyeshadows, or nail polishes to your engagement party or your wedding? Weigh in below!