Pantone Paradise: Neons You Need

Pantone Tangerine Tango

In keeping with the 2012 Pantone color of the year, Tangerine Tango, I offer you three ways to integrate the shade into your daily lifestyle. You may think neons a little TOO reminiscent of nurse Nicole sashaying down the runway in the final climax scene of Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead. Rest assured, it’s NOT too “high-tops laced up tangerine tights” against a backdrop of a hot pink frock. Here’s how to get right on top of that, Rose.

Bobbi Brown Atomic Lip Color in Atomic Orange from the Neons & Nudes collection makes any QED report less mundane. $45 at

The Miguelina Neon Orange Scarf is the perfect way to impart a wild pop of color, albeit in a sheer, gossamer way. I rock it in my hair, around my waist and the usual around-the-neck way. $105 at

Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush in Naughty ($28) is a Tom Pecheux collabo with the long-standing brand and it. is. everything. The aforementioned famed makeup artist recommends tapping with the side of the brush onto the apples of the cheeks for a sexy flushNaughty is part of the three-piece limited edition Pure Color Blush Custom Collection by Tom Pecheaux–it arrives in May exclusively at Macy’s. 

VERY nurse Nicole. Remember? 

P.S. If you think I can’t do that shimmy dance she does at the end on command, you don’t know me at all. Also, the most played song on my iPod may or may not be the DTMTBD Soundtrack’s “Life’s Rich Tapestry,” by Modern English.

Are you feeling hot orange this season? Don’t feel overwhelmed by all the major orange items this season. Just buy one thing at a time with your own petty cash.

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