Sunset eyes – tutorial

pink orange yellow sunset eyes

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Hello there!

I’m soon off to sunny Italy and my makeup game has been there already for a good week or so. I’m loving eveything colorful and if you looked at my skin, you would think I have already enjoyed some nice time at the beach. Or that I went overboard with a bronzer. And blush. And highlight. But hey – that’s the beautiful thing about makeup – you do whatever feels good to you.

There are yellow, red and pink tulips in the living room right now and two colorful new palettes on my makeup table. The tulips have had a rough go, and I’m expecting their death any time now. No surprises there. The two palettes are still on my table and I’m eager to try all the colors in them.

This sunset-inspired look was made with NYX Phoenix palette*, using orange, pink and yellow colors. I love how versatile that palette is. It has those kind of neutral shades, but also some pops of colors. And the pops of colors in the palette are actually pretty intense. That palette is also something my makeup collection has been missing. I think you’ll be seeing a lot of colorful looks here, just saying.

 

Sunset eyes tutorial

pink orange yellow sunset eyes

 

pink orange yellow sunset eyes makeup

  •  Start with a primer and set it with powder or a skin-colored eyeshadow. That helps the blending. However – a sticky base can make the colors pop more, so not setting the powder is also an option. Especially if you’re using a palette that doesn’t have that great pigment. The palette I used is pretty pigmented though and I set my primer.
  • Start to sketch out the shape for your eyeshadow with a warm brown/orange color. There is a simplified version of where to put the different colors on the lid below. Start light, and deepen the color slowly, always blending as you go. I first applied a light peach color, then orange, then pink and finally the lid color.
  • Apply the orange and pink colors also on your lower lashline. Make sure the orange is below the pink color and that they are blended seamlessly together.
  • Leave the center of your lid blank and once you have your other colors on, apply the yellow lid color with your finger. That way you get the best color payoff
  • Black liner and lashes work pretty nicely with colorful looks, but obviously you could also get away with just mascara.

 

pink yellow orange sunset eyes makeup tutorial

Simplified version.

pink yellow orange sunset eyes makeup tutorial

Makeup in the making. Just showing the makeup from different angles.

pink yellow orange sunset eyes makeup tutorial

pink yellow orange sunset eyes makeup tutorial

Get the look

Urban Decay Primer PotionUsing a primer really makes the colors pop!
NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette, Phoenix* Love this palette. It’s colorful, but also wearable.
Eylure lashes* My favorite lashes since forever.

 

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What do you think of this look?

 

P.S. I f you want to see what I’m up to in Italy (probably wine, food and pretty streets), come follow me on Instagram.

 

Video – How do I apply makeup on hooded eyes?

deep set eye makeup nyx

eyeshadow for deep set eyes

Making video tutorials is one of the most requested thing you ask from me. And even though it’s definitely a challenge for me, I’m trying to film something every once in a while.

This time I did a tutorial on the makeup trick that I use daily for my eye shape. So now you can see exactly how I apply eyeshadow on my deep set/hooded eyes.

I have to say, I did enjoy making this video a bit. And I learned a lot! I think when it comes to videos you just need to start doing them and learn as you go. Here’s to hoping my next video will be even better!

About the makeup

I love this makeup look, even if I say so myself. I think it happens every spring – I fall in love with pink colors. I used earthy natural tones in this look, but I made it more fun by adding some pink on my lower lashline and on my ‘crease’. I used the NYX Perfect Filter* palette in the shade Golden Hour. It’s one of my go-to palettes with easy colors. The pink color I used was actually Milani’s Baked Blush in the shade Pink Delizioso*. I was also wearing the new NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop foundation*, which I’ve liked a lot. It’s a matte full coverage foundation that comes in 45 shades. I think I will post a review on it at some point, because it honestly seems good. I got in pr.

Full product list is below.

deep set eye makeup tutorial

Products
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NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation, Nude*
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, 10*
Milani Baked Blush, Pink Delizioso*

mad4eyebrows eyebrow filler, Blond (blog post!)
Jane Iredale Brow Pen, Ash blonde*