Colors of the rainbow – tutorial

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colorfuleye makeup rainbow colors

I don’t always play with colors, but when I do, it’s a full rainbow. No but seriously, it happens. I don’t wear makeup for a long time, then I feel like doing something cool – and then I end up with something like this. Glad I did though, I feel my inspiration slowly coming back and I already have ideas for more fun, colorful looks.

For this look I used my *NYX Off Tropic Palette. It honestly has such good pigment. I primed my other eye white pencil, but for the other eye I didn’t use any white base whatsoever (yes, I forgot, okay?). And the colors turned out just as bright. So for anyone looking for colorful palettes, my vote goes for the inexpensive NYX palettes.

Palette was gifted to me. *adlink

Colorful rainbow eye tutorial

rainbow makeup tutorial

This look is honestly quite easy to do. The key is in the color placement. For example: I put green next to yellow, and blue next to green. Because when you mix up yellow and blue, you get green. That makes it look harmonious.

  1. You can apply a very light brown transition color to your crease area (or fake crease, in my case, with my deep set eyes), but it’s optional. I applied the tiniest amount of light brown under my brow bone, but it doesn’t really show up on camera.
  2. Then you can just start applying the colors one by one. First orange, then yellow, green and blue. I didn’t blend too much – rather I kind of tapped around the edges of where two colors collided.
  3. Finally I applied a light shimmer in my inner corner, lined my eyes with a black liner and added falsies. I think black liner and lashes are very important in this makeup – it balances the whole look and makes it look more put together.

This photo shows you better where I applied my transition color (that light brown). Again, it’s because of my eye shape. You can read more about working with deep set and hooded eyes here and here.

Colorful rainbow makeup

Key Products:

*Madara City CC , Medium Beige (blog post)
*NARS Soft Matte Concealer, Custard
*NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Vanilla

*NYX Off Tropic Palette
*Eylure Lashes

*Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Shine Lipstick, 41

Did you already see my previous tutorial? It was about how to apply mineral makeup & a quick luxury makeup. That tutorial is for the whole face, rather than just for eyes.
I also want to remind you of my big post for brides. I gathered the best bridal makeup products and showed you a bridal makeup look on a video there. And I just want to mention that all the product recommendations are based on actual experience on working with a lot of brides.

 

And finally – if you’re interested in good coffee, go participate in my giveaway here!

rainbow colored eyeshadow

P.S. What is everyone up to this weekend? I’m travelling to my hometown to celebrate my grandpa’s and grandma’s 80th birthday. Roadtrip, here I come! Luckily 7 hours in a car feels easy after being used to driving all the way up north, like last year, when we drove to Lapland.

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

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Get the look

*Urban Decay Primer Potion Using 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.

 

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.