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.

 

Colorful festival makeup tutorial

festival makeup

festival makeup colors tutorial

Spring and summer are full of fun festivities and for me the best part about any party or festival is obviously makeup. Festival makeup can be bold, colorful and different.

In this post I will show you step by step how to create this colorful rainbow on your eyelids. I know it looks complex, but it’s actually very simple and easy to do! Easy? Yes, it really is. Even a beginner can manage this, I dare say. Especially, if you follow my tips on how to blend different colors together and how to pull of a colorful look.

Sidenote: the little unicorn inside me gets very happy, when seeing this many colors.

festival makeup look

colorful festival makeup tutorial

festival makeup tutorial

Colorful festival makeup tutorial

  1. Prime your eyelids and set the primer.
  2. Contour the eye just a little bit using a light shade, that is close to your own skin color. I used a light peachy shade. This also gives a nice base to all the colors and makes them look like they fade gradually towards the brow.
  3. Start applying the colors one by one. Use tapping motions and let those taps do the blending for you. The only color you’re really gonna blend is the very first one: orange. You want to make the ‘tail’ of your eyeshadow nice and smooth, so go ahead and blend it to the shape that you want.
  4. When you’re done with all the colors (on your lower lashline as well!), go ahead and make a black liner. You can make it sharp, or smoky, as I did here. Apply your mascara and lashes and you are done!

I paired this eye look with orange lips. You could go for nude lips, but choosing a color from the eye makeup looks very nice! Additional glitter won’t hurt you either.

colorful eyeshadow tutorial

Color placement.
The lightest shade right below the brow bone is the transition color. I used a light peachy shade. It gives some definition to the eye and a nice base for all the colors. Then my main colors were: orange, pink, blue and yellow. I used the tiniest amount of rose gold between the orange and the pink, just to make them blend together even more seamlessly. I also applied a tiny amount of lavender between pink and blue. On hindsight, I should have applied some green between blue and yellow too.

Using these ‘additional’ colors between the ‘main’ colors, makes them blend together more seamlessly, since the additional color already contains both of those colors a little. For example rose gold already has some pink and some orange in it. Obviously you could just blend these colors together too, but this way you get more control over the colors and how they act.

colorful eye makeup

How to blend different colors together, when doing a colorful look?

When you’re doing a colorful look, there are just a few things you should keep in mind.

First of all: don’t blend too much. I know it’s usually all about blending and swiping and windshield motions and what not. But this time I will say to you: don’t blend! If you blend all these crazy colors together, they might look muddy and messy. Especially if they don’t naturally fit together. Instead – do small tapping motions and let those taps do the blending for you. In this look I did a very minimal blending job by tapping my brush gently.

So do this: take some color to your brush and start applying it right where you want the color to be most pigmented (right next to the lashline).Then once your brush only has some color left in it, start to move towards the edges.

Second: use black. Black eyeshadow or black liner is meant for saving any colorful look. You can use all the colors of the rainbow, as long as you pull the look together using black. It somehow makes all the difference in the world and even in this tutorial you can see how big of a difference a black liner and black lashes make.

Third: every color needs it’s own brush. Don’t even think about getting away with just one or two brushes! In this makeup look I used a new brush for every color: so seven altogether! Or actually eight, if you count the brush I used to blend the light peach base color, before starting to apply the actual colors.

colorful festival makeup

Thank you sister for being my model! Do you see the resemblance in us?

Btw, if you haven’t already participated, check out the giveaway I have going on right now – it’s international and all you need to do is comment on the blog post.

If this makeup is too bold for you, check out my other tutorials including this ‘Colorful, but wearable makeup tutorial‘. There’s also one for blue eyes, where I used brown and gold tones, so it’s definitely wearable as well: Makeup for blue eyes.