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.

 

Super thin & lightweight makeup – NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

When it comes to makeup, I have a special connection to foundations. I love a good foundation. I admit I have a thing for more expensive foundations, but there are also affordable options. Plenty of them. Just like the one I’m about to tell you.

For my newest (okay, second newest!) foundation find I can just thank my sister Janika. Her skin type is pretty similar to mine and out of all four sisters, we’re always the ones needing to powder our faces. So when she finds a good product – or I do  – it’s a pretty safe bet to just use whatever the other one is using.

When Janika bought this foundation, I immediately tried it as well – and just had to buy my own bottle.

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NYX Total Control Drop Foundation review

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation is the perfect lightweight foundation, that can be applied just with fingers or with a beautyblender. One drop goes a long way and I love how I can build up this foundation. From light coverage to full coverage – this foundation surprisingly does it all!

Lightweight, matte & easy to apply

This foundation is as thin as they come.  And that’s a nice feature, because when I think of matte or full coverage foundations, they are usually more on the thick side. But not this one! Because the foundation is so lightweight, it can be layered and once it dries it gives a soft matte finish. And when I say soft matte, I mean soft matte. Like this velvety soft. Not matte-matte, in a totally matte dry way. That said, I don’t need to use powder with this foundation.

Surprisingly I’ve found that this can be applied both with fingers or with the beautyblender. I prefer the beautyblender though. I recommend either one of these techniques, because once you apply the foundation on your face and blend it, it sets pretty quickly. You need to be somewhat quick applying it. It’s nothing too crazy, but just something to keep in mind. It’s still easy to blend, in my opinion.

nyx total control dorp foundation before and after

Before & After NYX Total Control Drop Foundation in the shade Buff.

So, how does this foundation last?

On my skin, it lasts pretty well. I have nothing bad to say about that. After a long day I might need to soak off some excess oil with powdered papers, but that’s normal. I don’t expect my foundations to keep my face all matte and perfect all day long. My face is not a doll’s face – it’s a living organ, and I expect it to, you know, live its life even under the foundation.

Okay, I’m getting slightly off track here. I just don’t understand why we want 24 hours of lasting power from our makeup products? Okay, getting even more off track now.

To put it short: this foundation lasts well on my skin, through a normal day. My skin type is combination.

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Here I’m wearing the foundation & I sprayed my face with Beautyblender’s Re-Dew spray, to make it extra glowy.

I think you would like this foundation, if you want something that is

  • lightweight
  • soft matte finish
  • light coverage – or full coverage (you can get both with this!)
  • quite long lasting

Finally, one more thing about the packaging. I like it! I think it’s fun and convenient. Sometimes pipettes can be messy and tricky, but this has worked without problems for me.

I think so far, this is my favorite drugstore foundation.

There are 30 shades available, which is pretty good. My shade is Buff, which is considered neutral. My skin tone is neutral, but still leaning more to yellow though.

 

Shop the foundation:

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation (Ulta)
NYX Total Control Drop Foundation (Lookfantastic)

Have you tried this foundation or are you gonna?