I think orange and orange-based tones are often underutilized in the makeup industry. Orange can truly scare some people off because it can seem too bright or intense, or they aren’t sure what to pair it with. I’m here to show you a shimmery orange makeup look where every makeup item on my face has an orange tone to it. It works well together and even works to enhance my features, such as my eye color. I’ve also got the brand new Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette for you, which I used to create the eye look.
Here’s how to get the eye makeup using the Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette:
- Apply “Bitter” to the crease of your eye and generously blend upward. This is the shade all the way in the lower left hand corner and it is a dark coppery brown shade. It has orange tones in it and it makes a great everyday crease color, no matter what color your eyes are. I like to use a fluffy blending brush to make sure this is blended out really well. You can also apply some of this shade along the lower lash-line and smoke it out.
- Apply “Flame” along your entire eyelid and the inner corners of your eyes. This is the shade directly to the right of “Bitter” and it is stunning in person. It’s this unique fiery peach-orange shade that glows gold. It’s very wearable and really highlights the eyes and brings light to them. I patted this shade on for extra intensity.
- Go back with “Bitter” and blend out the crease again. This is just to ensure the entire look is blended out well. I also added a tiny bit to the outer third of my eyelids.
- Apply “Bones” to your brow-bone area to blend that crease shade down. This is the shade in the upper left hand corner of the palette and it’s a matte shade that will help blend out “Bitter” well.
It’s totally up to you how you want to customize this look, but I LOVE orange and copper shades against black liner. I think it helps the intensity of the orange come out and it makes your eyes look even more dressed up. I used black eyeliner along my lower water-line and upper lash-line, flicking it into a cat eye. I curled my lashes and applied mascara.
This look would also be gorgeous with brown liner for a less intense finish or even a flesh-toned liner in the water-line to help open up the eyes.
You can see just how fiery and intense the orange tones are in this look, but they are completely appropriate for everyday wear. This shade will especially bring out blue eyes, but because of the warmth it has, it will also look perfect on green, hazel, and brown eyes too!
I love these shades from the Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette so much. They applied well and were very pigmented. I am particularly in love with the eyelid shade, “Flame.”
In keeping with the orange-toned theme, I used a peachy-orange toned blush from LORAC called “Plush.” I also used ColourPop’s newest Matte Lipstick called “Instigator.” It’s a divine muted peach tone that ties everything together.
With the weather changing, it’s nice to switch up your makeup. I like to wear tones that mimic the season, so I wear a lot of copper, bronze, and jewel-toned shades in the fall. I love orange as an option and it’s not a shade to be afraid of!
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