Orange makeup has been all over the runways this spring, and rightfully so – it is hot, hot, HOT! It can brighten a lifeless complexion, give you a gorgeous glow, and can be glammed up or played down to look natural. This makeup look will look universally fabulous on skin tones, and can be used with shades you may already have in your makeup collection. The lesson to be learned with this makeup look is: Don’t be afraid of color! A light, glowing tangerine eye perfectly compliments bold, hot orange lips, and lightly flushed peach cheeks. To learn how to get this look,
1.) Start by priming your eyelids with an eyeshadow primer. This will prevent your eyeshadow from creasing, and help it to apply smoothly. I used Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.
2.) Apply a peach or tangerine blush to the apples of your cheeks. Lightly sweep on the color, focusing mostly on the apples, and blending back. We just want a nice wash of color that is not too intense. I used Korres Powder Blush in 44 – Orange, which is currently on sale at Sephora for $10.
3.) Apply a warm, golden bronze shade to the inner corners of your eyes. Blend up and outwards with your brush. This will help to make the eyes pop. I used my Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette to get this entire eye look. Below are the colors I am using:
4.)Apply a light tangerine eyeshadow over your entire eyelid just up to the crease. Blend well so there are no harsh lines. Once you have applied this color, you will get a shimmery, subtle orange look to the eye.
5.) Using a crease brush, lightly pat a medium orange eyeshadow onto the outer corners of your eyes. Lightly blend upwards in circle motions, sweeping slightly into the crease. This helps to add definition to the light colors of your eyes, really making them stand out, and almost look 3D.
6.) Curl your eyelashes and apply your favorite mascara. I used the new CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara, Very Black 860.
7.) Apply a hot orange lipstick to lips. This step is optional, as the makeup look is gorgeous on its own, with a peach lip-gloss, or more demure lips. However, to really make this look pop and make it “atomic,” I applied a hot orange lipstick to my lips. I used CQ Luminous Shine Lipstick in Sunset, which can be found at Walmart or Walgreens. It is a fantastic alternative to MAC Morange lipstick, and other high end hot oranges.
That’s it, you’re now glowing atomic tangerine!
Have you tried the orange makeup look this season yet?
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