With all of the cold grey weather lately all I can think about is the sunshine and how I can’t wait to see it! One thing I always love about summer is watching the sunset, there’s just something about the blend of oranges, purples and pinks that has this beauty to it. With all of that in mind, I fancied creating a makeup look so here’s a sunset inspired look.
Disclaimer – I’m not a makeup artist just a noob so excuse any sloppiness.
I always start my eye makeup with eye cream, it helps to clear away any sleep and also makes my eye primer go on my much smoother, lately I’ve been using the Superdrug Vitamin E Eye Cream which is light in texture as well as being hydrating and radiance boosting. Next I used an eye primer, my go-to is the MUA Pro Prime Eye Base which doesn’t do much for texture but intensifies eyeshadow. Because I knew I’d be building up a lot of colour I then used the Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk all across my lids and right up to the brow bone.
For colour I started with the blue, primarily I used the shade Metamorphosis from the Urban Decay Looking Glass Palette, I also used a smidge of Bandersnatch to seperate the blue from the pink I planned on adding. I used the blue roughly up to a third or half of my lid. I later went over this with a couple of paler blue shades from the BH Cosmetics 88 Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette to lighten the tones.
For the pink I used Cake from the same Urban Decay palette as before. I then blended the shades and applied more as needed to build up the colour. Although you can’t really see it well on the photo the shade that is on my crease and just above the socket is actually a red-toned orange. This was also from the BH Cosmetics 88 Shimmer Palette and though it hasn’t translated well in the photo it looked much more vibrant in reality.
Onto Liner, I used my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Perversion on the tightline which is the blackest liner I’ve tried. For the waterline and lower lash lash I used blue to tie the look together and for this I used the GOSH Velvet Touch Liner in Sky High. Finally for liquid liner, I used the Rimmel London Exxagerate Liquid Liner.
I always apply concealer after my liner to clear up any mistakes, for this look I used the Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer (which I’ll be reviewing next week), under my eyes and then under and above my brows to tidy up any messiness. For brows I used my Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade to fill in and shape my brows and then the powder from the Sleek Brow Kit in Dark to set my brows.
For my face I wanted to keep it radiant and to use uplifting warm tones to tie in with the eyeshadows. I always start with a primer and for this I used the L’oreal Lumi Magique Primer which does an excellent job of adding lots of radiance. I’m trying to use up a very intense gel blusher I have so I used the Illamasqua Gel Colour in Fluster on my cheeks in the draping style knowing that my foundation would tone down the intensity.
I always apply my foundation with a damp sponge which provides even coverage and stops any patichiness or streakiness. The L’oreal True Match Foundation in 1N has a beautiful medium coverage with a radiant finish but the formula is very thin so a sponge works best for even coverage.
To add some warmth and colour I used my Astor Deluxe Bronzer in 002 Safari Fever to create the illusion of cheekbones. I then used the No7 Vital Brights Cream Blusher in Blossoming Pink to add some colour to my cheeks! An icy highlighter wouldn’t have worked with this look so I used the pale champagne tones of the No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter on my cheekbones, nose, cupids bow and brow bone. To set my makeup I used the No7 Creme Touch Pressed Powder on my t-zone and chin.
Sticking with the juicy and bright theme of this look I wanted to use a lipstick that would add more warmth and colour so the Tropic Colour Click Lipstick in Dragonfruit was perfect. I haven’t used this lipstick in a while and I forgot how much I like this pinky coral!
That concludes this look, it was really fun to create and something quite colourful which I haven’t done in a while! This is definitely not an everyday look but it was a fun twist on colour and something I enjoyed doing. If you enjoyed this post please like and let me know what you think in the comments!
Thanks for reading.