Monday, July 24, 2017

How To: Red/Orange Eyes

Warm eyes can be a challenge for the average makeup user. Understandably so. If you put reds, oranges and the like too far in any direction, you can start looking like you have something wrong with your eye.

Today I wanted to talk a little about where you should place reds, oranges, even pinks and why.


In the picture above I used Ofra Cosmetics Fire Orange all over my lid as my first step. This can be a very scary color when you first look at it. 

I'm going to put that all over my lid? YES! Because the first rule with using these colors is to stay controlled. Blend but don't blend too far around the eye. By keeping the Fire Orange on the lid only, we are providing the pop of color without it looking sloppy. Precision is key!
You can also apply this directly under the eye right on the lower lash line while blending it out with another neutral color.

If you wanted to use this orange or others like it as a transition shade for another color on your lid, you can also do that. But stay right in the crease! Don't blend this upward toward your brows or under your eye very far down. Control. Control. Control. Stay toward the eye.


With this look, I did just that. I put Fire Orange on my lid and directly under my eye on my lash line. I then blended Anastasia Beverly Hills Orange Soda directly in the crease and moved the brush upward toward my brow. As a last step I took Lime Crime Creation (from their Venus palette) and blended it in the outer corner on my lid and right under the outer corner on my bottom lash line. Putting dark colors here can open your eye.

In the look featured above I also used ColourPop Over Board gel liner in my water line.

+++ Feel free to be as artistic as you would like with colors. Makeup is an art, there are no set rules. What I mention above is how to make wearable looks for the everyday girl :) +++

Tell me what you think below.

LYLAS betches.