Tutorial: Sunset Eyeshadow

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Hey all! Today I’m sharing an eyeshadow look that I stumbled upon by accident. I was out at brunch with some friends a few weekends ago and decided to experiment with different colors in my Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. One of our friends said my eyeshadow looked really sunny, and I decided to make a little tutorial of the look! Read on for more.

I used a combination of pinks, reds, and golds to create the colors of a sunset on my eyes. The peach palette lends itself to this look because I swear every color in it goes so well together! I started by laying down a solid layer of foundation and concealer. I also did my brows like I normally do. You’ll see the completed eye on the left side.

To start my eyes I used the color Nectar on the lid. This color is the most beautiful shimmering gold that reflects light so well. After laying down the sunny foundation I swept the color Bellini in the crease. This pink has a bit of a shimmer to it that goes well with the base color.

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Nectar on the lid

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Bellini in the crease

For the outer corners I started with a matte hot pink called Candied Peach. I also added this color to my inner corners to get a short of gradient effect. The middle shimmer really pops when you add color to either side of it. I also wanted to add a little bit of a red tint to the eye look so it looked more like a sunset, so I added Summer Yum (a rusty color) over Candied Peach in the outer corner. I finished the shadowing by putting a bit of Summer Yum on my lower lid and using Nectar to highlight my inner corners.

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Candied Peach on inner and outer corners

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Nectar as highlight, Summer Yum on outer corner and lower lid

After adding the extra colors for highlighting I finished my eyes with some mascara on the upper lashes only.

 

A bit of blush was next to finish my face makeup, as well as a golden highlight because I prefer something more noticeable for my summer looks. Can’t get enough of that bit of glow right? The finishing touch to a sunny makeup look is a bright and summery lipstick, so I used one of my favorite coral MAC lipsticks to complete the look.

I hope you all enjoyed my sunshine eye look! It’s perfect for the summer or for when you want to try something just a little bit different. Thanks for reading!

-Kate

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