how-to: add some colour for autumn eyes
many of us tend to shy away from colour when it comes to eyeshadows. i noticed the most popular eyeshadows in north america are usually the neutrals, like browns, taupes, beiges. i wonder if it’s because of the uncertainty of how to apply colour that turn people away from it. if applied in the right places, bright colours like orange are also very wearable!
here’s how to create an autumn look using vivid orange eyeshadow. you can follow the same steps using any bold and bright coloured eyeshadow to make it super wearable.
so you can see a hint of orange peeking through which really subtly changes up the typical neutral eye. this would work great with purple, blue or even green eyeshadow; once those colours are paired with a matte brown in the outer corner of the eye, it automatically tones down the colour making it into an accent rather than an overpowering colour.
to finish off…
pair this colourful eye with a soft blush and a nice gloss and you’re done!
Thank you for this post! I find wearing orange eyeshadow challenging as I don’t know what color blush and lip to go with it. Too peachy or too pinky looks off. Can you tell me what blush and lip you are wearing?
Also would appreciate some hints as to what to use for other bright eyeshadows such as green, blue, and lavender. Mine don’t get much use probably because of the challenge of coordinating cheeks and lips.
Hi Kay! I’m so glad you liked the post :). As for blush, I used P soft coral 332 http://www.shuuemura.ca/product/glow-on-refill-blossom,default,pd.html?dwvar_glow-on-refill-blossom_color=p%20soft%20pink%20324 (this colours matches so easily with many colours since it’s a mix of pink and orange) and the texture of shu glow ons is so smooth so it blends in flawlessly on skin; I actually tend to use 2 blushes at once for my looks, so I used P soft coral on the apples of my cheeks and around it, I used P soft peach 530 http://www.shuuemura.ca/product/glow-on-blush-refill,default,pd.html?dwvar_glow-on-blush-refill_color=m%20soft%20coral%20345%20%28matte%20soft%20coral%29.
For lips, I used shu lip gloss CR 20 S.
For other eyeshadow colours:
– green eyeshadow, I’d pair with peachy blush and lips
– blue and purple, I’d pair with soft cool pink toned blushes and lips
I’ll do posts of different coloured eyeshadows soon! 🙂
Thank you, Patricia! I didn’t have the blushes you used so ordered those. The website, though, seems to be out of the CR20S right now. Looking forward to your new posts!