Aqua Sunset

 

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For this look, I combined shimmery aqua teal with coral-red and orangey-brown to create a sunset-style eye.  Applying a hot coral-red eyeshadow into the outer v creates a bold flash of colour when the eyes blink. Here’s how to re-create this look:

Products

Base: Painterly Paint Pot (neutral light beige)
Outer v: MAC Hot Hot Hot eyeshadow (medium matte bright coral-red)
Lid: Urban Decay Shattered eyeshadow (medium shimmery aqua-green)
Crease : MAC Texture eyeshadow (medium matte orange-brown)
Highlight: MAC Shroom eyeshadow (light satin beige)
Inner-Middle Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Shattered eyeshadow (as above)
Outer Lower Lashline: MAC Hot Hot Hot eyeshadow (as above)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)

Steps

1. Apply Painterly Paint Pot all over the lid as a base. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242).

2. Use a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219; pointed end of Bare Minerals Precision Eye Brush) to apply Hot Hot Hot to the outer v.  Take it up very, very slightly into the outer crease of the eye so that it overlaps nicely with the lid and crease colours which follow.

3. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Shattered on to the eyelid.

4. Sweep Cork into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).  Applying a neutral brown to the crease helps to shape the eye and blend out the other two shades.

5. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Shroom on to the browbone to highlight and blend out the edges of the crease colour.

6. Take an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Shattered along the inner to middle parts of the lower lashline. Take the same brush and apply Hot Hot Hot to the outer part of the lower lashline.  Lightly sweep the brush (or a clean finger) along the lower lashline to blend and soften the line.

7. Apply black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

Here’s one more picture of the finished look:

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