The second look in my Bird Series (you can read more about the series here) is based around the Flamingo. When I was browsing photos of flamingos online, I was struck by the variety in the colours of these birds. The colour schemes seemed to range from cream, peach, coral, pink and vivid red. I knew that flamingos could come in different colours but hadn’t realised there was quite so much diversity. Nice to learn something new!
I chose to base my look around flamingos with white, cream, peach and coral-red feathers, along with black-ish beak tips (see photo below) For this look, I incorporated the white, cream, peach and coral-red on the lid and deep brown/black on the upper lashline. I also used a bright peachy-coral on the lips to tie in with the bright coral red feathers.
You can view full face shots, along with the cheek and lip colours I used, in this post.
The Bird Series includes looks based around different types of birds and their colour schemes. You can read more about the series and view posts here.
Tip: I used the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette for this particular look. This particular palette has a good range of creams, peaches and plums to choose from and fitted with the colour scheme for this look.
Click here to read my article ‘Parts of the Eye’ for help on where to place eyeshadow colours.
Base: MAC Painterly Paint Pot (light matte beige)
Crease: Too Faced Just Peachy eyeshadow (medium matte warm peach-coral)
Outer Lid/Outer V: Too Faced Peach Punch eyeshadow (medium matte coral-pink)
Outer Lid/Outer V: MAC Hot Hot Hot eyeshadow (medium matte bright coral-red)
Lid: Too Faced Peach Butter eyeshadow (light matte warm cream)
Highlight: Too Faced Peach Meringue eyeshadow (light matte white-cream)
Upper Lashline: Too Faced Chocolate Dipped eyeshadow (deep matte charcoal brown)
Lower Lashline: Too Faced Chocolate Dipped eyeshadow (as above)
Inner Lower Lashline: Too Faced Peach Meringue eyeshadow (as above)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)
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. Sweep Just Peachy into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).
3. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 272, MAC 239) and pat Peach Punch on to the outer part of the lid. Apply it at a slight angle to add some shape to the eyes.
4. I wanted to add more red to the outer part of the lid so I patted Hot Hot Hot over Peach Punch. I used a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 272, MAC 239) for this step.
5. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 272, MAC 239) and pat Peach Butter on the lid.
6. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Peach Meringue on to the browbone to highlight.
7. Take an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Chocolate Dipped along the upper lashline.
8. Take the same eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Peach Meringue to the outer lower lashline.
9. Apply plenty of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Here’s another close-up of the eyes:
Here are some full face shots of the look:
To complement the look: I used Benefit Galifornia blusher on the cheeks (you can read more about this product, see swatches and view photos here), Pixi Subtle Sunrise Glow-y Gossamer Duo (light gold shade on left side of compact) to highlight the cheekbones and Too Faced Peach Kiss Lipstick in Peach Beach on the lips (you can read more about these lipsticks, see swatches and view photos here).