Posts Tagged Looks: Orange
- Orange Crush Makeup Look - January 26th, 2012
- Colorful Bright Makeup Look - November 2nd, 2011
- Orange and Dark Gray Look + Pumpkin Festival! - October 24th, 2011
- Fall Orange and Brown Makeup Look - October 17th, 2011
- Bright Blue and Orange Look - August 31st, 2011
Instead of the usual pinks and reds this Valentine’s Day, try some orange for a change! Orange is in the same warm color family as reds, but it appears much more fresh, fun, and unique — especially when it comes to eye shadow! This makeup look has a vibrant tangerine orange on the lid that really pops without being overwhelming. The eye makeup actually looks neutral when your eyes are open. This flash of orange only appears when you wink at your crush.
This makeup look uses some of my favorite bright eye shadows: Make Up For Ever “75″ (neon pink), Make Up For Ever “18″ (vibrant orange), and MAC “Electric Eel” (bright blue). Applying the pink and blue eye shadows next to each other creates a bright purple color where they are blended. In addition to lining my lower water line with a black kohl pencil, I also lined the outer edge of the lower waterline with a blue kohl pencil so that some blue peeks through the black.
I always look forward to the Art and Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay, CA every year. Aside from all the yummy pumpkin-themed food and crafts, it’s the one day in the year that I put on my pumpkin beret — an orange hat with green stem. I usually come up with a makeup look with orange in it to match my hat. This year I paired orange with dark gray eye shadow (instead of black so it’s not too Halloween-y). Check out pictures of the makeup and festival!
I used MAC Pigment in “Copper Sparkle” in my Fall Makeup Look from last year, but this time I applied it on top of a much brighter orange to really bring out the color. The resulting burnt orange color stands out a lot more than the orange MAC “Rule” eye shadow I used in the previous look. “Copper Sparkle” is such a gorgeous color — not only is it my go-to pigment every fall season, but it’s also one of my favorite and most used pigments!
Blue and orange are opposite from each other on the color wheel, making them a pair of complementary colors. When used together, complementary colors really stand out. I chose bright shades of blue and orange, but muted shades will stand out as well since two complementary colors provide the greatest chromatic contrast to each other.