It’s not often that I see a makeup look and think ‘I need to try that’, but that’s exactly how I felt about sunset eyes! Sultry, sparkling and enchanting, a sunset eyeshadow look frames the eyes in warm, orangey red tones – a combination that is right up my street!
A subtle twist on a smoky eye, a sunset eye is perfect for someone looking to give their summer makeup look a shake-up. In 5 simple steps here’s how you can create this quick and easy look…
In 5 simple steps here’s how you can create this quick and easy look…
Step 1: Colour
Every eye look should start with a base, and the MAKE UP FOR EVER Color Paints are the perfect option. For this look I chose the shade L-54 Lustrous Taupe, a deep bronze hue that glides over the lid with ease. Apply the creamy formula all over the lid with the MAKE UP FOR EVER Concealer Brush – Small – 174.
Step 2: Structure
Even on my ‘natural’ makeup days, I like to run eyeshadow through my crease, it adds great depth to and makes eyes stand-out. As we’re creating a sunset look I have chosen the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow in I-722 Mandarin, a vibrant peach-orange that creates the perfect sunset tone.
I applied the eyeshadow through the crease and blended upwards with the MAKE UP FOR EVER Blender Brush – Large – 242 (this brush makes blending quick and easy thanks to its fluffy bristles).
Step 3: Highlight
I couldn’t create a sunset look without a little sparkle, could I? To recreate the reflection of a sunset on the ocean I applied the beautiful MAKE UP FOR EVER Diamond Powder in 4 Bronze to my eyelids, a golden bronze that has a slight orange tone (this orange tone is greater when applied wet). The MAKE UP FOR EVER Concealer Brush – Small – 174 allowed me to pack on the pigment and take my look up a notch in an instant. For greater intensity apply the Diamond Powder with a wet brush.
Step 4: Define
To complete the eyeshadow steps, apply a small amount of the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow in ME-654 Cauldron, a chocolate brown with a golden hue, to the lower lashline. Apply as close as possible to the lashes and then blend out for a smoky brown effect. The MAKE UP FOR EVER Precision Blender Brush – 216 will allow you to get up close and personal with the lower lashline, whereas the MAKE UP FOR EVER Round Shader Brush – Medium -240 will be the ideal tool for achieving a well-blended result.
Step 5: Intensify
Is any look complete without a few coating of mascara? For this look, I chose the MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Extravagant Mascara for its no-clump formula. Wiggle the pyramid shaped brush from the roots of your lashes upwards for longer, more defined lashes.
The Finished Look
And there we have it! This sunset look is easy to achieve and is a great twist on a simple smoky eye. So, whether you’re looking for a new signature look or have a special occasion on the horizon, you should definitely try out a sunset eye.