Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Try painting a CANYON SUNRISE on your lid by combining a mix of golden hued yellows, sunkissed, fiery oranges, and warm brown to ground it.

With an eyeshadow brush, apply a goldenrod yellow all over the lid. In the middle third of the lid, lightly pat a muted, yellow-drenched orange with a fluffy brush. On the outer third of the lid, blend a fiery orange-red shade with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Using a tapered crease brush, lightly blend the fiery orange-red shade into the crease Define the crease with a small, tapered crease brush and tap a deep, warm reddish brown color to add depth. Highlight the brow bone with a warm-hued neutral highlighter shade, and then line upper/lower lash line (as desired) with a black-brown shade. For complementing cheeks, try sunkissed cheeks by dusting a light touch of bronzer or a light tint of coral. Finish the look with lip colors in beiges, nudes, corals, or rusty browns for best results.

Check out some of our product recommendations by brand for getting this look!

Get the Look

  • MAC: Goldmine, Juiced, Coppering, Antiqued, Ricepaper, Costa Riche
  • Make Up For Ever: Sunflower #71, Pumpkin #50, Tangerine #18, Matte Cinnamon #161, Lemon Shimmer #101, Pearly Brown 2L
  • NARS: Balthazar Duo, Scorching Sun Duo, Surbaya Duo, Biarritz, Black Moon
  • Urban Decay: Jones, Half Baked, Heat, Roach, Maui Wowie, Bourbon

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34 thoughts on “Color Wheel: Canyon Sunrise

  1. Kathleen

    I absolutely LOVE this post!!!! It gives me SOOOO much inspiration. 😀

  2. Is this part of a serie of articles? ‘Cause I love it, thanks!

  3. Stephanie

    do more, please.

  4. Evelyn

    what a great article! Thank you so much!

  5. Amy

    I hope you continue with these kind of posts!

  6. I love these kinds of posts, it’s really handy, and really cool!

  7. Leah

    What a great idea, Christine!

    I’d love to see a “deep sea” themed color wheel!

  8. OOOH! Christine! I love this! Where did you get the swatches from? Did you just do all this in Photoshop or is there a site you used? I love the way it’s layed out, the font, everything! Like others have said, it’s VERY inspiring!

  9. Rada

    Love this post!! These recommendations by brands is a great idea! I hope you’ll post more of these!

  10. Agreed… inspiring!! 😀

  11. Faiza

    Wow Christine loving it! Would be great if you did more!

  12. VanessaMarie

    Really cool post! Thanks for the info:)

  13. Dany

    this is so awesome. its a fantastic idea for me when i have a brain fart on being creative. it also makes me want to shop my stash to find the right colors! thanks so much. please do more of these

  14. cmferrets

    cool post, i have almost all the colors from mac and urban decay!!! rock on!

  15. Catherine

    This is a greast post, please do more of these! And next time add a picture or 2 😉

  16. Sherry

    I love this post. I hope there are more! I recently got a color wheel and am trying to learn how to use it.

  17. Andrea

    I love this post too!!!!

  18. Kristie

    I love this post! I am doing this tomorrow using NARS. Thanks!

  19. Rachel

    yay! I love these posts!

    p.s. I think you have Heat and Roach reversed in the Urban Decay section!