Summer Makeup: The Setting Sun

Summer Makeup: The Setting Sun

If you’ve been a long-time reader, you’ve probably gotten the hint that I love me some sunset-ish colors and looks. I can’t help it! I gravitate towards them. Golds got a hold on me!Β  I think I’m going to do a green look next.Β  Like totally freakin’ green.Β  I try to give greens a rest, since I also have a thing for green, but I think I am due for something green.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Goldmine eyeshadow on the entire lid. Lightly blend Cranberry eyeshadow on the inner crease with the 217. Next, apply Amber Lights eyeshadow on the outer third of the lid with the 239. Define the crease with Antiqued eyeshadow and the 226. Blend Orb eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Lucky liner on the lower lash line and then pat Goldmine eyeshadow beneath. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Margin blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116, then lightly pat Amber Diamond skinshimmer on the cheekbones to highlight.

For lips, apply Funbathing lipstick first, and then layer Easy Lounger lipglass for a complementing lip.

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Hi Christine, I love this look!! I’m a big gold fan too and I’ve been experimenting lots lately. I look up your archive of colours that I like and try to recreate them. Not always successfully since I don’t have the exact same shadows but you gotta try!! What brush do you use to pat Goldmine underneath the lucky liner? I’m saving up to buy the Urban Decay liners from the UK and get them posted to South Africa. Congrats on finsihing your exams, enjoy your summer and keep up the good work!

You probably love it so much because you simply look so good in it. I think these colours suit you best. A lovely look indeed. Gorgeous.

I LOVE Funbathing lipstick, but I seriously cannot convince myself that I need yet another lipstick this year… I have a feeling I might regret it though.

This looks so awesome on you =)

so pretty… I’m a sucker for gold too! =D If it isn’t too much trouble, may I request for a video of this tutorial? I’ve always been more of a visual gal. Thanks so much for the look! (>____<)*

You look great! I love the way you’ve put the colors together. I’ve been looking for a way to wear the Cranberry shadow (love that color very much) without making my eyes look tired, and this look is very inspiring. Your eyes look so bright.

This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing summery looks. I have Goldmine and just purchased Amber Lights. I need to get these others so I can copy this look.

loving this soooo much πŸ˜€ will definitely be wearing for work tomorrow! πŸ˜€ just started working on the Home department in a store and tryna get moved to Cosmetics teehee πŸ˜€

oh Christine, I just LOVE this look! πŸ™‚ I just bought an 88 eyeshadow palette, so I’m excited to recreate this look on the cheap version lol… it looks gorgeous on you… and I’m loving the last picture! work those poses girl! lol

Beautiful job christine ! Im gonna try this look for work today. I was wondering if you can tell me how do you get your bottom lash eyeliner to look so smooth. Everytime i put any eyeliner it seems to clump with my lower lashes and it doesnt look nice. I have so many UD 24/7 that i want to try but i cant seem to get it to work. Whats your secret ? Do you blend or just apply it ?Thanks!

Thank you so much!

I just apply it – but there might be a lil’ blending since I usually put an eyeshadow on the lower lash line, too!

U R LOOKING DIVINE i m out of words seriouslly n christine pls i m really serious …
i have always loved ur sunset looks… be it a sunset quad or makeup tutorials always thumbs up sweetie
i have everything except for dior amber diamonds …
m gonna surelly try this look for hubby’s b’day on 19th june…
hope he likes n make me buy few more makeup stuff hahahha
when will i stop this greedy habit of mine???
u think its possible for makeup or MACup addict???

Couldn’t love this look more! I’m all about beachy bronzes, golds and peaches this summer! This look could be easily substituted by UD Baked 24/7 liner and MAC Heat/Element duo. Just a suggestion!

Cool, I already do a look like this with NARS Duo in Meddeterrane (um, I think that’s how it’s spelled). But I wear it a bit differently with the orangeish color blended on the outside and the crease. Also, the orange is more orange (yours is more coral, almost with a hint of brown). I call my look “carribean sunrise” and recently have been adding gold/green in the center for summer!

However, I like the way you layered the shadows directly on top instead of at the edge. I will have to try that. Also, I have a more coralish color than the orange and will try that as well.

Thanks for the ideas, as always!

LOVE this look! you look gorgeous as always. and i see you’re using the 217 in more tutorials. glad ur liking it a little more now πŸ™‚

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