This is my small orange arsenal. These products have been in my life for years. I have no idea why orange makeup has always appealed to me - maybe it's because its so unexpected, so eye-catching, and as you'll see below, it can be so creepy. While most days I just wear a sharp line of black liquid eyeliner, on days when I'm feeling more transformative I turn to these colors. And when I am shopping for a new pair of glasses I always make sure that it works with my beloved orange makeup. I have 3 different looks that I wear on a regular basis and have refined over the years, switching them around whenever the mood strikes me.
On an aesthetic level, I loooove the look of hollow, sickly eyes. And orange eyeshadow really adds that creepiness that I desire. Rule by MAC has been my standby since I was 16 and I first saw the MAC makeup artist wearing it at the counter. Love at first sight, and I've been wearing it ever since. I use a blending brush to apply the orange color lightly to the lid, and just dab brown eyeshadow into the creases with my finger for depth. For extra sickliness, I lightly dust a little bit of Rule under my lower eyelashes, just enough so that when I close my eyes, it looks like CREEPY SHADOWS from my upper lashes. In order to make my eyes pop a little, I use Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Demolition over my whole waterline, and just smudge it like hell. One thing that is particularly great about Rule is that it works with a lot of different skin tones, so I encourage you all to experiment! Here, I'm wearing MAC's Mocha lipstick because the terracotta color is a good compliment to Dead Eyes.
My summer look! As much as I love looking like a faery woodland witch, Chicago summers are full of life and so my makeup tends to be a little more optimistic. I bought Illamasqua's Powder Blusher in Excite last year after seeing it on a cleverly-designed display at Sephora. THE MARKETING TOTALLY WORKED. The color goes on very saturated, so I blend it like crazy with a wide stippling brush in order for it to be a little more subdued. A very light dusting of a coral eyeshadow (a blush, actually, Pinch Me by MAC) and a sheer coat of Mocha by MAC on the lips are all I need. Brownish lipstick for your best Charmed Ones vibes! FUN FACT: This blush also works as an eyeshadow.
The orange lipstick is easy: just a bit of sheer lip liner, a sheer dusting of a shimmery white eyeshadow (Retrospect by MAC), and lots of Diorshow. Too much Diorshow. HELLA DIORSHOW. With my blue glasses, I find it best to just play up my eyelashes when wearing such a vivid lip color, else I feel too done up for my own personal preference. If you want to see a seriously aspirational orange lipstick lewk, this post on The Divinitus will make you all about that life.
Do any of you guys have any signature makeup looks? Do share!