Sunday, 6 July 2014

Tropical Sunset Eye Tutorial

Hi Everyone! So excited to share this look with you all, I'm quite happy with how it turned out! I really had no idea what I was going to end up with when I started, I was just playing around and taking photos as I went along, being all creative and whatnot. I hope you like it! 
I began by priming my lid with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden. Please excuse the spot in my eyebrow! 
I mainly used the Urban Decay Vice Palette for this look, so if you have that, this should be handy enough to recreate. I began by applying Laced on my Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush to the socket. I swept this in quite liberally from inner corner to outer corner. It's a lovely matte, light, muted, pinky brown colour.
Next, on a generic small shader brush, I took the colour Vice and "sandwiched" it onto the moving lid, meaning I left the centre of the lid clean. I've used this technique loads recently, I think it gives a lovely effect to the eyes. This didn't come out super strong because I'd laid down that Laced colour already, but I didn't really mind. I was going for a slightly softer look, but if you wanted this to look really intense, just avoid getting Laced on the moving lid. I blended the edges with the same Base Shadow Brush.
I applied the shade Provocateur, a cool lilacy pink glitter, with my Crown C124 synthetic flat shader brush. I applied it wet, to get that "foiled" effect. 
I highlighted my browbone with Anonymous.
I wanted to try something different for the lower lash line, so I dug out Samoa Silk by Mac Cosmetics, the only shadow not from the Vice Palette. I love the contrast of this peachy warm tone and super matte texture to the icy coolness and shine of Provocateur. I forgot to picture it, but I applied Freebird, a slightly warmer pink, into the tearduct, just to help tie the whole look together. I also ran a bit of Gosh Kohl in White along my waterline.
Clinique High Impact Mascara and Eylure Naturalites #147.

The finished look! It was so sunny outside when I was taking these photos, I'm trying so frickin hard in these not to squit hahah. I'm so sad the lilac washed out of my hair, I really liked it!

Let me know what you think! 

Much Love xxx


  1. I absolutely love this look, its nice that you did the pop or orange on the lower lash line it makes it very summer time appropriate! I always love your tutorials and think your a beautiful girl!

    Krystal | Little Beauty Bug <3 & Tumblr

    1. Thanks so much, glad ya like it!

  2. Love your tutorials, do you have any tips about taking photos for them? xx

    1. Hey, hmm good question! I don't really know, I always use natural light, that's probably the most important... Not really sure, I just take hundreds of photos and pick out the ones that turn out the best..! :P x

  3. I have never tried one of your looks but I appreciate that I could as you use palettes I own !!! This one is gorgeous as all your looks! I'm a big fan of yours !!

    1. That's great to hear, sure you never know when they might come in handy! ;) thanks so much! Xx


I appreciate all your feedback, let me know what you think, make suggestions, ask questions, I'll try to reply to any queries :) Much Love xx