November 11, 2011

Step by Step Orange and Taupe eyeshadow tutorial

Ever since I wore a blush as eyeshadow in THIS post, I've been obsessed with wearing bright colours on my eyes. Even though it might sound scary, it actually won't necessarily make you look like a clown, and can in fact really brighten your face.

Here is a photo where I used orange and taupe eyeshadows to come up with a wearable day time look.
Outdoors, no flash

I realise some people might still find it scary to wear bright orange on the eyes, so hopefully this little tutorial will help. You can try this tutorial with any bright shade, you don't have to stick with the orange. But by using a taupe shade in the crease you can tone down the look to make it something you're more comfortable with.

Step by Step Orange & Taupe look

Step 1: Apply a creamy white base to make the colours really stand out. I used NYX jumbo pencil in Milk.
Step 2: Using a flat brush pack on a bright eyeshadow on the lid. I used Missha eyeshadow in OR204.
Step 3: Apply a little bit of the same bright eyeshadow in the inner corner of the eye and a little bit below the lashline.

Step 4: Apply a taupe shade in the crease and outer V. I used Missha eyeshadow in BR203
Step 5: Using a fluffy brush blend any harsh edges
Step 6: Apply a white eyeshadow in the inner corner of the eye. I used Missha eyeshadow in WH203

Step 7: Apply a black pencil eyeliner on the top lashline, giving a small flick at the end. I used Jordana color extend pencil in Black
Step 8: (optional) Go over the pencil with a liquid liner. I used Face of Australis Liquid liner in black.
Step 9: Finish with 2 coats of mascara. I used Maybelline The Falsies in blackest black.

Products Used

Mishha Orange (OR204) - lid
Missha Taupe (BR203) - crease
Missha White (WH203) - inner corner
Jordana Color Extend eyeliner in Black
FOA Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara in Blackest Black

Revlon New Complexion Oil-Control Foundation in Sand
MAC MSNF Powder in Light/Medium
Illamasqua Disobey to Contour
Milani Luminoso Blush

Australis Colour Inject lipstick in Honky Tonk

The final look
Outdoors, no flash

I hope you found this tutorial useful. Let me know if you're comfortable using colour on the eyes or if you prefer your neutrals.


  1. Great tutorial! I'm actually also interested in the different brushes you've used and what brand they are. I'm a neutral girl during the week and bring out the colour on the weekends.

  2. This looks amazing you look so pretty in the top picture!xxx

  3. Love this makeup! I was also recently experimenting with oranges and pink eye shadows. I think they are just perfect for summer.

    Your blog is getting better and better, Lilit! Seriously.


  4. Love this look, going to try it out this weekend.

  5. Awesome look! Great tutorial too, really nicely set out. I dont mind some colour on the eyes. I used to be all about the purple eyeshadow in the past haha

  6. This is a wonderful post, but I'm definitely a neutral kind of person. Colours are so scary! You look beautiful though!

  7. Oooohhh so pretty! It's a great tutorial :) perfect to see the step by stp process of a great eye look


  8. This is beautiful Lilit, love the colours on you and the winged liner.

  9. very nice! I love wearing orange and brown together, they go so well!

  10. great tutorial, i didn't think that the taupe would go with the orange, but i was wrong!! haven't heard of that brand of eyeshadow before, gotta check that out.

  11. I love wearing bright colors. Great look. Love that lipstick color!

  12. Lovely! I adore orange shadows- mixing it with taupe looks great!

  13. This is really pretty, thanks for the tutorial! I don't think I would normally use orange, but I would love to try this with blue or green!

    Just wondering, how are the Missha eyeshadows? I have fairly limited experience with Asian cosmetics (even though I'm Asian, LOL), except for BB creams, and Shiseido if you want to count that. Thanks!

  14. This is a great step by step tutorial! I'm liking this look a lot very pretty, very wearable. Nice job :)

  15. It looks great! I love orange eyes

  16. Omg gorgeous! I've never seen orange used so well! Great post :)

  17. Thank you so much for your lovely comments everyone! You made my day xo

    Vita - I use a mix from Models Prefer, Artistry (they're sold at Priceline) and Royal Langnickel. Models prefer is def my fave range as they're densely packed and they minimise fallout.

    Maria - thanks babe!

    Grace - it's a Korean brand, they have a whole makeup range here in Sydney and they're all cheap. e.g. the eyeshadows are $3.90 each!

    Pretty Me Purple - considering how cheap they are, they are ok. There is definitely fallout with some of the glitterier shades, but for the price I can live with it, and get my kick out of buying unusual shades I wouldn't want to spend MAC prices on.


  18. You did a great job and this is a really beautiful look Lilit!

    Kisses, Melanie
    Beauty and Bows

  19. Orange cant look better Lilit!
    I personally shy away from bright colors on eyes - prefer dark/bold or neutral ones.

    btw, where can we spot the Missha e/s here in Sydney? thx

    oh the brushes, let me check out the Models Prefer. I was looking for an inexp option and couldn't find much and bought one from ecotools. its quite nice.

  20. I love your looks, especially because you have brown eyes like me so I know they will look good!!! Orange is such an understated colour but if used properly (like you did) you can achieve fabulous looks! Defo going to try this.
    Nowwww...that blush!!! ahhhhhh you should do a post on your blush collection please!
    Have a fab weekend Lilit! Muakkkk! X

  21. Lilit, you always manage to make the most unwearable things flattering! You're really talented!! I'm studying makeup at The Academy of Makeup at the moment and I've been experimenting with so many different colours, most of my inspiration has been from you! Love it!

  22. I don't know how you've managed to pull it off, but you look absolutely radiant with the orange eyes :)
    I love the blush too.


  23. <3 I love it! Thanks for sharing this idea! It'll definitely help with my Orange Lip Looks series. <3

  24. GORGEOUS!!! They look so great together!!

  25. Really lovely! :) You suit every color so well. Damn you!! :-p hee he

  26. Thank you so much everyone, I'm so glad you liked this look.

    Gaea - The only place I know that has a Missha store is the bottom level of QVB, just across from where Lush store is. Oh and do check out the Models Prefer blushes, they are seriously good for the price.

    Mercedes - thanks hun, I'm too embarassed to do a blush collection post! I think I have too many... oops..

    oh Angie, that's so sweet of you! I hope you're having fun at The Academy, can't wait to see what looks you come up with.


  27. Lilit, these colours look gorgeous on you, set against your dark hair! Kudos to you for trying out all these new colours! e. Xx

  28. Lilit these are absolutely gorgeous colours to pair together, and I really like your idea of adding the taupe to tone down the bright, its fantastic! well done to have the balls to wear orange eye shadow too haha xxxxx

  29. My gosh you are so stunning! I just LOVE this!!!

  30. beautiful! I usually go for the bright colors on my lips or cheeks... & more bronze or neutral shades on my eyes, but this is gorg! def going to try this look out!

  31. I love using orange eyeshadow! I have several FOTDs using orange eyeshadows!

    I have the same Missha BR203, but the orange that I have is OR202 from Missha as well. And I haven't played with them for a long time. ;)

    Very nice look you did!

  32. I like how you've just left a cute pop of colour on the lid, and I'm suuuuper envious of your blending skillz!

  33. Thanks for your great tutorial.You are looks like so beautiful.........

    free makeup samples

  34. What can I add more , You are so sweet and i love your makeup looks
    I <3 this look



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