March 12, 2013

FOTD with orange eyeshadow

A long long time ago I wore an orange blush as eyeshadow and quite liked the way it looked. (Click HERE for that post). So I went and bought myself a fairly cheap orange eyeshadow (Flormar Terracotta e/s in #M102) thinking I'd wear it often. And then somehow I forgot all about said eyeshadow until almost a year after purchasing it when I found it inside the pocket of one of my handbags, still in its plastic bag with the receipt still attached! Oops. Sign of having too much makeup?

Anyway, I decided to finally put it to good use, and yep I still like the way orange looks on my eyes.

I wore the orange on my lids, and then cut the crease with a matte reddish brown shade (MAC Sketch - review HERE). I then lined my eyes with Australis Curved Ink eyeliner (review HERE) and finished with 2 coats of Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion mascara (review HERE). Overall I think it's quite a wearable look.


Because the eyes were so bright, I thought I should leave my face and lips fairly neutral but it actually didn't work and needed brighter colours to bring the whole look together. So I wore MAC Everhip on my lips (a good dupe of it for my Australian readers is Australis Honky Tonk as swatched HERE), and on my cheeks I wore Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy (review HERE).



What do you think of this look? Would you wear orange eyeshadow?

23 comments :

  1. I love this look and I love orange eyeshadows - particularly the orange and gold shades. I got a gorgeous one from Inglot last spring that I L.O.V.E.

    So much love...

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    1. Inglot makes some beautiful bright eyeshadows. Unfortunately all the Inglot stores near me have shut down (why???) so I can't go swatch to my heart's content.

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  2. This is beautiful!! I love a bit of orange in the crease with MAC's texture :) x

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    1. MAC Texture is such a pretty shade, I don't have anything like it so I might have to change that and add it to my cart next time I'm shopping at MAC :)

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  3. Now this is a color of eye shadow I could totally see myself branching away from my neutrals for. Loving orange blushes, lipsticks and nail polish (not all together) so why not eye shadow too. xx

    Sara

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    1. It's a surprisingly wearable shade isn't it? And it's hard not to feel happy when wearing a beautiful vibrant orange :)

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  4. Perfect color combo, really subtle xx

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  5. This looks so pretty, also with the lipstick! Perfect combination! <3

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  6. So beautiful! i love the lipstick and your brows are amazing!

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  7. Who would have thought orange eye shadow looks so pretty and summer like, love the look.

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  8. it all looks so nice on you :)

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  9. Love it! Looks amazing

    dolcebeautyx.blogspot.com.au

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  10. Could you tell me where I could purchase this blush and eyeshadow here in Aus? Looks amazing!
    Loving your blog btw!

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    1. Hi Kate, I bought the blush from an ebay store (http://stores.ebay.com.au/Mirror-Mirror-Beauty) and I was very happy with their service. The eyeshadow is from Flormar, unfortunately the actual shop has closed down but they have an online store here http://flormar.bigcartel.com I've never bought from their online store so I can't really tell you what they're like.
      And thanks for reading my blog! :)

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