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Makeup of the Day: Orange Halo Smokey Eye

Who else loves a good warm smokey eye? Orange is my obsession right now, and after far too long of not being able to wear makeup, I decided that I needed to throw all of the orange eyeshadows on my eye at once. So here is my Orange Halo Smokey eye.IMG_0990[1]

The Halo or Spotlight eye has been getting a lot of love lately, and that’s definitely a bandwagon I have well and truly hopped on. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, a halo eye is when you keep the crease, inner and outer corners of the eye darker and pop a lighter colour in the center of the mobile lid. You can use this in many different ways with many different eyeshadows. I very often like to keep the crease and inner/outer corners matte and then pop the center of the lid with a foiled shadow (the spotlight). Today I used mostly shimmer shadows because I wanted a multi-tonal look. Many of the shades have an iridescence or duochrome effect and I love blending those kind of shadows together and watching magic unfold.

So, lets get into a breakdown of the look.



I primed my lids with my Maybelline Color Tattoo in Creme De Nude*. I then took Buttercupcake from the Sugarpill Burning Heart palette and blended it into my crease as a transition shade, and then I took Flamepoint and did the same thing but didn’t blend it as high as Buttercupcake. I then took my Beau Belle Cosmetics 35 Warm Glow palette (currently out of stock, sorry!) and took various orangey tones into the crease. These shades don’t have names but the further down I got into the crease, the darker the shadows got. I then took Love+ from the Sugarpill palette and popped that into my inner and outer corner of my eye, then blended into the crease. I used a rusty colour over that to keep the orangey vibe. I used a bright gold foiled shadow in the centre of my lid as my spotlight. I took the iridescent red/pink shadow in my inner corner and on the brow bone as a highlight. I then took the same colours under my eye and blended them all out for a very blown out look. I curled my lashes and gave them a good coat of Avon Big and Daring Volume mascara.

I applied Revlon ColorStay* Dry/Normal in Buff, mixed with 2 drops of my The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Lightening Drops*, with my B. Beauty Latex Free Blending Sponge* for a less full coverage and then went in with my Urban Decay Naked Weightless Full Coverage Concealer* under my eyes and over any blemished and blended that in with my Blending sponge. I set my foundation and concealer with the Collection  Pressed Powder* in Ivory. I took the matte bronzer from the Makeup Revolution Blush and Contour Palette Golden Sugar* and dusted that over my forehead, nose and cheeks for a sunkissed effect and took an orangey blush from the Freedom Pro Blush Peach and Baked* palette and took the lighter highlight shade and popped that on the high points of my face. I set the whole thing with my NYX Makeup Setting Spray Dewy/Long lasting* for a fresh, dewy finish.

I didn’t use anything on my lips because I currently have cold sores, and there’s no way I want to be putting product anywhere near that.

Obviously this is an eye look that can be toned down if you don’t want a look this bright. I love a blown out smokey eye, but you don’t have to blend out your shadows as far as I did and you can totally switch out the colours.

So, what looks do you want to see next? Would you guys like to see tutorials in the future, and if so, do you have any requests? Pop them down in the comments, I’d love to hear your suggestions.

Lots of love, Kim xo

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