With the change of seasons typically comes a shift in wardrobe options, but what about your makeup? As temperatures rise, lighten up! Opt for makeup that is both weightless and bright.
To celebrate the beginning of summer, we took the classic charcoal-colored smoky eye and made it sunny-side-up. Continue reading for a full tutorial on how to achieve the sunset-inspired smoky eye created by pro makeup artist Alana Dawn.
Step 1: Apply a burgundy eye shadow
Prime your lids, and using an eye shadow brush, apply a burgundy-colored shadow over the entire lid, blending the color upward to the crease. Next, dust a light layer of the same shade along your lower lash line.
Step 2: Layer orange & yellow eye shadows
Apply an orange eye shadow to the crease and blend it with a fluffy eye shadow brush, using side-to-side motions. Then, gently dust some yellow eye shadow just above the crease, and buff it out.
Step 3: Draw a cat eye
Draw a bold cat eye using an angled brush and felt-tip black eyeliner. For some added drama, throw on some fake lashes!
Step 4: Ride off into the sunset
Grab your honey, a summer cocktail and smile!
Will you use this tutorial to create the sunset smoky look at home? Tell us in the comments below!
Photography: Carlos Moscat
Makeup: Alana Dawn
Model: Stephanie Farugia