This Orange Halo Eye Will Be Your Go-to Fall Makeup Look — Here’s How to Do It

September 13, 2021
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | by L'Oréal
orange eye look tutorial

Fall is fast approaching, which means we’re starting to bust out our rich red lipsticks, burnt orange shadows and our favorite autumnal nail polishes. The first look we’ll be creating come September 22? This orange halo eye created by makeup artist Dana Renée. To find out how she executed her glamorous fall makeup look, keep reading. 

  • STEP 1:

    Build Up Your Halo

    Using a small, tapered fluffy brush, pick up a deep orange shade from the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Phoenix. Pack the color in the inner and outer corners of the eye, using the flat side of the brush, then use the tip of the brush to blend the shade and make it meet in the middle of the lid. “These shadows are insanely pigmented, so a little goes a long way,” says Renée. 

  • STEP 2:

    Deepen the Halo

    To add definition to the eye, take an even smaller brush and pack a dark brown shadow in the inner and outer corners. “I like adding a little bit of depth to a halo eye because I feel like it creates more of a gradient effect, and adds contrast,” Renée says.

side by side images of person applying orange eyeshadow to eyelid
  • STEP 3:

    Apply Your Shimmer

    Next, pack the Urban Decay Cosmetics 24/7 Moondust Shadow in Cosmic, a twinkling iridescent white, onto the middle of the lid, extending it into the crease. Renée recommends using a flat, synthetic brush for this step to minimize fallout and maximize pigmentation. 

  • STEP 4:

    Repeat on the Lower Lashline

    Start by smudging the same orange shadow on the inner and outer corners of the lower lash line, then trace closer to the eye with the dark brown shadow. Place the shimmer in the middle of the lash line and in the inner corner. “The light catches the center of the eye, creating a really cool effect,”  Renée says.

side by side images of person wearing orange eyeshadow
  • STEP 5:

    Finish With Lashes and Liner

    Renée added a thin line of brown pencil to her upper lash line, then applied a set of fluffy false eyelashes. She recommends choosing a pair that is shorter in the middle and longer at the inner and outer corners so you can show off your halo eye.

Photography and Makeup: Dana Renée, Design: Hannah Packer

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