Apr 2, 2013 Alex Gariano Looks

Trend to Try: Sunset Eyes

While emerald and pink may reign supreme this spring, there’s another makeup trend that’s sure to catch fire this season: sunrise (or sunset) eyes. From punchy peaches to bold oranges and deep golden yellows, fiery eyeshadow combinations are a brilliant way to update your look for spring or summer. This sunset-inspired eye look was spotted on models at Peter Som, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Dior and we cannot wait to try it. Since this colorful combination can be a bit intimidating we turned to our panel of experts for tips on how to translate this sun-drenched trend for everyday wear…
  1. Pick the right color. Peachy-orange is lovely way to translate this trend for everyday life. Try mixing Urban Decay Half Baked Eyeshadow with Inglot eyeshadow in #410. If you have fair to medium skin, freelance makeup artist Elyse Reneau suggests going with soft peach or coral shades. For darker skin tones, she recommends bold bright oranges and tangerines.
  2. Apply it right. Elyse notes that “using the right tool is key” when creating a sunset look. She suggests using Giorgio Armani’s Large Eye Contour Brush to work a small amount of shadow into the crease of the eye. She adds, “Let the brush do all the work using small circular motions in a ‘windshield wipe’ motion across the eye.” For a bolder take on the trend, Elyse says to “try packing the lid with a concentrated amount of shadow and then use a clean blender brush like Lancôme' Blending Shadow Brush #17 to slowly blend the shadow up the crease to create a sunset effect.”
  3. Define the eyes. Be sure to apply black mascara to the top lashes to make the eyes pop and to balance out the bold color. Try Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils Baby Doll or L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes.
Are you going to give this trend a try? Let us know which trend you would like us to breakdown for you in the comments below!
Photos: Style.com


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