How To: Sunset Inspired Eyes

By Sara | February 3 2012 | 13 Comments

sunset eyes

This is for those of you who love colour and aren’t afraid to show it! As always, you don’t have to use the exact same products as I did, in fact I recommend fishing about in your current collection and pulling out those unused super-bright palettes!

1. I started off without any base, as I knew the shadows would fall out like crazy so I just applied my Urban Decay Primer Potion all over the lid and below the lower lashes with my ring finger.

sunset eyes tutorial step 2

2. Next take any matte reddish colour, I used one from a generic brand bright palette (think something like a Coastal Scents 88 palette, or similar). On a fluffy blending brush I did a light wash of this in the crease, blending well.

sunset eyes tutorial step 3

3. Next on a flat shader brush I took a little bit of this Barry M Dazzledust in 87. I applied this right in the middle of the lid, leaving out the inner and outer corner.

sunset eyes tutorial step 4

4. Taking another Dazzledust, this time number 76, on the same brush, I applied this in the inner tear duct.

sunset eyes tutorial step 5

5. To add some depth to the eye, I took a pointed crease brush and Inglot 439 (any purple or aubergine colour will do, a matte colour would look amazing) and applied this in the outer corner and sharply in the crease.

sunset eyes tutorial step 6

6. I applied all three colours under the lower lashline in the same order, purple in the outer corner, orange in the middle and yellow in the inner bit.

sunset eyes tutorial step 7

7. I wanted to make the lower lashline a little darker so with an angled brush and Inglot 63 (the best matte black I’ve ever tried. Mac Carbon who!?) I ran this just at the root of the lashes lightly, and extended the line out, to mark where I wanted my wing to go.

sunset eyes tutorial step 8

8. Using Rimmel Glam’Eyes Liquid Liner I lined my top lashline, winging it out dramatically.

sunset eyes tutorial step 9

9. I then used Avon SuperShock Gel Liner on the top and bottom waterlines and added Avon Super Enchant Mascara to lashes.

sunset eyes tutorial step 10

10. This look was crying out for crazy lashes, so I applied Ardell 134 lashes. Definitely not an office look then!

finished look

finished look

eyes shots

On my cheeks I used Urban Decay AfterGlow Cheeck Tint in Quickie and Mac Creme Colour Base in Shell to highlight. On my lips I dabbed on a little bit of Gosh Lipstick in Darling to get that pale nude look.

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13 Replies to "How To: Sunset Inspired Eyes"

  • Aisling says:

    Love this look – and the lashes are amazing!

  • Ger says:

    A bit ‘young’ for me but looks amazing on you Sara. I could see my sister wearing this clubbing on holidays. I wish I’d been a bit bolder in my younger days, I would never have thought to put orange or yellow near my eyes.

    Could I ask you – wold you pretty please list the shade no.s in your Inglot palatte? I always get bamboozled when I go to their stand but you’ve put together a really nice edit there.

  • brid:-) says:

    Absolutely beautiful….I wish I had the right colour eyes for this look. :-(

  • Banjaxed says:

    This is so cool! I don’t think it would work on my brown eyes, but it’s a really dramatic look that looks great with your blue eyes Sara!

  • Aisling says:

    I think this would work on any colour eyes – give it a go!

  • LoCo says:

    So talented. I’m too old for the look but so impressed at your work.
    The lashes are awesome.

  • le smurf says:

    Looks gorgeous and suits you Sara. I have serious skin envy – flawless lucky you!

    However – your colours remind me of those really nice pencil ice lollies from the 80’s – they had a bit of purple red and orance and they were yum. Would love one now!!

  • Maj says:

    I love it, think i wouldn’t wear lashes with it, just mascara.

  • Sara says:

    Ger – The colours are: 30, 63, 360, 11, 351, 428, 17, 439, 501, 407.
    My faves are 351 and 63. :)

    And guys, I think this will look great on any eye colour, and if you find it doesnt, try changing the colours, blues and greens maybe?

  • JennyR says:

    Amazing! So so gorgeous, I wish I had your skills!

  • Cait says:

    This looks amaazzzzing. I never know what to do with bright colours, now I do! I love seeing what brushes are used too.

  • Ger says:

    Thanks a million Sara.

    Hmmm think I’ll be taking a detour to the Jervis centre on my way home!

  • Sara, kudos to you for managing to make sunset eyes look nice and not like a little girl who played with paint!
    Am very jealous of the way you manage to wing your eyeliner so perfectly!

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