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Fall Makeup Trend to Try: Orange Eye Shadow

Orange eye shadow. You’re already scared huh? Well, don’t be! Orange shadow is a big trend for fall and it’s much more wearable than you’d think! My favorite way to wear it is by warming up a traditional smoky eye by blending a gorgeous burnt orange into the crease.

I bought the Stila In The Know palette because I found it to be one of the best all-matte palettes out there, but I was also strongly motivated by the color Fire. I was both intimidated and intrigued by the shade and I knew it would challenge me. When blended with the matte black, the effect is almost bonfire-like. 

The products I used to create this look are: 

  • Buxom Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner in Call Me
  • Stila In The Know Palette
  • Urban Decay Naked2 Palette
  • They’re Real Mascara

Follow these steps to create this orange eye shadow look.

  1. Begin with a primed eyelid.
  2. Line your inner rim with black liner.
  3. Line the upper lid with black liner, smudging with a pencil brush. Tip: When smudging waterproof eyeliner, do so immediately after applying or it will dry and set to its waterproof finish and be immovable.
  4. Smudge the black liner into the outer corner of eye, bringing it slightly into your crease.
  5. Apply a soft rosy brown to the middle of your lid.
  6. Apply a shimmery ivory shade to your inner eye corner only with a small brush.
  7. Using a fluffy crease brush, apply a matte orange shadow in your crease, working in small circular and windshield wiper motions.
  8. Apply matte black shadow onto the outer third of your eye, immediately blending inward with a fluffy blending brush.
  9. Touch up the orange shadow in your crease. Its intensity may have been dulled down a bit by the black shadow.
  10. Reapply eyeliner and smudge.
  11. Apply mascara.
  12. Complete your look with peachy nude lips or something minimal. Your eyes should definitely be the focal point of this look.

Check out my video tutorial to see exactly how I did it!

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Ivy Boyd

I have a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, but it's creating works of art on faces that I love most. By day, I am a Senior Education Consultant for Sephora as well as a freelance makeup artist. The rest of the time, I'm creating content for my makeup and beauty blog, Wake Up for Makeup, reading product reviews, watching tutorial videos and reading makeup artist books. I live and breathe this stuff and if you could eat makeup, I'd probably do that too. I also love painting abstracts, running, attending music festivals and acting weird with my husband and our two awesome cats. I'm here to tell you what products are legit, how to better use the ones you have, give you ideas to shake up your routine and guide you through some fun tutorials I know you can dominate.

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