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Rosy Eye Makeup Tutorial

If life looks better through rose-colored glasses, then why not shift the color to your lids with this GNO, wine-inspired eye makeup.

A rosy tone on the eyes can look very romantic and even avant garde depending on how you wear it. Burgundy or wine eye makeup makes green and blue eyes look electric. One important thing to remember when using red hues near the eye area is to reserve it for the top lid and avoid the lower lash line to avoid looking like a zombie. Using liner helps to create separation between the whites of your eyes and the red color as well. (Similar rules apply for pink eye makeup as well.)

I used a great little trio palette to do this look, Kat Von D's True Romance palette in Fever Ray. I paired the eyes with one of my favorite rose lip colors, bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready.

Here is how I got the look:

  1. Begin with a primed eyelid, as always.
  2. Use a crease brush to apply a matte rose-tan shade like Urban Decay Laced.
  3. Pat a matte, burgundy shade like the middle color from Kat Von D's True Romance Trio in Fever Ray.
  4. Use the same crease brush to soften the top edge for a gradual fade.
  5. Place a shimmery, pale pink at the inner corners only. I used the first color in the Kat Von D trio.
  6. Use a black pencil liner like Stila Smudge Stick in Stingray to line your inner rim.
  7. Take a deep brown pencil liner like Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Liner in 25L. Smudge out with a pencil brush.
  8. Apply mascara to bottom and top lashes. I am using one of my drugstore favorites, L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes.
  9. Complete look with a mid-tone rose lipstick like bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie in Get Ready.

Here's a video showing how I got the look:

For more makeup tips from Ivy, go to Wake Up for Makeup.

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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