Color Inspiration Tutorial

“There is nothing more musical than a sunset”

-Claude Debussy

Hello my lovelies!


First off, I want to thank Erin from “Makeup By Erin” for posting this lovely tutorial and inspiring today’s look. I love fun color combinations and somehow didn’t think of throwing orange and purple together. Once again a huge thanks to Erin for the inspiration, and please take a minute to check out her page for some other blogging gold.


While I know that this look has a lot of color going on, I tried to tone it down it keep it more wearable. I also used a loose pigment to help achieve this look, but that is not at all necessary if you want to keep this lighter.


I also just want to acknowledge that this was a really good brow day. I can’t wait to never be able to recreate them again and cry out of desperation. They definitely need a good plucking at the front, but I’m really happy with how much better I’m getting at my brows, given that it’s my least favorite part of applying makeup. I do plan to post a brow routine once I get mine down a little more consistently.

Do you have any looks on your blog that you’d like me to recreate? What’s your favorite color combo?

Let’s get started:


Photo via Beauty Bay

The eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the eyelids with a powder or shadow that best matches your skin tone.
  2. Apply the first shadow into the crease to help create some dimension and warmth.
  3. Buff the second shadow throughout the entire crease, focusing on the outer and inner corners. Blend upward toward the brow bone for a smooth transition.
  4. Wet a dense packing brush and place the third shadow across the center of the lid. Buff out any harsh edges.
  5. Apply glitter or pigment glue to the same spot as the third shadow, allow to dry slightly, and place a bronzey/orange pigment of your choice to the center, in order to increase intensity. This step is completely optional.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Blend the second shadow across the entire lower lashline, extending downward for a more dramatic effect.
  2. Place the third shadow at the very center of the lashline.


  1. Line the waterline with a bronze/orange eyeliner.
  2. Apply the fourth shadow to the tear duct for a highlight.
  3. Curl and coat the lashes with mascara. Apply falsies if you wish.

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a fabulous Friday!

Stay beautiful!

Products Used:

Foundation – Covergirl Healthy Vitalist Elixir “Ivory”

Concealer – NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer “Chantilly”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Maybelline Facestudio Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder

All Over Setting Powder – M.A.C. Studiofix Powder Plus Foundation “NC15”

Contour/Bronzer – NYX Pro Contour Palette “Sculpt/Toffee”

Blush – Milani Baked Blush “Luminoso”

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Champagne Pop”, Maybelline Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter “Molten Gold”

Brows – Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer “Medium Brown”, NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Auburn”

Eyeshadow – Bh Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Palette, NYX Pigment “Venetian”

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Get Paid”

Mascara – L’oreal Lash Paradise “Blackest Black”

Lips – Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick “Dragonfruit”

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

14 thoughts on “Color Inspiration Tutorial

  1. Makeup by Erin says:

    Thanks for mentioning me lovely. 😊 Your look is STUNNING. I love the vibrancy, it’s just awesome. 💖

  2. Janice Wald says:

    Hi Zo,

    I met you at Laura’s blog party. Maybe you can check out my blog. I am having a blog party today and would love for you to come. I blog at http://Mostly Please click the link and not my picture or my name if you want to check out my blog. Sometimes people end up at my old blog. I blog about blogging tips and I also have six blog parties a month.

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