How-To: Bright Sunset with Makeup Geek Shadows

Makeup by Jangsara (, Text by Leslie

Jangsara is sharing another beautiful creation using Makeup Geek eyeshadows.  She’s provided us with a diagram and we also had a text tutorial to go along with it.  We’re trying something different here, so let us know how you like this format.

One of the most important parts of using color is not only the application, but the placement as well.  Placing colors in the correct position can make a dramatic difference in the way your masterpiece turns out.  (Another example of placement of some of these same colors is Petja’s Red Hot Valentine’s Day Look)

From an intense Outer V, to a soft wash of several shades over the rest lid, you eyes should always have a gradient effect going from one color to the next. There should never be any harsh lines between colors. This look, with its brilliant summer hues, is the perfect example.

Products Used:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance 
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Yellow Brick Road – inner part of the lid 
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Chickadee – 2/4 of the lid 
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Mandarine  – 3/4 of the lid 
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Razzleberry – Outer part of the lid 
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Corrupt – Outer corner & crease 
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – White lies
  • Black liquid eyeliner – upper lash-line
  • Black gel liner – waterline
  • Mascara
  • Bulk lashes from eBay

Start by blending Razzleblerry onto the outer 1/3 of your eye lid; bring it up into the crease and feathering out. Take the same color and place it under the eye going iIn only about 1/3 of the way and bring it up in the outer corner until meets the Razzleberry. Next, take the shade Mandarin and a flat shader brush and place it where the Razzleberry ends, covering up the line where the Razzleberry stopped.

Gently feather it out onto the first ½ of your lid. While you’re at it, take the same color and put on the lower lash line starting where you stopped with Razzleberry and bring in leaving enough room for one more shade just in the inner corner and down onto the lower inside of your lash line.

Now, grab that gorgeous Chickadee, and do the same thing. Remember, each time you use a new color to go over the line from the previous color so they blend from one shade to the next.

At this point you should have the inner 1/3 of your eye left. Take Yellow Brick Road and apply to the inner part of your eye bringing it down on to your lower lash line to fill in that small part where the Chickadee stopped.

Remember, the key here is to blend, blend, and blend! This should look like one wash of color on your lids. The next step is completely optional. If you are happy with the way it looks, then feel free to stop here.

But for those of us, who love a more dramatic take on things, or to take this look from day to night, use a small crease brush and blend Corrupt into the Outer V section of your eye.

If you are uncertain on how to accomplish this part you can check out the classic tutorial “How to Define the Outer V”.  Just remember, placement is crucial in making your eye look like a stunning canvas of color.

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