Looks: A Tangerine Floating In Water

Hello everyone,

here in Italy the weather has been really bad lately. It’s been raining non-stop for a few days now, it’s freezing cold and it doesn’t seem like it will get better anytime soon. I’m really getting fed up with it, I want the sun and the hot weather back now! And while I’m waiting for it to happen, I thought I could at least wear a summery look to cheer me up. I used orange and aqua, two colors that always make me think of summer. Let me know what you think of this look! :)

Products used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Sleek Curious eyeshadow palette
– BFTE eyeshadow in Tangerine
Sleek I-Divine Original Eyeshadow Palette
Pupa True Eyes Eyeliner
– Layla Love For Lash mascara
YSL Teint Singulier Sheer Powdercreme Veil Foundation
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous
– Wet n Wild Cover All Concealer Palette
Barry M Lip Gloss Wands in Bubblegum Pink

– Start by applying an eyeshadow primer to your eyes (I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance) to help makeup stay put all day and improve the color payoff of the eyeshadows.
– Apply a bright aqua shade (I used the one in the Sleek Curious eyeshadow palette) on the lid.
– Sweep a pale orange shade (I used BFTE eyeshadow in Tangerine) on the crease and blend. Apply the same shade on the lower lashline.
– Apply a pale yellow shade (I used the one in the Sleek Original palette) on the browbone to highlight.
– Apply a light grey shade (I used the one in the Sleek Curious palette) on the outer V and blend well.
– Line your eyes with a black pencil liner and apply mascara.
– On your face, apply your usual foundation (I used YSL Teint Singulier Sheer Powdercreme Veil Foundation in no.5) and then concealer (I used Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Porcelain) to cover dark circles or any other imperfection you may have.
– Sweep a peachy pink blush with gold shimmers (I used Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous) on your cheeks and highlight the cheekbones, middle of the nose and chin with a white highlighter (I used the white shade in the Wet n Wild Cover All Concealer Palette).
– Apply a semi-opacque bright pink shade (I used Barry M Lip Gloss Wands in Bubblegum Pink) on your lips.

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  1. says

    Sending you lots of sunshine! I live in Florida and feel awful when the sun isn’t shinning so I understand. This look is gorgeous though. Happy Friday to you!!

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Brittany, thanks. I hope the sun will arrive here soon! 😉 Usually it’s around this time of the year that the weather starts getting better but this year it’s getting so much worse instead!

      Thanks, I’m glad you like the look and happy Friday to you too. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Stavroula, sounds like the weather is even worse in Greece! I hope it’ll get better soon! :)

  2. Marie says

    It’s great! I’ve never tried these colours both but it matchs very well! Have a nice week-end (here it’s freezing cold too!)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Marie, thank you! You should try this combo, it’s very pretty. I hope you have a lovely weekend too and that the weather will get better where you live too. :)

  3. Mylanqolia says

    I really love it, Gio! Besides, I’m curious now if a peachy/ apricot shade would also harmonize with aqua. Let’s experiment! :-)

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