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Friday, 31 May 2013

Make Up How To: Tangerine Dream

Orange. Make up. The two words don't quite slide together, do they? But before you're filled with images of perma-tans and WAGs, I don't mean the orange you usually would avoid at all costs, I mean the subtle use of orange and coral to cleverly brighten up your makeup. Whilst playing with a palette the other day I spontaneously decided to use an orangey-copper on my eyes and I actually liked it. A lot of tutorials featuring orange eye make up online are quite dramatic but I wanted to create a subtle look more suitable for daytime. So here, readers, is my make-up how to: tangerine dream.

Step One:

Prep your skin using moisturiser and primer. I'm using Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer. Then it's time for foundation and although this is an 'orange' make-up tutorial, I urge you  to avoid the tangerine look in this part. Instead use a foundation similar to your complexion, or just one shade darker. I use Clinique Stay Matte Foundation in 'Alabaster'. Whether you choose to apply with your fingers or brush is up to you. I'm using a foundation brush to apply it evenly before using the brush in downward strokes to blend it and pat for excess foundation. 

Step Two:

Dust a white shade of eyeshadow, with a touch of shimmer, over your eyelids. I'm using 'martini' from the Sleek Snapshots i-Divine palette.

Step Three:

Then it's time for orange! Blend an orangey-copper shade into the crease of your eye. Draw a line on the crease with the shadow and fill in the space between the line and the eyelid. I'm using another shade from the Sleek Snapshots i-Divine palette named 'sunset'. Then I used a rounded brush to blend in the colour with the white shade used earlier.

 Step Four:

 Now it's time to go bright! I used the shade from the aforementioned palette, named 'tequila sunrise'. Lightly tap the vivid shade onto the corners of eyelids with a small brush before using the same brush as before to blend the shade seamlessly into the copper and white shades.

 Step Five:

Apply a soft line of brown eye pencil just above the lash line for definition. I'm using Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in 'brown'.

 Step Six:

Curl eyelashes for 15 seconds eye. Then apply apply a few coats of mascara. I'm using Benefit Bad Gal Lash in 'black'. Press the mascara wand onto bottom lashes lightly for a second to give them length too.

 Step Seven:

Now it's time to focus on your face again. Apply powder to your face; I'm using Rimmel Stay Matte Power in 'peach glow'. Then, using a brow comb, brush through eyebrows briefly to shape them.

Step Eight: 

To achieve a coral glow on cheeks I used Benefit Cha Cha Tint. It's great for a flush of colour but make sure to rub it in straight after applying, as the tints tend to stain easily.

Step Nine:

Using a large, round brush, sweep 17 Glow Shimmer Brick in 'pink bronze' over the apples of cheeks for a touch of shimmer.

Step Ten:

Using Benefit Cha Cha Tint again, apply the stain to lips before rubbing in for a long lasting, coral flush of colour. Add a lip gloss to finish. I'm using Coralista Benefit Lip Gloss, as it also has orange undertones.

With Summer around the corner it's time to embrace colour and I know this is daunting so I hope this subtle step-by step tutorial to orange has helped. I can safely say that Orange is one of my favourite colours for Summer, it's just such a bright, vivacious colour!

And to further increase your use of orange why not try these beauty and fashion treats to look more Hollywood star than oompa loompa; 

1. Boohoo Neon Satchel, £25.
2. River Island Pink and Orange Tweed Jacket, £60.
3. Moroccan Oil Treatment 25ml, £12.85.
4. Hugo Boss Boss Orange, from £27.
5. Tenki Cream and Orange Floral Bow Dress, £25.
6. Burt's Bee's Citrus and Ginger Body Wash, £8.50.
7. Zara Leather Court Shoe, £49.99.
8. Rimmel Summer Orange Salon Pro Nail Colour, £4.49.
9. Bourjois Orange Punch Lip Crayon, £7.99.

And a cliche line for the win? Readers, the future IS bright.

NG <3


  1. This is so striking and a really pretty summery makeup look. The colour works wonderfully on you hun.

  2. I love your step by step tutorial! So informative! :) You looks so lovely. I love how the orange color popped. It's wonderful for summer!

  3. This is absolutely adorable!

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  4. I absolutely love orange- it's one of my favorite colors! What an awesome tutorial! The look definitely looks amazing on you- so natural but fun. Love the new blog header by the way! :)

    P.S. thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog post- I agree with everything you said! xx

  5. It looks great on you! I would not have guessed that orange would look so subtle and chic.


  6. You look gorgeous! Wish I could pull off orange, I always feel like it's better suited to blondes though! xxx

  7. you look so pretty with or without make up! love the tangerine colors xx

  8. I adore this suits you.. :)
    kisses V.

  9. This makeup look is so, so gorgeous on you - and just perfect for summer! :)

  10. You are silly amounts of pretty, how can you pull of orange makeup so well! :) xo

  11. I have to try this! amazing post :)

    just started following your blog, would love if you followed back :)

  12. Oh so lovely! Such a great post!

  13. Such a beautiful look :)
    Jessica xx

  14. wow, great post and pics! Ur blog is so nice + I have the same sleek shades! I think I will be here more often - I'm your new follower and I'm waiting for more posts!

    Don't forget to check out my blog & facebook page & youtube channel!

  15. Wow you really showed how even vivid brights can look subtle and flattering! Wonderful tutorial, I have a similar skin tone and hair colour so now I have no excuse to ignore the brighter shades in my palettes xx

  16. I love this look you've made it totally accessible to everyone and your step by step guide makes it look really easy to recreate. I usually steer clear from bright palettes such as the sleek one that you used but you have encouraged me to take the plunge and buy one!



  17. I really like this tutorial and make up :)

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  19. Liked the tutorial a lot, the final look is awesome.
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  20. Wow! You look GORGEOUS! I love this look on you! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

  21. great blog!

  22. I loooove the makeup! Ive been using orange lipstick but never though about applying orange eyeshadow. So cute! I also love the orange jacket and purse you featured.

  23. check out my blog & follow if you like :)

  24. You make it look so easy . . . .Just stunning!

  25. what a GORGEOUS look! That would be perfect for summertiime!
    I really enjoy the style of your picture tutorials.
    xoox Nicole

  26. oooo it looks gorgeous on you! I love this tangerine hue on the eyes - never would've thought to try that!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  27. great post dear, i love makeup mostly eyeshadow. check out our blog. if you like we can follow each other on gfc & bloglovin. let us know. kisses from Kenya

  28. Love the bag!

    great post!
    x S

  29. love the make up, dear)
    love, Yulia

  30. Lovely make up girl! Thank you for your comment!
    I am following you on GFC and Bloglovin, hope you follow back *

  31. Great post! I love posts like these :) And the makeup is gorgeous


  32. Very beautiful look girl! You rock the tangerine look! Also loving your clothing picks! xo


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