As we approach the official first day of fall, September 22nd, I am ready to start switching up my makeup and transitioning to a more moody makeup look. Today, I'm sharing the fall eye makeup trend everyone is talking about.
There is one look that perfectly melts the collection of colors that make up one of nature’s most beautiful sights - the SUNSET! To create a sunset look you want flaunt all the shades of orange, plums, maroons, golds and pink!
Of course with any makeup look I like to share here or on social media, you can go as bold as you like or take it down a notch to a more muted eye look. But trying out this sunset eye makeup combo will no doubt grab the attention of others and look great on ANY eye color from blues to browns and greens and everything in between!
Here’s my step -by -step routine to help you figure out how to create this on yourself to welcome in the fall season! Arguably my favorite time of year : )
Today Jennifer is sharing the fall eye makeup trend everyone is talking about
She has a step-by-step tutorial on how to wear the trend
Step 1. Always use an eyelid primer. This will keep your hard work of creating a sunset on your eyelid staying put all day! I like to use one with a hint of color to it to even out the tone on my eyelids like the MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in shade “Painterly.”
Step 2. Begin with a wash of your lightest shade. This will help when you start adding darker/bolder colors to it and it won’t create a muddy finish. For this look I used a combination of two eyeshadow palettes. First was the lighter shades of ivory (flyby) along my brow bone and then a neutral pinkish brown shade (sweet) from my lash line to crease both from my Urban Decay Naked Honey palette . >> https://bit.ly/3dmOoHh
Step 3. Moving on to adding depth with bold sunset colors! I then switched to my second palette, the super affordable Profusion Spectrum palette with lots of bold matte shades! I started with a blend of yellow (marigold) and orange (beat) and literally mixed them together on my eyeshadow brush. I then placed these over 2/3rds of my lids starting at the lash line and going just slightly above my crease to add true warmth like a sun!
Step 4. Make it vibrant! Then I reached for the hot magenta shade (totally) and placed in on the outer third of my lid in a sideways V shape. Making sure I took time to blend this bold shade in with the warm yellow combo I made to create a seamless effect. A hot pink or magenta shade will really bring the drama with any eye color.
Step 5. Shade your under eye area. I decided to tone down the bright magenta a bit and add the terracotta shade (ember) directly on top of it with a smaller brush just into my crease and then swiped it also along my lower lash line - only 3/4 of the way stopping short of my tear duct.
Step 6. Add liner + mascara. I used a deep purple eyeliner, Pixi Beauty silky eye pen in “Deep Plum” along my upper lash line AND I drew within my lower waterline to really deepen the effect. I used also added two coats of my favorite cheap mascara on my upper and lower lashes from Essence Cosmetics False Lash Effect.
Step 7 : Added drama - optional! I decided to add a bit of sparkle and flair by adding a bit of copper shimmer shadow (amber from my Urban Decay palette) only along the lower lash line on top of the terracotta matte shade for a bit more smokey vibe.
Step 8 : Don’t forget the lips + cheeks! Since the sunset eye look is SO bold, I balance out the rest of my look with a more neutral cheek color and lip. For my cheeks, I used one of my fave soft bronze-like blushes, the Buxom blush in “Seychelles.” which has a bit of shimmer in it. Then did a nude matte liquid lip with the Bare Minerals “Infamous” shade.
Here are some other variations of a sunset colored eye looks for you to check out! And remember, you can add more or less of the shades of yellow, gold, plums and magenta depending on what you like the best! There are no rules!
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Colors look great but I look best in cool colors.
Please consider doing a fall eye look with cool colors
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Hope this helps!
Wow! Love it, Jennifer! Will give it a try.
Thank you Carolina Girl! It’s fun to experiment with unexpected looks no matter our age!
I love this look! Can’t wait to try it!
Looks like everyone has allergies or a bad cold!
Also after being in the makeup biz , I’m aware of many actual reactions to red dye in eye shadows, even with primers. Proceed with caution!
Thanks Dottie! Do give it a try – even if it’s a softer OR more bold version! Whatever floats your boat! Have fun with it
Sorry but the “red” eyeshadow looks very much like infected eyelids.
Sorry that is the trend.
I have to agree with some of the previous comments—this “sunset” colorway makes the wearer appear tired or suffering from irritated eyes. I have tried this look before and found it is most unflattering. But experimentation is part of the fun of makeup!
You have produced a beautiful version of this look Jennifer. I would never have thought that it could be so flattering but the technique you have used is great. Well done!
Why thank YOU Leslie for the positive vibes. It’s fun to try new things and see how they work out!
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