LOTW: A Pink and Coral Sunset on Your Eyelids

I'm using colors I normally reserve for my cheeks on my eyes!
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I'm using colors I normally reserve for my cheeks on my eyes!

I typically avoid wearing pink or coral hues on my eyelids; in my mind, they belong on my cheeks or my lips. In an effort to break out of my own brain block, though, I decided to give these shades a whirl on my eyes!

What I'm working with; L to R: Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Sheer Streak, Morphe Shadows ES33 (layered over Colour Pop Shadow in In a Pickle) , ES66, ES11, ES24, and ES59 (all from the Jaclyn Hill Favorites Palette but also available separately). 

What I'm working with; L to R: Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Sheer Streak, Morphe Shadows ES33 (layered over Colour Pop Shadow in In a Pickle) , ES66, ES11, ES24, and ES59 (all from the Jaclyn Hill Favorites Palette but also available separately). 

Since I’m using a cream shadow on the lid, I used a fluffy blending brush and an orange/coral shade to add a transition color to just above my crease.

Laying down the transition shade first helps cream shadows blend more easily with the other colors.

Laying down the transition shade first helps cream shadows blend more easily with the other colors.

Using my finger, I apply a soft pink cream shadow to my mobile lid and blend upwards towards that transition shade.

In a Pickle from Colour Pop is a matte pink, so I layered a little shimmery pink (ES11 from Morphe) over the top as well.

In a Pickle from Colour Pop is a matte pink, so I layered a little shimmery pink (ES11 from Morphe) over the top as well.

For more definition, I added a bit of a rusty coral shade into my crease with a stiff blending brush, making sure to concentrate the majority of the color in the outer third of my crease.

I'm bringing a little of that rusty coral shade down on the lid as well.

I'm bringing a little of that rusty coral shade down on the lid as well.

These lid shades are pretty light, so I didn’t want to go too dark with the liner; instead, I lined my upper lash line with a bronze liner and then smudge it out with a dark brown matte eyeshadow, extending it into a soft wing.

I'm using a flat define brush but you can use an angled brush if you prefer.

I'm using a flat define brush but you can use an angled brush if you prefer.

For my lower lid, I applied a deep fuchsia eyeshadow all along the lower lash line and extended it under the dark brown wing.

I'm bringing that right along the wing I already created. 

I'm bringing that right along the wing I already created. 

I finished the eyes off with a couple of coats of black mascara and by filling in my brows with a chocolate brow pencil.

I like the softer winged look!

I like the softer winged look!

I wanted to tie the rest of my face in with my eyes, so after I applied my foundation and concealer, I added the same orange coral shade I used for my transition color to my cheeks and applied a sheer coral lip color to my lips.

Definitely different from my usual, but I had fun with this!

Definitely different from my usual, but I had fun with this!

I spent a lot of time trying to pick three favorite looks from last week’s thread and I just couldn’t, so this week you get SIX of my favorites!

  • Are there any eye shadow shades you specifically avoid? 
  • How do you feel about wearing pink and coral shades on your eyes?