Yellow Orange Sunrise look

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Despite the snow we've had today in London, I decided to go for a bright yellow-orange look! 
I thought I'd use my Manly palette for this, seeing as it has the yellows I needed for this look, although I was tempted to use the Sleek Good Girl palette for the orange look I was going for. I wanted to finally use the scarily orange looking blush I got from NYX in "cinnamon":

The terrible cold weather we've been having in London is wreaking havoc on my skin though, dry patches are forming on my cheeks, near my eyes and on parts of my body, it's horrible! For some reason this winter feels way more harsher than any other, or is it just me?!

Anyway, here's the products I used for the look:

> Manly 120 palette
> UD 24/7 "zero" eyeliner
> MAC rapidblack penultimate eyeliner
> MAC select moisturecover concealer in NC35
> Dior Iconic mascara (black)
> NYX powder blush in "cinnamon"
> No 7 Sheer Temptation lipstick in "smoulder"

To start, I used two yellow colours for the inner corner of the eyes and the brow bone. I then used peach-orange colours along the middle of the eyelids, blending with the yellow, and finally dark orange for the outer corners of the eyelids and the wing. I then went back over the yellow on the inner corner of the eyes (to make it pop, as it usually gets dulled down by darker colours along the lid), followed by MAC rapidblack eyeliner on the top lid, whilst using the UD Zero liner for the bottom lashline. Finally I added Dior Iconic mascara to the top and bottom lashes (using a zigzag motion), and MAC concealer under the eyes.
I used the NYX Cinnamon powder blush as I would a blusher, but in all honesty it would be better suited as a bronzer, as I ended up looking too tangoed! For the lips I used a lipstick I bought around the time of my wedding, its very sheer but gives a nice hint of colour to the lips and is very moisturising!

Here's how it looked:

As you can see in the third pic, I look quite orange! Even so, using it sparely can give a nice slightly tanned look, so it's not that bad a product. I would like to try the pink/purples in the range too now!



  1. lovely! the orange looks gorgeous with your skintone :)

  2. the orange DOES compliment your town, I think that you look tan and tropical :D great makeup look


  3. oh wow..i meant the orange does compliment your SKIN lol, where did TOWN come from? sorry

  4. I like how the color pops nicely on you.

  5. The orange looks good- very firey! You should do a icey look now too lol! x x x

  6. thanks girls, I wasnt too sure it would suit to be honest! :)
    @socialite dreams, lol! yea I figured ;)

    @gloria you read my mind, hubby suggested the same thing so I'm torn between a christmassy look or icy.. hmmm... :D


    1. Make up is haram you and your husband are going to hell


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