Tropi-coral Color #2: Island Berry

The colorful looks continue, this time taking a “berry” unexpected twist. (Ahh, I’m so punny!) Purple is the dominant color here, with a pop of blue and a hint of pink. If warm shades aren’t really your thing, this look is perfect for you. A nice, cool-toned eyeshadow, black mascara/liner, and a bright lip. All shadows are by Urban Decay, but some of them are discontinued, so I will link the dupes in the product list at the end of this post.

For the eyes, you’ll need 4 eyeshadows: a bright, turquoise blue, a cool-toned magenta, a medium violet-purple, and a light, rosy shadow. As always, prime your eyelids. I use eyeshadow primer, but others use white eyeliner, moisturizer, concealer, etc. Cover the entire lid with the magenta shadow, blending it upward to the crease. Apply the violet shadow to the outer corners of your eye, and blend into the crease. Use the turquoise shadow around the inner eye corner, and blend into the magenta shadow. Finish by blending the rosy shadow along the crease and upwards towards the brow bone. Caution: be very careful when blending these eyeshadows, too much and it’ll look like you have a black eye! As always, complete the look with some eyeliner and mascara.

Use your favorite primer, foundation and concealer, set with powder. Apply a cool toned plum blush, and a soft contour and highlight. For the lips, I used a purple/pink lipstick and added some magenta shadow to give it some shimmer.

There you have it, a tropical, cool-toned look! Only one more “Tropi-coral” look, what color scheme will it be?? Stay tuned! 😉

Products used: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer PotionUrban Decay Fishnet shadowMAC Parfait Amour shadowUrban Decay Peace shadowUrban Decay Scratch shadowBuxom Lash MascaraUrban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in ZeroHourglass Ambient Lighting PaletteHourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood ExposureBite Beauty Lipstick in Lingonberry

Tropi-coral Color #1: Tequila Sunrise

After reviewing the Bite Beauty lipsticks, they really got me inspired to try some brightly colored looks. Since it’s summer, I decided to dub them “Tropi-coral Color” (Ehh, see what I did there?) and make a few that can be easily replicated. So without further ado, let’s dive into this look, inspired by a Tequila Sunrise! P.S.- Here’s the link to make one : Tequila Sunrise. Enjoy! 😉

This look consists of a gradient yellow, orange, and red eyeshadow look with dark brown eyeliner, some slight contouring and highlighting, and orange-coral lipstick. I’ve also done this look with red and orange lipsticks, so either are fine to use as well. All of the products used will be listed and linked below. Some of my products I used are limited edition and are unavailable, so I will be posting the dupes for them in the list.

To begin, use eyeshadow primer all over your eyelid, all the way up to your brow bone. Next, add a yellow eyeshadow to the inner portion of your eyelid, blending out to the middle. Take an orange eyeshadow, add it to the middle of your eyelid and blend with the edge of the yellow. Use a red eyeshadow, one that preferably has a slight orange tinge to it, and blend along your outer lid and into the edge of the orange. If you want to up the contrast, you can blend a darker red into your crease. Add a transitioning/highlighting shade to your brow bone, and blend it slightly with your other shadows; this will make the look softer. Finally, line your eyes with brown eyeliner or shadow, again depending on how soft you want the look to be; I went with brown shadow. Finish with mascara and tightline your eyes.

For the foundation part of this look, begin with a primer. Apply your favorite foundation and concealer, and set with powder. Using a warmer shade to coincide with the warmer eyeshadow, contour and highlight your cheekbones. Add a highlight to your cupids bow as well.

Lastly, apply your lipstick! I chose to use an orange lipstick with a hint of coral, but a bright red or orange works just fine. To amp up your lipstick, apply a golden shadow to the center of your lips; it will unify the look.

Voila! Tequila Sunrise is finished, and looking beautiful if I may say so myself. If you’re feeling slightly adventurous, give this look a try. It’s easy, and not too over the top.

Products used: Urban Decay Original Primer Potion, MAC Bright Sunshine Shadow, Make Up For Ever S732 Orange ShadowMake Up For Ever ME744 Poppy ShadowMAC Mystery ShadowMake Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant MascaraUrban Decay Eyeliner in ZeroKat Von D Shade +Light Contour PaletteHourglass Ambient Lighting PaletteBite Beauty Lipstick in Tangerine