Hi everyone! I’m MizzJ of Just J, a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog based out of Vancouver. I want to thank Jodi today for featuring me as her CBB guest poster for May. This month’s theme is orange and I was thrilled to work with this theme as I just happened to have an orange eyeshadow that I had yet to use.
Inspired by an orange shadow look that Jayne of Cosmetic Proof had done ages ago, I had hunted down my own orange palette from Shu Uemura. If you’ve never tried Shu eyeshadows before, I highly recommend them. They’re a little hard and have a bit of fallout, but the colors are vibrant and easy to work with. I love this combo of a subtle glittery gold with a neon matte orange.
Here’s how to get this look:
First, start off with a flawless base. Here I’m using Youngblood Mineral Rice Setting Powder in Light layered on top with a healthy dusting of Youngblood Natural Mineral Foundation in Ivory.
Next, I took a fluffy shadow brush and took the gold shade from my Shu Uemura palette and applied it as a shimmery base all over the lid and up to my brow bone. Then, using the same brush, I applied the bright orange shade from lash line to just above my crease, blending out with a fanning motion. At this point I looked a little scary with neon orange eyes, so using the bronze shade from the Paul & Joe Eye Color Trio in Night Cafe, I used a blending brush to soften the intensity of the orange and blend it all together.
Then I sculpted out my cheekbones with the orange-pink blush shade of the Tarte Pin-Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush palette. Normally I just barely tap my blush brush into the pans, but this time, I generally swirled my blush brush to get a bright streak of grapefruit color across my face (this look isn’t for the faint of heart!).
And that’s it! This look is all about bold colors and strong lines, but surprisingly takes few steps to do. Why not try a little orange yourself?
Let me know what you think of this look in the comments!