In my recent Lime Crime stash, I picked up a really bright orange liquid eyeliner called Sixth Element. I was a bit scared to use it after my Lunar Sea debacle, but I figured I had learned from that experience enough to not repeat it.
You may also recall an earlier post where I talked about a small eyeshadow palette I bought from eBay (mistakenly thinking it was glitter). The shadow is very cheap and cakey, but there are a few nice bright colours in it, including yellow and the orange I will showcase today.
Orange is such a great colour and you don’t often see people wearing it. I have this awesome cream tunic that has red and orange paisley print all over it, with some teal accents. I love the style and pattern, but the colours are really what make it for me.
Heading out to the city to have lunch with my mum, I opted to dress up in that tunic with a nice pair of jeans. I thought this the perfect opportunity to try out my orange eyeliner.
As has now become my norm, I prepped my eyes by applying Lime Crime’s Candy Eyed Helper primer all over my lid. I then applied the orange with a wet brush to get a more intense pigmented colour. I like to sweep my shadow out to my outer eye area so most of my looks involve that style of look.
Love love love the orange eyeliner!
I smudged a bit of the orange under my lower lid (with dry brush this time), and then applied (carefully) the orange eyeliner. I used much less on the brush this time, and made sure I put it on with a steady hand. It went really well with the orange shadow – blending in with the colour, and yet somehow looking well-defined at the same time.
I finished off the look with white shadow applied to my brow bone, a line of glitter eyeliner to my upper lid and a teal eyeliner pencil to my lower waterline. The combination of orange and teal is really dramatic, and this did not go unnoticed by people I met that day!
Orange and teal really seem to go well together and I love how the orange goes with my skintone
While I was out with my mum, we also went into the local Lush store, where, to my delight, I found they are now stocking liquid lipsticks and eyeliners! I tried on a great looking red lipstick – which lasted for hours without any primer! Definitely need to get me some of those!
I love the matte finish to this red lipstick
And here it is all tied together – orange and red really do go well together!
Complete look in orange and red