Summer Sunset :: A Tutorial

Happy Friday!
Since I have early morning classes, I don't usually do much with my makeup.
I pretty much put enough on so I don't look like I'm dead haha
Some days I like to be creative and do a full face.
Here is my take on a smokey eye with summer colors.
Hope you enjoy :)
Oh, and please don't mind my bathrobe. 
I took these photos while I was actually getting ready for the day.

 After doing my foundation, I applied Mac's Paintpot in Painterly all over my lids, into my inner corner and a bit below my eye.

Next I just used a Maybelline eyeshadow in Vanilla and applied that to my inner corner and up onto the inner fourth of my lid with a Bare Minerals brush [it's actually a concealer brush, but I like how it applies shadow]

Next, I packed a medium gold color on the outer 3/4 of my lid with the same brush. This is from a random pallet I picked up at Ulta.

I used a deep cranberry color from the same pallet and applied it to my crease with an angled eyeshadow brush [this one is from elf]. I just start with a small amount of color and use windshield wiper motions to build up the color and to blend it. I also brought it down beneath my lower lash line.

Now add any black pencil liner to the waterline, and I also chose to add a bit to my upper lashline. Just on the outer corner and wing it out a bit. 

Last part for the eyes- Curl your lashes and apply several coats of mascara to the upper and lower lashes. I just used Covergirl Lashblast Mascara in Black. 

I like using a blush that isn't too bright since there is a lot going on with the eyes. I used my NYX Cream Blush in Cupid. I just used a small amount and really blended it. 

Lastly, I think a nudish pink works best for this look. I used my Chanel Lipstick in Charme.

I hope you guys liked this look! Let me know what you think in the comments.
I think I'm FINALLY going to buy the Naked 2 Pallet.
Wouldn't it be even better to win it though?
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Talk to you soon
XO Kara


  1. Wow you've mastered it! Whenever I wear eye makeup I just resemble a clown. I'm working on the natural look.

    1. Haha well thanks! I still feel like I screw it up a lot of times. It's taken a lot of practice to get this far. Thanks for the comment :)

  2. You're gorgeous! Love this look! This is really something I would wear too :)
    I've got to say that your face looks a bit like Adele's!