LOTW: A Colorful Halo Smoky Eye

Another reader-inspired creation!

This week’s Look of the Week was inspired by commenter LeaningLeaning’s gorgeous halo eye from last week. I typically do my shadow the same way most days, but I forgot how pretty this eye effect can look!


I wanted the whole look to be really glam, so I did some forehead and cheekbone contouring with a cool taupe contour powder. Then I took a vibrant orange-coral blush (Becca Mineral Blush in Lantana) and applied it at an angle just above my contour.

I topped the lips off by lining them with a rose brown pencil (MAC Whirl), layering a light pink gloss (NYX Butter Gloss in Vanilla Cream Pie) over that, and then adding just a touch of golden gloss (NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Gold Digger) to the center of my lips for dimension.

Here are the rest of my favorites from last week:

Are you into the halo effect? How do you mix up your day to day makeup style? Let me know in the comments below or on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Don't forget to tag @xovain and #xoLOTW!