LOTW: Break Out of Your Comfort Zone with a Burst of Orange

I cheated and added a little blue, too.

When I go for more colorful looks, I tend to lean towards purples, blues, and greens because I know they work well with my eye color and skin tone. A color I don’t often play around with on the eyes is orange, but I found a cool orange eyeliner that I wanted to incorporate into a look.

After priming my lids, I applied a pink-orange shade all over my lid.

With a stiff blending brush, I added a darker orange shade to the outer third portion of my crease for definition.

I blended the crease and lid shade out by applying a dusty orange shade to the area just above my crease with a fluffy blending brush.

Using a dark orange liner, I line halfway across my upper lash line.

I couldn’t resist adding a little bit of blue so I lined my lower lash line with a bright blue eye liner.

I finished the eyes off by adding a matte light peach shadow to my brow bone for highlight and a vibrant yellow to the inner tear duct area (I also added a couple of coats of mascara).


After I put on my foundation and concealer, I added a warm nude blush to my cheeks and a matte dusty rose lipstick to my lips.

Here are my favorite looks from last week. I had a tough time deciding so you get one extra this time:

What colors are you hesitant to work with on your eyes? What are your favorite orange eyeshadow shades? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Don't forget to tag @xoVain and #xoLOTW!