Makeup artist Morgan Grimes teaches you how to use that orange eyeshadow the Emily Ratajkowski way: a little gold, a complimentary lip, and glowing skin. A part of our French Boheme Persona.
WHERE TO WEAR
The MYRIAM MECHITA exhibit, The Drunken Boat, at Mama Gallery in DTLA.
WHAT TO WEAR
Orange eye makeup is scary for all the wrong reasons, the main one being how long you’ve probably gone without wearing it, considering how insanely flattering it is. It’s a little dangerous, sure, but isn’t that part of the fun of makeup? And if you really think about it, orange is actually just a lighter, warmer shade of brown, so there’s an argument somewhere in there for calling it a neutral. All that aside, it takes someone effortlessly cool, like French Boheme muse Emily Ratajkowski, wearing orange eyeshadow to help cement its place as a mainstream shade, and wear orange eyeshadow she did, on the 2017 Golden Globes red carpet, specifically. If you’re at all hesitant, Emily’s gold-orange combo we’ve recreated here is the perfect toe-dipper to the world of color.
Start with shade Realgar from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette, using a fluffy shadow brush to blend the color into the crease and up onto the browbone, however high is comfortable for you. The brown undertones mean the color looks good on everyone, but it has enough brightness to not just look like your basic taupe. Then reach for two gold shades from the same ABH Palette- Golden Ochre and Primavera. Layer Golden Ochre all over the lid below the crease, then top with the more shimmery Primavera. Use a clean, fluffy shadow brush to blend the two colors together and get rid of any harsh lines. For the under eyes, you can go either way. Blending the orange shade will give you a more intense eye, while the two gold shades will be softer and more natural looking. The choice is yours! Finish with your favorite mascara.
Face and Lips
Once you’ve gone about your usual foundation/concealer routine (and set with powder if needed), it’s time to highlight. A light layer of Make Makeup’s Face Gloss on the cheekbones is a fun addition to this look if you’ve exhausted your max. sparkle quota with the eyes. The ‘Glow’ portion of Charlotte Tilbury’s Bronze and Glow palette is also always a winner, and it’s in the same shade family as the eyes, so it ties the look together when placed on the high points of the face. Charlotte’s Lipstick in Hepburn Honey works perfectly for lips. It’s light enough to not compete with the eye but gives you enough color to keep the face feeling grounded.