Summer is all about Bright Orange and Purple Hues

I love playing with makeup looks in the summer because I get to rock different bright and vivid color combos that wouldn’t necessarily be appropriate in the fall or winter.  Spring is also great for trying these bright color combos, but feels a bit different because spring is a transitional season where you are slowly switching your look for the warmer and brighter months of summer.


A non-traditional color combo that I love for summer is purple and orange.  I saw a similar look as the look I created below in Allure magazine using pastels.  I loved their look, but wanted to make the colors a little brighter or ‘harder’ to match with my skin tone a bit more.  Color blocking with purple and orange with our attire is appropriate and unexpected, so why not do this with our makeup look.? I would totally wear this during the day or night; for night to make it a bit more dramatic, I would create a cat eye and pop on some faux lashes.


Check out the look below and how I achieved it!


The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, 

and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. – Vince Lombardi

Summer Make up Look
Products Used: 1. CoverGirl TruBlend Foundation in d4 2. L.A. Girl PRO.conceal in warm honey 3. FIT ME pressed powder in 315 and 360 4. Revlon illuminance Creme Shadow in Va Va Va Bloom 5. 120 eyeshadow palette from ebay 6. L’Oreal Volumninous False Fiber Lashes in Black Brown 7. Maybelline the Rocket Volum’ Express in Black 8.  Wet n Wild color icon Brow Pencil in Brunettes Do it Better 9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Beta 10.  NYX Satin Finish Eyeliner in Black




I kept my foundation light for this look because with the summer heat, I usually transition into light foundation or tinted moisturizer.  I then used the FIT Me Pressed Powder in 315 to set my face and the FIT Me Pressed Power in 360 to gently contour my face adding it to the hollows of my cheeks, my jaw line, my hair line to my temples.


For my brows, I used my ultimate favorite, the Wet n Wild brow pencil to add definition.  I used short and quick strokes to mimic hair. I then combed through my brows with the spool brush end to blend in the pencil.  To clean up my brows further and to create a highlight, I used my L.A. Girl PROconceal underneath my brows and brow bone.



To get my soft purple lids, I used the purple second from the left of the Revlon creme shadow quad to create a base and then followed with a lighter purple from the 150 palette.  To blend and soften the purple, I took the FIT Me Pressed powder in 360 and added it to my crease lightly blending the purple to soften the overall look.  I took both mascaras, using the False Fiber Lashes first followed by the Rocket Volum Express on both my top and bottom lashes.  To complete the eyes, I tight lined my top lid and lined my waterline with my NYX Satin Finish eyeliner.




To complete my look, I took a lip brush and popped on this vibrant and gorgeous OCC lip tar in Beta.


One Response

  1. Nice post, Venus. I loooove purple eyeshadows. I have yet to find the perfect orange lippie although I came very close with Revlon. The color combo is perfect for Spring. I also think the reverse is just as good! Orange shadows and lilac/purple lips. Keep up the good posts!

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