Just because orange eye shadows are attention seeking doesn’t mean we can’t tolerate them. TBH, the temperature isn’t the only thing that’s soaring this season. Look around you, sunset looks on your lids have taken over. It’s the hot new trend that’s currently putting every fiery shade on the beauty map. And we have handpicked the top 5 bestselling eye shadow pots and palettes. To match your mood, in the right moment. Orange you glad?
Shade: The whole spectrum
In The Mood For: Channelling the fire emoji
Look: Just only one way to fire up, by creating a 3-D smoky eye. Before you begin, work the yellow-tinged Vitamin C shade as the base. Then go crazy with the shades Running Late, Sweet n Sour and Chocolate Orange. And top that with a gold shadow at the inner corners of your eyes. Frankly, a palette that offers not one, but three different shades will obviously have you playing with fire, and honestly, we don’t blame you.
In The Mood For: Festive fever
Look: When you’re flashing the brightest hue of orange across your lids, there’s two ways to do it. Either you mute the rest of your look out or match it with monotone makeup. But what we wouldn’t recommend is clashing another bold tint. Like a pop of pink or vampy vermilion are complete a no-no. Be it Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri or Diwali, you know this one will hit the right spot.
Shade: Tangy Tangerine
In The Mood For: Lazy Lunches
Look: One generous bold swipe of the shade Lemonade Craze across your lids is good enough. You could finish the look by swiping brown eyeliner on the lower eyelid and finish up with lashings of brown mascara. Or you could give it a miss completely. Whatever floats your (boozy) boat. Although, what would add a zesty punch is a wet glaze of translucent lip gloss or balm on your lids and nude lips. Effortless and elegant in equal measure.
Shade: Spotlight Shine
In The Mood For: Risqué razzmatazz
Look: Want the quickest secret to ace the sunset eye look? Copper tones. No matter how bright or light. This pot has a peach undertone. The advantage is that you can dust it on as is on your lids or as a shimmery highlight on apricot-hued lids. And you can even extend it down to your cheeks for a sweltering bronzer-cum-blush effect.
Shade: Twisted Twos
In The Mood For: Being fickle
Look: For moments when one color doesn’t cut it, blend in another one. L.A Girl gets it right with this dual-toned pot. Good news is you’ve got plenty to pick from: contrasting upper and lower eyelids, horizontal color gradation, holographic luminosity, graphic elements... uhm, we can go on. So, the next time you’re bored, you know what to turn to.