How to Wear Orange Eyeshadow
Orange is one of the most unused shades in an eyeshadow palette. Usually we find ourselves scraping up the last bits of the bronze, taupe, and nude shades out of their pots while a tangerine shadow remains untouched.
This all started to change when we saw celebs like Selena Gomez and Zendaya with orange eyeshadow swept across their lids on the red carpet. But, reconsidering the shade doesn't make it any less intimidating so we turned to celebrity makeup artist Daniel Chinchilla who works with Ariana Grande, for his tips on how to pull off the tricky makeup trend.
"Orange is a great color that looks warm and beautiful on all skin tones. It's such a great way to add some color but keep it fresh," explains Chinchilla. "What makes it tricky is if it isn't paired with the proper shades."
For a more subtle take on the trend, he recommends applying a warm shade like Urban Decay's Eyeshadow in Riff ($19; sephora.com) to your crease. "This makes it much more subtle and warm." And if you want a more dramatic look, he says to add a warm brown tone like the ones in Dose of Color's Baked Browns Palette ($32; ulta.com), in your crease and corner of your eye.
When it comes to choosing the orange eyeshadow you'll use Chinchilla suggests sticking with powder formulas because "they are much easier to blend." While the shade is ultimately up to you, if you're overwhelmed with options a good rule of thumb is sticking with oranges that have cool undertones if you're fair, and shadows with warm undertones if you have a deep complexion.
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To keep your orange eye the focus, complete your look with fresh and natural with a bit of highlight on the cheeks and a touch of pinky-bronze blush.