Makeup Challenge (2) Flash of Color


You know that bright eyeshadow that you bought because it’s gorgeous but now you’re too terrified to actually wear? CRACK THAT BABY OUT! Not only was this look so much fun to create, I wore it all day without feeling like a clown (meaning no offense to clowns, a noble profession).


I decided to create a cut crease look with a bright magenta shadow packed on the mobile lid. I added winged liner and lashes just to boost the glam a bit.

You can honestly recreate this look with any shadow you want. I just love the contrast  between the crease and the lid. I think it’s an interesting shadow placement and a way to use all the eyeshadows in your collection (not at once obviously, I mean you do you but that may be a bit much).


I kept the lips pinky so as to not overpower the eyes. I didn’t want to go too strong all over the place. I think this could be an awesome shadow placement for really metallic shades or glittery shades as well, just keep that cut crease nice and matte.

I used a gel liner because I’m terrible with liquid liner. I just can’t make it work. I look like a 2 year old using markers for the first time. I’m that person that starts with liquid and I’m like oh it’s a bit uneven here…now here…before you know it my eyes looks like black holes. So gel liner it is!


I finished the look off with some lashes (obviously, I am not so blessed as to have these lashes normally). And a shimmery white in the tear duct. Do you enjoy wearing bright eyeshadows? Tag me on Instagram if you create a Flash of Color look!

Products used:

Base: I used the same base products as in my last look which I will link here

Eyeshadow: Makeup Geek Simply Marlena, Lorac Pro 2 Palette Lt. Brown and Cool Gray for the cut crease

Liner: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Gel Liner

Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara 

Lips: Rimmel Lipliner in Eastend Snob plus a dab of Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Yu on the center of the lips

Lashes: Eylure Love it Layer it No.117 (just the corner pieces)


  1. Zeynab October 3, 2015 / 10:07

    I love this look, you look amazing.
    That pink is so amazing, I wish I could pull it off, probably look ill.

    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

    • Ellen October 3, 2015 / 10:25

      I’m sure you could! Best part about makeup is that you can take if off if you don’t like it 🙂 Thanks so much for commenting! x

    • Ellen October 3, 2015 / 18:20

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it 🙂 yeah the pink was really fun!

  2. Alina October 3, 2015 / 16:59

    These kind of shade look amazing on you, love the hot pink. You’ve somehow managed to make it look so wearable & effortless . You look stunning x

    Beauty with charm

    • Ellen October 3, 2015 / 18:21

      Thank you! I really enjoyed wearing something different it was refreshing 🙂

  3. mika October 4, 2015 / 02:47

    Oh my gosh that pink eyeshadow! Looks so brilliant how you’ve coordinated this whole look. I’ve heard Rimmel’s Eastend Snob is a dupe for CT’s Pillow Talk? Been meaning to get my hands on it!


    • Ellen October 4, 2015 / 07:46

      I don’t have CT’s Pillow Talk but I LOVE the rimmel liner. It’s really soft and creamy I love it. Thanks so much! I’m glad you like it. Thanks for commenting!

    • Ellen October 4, 2015 / 11:53

      Thanks so much! And thanks for commenting 🙂

    • Ellen October 4, 2015 / 20:41

      Thanks so much!

  4. LindaLibraLoca October 5, 2015 / 07:01

    Such a pretty look!
    I enjoy wearing colors (even though I never tried magenta), and in my opinion the key is to use a dark liner, to separate the color from the actual eye. Otherwise it can look a little puffy if you are going for red tones.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Ellen October 5, 2015 / 13:07

      Thank you! That’s definitely true. Red tones are sometimes tricky but a black liner always helps! Thanks for commenting 🙂

    • Ellen October 5, 2015 / 13:07

      Thank you! Bright shades are always fun 🙂 thanks for commenting!

    • Ellen October 9, 2015 / 06:37

      Thanks so much Kaitie!

  5. Lyndsay October 9, 2015 / 20:16

    This look is gorgeous! I wish I could be brave enough to pull off a color like that. Like you said, I’m always afraid of looking like a clown! Haha. It looks great on you though!

    • Ellen October 9, 2015 / 20:21

      Try it! I was worried too but if you keep the bright color just to the mobile lid it works really nicely!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *