Makeup Challenge (7) Color Wheel Analogous Color Pairing

Analogous 1

If you want to experiment with colorful makeup looks I think the best way to do that is to start with the color wheel. An analogous color pairing is the colors directly next to one another on the color wheel. Analogous colors just naturally go together so nicely that it’s a great place to start if you’re feeling uninspired. I decided to go with a yellow/orange/redy look.

Analogous 5

I used some surgical tape to map out my wing (because lazy). I was using a powder shadow for my wing so I find it easier to tape it off (also laziness). I primed the eyes and added a bit of a nude shadow just to allow for ease of blending (I feel like I say that all the time). I built up the crease a tiny bit with a cool brown shadow.

Analogous 3

For the crease I used Makeup Geek Chickadee which is a bright orange shade. Because my eye was taped off it was really easy to make the crease nice and blown out. I packed a bit of Makeup Geek Mango Tango onto the mobile lid and blended it slightly into the crease making sure not to go into the inner corner of the eye. I used NYX Heat to create my wing.

Analogous 4

For the inner corners I used a bit of white pencil to really amp up the intensity of the shadow I was going to place on top. I used a pencil brush to push Makeup Geek Lemon Drop into the inner corner and blended that into the upper and lower lash line as well. Finally I added some mascara and some lashes (as always).

Analogous 2

Onto the face! Foundation, concealer, contour, highlight and blush. The usual! I never go too heavy handed on my blush, contour or my brows but I promise it’s there ha. Oh lips! I used NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Dirty Talk. I really don’t like the formula of this lipstick so if you have anything like this shade that you enjoy please let me know down in the comments! It’s like the perfect red/purple/brown color it’s just a bit too glossy and gets everywhere!

Products Used:

Primer: Smashbox Photofinish Primer

Base: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 4.5

Concealer: Maybelline FaceStudio Master Conceal in Fair

Highlighter: Colourpop in Lunchmoney

Contour: Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium

Blush: Milani Blush in Berry Amore

Eyeshadow: Paula’s Choice Matte Palette (reviewed here) and Makeup Geek Chickadee (crease), Makeup Geek Lemon Drop (inner corner), Makeup Geek Mango Tango (mobile lid), NYX Heat (wing)

Mascara: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin Mascara in Black

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

Lips: NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Dirty Talk


    • Ellen November 9, 2015 / 12:38

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you like it.

  1. jenn November 9, 2015 / 21:32

    i have such issues coming up with colorful eyeshadow pairings. i’m really good at using one color and then brown. LOL but if i had to put two non-neutral colors together…i have to really think about which to pick. some combos are easier than others. pink with purples work well on me but anything outside of that…

    i love that bright inner lemon yellow highlight!

    A Beautiful Zen

    • Ellen November 10, 2015 / 06:44

      Thanks so much Jenn! Yeah I know it can be really hard to find what goes together well. Haha a bright color and then brown is always a safe bet! I do that a lot! Thanks of commenting 🙂

  2. coffeeslag November 10, 2015 / 10:53

    WOW, your makeup is LEGIT gorgeous. Seriously, it’s like a mini painting on your lids. I totally with I could do makeup like this. You should do a youtube tutorial!!


    COFFEESLAG Sephora Hal

    • Ellen November 10, 2015 / 13:03

      You can I’m sure! I just keep blending haha. And then I blend some more! You’re so sweet! I definitely want to do some tutorials in the future but I’m still building up my skill at the moment! Thanks so much for commenting!

    • Ellen November 10, 2015 / 18:26

      Thanks so much Linda!

    • Ellen November 10, 2015 / 18:52

      Thanks so much Nicole! I’m glad you like it!

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