Makeup Challenge (8) Color Wheel Complimentary Color Pairing

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I decided to do something a bit different for this color wheel challenge. Complimentary colors are those that are directly across from one another on the color wheel. I decided on a golden-green for the eyes and then a pinky-red for my lips. It’s definitely a bit of an intense look but I enjoyed creating it!


To create this look I used my Lorac Pro 2 Palette and Makeup Geek Shadow in Hammered. This is one of those slap dash eye looks that honestly doesn’t take much skill. I placed dark shadow on the outer corners of my eyes and brought that color into the crease.

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Once I liked the shape I created then came the fun part. I packed green shadow onto the ball of the lid, stepped back and then said, more. I used a combination of Colourpop Hammered which has an almost tacky finish and then packed the shade Jade from the Lorac Pro 2 Palette on top. More is more.

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For the lips I used a combination of NYX lipliner in Fruit Punch with Nars Cruella on top. As I go through these challenges I am slowly noticing holes in my collection. But I’ll go through that when all the challenges are complete. 2 more challenges to go!!!

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Products Used:

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless in 120

Concealer: Rimmel Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer

Highlighter: Wet n Wild “Bronzer” in Reserve your Cabana

Eyeshadow: Lorac Pro 2 Palette (shades nude and dark gray), Colourpop Shadow in Hammered

Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara

Lashes: Uhmm…I forget, I’m sorry! Eylure somethings…

Lips: NYX lipliner in Fruit punch and Nars Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella


  1. mika November 16, 2015 / 11:43

    Ooh I love this look! It really brings out the color of your eyes, and so festive for xmas coming up :))

    • Ellen November 16, 2015 / 13:00

      Oh I didn’t even think of that but you’re right! This would be a great Christmas Party look!

  2. Ela November 16, 2015 / 17:32

    All I can say is wow… Red lips and green eye makeup really suit you! And those lashes just makes it even more gorgeous! It is one of my favourite looks so far!

    • Ellen November 16, 2015 / 18:46

      I’m really glad you like it Ela! It’s not a look I do often but it definitely packs a punch!! I’m so glad you’ve been following along with the Challenge!

    • Ellen November 17, 2015 / 06:47

      Thanks Nati! I’m so happy you like it!

    • Ellen November 17, 2015 / 12:56

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

    • Ellen November 17, 2015 / 17:27

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

    • Ellen December 4, 2015 / 21:53

      So glad you like it Nadia!

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