Orange Eyeshadows for Spring


The transition from winter to spring is often a welcome one for me. The longer days and the less rainy weather is always a nice change. I also find myself eager to get out of my autumn/winter rut by wearing warmer weather clothes and lighter makeup. However, because it isn't quite summer I don't feel like going totally minimal and summery with my makeup. Over the past year I've adopted a very minimal approach to eyeshadow in general. On most days I either wear no eyeshadow at all or a wash of one color all over the lids.

For the spring time I've been loving the whole orange eyeshadow trend. Normally I'm not one for trends but I love the way orangey-tone eyeshadows look against my blue eyes. These kinds of eyeshadows also maintain a kind of grungey look (which I love) without looking out of place for the warmer months. I have a fair few orange eyeshadows in my collection, the most wearable of them being Soba by MAC. Soba is the least orange and lightest of the shades and its a good starting point if you're a bit weary of full on orange eyeshadows. I also love the consistency of Soba, in that it isn't completely matte but it also doesn't have very noticeable shimmer, it sits in that nice sweet spot between the two finishes. If you're on the hunt for a more full-on orange I'd say go for Saddle by MAC. It definitely is not bright orange but it is a very orange-toned brown that looks incredible as an all over wash on the lids and smudged underneath. I find myself wearing this color almost every single day and I don't see that stopping any time soon. Last but not least is the palette I would recommend for orange-toned eyeshadows. There are definitely brighter and more daring eyeshadow palettes on the market, but I think the Becca Ombre Rouge is the best option if you want more orange toned shades but still want something that is both wearable and versatile. The second darkest caramel shade is very similar to Saddle and it looks amazing either used in the crease with some of the lighter shades in the palette or used all over the lids with the dark burgundy in the crease. While this palette screamed Fall/Winter to me at first, I think I will be getting a ton of use out of it in the springtime for darker, going-out looks.

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