Orange Lips for Summer – Featuring Nudus in Bittersweet

When I think of orange, I think of unflattering, jump suit orange. Turns out it’s softer and less intimidating than red! It’s also perfect for balmy summer nights and actually looks good on my skin.

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Orange Lips for Summer Tutorial - Gone Swatching xo

What I’ve learnt from doing these tutorials, is that when you focus on the lips, the eyes often need less work. This is perfect for me because it’s a lot less effort and a much quicker makeup look to achieve.

1

I started by concealing my under eyes and my lids with the Gressa Minimalist Serum Foundation. I form a triangle under my eye and then buff it in with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I buffed in a few layers of the mineral foundation with the Bdellium 957, especially around my mouth because orange is still a colour that attracts attention

2

Over my eyes I patted some of the Sheer Design Soft Nude as my base colour. I then dipped the very tip of the Bdellium 783 onto the Vanity and Glamour Cosmetics Natural Baked Mineral Face Pans in Less Bronze Please. This shade has a slight orange undertone so I thought it would tie in nicely with my lipstick, without being too overtly orange all over. Using soft back and forth motions in my crease I built up the colour slowly. I didn’t want this to be too dramatic. I also ran a little underneath my eye, only to half way along.

3

Next I lined my top lashes with the Ere Perez Organic Jojoba Pencil in Brown and smudged that with the Bdellium 762. I flicked it up a little at the outer corner to give very subtle lift to my eye. I also took any left over product and ran it over my lower lashes, just on the outer corners. I lined my water line with the Pacifica Magical Multi-Pencil.

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Now for the boring things. I filled in my brows lightly and curled and applied two coats of the Pacifica Stellar Gaze mascara in Stardust. As I didn’t want them to be too dramatic I made sure to comb them through with the Brow Lash Groomer by Real Techniques.

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As I’d already used Less Bronze Please on my eyes, I stayed with the same shade for my bronzer. It’s quite heavily pigmented so I applied it with Real Techniques Blush Brush, as this diffuses the colour very well. I swept it over my cheek bones and down to where I normally apply blush. I also took it around my hair line, along my jaw line and down my neck. I cleaned off the brush and then took the gold from the Colour Splash Baked Mineral Blush in Ginger Splash and highlighted my cheeks, cupids bow and and any left over I dusted over my nose and chin. I used it to highlight the inner corners of my eyes and packed some over the middle of my eyelid with the Bdellium 777.

Nudus Bittersweet - Gone Swatching xo

I applied the Nudus lipstick in Bittersweet, very purposely lining my cupid’s bow to emphasize not only their shape but the highlighter I’d already put there.

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Products Used

  • Gressa Minimalist Foundation in 3.5
  • Sheer Design Mineral Eyeshadow in Soft Nude
  • Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara in Stardust
  • Ere Perez Organic Jojoba Eye Pencil in Brown
  • Vanity and Glamour Cosmetics Natural Baked Mineral Face Pans in Less Bronze Please
  • Colour Splash Baked Mineral Blush in Ginger Splash
  • Nudus in Bittersweet

Tools Used

  • Expert Face Brush by Real Techniques
  • Lash Brow Groomer by Real Techniques
  • Blush Brush by Real Techniques
  • Bdellium 957 Precision Kabuki
  • Bdellium 762 Small Angle
  • Bdellium 777 Shadow
  • Shiseido eyelash curler

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