The shows made it official: ‘80s-tastic make-up is back in a big way. But try as we might, we just couldn’t envisage bright colours working beyond the runway. Until now.
When Blake Lively shone at the Time 100 Gala last night, it wasn’t her bohemian dress that blew us away, but her orange eyeshadow. Believe us, we’re as surprised as you are.
Surprisingly flattering, the wash of orange on Lively’s lids accentuated her gorgeous golden glow, and added warmth to her whole beauty look.
Lively isn’t the only Hollywood entity embracing the vivid shade: Jessica Alba teamed pinky-orange eyes with nude lips last week (matched with a bright orange top, no less) and Selena Gomez opted for a shimmering orange take on the smoky eye for the premiere of her Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
Back in January, bonafide beauty Emily Ratajkowski boasted burnt orange eyeshadow at the Golden Globes, expertly applied by celebrity make-up artist Hung Vanngo.
To DIY, we suggest sticking to peachy shades of the spectrum and a more matte finish. Try blending with your bronzer to add a touch of golden glimmer and a more natural overall effect.