When orange coloured makeup goes horribly wrong…
This has got nothing to do with age. Nothing at all. In fact, Sharon Stone is usually an absolute glamazon; one who looks outstanding for her 55 years. But this make-up look (read: bright orange eyeshadow paired with bold cherry red lipstick) leaves Ms Stone looking rather hideous. Too mean? Maybe, but it’s definitely true.
You see, by applying an intense orange shadow to her eyelid and up towards her brow bone, Sharon is not only enhancing the lines around her eyes, but causing herself to look a little ill and washed-out, too. If she’d used a softer peachy hue on her eyelids only and mixed it with a bronze shade, the result would have been a completely different story. The bold red lipstick is also rather harsh against her skin, and clashing with the orange hue making her look a little clown-esque.
That said, this does not mean you should be scared of wearing peachy, orange or coral make-up. Definitely not. It’s actually a wonderfully versatile colour, but it needs to be worn correctly. To prove this point, let’s look at an example of peachy make-up done well.
Here is Olivia Munn sporting said make-up hue, and she looks phenomenal:
Olivia’s use of peachy, terracotta orange make-up works because she’s chosen a colour that suits her skin tone. She’s also concentrated the colour on her cheeks, instead of overloading her eyes. By using the peach hue to create a subtle winged eyeshadow look, she’s created a harmonious flow of colour, but without overwhelming her face or her features. You’ll also notice she’s used a completely different hue on her lips, however unlike Sharon’s, this mauve lip colour actually complements her coral cheeks, instead of clashing with them.
Want to copy Olivia Munn’s striking peach make-up look? Try these ingenious products, none of which will leave you looking like Sharon Stone. I promise.
#1. essence Cherry Blossom Girl Lipstick Pencil in It’s Peach Not Cherry
#2. Benefit Ultra Shines Lip Gloss in Spiked Punch
#3. Estée Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Coral Fantasy
#4. shu uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in Vivid Orange ($28, 1300 651 991)
#5. Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo Eye Shadow in Fierce & Tangy
Final fact: all skin tones can wear peachy orange make-up. If you’ve got olive or darker skin, you can afford to go bolder in your colour choice, but if you’re fair, choose a sorbet-like peachy hue and use it with bronze tones for a sun-kissed finish.
Are you as horrified by Sharon Stone’s orange eyeshadow look as I am? What do you think of Olivia Munn’s peachy make-up? And how do you wear orange, peach or coral make-up tones?
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