Purple-Orange Sunset Inspired Eyeshadow Tutorial


Today’s eyeshadow look was inspired by a picture I saw recently of a purple-orange sunset. The colors were so amazingly gorgeous together I couldn’t help but conjure up something for the eyes! This look uses a mixture of MAC and MUG eyeshadows and requires a LOT of blending and patience, but it’s well worth it in the end!

To re-create this look yourself, see the video tutorial below!

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Click here for a sample size of Kitschmas pigment for $3.99.


– NARS eyeshadow primer
– MUG Peach Smoothie
– MAC Samoa Silk
– MAC Nocturnelle
– MAC Kitschmas pigment
– MAC Grape pigment
– Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Pencil in Black
– Illamasqua Gel Liner
– False eyelashes in ‘Coy Cutie’ from InkyMinky.com

– Benefit Fake Up Concealer in ‘Light’
– Marc Jacobs Gel Foundation in ‘Ivory’
– MUFE HD Pressed Powder
– Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush in ‘Diffused Heat’

– MAC Hue

17 thoughts on “Purple-Orange Sunset Inspired Eyeshadow Tutorial

    1. Thanks, Hun! If it helps, you could think of this in terms of the colors and see if you already have something similar – so all you’d need would be a light purple, a medium purple, a medium orange and a light orange 😉

      1. Thanks, Z. I find your tutorials always helpful and inspiring :). I’m excited to try some shades from my collection. Weirdly enough, I do have kitschmas pigment. My mom randomly gave it to me a few years ago when she didn’t want it. Woo hoo!

  1. So gorgeous! And I just picked up Rule this weekend, so I’m on the hunt for orange-y looks 😉

    I know I can use Fig. 1 instead of Nocturnelle (for a close enough dupe), but do you think Soft Brown is a good dupe for this look for the MUG Peach Smoothie?

    1. Hi Tanja!
      Whoo hoo for orange! 😀
      Soft Brown is a little bit more brown than orange for a look like this, unfortunately. Arena would be a closer match, color-wise! 😉
      But Peach Smoothie is much cheaper and a GREAT brow shade!

  2. Z, you deliver a fabulous make up tutorial every time. This is absolutely beautiful and looks absolutely stunning on you, thank you once again for your valued site!

  3. Well I was dying to try this look, but had a limited eyeshadow arsenal because I’m on vacation 😉 BUT…..I “channelled my Inner Zabrena” and came up with something close today! I used Lorac’s Nectar and MUG’s Mango Tango for the oranges, andI used Lorac’s Chrome in place of Nocturnelle. Luckily I had Kitchmas (“don’t leave home without it!”), but I layered it on the lid over MUG’s Wisteria, just for the heck of it. Turned out pretty nice if I do say so myself! Thanks for this beautiful look! Hope to try the real thing when I’m back home! 😀

  4. WOW!!! STUNNING!!!! LOVED THIS ONE!!! Good luck trying to out-do this look, Z…..You are so talented!!!! Did I say I loved this look??????

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