How To: Sunflower Inspired Look Featuring: Colourpop Yes, Please! Palette

My favorite type of flowers are sunflowers. They look like home grown suns, are super resilient, their seeds are super tasty, and it was the first flower (possibly only, now that I think about it…) I was ever able to successfully grow. I also like the fact that they grow super tall, mainly because I myself am very tall and I like to form emotional attachments to inanimate objects.

In honor of my sister in giant-hood, I’ve created a sunflower inspired eyeshadow look using ColourPop’s Yes, Please! palette. If you still have not ventured into the world of ColourPop, I highly recommend it. They are unbelievably affordable, and the shadows I’ve used from them perform just as well as any of my higher-end palettes. I would recommend their eyeshadows to anyone who is just starting to explore make-up, or to those that are looking to add some more unique shades to their collections but are worried about spending too much cash on a color they may end up rarely using.

Without further ado, lets get started!

Step 1: Prime and set lids

First you are going to apply eyeshadow primer or a matte concealer all over your lid and blend it out using a concealer brush. Once blended out, take a large fluffy blending brush and apply a translucent powder all over your lid. As always, I’ve used the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden and set it using Soap & Glory’s Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder.

Step 2: Yellow halo

Using a large and fluffy blending brush, apply the shade Mischief (matte warm yellow) to your crease and lower portion of your brow bone. As is the nature of most matte yellow shadows, it may take a few dips into this color to get a nice, bright, and even application.

Step 3: Make that halo orange

Using the same fluffy brush from step 2, apply the shade Big Cocktails (matte orange) on top of the yellow.

Step 4: Golden lids

Using your finger, apply the shade Butter Cake (metallic pale yellow gold) to the remaining bare space on your lid. With most metallic shadows it’s best to use your fingers if you want the full on pop of shimmer. If you like things a little more subtle, then feel free to use a brush instead!

Step 5: Add some depth

Dip into the shade Note to Self (matte warm caramel) using a flat shader brush and apply it to the outer corner of your eye. Then take a small blending brush and extend the shade into the outer-v of your lid.

Step 6: Smoke it out

Using a small pencil brush, apply the shade French Kiss (matte medium chocolate brown) to the outer corner of your eye. Then use a small and clean blending brush to soften and blend.

Step 7 and 8: Liner, brows, and mascara

Apply a dark brown liner as close as possible to your upper lash line. Take that same liner and apply it to your lower water line while still keeping very close to your lower lash line. Then apply mascara to your top and bottom lashes, and you’re done! In this photo I used tarte’s Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liner in Bronze to line my eyes, and tarte’s Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara on my top and bottom lashes.


Like what you see here? How about you check out some more of my eyeshadow tutorials?:

How To: Fall Neutral Eye Featuring: Urban Decay Naked Heat

How To: Electric Pink Winged Liner Featuring: The Jeffree Star Blood Sugar Palette

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