Eye Makeup

Shade Spotlight: Orange Eye Shadow

On the hunt for a new makeup trend to try? Why not branch out and rock a colorful shade of eye shadow? Orange eyeshadow, in particular, is seriously on-trend, and it’s the perfect way to add some color to your makeup look. Keep reading to find four eye makeup looks to help you embrace the orange eyeshadow trend.

ORANGE EYESHADOW LOOK #1: COLOR YOUR LID

Go all-in with this makeup trend and cover your eyelid in a wash of orange. Follow the eyeshadow tutorial below to get the look.

STEP #1: PRIME YOUR EYES

Before you get to applying your eye shadow, it’s important to layer on an eye primer. This will create a smooth surface for your makeup application, increase the lifespan of your shadow, and allow its color to appear more vibrant.

STEP #2: APPLY YOUR EYE SHADOW

Grab your orange eyeshadow of choice and apply it all over your lid. Use a fluffy brush to blend the color into your crease and soften any harsh lines.

STEP #3: APPLY MASCARA

Since this orange eye shadow look is bolder than some, there’s no need for eyeliner. Simply coat your lashes with a layer or two of your favorite mascara—we love the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara—and you’re good to go!

ORANGE EYESHADOW LOOK #2: DEFINE YOUR CREASE

Not sure if you’re ready to commit to a bold orange eye makeup look? No worries! Ease into the trend by using an orange shade to define your crease. Here’s what to do.

STEP #1: PRIME YOUR LID

Like we mentioned above, priming your eyes before applying your eye makeup is key for a look that lasts!

STEP #2: GRAB YOUR BASE

It’s time to start your eye shadow! To allow your orange shadow (which you’ll be applying later) to truly stand out, you’ll want to use a neutral shade on your eyelid. For daytime, try a nude eye shadow. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Paris Beach. For a nighttime look, use a taupe shade like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Cafe Au Lait.

STEP #3: ADD SOME COLOR

Next, you can grab your orange eyeshadow. Place the color in your crease and make sure to blend well using a fluffy brush.

STEP #4: APPLY EYELINER

While this isn’t a 100% necessary step, adding eyeliner to this eye makeup look can really take it to the next level. Emphasize your pop of orange by using liquid liner to create your sharpest winged eyeliner look.

Editor’s note: Need a new liner? Give the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Black a try!

STEP #5: COAT YOUR LASHES

Complete the look by applying some mascara. To give your fringe voluptuous volume and intense length, apply a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara.

ORANGE EYESHADOW LOOK #3: LINE YOUR LASH LINE

Want another subtle way to add orange eye shadow into your next makeup look? Try lining your lash line with the popping hue! Read on to find out how.

STEP #1: APPLY EYE PRIMER

Prep your lids for your orange eyeshadow—and the rest of your eye makeup—by applying an eye primer.

STEP #2: CREATE A BROWN SMOKY EYE

We love pairing this orange eye shadow look with a brown smoky eye. The look is neutral enough to not take the spotlight away from the orange hue but bold enough to really define your eyes. Not sure how to do a brown smoky eye? Head on over to our article, How to Create a Brown Smoky Eye, for a step-by-step tutorial.

STEP #3: GRAB YOUR ORANGE EYESHADOW

It’s time for the focal point of your look—your orange eye shadow! Take your shadow and apply it on your lower lash line for a subtle pop of color. Gently smudge out the shade for a softer look.

STEP #4: APPLY MASCARA

Coat your lashes and you’re ready to show off your trendy eye makeup look! Apply a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mystic Black for an intensely black fringe.

ORANGE EYESHADOW LOOK #4: HIGHLIGHT YOUR INNER CORNER

Last but not least, consider using an orange eyeshadow to highlight your inner corner. While this look is totally wearable when paired with a nude lid, it can also be the finishing touch for a bold, colorful eye makeup look. We’re here to spill the details on the latter.

STEP #1: PRIME YOUR EYES

As with our other orange eyeshadow looks, begin by applying an eye primer to your lid.

STEP #2: COLOR YOUR LID

Give your lids a wash of gold—yes, you read that right! You can use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Eye Shadow in Gilded Gold to do just that.

STEP #3: DEFINE YOUR CREASE

Next, define your crease with a matte light brown shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte It Up. Use a fluffy brush to blend out the color. 

STEP #4: BRIGHTEN UP

Think it’s time for your orange eyeshadow? Not quite! Rather, reach for its complementary shade, a blue, to line your lower lash line. We love the look of a bright blue eyeshadow like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Endless Sea.

STEP #5: GRAB YOUR ORANGE

Reach for your orange eyeshadow and pop it on your inner corner. How’s that for a bright, beautiful, colorful look?

STEP #6: APPLY MASCARA

Almost done! Finish off your look by coating your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Waterproof Lengthening Mascara.

Orange you glad you know about this eye makeup trend? For another orange eye makeup look, read our article on How to Pull Off Bright Orange Eyeliner.