Celebrate Summer with a Sunny Citrus Makeup Look

by Jami Summers on August 28, 2009 · 6 comments

It’s still summer, so I’m celebrating with a sunshine-inspired, citrus-spiked eye makeup look. Plus I have a nice tip to help lock those pretty eyeshadows in place. No more slipping or sliding… and the best part? This secret formula is at your drugstore and it’s cheap!

Sunny Citrus eye makeup look by Bionic Beauty

Sunny Citrus makeup look by Bionic Beauty

The tools and makeup used-

Eye makeup look using Hot Topic and Purely Cosmetics eyeshadow

The makeup used to create "Sunny Citrus"

Step 1: To lock your eye shadow down and keep it from fading away: Dip your makeup brush into a drop of Bausch & Lomb ReNu Multiplus saline contact solution before applying eye shadow. The sodium chloride (aka salt) in the solution will make the shadow extra moist since salt retains water, giving the pigment staying power! Who knew?

Step 2: Apply the orange eyeshadow from Hot Topic’s Sour palette across your entire lid. Blend it lightly up past the crease until it fades away.

Step 3: Use the neon pink shadow color right smack dab in the center of your eyelid. Blend it out just a tad to each side.

Step 4: Pick up a dab of Purely Cosmetics’ Cotton Candy (a shimmery light pink) and press it into the corner’s of your eyes. Between your tear ducts and your nose. This helps bounce light from that (typically) dark recess.

Step 5: Finish with your favorite mascara! I chose a Black Brown for this look since the colors are so bright. I felt a true black would be a bit harsh.

Step 6: Step outside and ROCK your look!

Eye shadow makeup look by the Bionic Beauty blog

Sunny Citrus makeup look - final result

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 The Cheap Chick August 28, 2009 at 10:54 am

Dude – you KNOW how I love a cheap tip! And better still? I already have saline! Finally, a side benefit to having craptastic eyesight… :)

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2 Yvonne C. August 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Jami, this is why I love being a Bionic Beauty-I learn something new from you all the time!!! This look is hot!!!!

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3 Sarah F. August 28, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Jami this looks fabulous on you! You should wear orange and pink more often.

Thanks for the awesome contact solution tip. I never thought to try that, but I wear contacts so I always have it at the ready! I think I’ll try this tomorrow!

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4 Kirsten P. August 28, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I love that eyeshadow color! I’d love to try a color like that. :)

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5 gio August 29, 2009 at 7:57 am

This is beautiful! And thanks for the tip, I never thought of that!

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