Makeup Wars | Favorite Summer Eye Looks

Bright Eyes - orange, pink and blue eyeshadow - Summer Eye Look 2013

I have been quite a stalker fan of The Makeup Wars, amazing posts by some of my favorite beauty blogger friends. I am super duper honored and thankful to be the guest poster for this week! This edition of The Makeup Wars is all about favorite summer eye looks and I’m excited to share my faves with you darlings!

I usually like to keep my eyes light, simple and fresh but this year I’ve begun to jump out of my comfort zone a bit…well maybe a lot! This summer I’m all about bright, bold eyes. I’m really fawning over exciting colors like orange, pink, various blues and green…the brighter the better! Vivid colors feel fun and adventurous like summer should be. Here is one of my favorite bright summer eye looks.

Bright Eyes - orange, pink and blue eyeshadow - Summer Eye Look 2013
Bright Eyes! I used orange, pink and blue eyeshadow. One of my fave fun, summer eye looks.

This was so fun to create and actually really quick. If you use eyeshadow that is crazy pigmented this is a look you can do in under 5 minutes! To create this look I used pink, orange and blue eyeshadow from my OFRA Cosmetics Bright Addiction palette. If your eyeshadow color payoff isn’t as rich as you want it, try using a light base color or try the foil method. This is definitely one of my favorite summer eye looks for fun, sunny days!

Another of my favorite summer eye looks is a mixture of my typical daytime eye makeup with a bright pop of color. Gold eyeshadow is an everyday thing for me all year round and I usually like a bit of black, grey or bronze at the outer corner and crease. I usually use my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette but almost any neutral/nude palette will do, you can make it work! What I’m loving lately is adding a random pop of color on the lid. In this look I used a pretty teal that reminded of my trip to Turkey years ago. This look is very wearable and if you work in an office you could always just apply with a light hand. Then touch it up with a bit of black eyeshadow on the outer corner and blend into the crease for a gorge night time look.

Summer Eye Look: Pop of Color | Teal and gold eyeshadow
Summer Eye Look: Pop of Color | Teal and gold eyeshadow

Even though I love the brights for summer eye looks this year, I still have my laid back moments! I like to do the simplest makeup possible…just one color on the lids. Usually a pastel color like lavender or pink and I sweep the shadow upward with a blending brush. For me this comes in handy for picnics, running errands, shopping, etc. It’s quick, cute and anyone can do it!

Simple Daytime Summer Eye Look - lavender, purple
Simple Daytime Summer Eye Look – lavender, purple

So, what are some of you favorite summer eye looks? Would you try any of the looks I shared above? It’s totally new to me but I’m loving getting into new adventures in makeup for summer!

Okay darlings, those are some of my favorite summer eye looks. Now be sure to check out the fabulous awesomeness The Makeup Wars Group members have in store for you, I’m sure they’re favorite summer eye looks are amazing! Check them out below and enjoy!



  1. blushingnoir
    June 10, 2013 / 6:10 AM

    All of these look so perfect!!!  My fave is the one with the teal <3

  2. Sandy a la Mode
    June 10, 2013 / 6:25 AM

    these looks are soo pretty!! i wish i was better at doing eye makeup!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  3. KellyLoganGould
    June 10, 2013 / 6:32 AM

    Love the bright colors! You look wonderful!

  4. June 10, 2013 / 6:47 AM

    I love your looks Mina! My favorite one is the first one!

  5. PinkSith
    June 10, 2013 / 7:06 AM

    LOVE the teal pop of color look. I think my fave color combo is that robin's egg blue and tan/beige right now.  And now I'm drooling over the OFRA Professional Makeup palette! So glad you were able to be part of this Makeup Wars!!! ♥

  6. BeautyBlogger
    June 10, 2013 / 7:06 AM

    Beautiful looks! I love the teal and gold.

  7. JadeLDesigns
    June 10, 2013 / 7:53 AM

    I absolutely love your eyeshadow creations! I never would have thought to use Orange in the top one. I love it! So bright and beautiful! You are so amazing!

  8. pammyblogbeauty
    June 10, 2013 / 9:04 AM

    What pretty eye looks! I especially like the teal one. Very nice!!!

  9. pyrodamsel
    June 10, 2013 / 10:23 AM

    I love your Bright Eyes look, I don't think it is too overpowering, and it's gorgeous on your skin tone! I also love how seamless the blending works!

  10. June 10, 2013 / 10:33 AM

    Love the lavender one!  So pretty.  Those bright colors really make your eyes look white.

  11. daydream_beauty
    June 10, 2013 / 11:08 AM

    Very pretty! I especially like the lavender look! 🙂

  12. retrodiva
    June 10, 2013 / 11:54 AM

    Love the blue and tan combo! It's my favorite summer color combo!

  13. Marcia beauty info z
    June 10, 2013 / 12:58 PM

    Your eyes are made for those colors. Each one is perfect on you!

  14. PolishInsomniac
    June 10, 2013 / 2:23 PM

    The second look is amazing!  I love the colors together!

  15. June 10, 2013 / 10:21 PM

    That teal and gold look is awesome! One of my favs 🙂

  16. Neshii S Smith
    June 11, 2013 / 5:25 AM

    I'm too shy to go into the bold looks. But they look great on you! :))

  17. Endless Summer
    June 12, 2013 / 2:38 AM

    I love the first one most! It's so bright and beautiful!

  18. Curvatude
    June 12, 2013 / 6:44 PM

    Love these looks and I would so rock them all!