Elementals: Fire Inspired Makeup Look!

Hello everyone! Today is the start of my new makeup series, woo! These specific posts will be called the Elementals, because each look will be inspired by a special element found in nature. That is: fire, water, earth, and air. For the very first post in this series, I thought I’d start with fire! I wanted it to be very clear that this look emanated the vibes that come with a flame. That is, hues of yellow, red, pink, and a dark purple (which reflects the smoke of a fire). I kept a very simple technique, layering from light shades to dark. Since it was so smoky, the rest of the look is without eyeliner, but with very feathery lashes.



I began with a gorgeous yellow/orange shade from the Jaclyn Hill palette to act as the lightest transition shade. I used a fluffy Morphe brush to apply it and bring it out towards the end of my eyebrow. Using a couple pink/red tones from the Modern Renaissance palette, I blended those into the transition shade and moved closer towards my lid. Then comes the tricky part!



Taking a dark purple shade from the Urban Decay Naked Basics (extended) palette, I packed on the color directly to my lid and blended upwards. I did my best to make sure the pink blended seamlessly with the purple. Although I will admit, this takes some time when you’re dealing with such a dark hue. Don’t give up though, blend blend blend! If there is one trick when it comes it makeup, it’s blending. Most people don’t use this technique enough! Lastly, I took a tiny bit of black eyeshadow and placed it on the outer V and on my inner corners, just to smoke everything out even more.


For lips, I used a liner and lipstick from the brand ColourPop. I absolutely love ColourPop, I don’t have enough of their products! Similar to Morphe, it can be found online and it is priced very well, which makes the brand accessible to so many people (including students on a tight budget). This is not a matte shade however, so when wearing it for hours I will probably place a bit of translucent setting powder over it. Just to ensure no smudging takes place.



For a highlight, I used a gold and rose gold shade from the Urban Decay After Glow palette. I love the shades in this palette, but unfortunately they don’t give a blinding highlight that I’m looking for. Still pretty, though!

This look was inspired by @atarahmayhew on Instagram. Let me know if you enjoyed this post and are excited for the rest of the Elemental makeup looks! Did you get a fiery vibe from it? I didn’t go the expected route and use a lot of red shades, so let me know if you prefer this smokey look instead!


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  1. May 20, 2018 / 9:13 am

    Love that eyeshadow combination !!

  2. May 20, 2018 / 11:13 am

    this is such a beautiful look ! x

    • May 20, 2018 / 11:18 am

      thanks so much! xx

  3. May 20, 2018 / 11:52 am

    Love this look! You look amazing! xx

    • May 20, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      aw thank you love!

      • May 20, 2018 / 8:08 pm

        Welcome! xx

  4. May 20, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    Pretty look as always x

  5. Makeup by Erin
    May 20, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    This is beautiful!! I love the shades you used in your eye makeup! xx

  6. May 20, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Awesome pigments! Very well done fire-inspired look (:

    • May 20, 2018 / 7:32 pm

      thank you! i wish the dark purple was a bit brighter😭

  7. May 21, 2018 / 12:43 am

    This look is so pretty! I love the colour combo you used 🙂

  8. May 21, 2018 / 11:15 am

    Ok, but girl, that blending is everything tho! I’m just here living vicariously through you because i know damn well I can’t blend for shit oh well!

    • May 21, 2018 / 11:22 am

      hahaha omg thank you! tbh it took SO LONG to get it that blended. it just takes time but anyone can do it! i believe in you!

      • May 22, 2018 / 2:20 am

        no worriesss!! hahaha I can imagine! oh well at-least one of us believes in my dexterity haha

  9. May 23, 2018 / 12:14 am

    Oh my gosh this make up is so pretty!! It looks gorgeous on you xx

  10. May 26, 2018 / 7:18 am

    Oh my goodness!! This is beautiful. I have inset eyes so I can’t do this look so well. But I do use browns, pinks & oranges to create a “sunset” eye. At least that’s what I call it. Love this beautiful post. Keep inspiring us!


    • May 26, 2018 / 8:43 am

      that sounds like such a beautiful look! i’ve always wanted to try out a sunset eye, but haven’t gotten to it yet. thanks for the kind comment! xx

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