Chocolate and coral makeup look tutorial

Spring has sprung! It’s time to inject some color into your wardrobe and to your makeup too. In the winter time I tend to stick more neutral shades, but once the sun comes out and it gets warmer I like to switch things up a little bit and play with some color.

In today’s post I am going to show you, step by step, how to create an easy spring- ready eye makeup look, subtle enough to be appropriate for daytime or for work. To create this look I used a Too Faced Summer Eye eyeshadow palette, which is one of my all time favorites. Easter (22 of 23) I bought it two years ago as a limited edition, however currently this palette is available at Sephora as a part of a Pardon My French set ($49). This palette is extremely easy to work with, colors are pigmented, apply very smoothly and they blend very easily without any fallout.

In my step-by-step  tutorial I used four eyeshadows  from this palette, however it doesn’t mean you have to run to the store and get it (but if you do, it’s well worth the money).

From L to R: Coral Crush, Chocolate Sun, Cocoa Bean and barely visible Sunbeam.

From L to R: Coral Crush, Chocolate Sun, Cocoa Bean and barely visible Sunbeam.

I highly recommend looking into your makeup bag and using eyeshadows that are similar that you already have. In my tutorial I concentrate only on the eyes, but in the pictures below I am wearing additional face products that I will list at the end. Without further due, get your makeup brushes ready and let’s jump right in! Just a quick tip, if you’re reading this post on your phone, flip the phone sideways to be able to view all the text.

Final Look
Step 1: Apply Sunbeam to your whole eyelid and underneath your eyebrow. Sunbeam is a skin like very light yellowy nude shade with a lot of sparkle that beautifully highlights your eye and looks gorgeous in the sun light.
Step 2: Using a sponge brush applicator or a flat eyeshadow brush apply Cocoa Beach (or any mid-tone brown eyshadow with a pearl/ sparkly finish) to the movable part of your eyelid, blending it in nicely.
Step 3: Using an eyeshadow crease brush apply Chocolate Sun into your crease and to the outer corners of your eyes, blending all the edges. Instead of Chocolate Sun you can use any dark brown, chocolate eyehsadow.
Step 4: Using a small eyehsadow brush apply Chocolate Sun to your lower eyelid, smudging it a little, connecting the eyshadow to the outer corner of your eye so it nicely merges with the color already applied to the crease.
Step 5: Using a fluffy shading brush apply Coral Crush above your crease, blending it nicely into Chocolate Sun to make it look seamless.
Step 6: Apply Sunbeam to the inner corners of your eyes and all over your eyes to brighten up the whole look.

And… you’re done, your whole eye look is complete! Easy,right? I feel like it’s perfect for spring, and it’s a simple way to update your usual neutral look by adding a touch of bright coral. If you feel like the look you end up with is too dark for you, I suggest applying Sunbeam or any neutral/yellow eyeshadow all over your eyelid at the very end, and blend it into the darker brown eyshadow. That will brighten up your eye. When I wear these colors  I like to combine them with a peachy or a coral blush and a peach colored lipstick.

Additional products used in my look are: Revlon ColorStay foundation, Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting palette (containing a finishing powder, bronzer and a highlighter – review coming soon!), MAC Powder Blush in Style and a MAC Razzledazzler lipstick with a Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pango Peach.

I hope you enjoyed this step-by-step tutorial, the first one in the series, but there are more tutorials to come. If you have any questions about any of the steps, products used to create this look or anything else, please let me know in the comments below. And if you do try this look at home, feel free to share a picture with me by posting it to Her and Makeup FB page.

Stay tuned for another special Easter edition post coming later this week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Agata, the founder and editor of Her and Makeup.


  1. Agata Piestrak says:

    Marcin, I really appreciate your comment and looking at my blog. I hope it’s a positive surprise! You should share the blog with your wife!

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