Makeup Wars ~ My Go To Summer Eye Looks

I love summer makeup! Not because I love bronzers, and I love corals, well…maybe I do love them, but the main reason I absolutely love summer makeup is that I LOVE COLOUR! I know you can rock colourful eye looks year round but in reality there are a lot of colours, and colour combinations, that just don’t seem fitting in cooler months. Since this post is all about go to/favourite summer eye looks I thought I would revisit some of my favourite looks I’ve featured on Perilously Pale. I have recreated these looks time and time again. If you don’t have the same products I’ve featured here you can of course try some substitutions.


The first section features eye looks using lots of fun, bright colours. Maybe a 37 year old woman shouldn’t wear this kind of look, but screw it. I love it, and I think it IS possible for colourful eye makeup applications to looks polished and sophisticated. Click on the links below to see the full posts on these looks including product breakdowns.

Another favourite eye look for me is neutrals with a twist. Whether it be the addition of a beautiful purple shadow into a warm bronzed eye look, a traditional neutral eye with a super shimmery nude on the lid, or a basic taupe eye with a kick of colourful vibrant blue liner, there are so many ways to put a little spin on your everyday eye look to make it a little more fun for summer or anytime of year. Again, you can click on the links below for more pics and product breakdowns.

There are a few other looks I love and recreate often but I didn’t want to tempt you with products you would have no chance of getting your hands on anymore. Probably my most favourite, and one I have wore more times than I can count, is the look I do using the the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadows in 20 Obsidian Black, 21 Obsidian Grey, 22 Ecailles, 23 Madra Perla from last summer.

Make sure to check out the Favourite Summer Eye Looks of the other Makeup Wars members. Just click on the thumbnails below or use the Previous and Next buttons at the top of this post. If you have missed out on the previous Makeup Wars posts then be sure to check them out, including our Favourite SunscreensFavourite Waterproof Makeup ProductsFavourite MasksFavourite Non Powder Eye ShadowsApril Fools Day PrankSpa Pampering at HomePantone Color of the Year Emerald Green LooksTravel PicksValentines Day LookHoliday LookHoliday WishlistsFavourite MascarasFavourite Fall LookFavourite Red LipFavourite Makeup BrushFavourite Fall Nail Polish, and Most Expensive Makeup Look.

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  • http://www.blushingnoir.com Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    That Lancome artliner =O sweet lord where has it been all my life! I love all of your looks! AMAZING <3

  • http://gouldyloxreviews.blogspot.com Kelly

    I love this! So many looks and so much inspiration!
    Kelly recently posted..Makeup Wars Favorite Summer Eye Look: Double LinerMy Profile

  • http://www.geniabeme.com Eugenia

    I LOVE all the blue looks!! SO many different looks to play with!
    Eugenia recently posted..Makeup Wars Summer Eye LookMy Profile

    • http://www.perilouslypale.com Christa

      Once I got over the “not wearing blue with blue eyes” thing I can’t get enough blues!
      Christa recently posted..Makeup Wars ~ My Go To Summer Eye LooksMy Profile

  • http://www.pinksith.com Pink Sith

    I’m going to book mark this because you offer up so many great looks! I love it! Especially that neutral with the purple! Perfection! ♥
    Pink Sith recently posted..Makeup Wars – My Favorite Summer Eye LookMy Profile

  • http://beautifulmakeupsearch.com Teri

    I love the bright colors on you.
    Teri recently posted..Exciting New Launch: Kiehl’s BB Cream.My Profile

  • http://beauty411.net Nancy

    Love all these looks! So pretty on you!
    Nancy recently posted..Makeup Wars Challenge: Favorite Summer Eye LookMy Profile

  • http://morelikespace.blogspot.com Kate

    Love these looks, especially the… actually, I love all of them. I had somehow missed or forgotten the Annabelle look and I really must check out more of their products! And as for colours that a 37 year old shouldn’t wear… I’m older than you and my standard response to those sorts of arguments is to put my hands over my ears and yell “I can’t hear you!!” Which should illustrate my maturity level.
    Kate recently posted..making faces :: j’adore dior encoreMy Profile

    • http://www.perilouslypale.com Christa

      HA HA! Love you Kate! Yes you need to check out those Annabelle shadows. That is one of my favourite posts to go back and look at. The original review for them as well. They are such pretty colours!
      Christa recently posted..Makeup Wars ~ My Go To Summer Eye LooksMy Profile

  • http://www.pammyblogsbeauty.com Pammy

    Fabulous graphics Christa! You really make colors very wearable!
    Pammy recently posted..Makeup Wars: Summer Eye Look!My Profile

  • http://www.retrodivasbeauty.com Retrodiva

    Gorgeous! I’m such a huge fan of the neutral paired with a bright blue. So summery!
    Retrodiva recently posted..Makeup Wars: our best summer eye lookMy Profile

    • http://www.perilouslypale.com Christa

      I am loving it too. The neutral and taupe especially is soooo pretty!

  • http://www.beautyinfozone.com MarciaF (beauty info zone)

    I can’t pick a favorite since they are all amazing. You do color so perfectly.
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    • http://www.perilouslypale.com Christa

      Thanks Marcia. I love my colour!

  • http://www.polishinsomniac.net jbrobeck

    I love the way you laid out this post! What a great idea!
    jbrobeck recently posted..Makeup Wars: Favorite Summer Eye LookMy Profile

    • http://www.perilouslypale.com Christa

      :) Thanks!

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net Cindy (Prime Beauty)

    So pretty Christa!
    Cindy (Prime Beauty) recently posted..Makeup Wars Summer Eye Look!My Profile

    • http://www.perilouslypale.com Christa

      Thanks Cindy!

  • http://www.phyrra.net Phyrra

    I love that peach and purple! so pretty!
    Phyrra recently posted..Paula’s Choice Giveaway & SwatchesMy Profile

    • http://www.perilouslypale.com Christa

      I love it too. Reminds me it’s time to dig it out again. 😉

  • http://beautyandfashiontech.com Carleen

    Simply beautiful. I love it!
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  • Melissa

    All very pretty! I will definitely be trying that peach/purple look!

    • http://www.perilouslypale.com Christa

      Great colour combo isn’t it?

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