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Summer Makeup: Rouge’n’Apples x Charlotta Eve

Hello my beauties! This is the first post of July and it’s a very special one! Being in the middle of summer, to share a Summer Makeup look is an obvious part of a beauty blogger’s agenda, but to have it designed by another gorgeous beauty blogger, makes the whole exercise much more interesting, don’t you think? Here goes a summery makeup look designed by Charlotta Eve for Rouge’n’Apples!

Summer Makeup look for dark haired brunettes

the look

Charlotta and I thought it’d be great fun to collaborate and come up with the perfect summer makeup for one another, and then recreate it for you all! We do look rather different: I’m a Greek brunette with brown eyes and she’s a Finnish blonde, with blue eyes. So what works for summer, understandably, has to take that into consideration! I had a fab time ‘bringing to life’ her description of a look for me, which, as you might have guessed from the photo above, includes bronze/ coral tones with a bright eyelid and a flick liner!

When I think about a fun colour for my lids, it’s either yellow or orange. As I’ve used gold and yellow tones a couple of times before (for example, here), I thought I’d go for orange this time!

Summer Makeup look for brunettes, bronzed skin with coral cheeks and a bright lid with flick liner

Hello orange! On my lids and on my dress :)!

And a closer look:

Orange eyeshadow eyelook

Orange eyeshadow looks so good paired with some brown! And how gorgeous is this flower?!

Much as I had fun playing with orange, it’s closer to my comfort zone than other colours. Thinking about Charlotta’s suggestion, she’d mention yellow or lime green and my Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette, which I used for my orange eye look, had a satin lime green! So, I thought I’d give this a shot too and see what happens!

Summer Makeup look with the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette

And here goes the lime green!

Gosh, that was the definition of bright! Loved wearing this shade. If you’re reading Rouge’n’Apples, you’ll know that I avoid green normally (excluding khaki which I love). However, I’m now thankful to Charlotta for suggesting lime green; it’s a gorgeous summer shade for us brown-eyed girls and one I wouldn’t have tried before out of habit.

Summer Makeup look with the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette

With 44 degrees outside, some photography has to take place indoors!

Makeup look with the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

And with the eyes closed

execution and products used

Both of the looks above are exactly the same. Their only difference is the orange vs lime green eyeshadow. Here go the products I used and for those ones I’ve written reviews on, just click on their names to find out more!

My summer makeup picks

All of the products I used for both summer looks

The heat is Greece doesn’t allow for much concealer or foundation, so I kept my base light and luminous.

Foundation: I used my Holy Grail Mac Face and Body in C3, mixed with Mac’s Pro Longwear in NC37 (in sample pots above-convenient for travelling!)

Concealer: Mac’s Matchmaster, shade 2. I’ve only used a light layer underneath my eyes.

Bronzer: Mac’s Baiana Bronzer. I didn’t contour, just bronzed on my cheeks, forehead and neck. This is a gorgeous matte bronzer.

Blush: Bobbi Brown, Santa Barbara Illuminating Bronzing Powder. Dusted on my cheekbones lightly. It’s a shimmery coral shade.

Highlighter: Becca Prosecco Pop. It’s an amazing golden highlighter with imperceivable shimmer. I dusted it on top of my cheekbones, underneath the brow bone and on my cupid’s bow.

Lipstick: Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Summer Lip Glow in 2. Gotta love that semi-metallic-pink-almost-rose-gold-gorgeous sheen it gives my lips. Yes please.

Eyes: I used Urban Decay’s Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette for both eye looks. The orange/lime green shades went in the middle of my eyelid and in the centre of my lower lash line. I toned down the intensity with Benefit’s They’re Real Duo Shadow Blender in Bombshell Brown. Then, I used the darker shade of the duo in my outer corner and the second half of my lower lash line. For the green look, I also used it above the highlighter in my inner corner, while for the orange look I used the bronze eyeshadow from the UD palette in my inner corner. I blended all shades together before applying the wing liner (Bobbi Brown Ink Liner in Blackest Black). My mascara is Monsieur Big by Lancome (2 coats).

Here goes a close up to the two eyelooks:

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette, eyelook with orange tones close up on lids


Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette eye look


I definitely want to try the lime green eye look with a Khaki eyeliner… should look fab!

working together is fun!

So that’s my interpretation of Charlotta’s summer makeup look for me! What do you think? I love this makeup for the summer and I think it’s particularly beautiful on tanned skin. You’re not done yet though: Pop over to Charlotta Eve to see how my makeup look idea worked for her!

For those that haven’t come across Charlotta’s blog as yet, she’s an international beauty and lifestyle blogger based in Finland and a professional cosmetologist. Her posts are all about lifestyle, makeup and skincare and I’m always taken aback by her creativity! She’s a real beauty inspiration and such a fun girl too! Have a look at her Instagram too and, if you like good photography, you should definitely give her a follow!

And… working together is fun! Send me an email at, if you’d like to collaborate with me in the future! Rougenapples is an international blog and I write from either somewhere in Greece or the UK most of the time (and laud or complain about the weather depending on where I am). Look forward to hearing from you and a huge thanks to Charlotta for this collaboration!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What’s your go-to summer makeup? And would there be any particular makeup looks you’d like me to try? Let me know in the comments!

Hugs from Greece!


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  1. charlottaeve July 4, 2017

    This makeup looks so good on you, I love that lime on you! <3 And that Full Spectrum palette really talks to me, you should do a review on that with swatches and more colorful eye looks 😉

    It was so fun to collab, thanks beautiful. 🙂

    x Charlotta |

    • rougenapples July 4, 2017 — Post Author

      A massive thanks to you beautiful, for the lime green idea! It’s so different from what I usually do and I now love it. Your look was so gorgeous!! Review of the UD palette will be forthcoming 😉. Thank you for working with me, it was such fun, absolutely loved it 😘

  2. Yiota July 4, 2017

    What a fun collaboration!! I really loved all looks you girls created and Eleni, you look amazing with orange eyeshadow, it’s so pretty and really suits you, you should use it more often 🙂


    • rougenapples July 4, 2017 — Post Author

      Thanks Yiota mou! Orange was fun to play with too, it was the first shade that came to mind 😘😘

  3. LindaLibraLoca July 4, 2017

    Oh, the lime green really suits you. I love how you have taken it down with the brown, vibrant yet wearable.
    Now I can’t wait to find out which look you picked for a blonde!
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted…Alpengasthof Schwand – Let´s go to the mountains

    • rougenapples July 4, 2017 — Post Author

      Thank you Anne! I never expected lime blue wouldwork that well on me, I’m so glad I tried it! 😘😘

  4. Rachel July 4, 2017

    This colour looks amazing on you and that UD palette is gorgeous!

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

  5. Astrid July 4, 2017

    That looks so much fun, Eleni! I’m also loving the lime green on you! And now I’m kinda regretting not getting the Baiana Bronzer :P.
    Actually we’ve been wanting to ask if you’d like to do a collaboration with us, but our schedule had been crazy the past weeks (hence I couldn’t comment much on your blog/ig anymore 🙁 ). But definitely planning on it! Feel free to reach out to us if you’ve an idea as well!
    Astrid recently posted…Our summery beauty favourites in June (and fave treats!)

    • rougenapples July 12, 2017 — Post Author

      Hi Astrid, thanks for stopping by lovely and no worries at all! Life can get so busy, I’m in a phase like that myself with a new job and lots other changes going on. Thankfully on holiday now, as I was having 14 hour days! I’d love to collaborate with you, it would be so much fun. Will reach out after I’m back from holiday and let’s do something when it works for all three 🙂 💕😘

  6. Shireen L. Platt July 4, 2017

    This is such a fun collab and I will head over and check her out too. And wow, you pulled off lime green really well! I don’t think I am bold enough to try it though.

    • rougenapples July 12, 2017 — Post Author

      Hi Shireen! It was such fun to play with lime, I now love it as a summer shade. I tone it down with a bit of brown. 😘😘

  7. Velvet Blush July 4, 2017

    I think the lime green looks amazing on you! This was a really fun post to read, I’ll pop over to Charlotta’s blog too. I think glitter eyeliner would look really good on you! I think we’re similar in eye and skin colour, I bet bold lips look really good on you too xx

    Velvet Blush

    • rougenapples July 12, 2017 — Post Author

      You see, I somehow don’t go with bold lips much, because I’m an eyes girl more, but I want to change that come this autumn! I love glitter Liner, will post a look with that soon xxx

  8. A Very Sweet Blog July 4, 2017

    This was an awesome collab! What a great idea! I love both the orange and the lime on you! I never thought about lime, but it always looks great with brown. You look beautiful in all of these pics.
    A Very Sweet Blog recently posted…My Too Faced Bronzer Collection Review and Swatches

  9. Lydia July 4, 2017

    That colour looks incredible, amazing look!

  10. Zauberin July 6, 2017

    Hi dear Eleni! You look wonderful with the peach make up look & outfit. I have the same palette by Urban is so versatile! Have a serene day. Smuack

    • rougenapples July 12, 2017 — Post Author

      Hello my dear, thank you so much! Yes, this palette is beautiful, isn’t it? Thank you for your lovely comment, hugs!

  11. Katherine July 6, 2017

    I love the peach look, it’s so pretty!

  12. Amy July 12, 2017

    I loved the concept behind this collab. Your blogs are two of my favourites so I was excited to see what you both came up with.

    These colours suit you so well and I love how you interpreted her idea! Such lovely looks. I love the pop of lime green especially.

    I was a bit scared by the brightness of that palette but now I’m wishing I had it!

    Amy –

    • rougenapples July 12, 2017 — Post Author

      It’s true, this UD palette can give the wrong messages but I love it during the summer months. Glad you like the posts Amy xx

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