Ace Beaute Scarlet Dusk Tutorial

Ace Beaute eyeshadows have really impressed me in the past and this Scarlet Dusk palette is just as good of quality as I was hoping it would be. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this would be a great option to wear because of all the pink shades that it offers. Since this palette was inspired by beautiful sunsets across the world, the pinks, mauves, purples, and oranges all pair together effortlessly which is what I wanted to focus on in this tutorial.
Starting by priming the eyes, I chose to use the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome in the shade Gilded Rose. These are one of my favorite products to use as eyeshadow primer because they really do intensify colors and keep things in place all day.
Once the primer has dried, I’m taking the matte mauve shade in the palette called Lotus and blending that into my crease. This will add a little bit of definition and also help the darker shades blend more easily, not that this formula needs any help. These shadows are so easy to work with!
Now I’m taking the shade called Sangria and placing that on the outer third of my eye, gently blending the excess into the crease. This color is insanely pigmented, so start with a little product on the brush and add more as needed. It’s also important to tap off the excess powder before touching the brush to the eye in order to prevent any fallout of this dark shade on the cheeks.
To create the sunset theme, I’m taking a combination of two of the warm-toned mattes called Sunset Rose and Shade on a blending brush and buffing that at the edge of where Sangria stops in the crease. Once that is applied, I took a separate, empty, loose-bristled blending brush to get rid of any harsh lines.
For the lower lash line, I took the same combination of Sunset Rose and Shade and blended that with a small pencil brush. For my specific face and eye shape, I don’t make my lower lash line too smokey. However, adding even just a little bit of color can really help tie everything together and prevent the look from becoming too top heavy.
Moving back to the upper lid, I’m taking the metallic pink shade called Maui and packing that right in the center of my eye. These shimmer shades have a very creamy consistency and are best applied with the finger to get the most pigmentation possible.
To add a little more dimension on the eye and really play up the sunset theme, I also added some of the metallic champagne shade called Aruba right on the inner part of the lid. Again, I patted this shade in with my finger first and then blended it into the crease with a small shader brush.
For eyeliner, I first applied the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in the shade MatteMulberry halfway along both my upper and lower lashes. Then I took the dark Nocturnal eyeshadow from the palette and applied that directly on top of the pencil to create a softer line.
Now all there’s left to do is curl the lashes and add a few coats of mascara. Falsies would also pair great with this look, but mascara is much easier for every day. I’m using my favorite Benefit Roller Lash mascara because it provides both length and volume while also holding a curl all day.
Here’s a close-up of the final look:
And a quick, more condensed guide for easy reference:
To finish up the rest of the face, I incorporated a few other products that were also included in my January Boxycharm along with this palette. I applied the Pretty Vulgar Under Cover Concealer in the shade Little White Lies around the center of my face and under my eyes to cover dark circles.

For the cheeks, I used the Bellini blush shade in the Wander Beauty Trip for Two palette. It is a beautiful color, although I do think it’s a little light to pair with this eye look. To tie it all together, I used Pixi’s MatteLast Liquid Lip in the shade Berry Boost topped with their LipLift Max gloss in the shade Petal Ice.
Pairing pink and orange eyeshadows together is not something I think I probably would’ve ever chosen to do if it weren’t for this palette. I’m so surprised at how well they compliment each other on the eyes. While it is more colorful than what I’m used to wearing, I actually really enjoy this look because it does remind me so much of a peaceful sunset.

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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