Whether you’re staying home or escaping to paradise this summer, this makeup tutorial will give your look tropical vibes…no matter where you are. Having a good time is all about making your own fun, so feel free to mix and match your favorite vibrant, fruit-punch-y colors, like oranges, pinks, and blues. Let’s toast with our imaginary coconut drinks and get to paintin’ our faces!

What you’ll need:

  • An orange lip color. I combined NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color in Canal St. Coral ($3, Walmart) with NYX Butter Gloss in Cherry Cheese Cake ($5, NYX Cosmetics).
  • Three brightly colored eyeliners. On my top lids, I used Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner in Sky Blue ($16, Birchbox). For my lower lash lines, I used Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Mint Julep ($20, Sephora). For my eyes’ inner corners, I used Eyeko London Making Eyes Automatic Gel Eyeliner in Powder Pink ($19, Eyeko).
  • Colored mascara. I used Almay Intense I-Color Volume Mascara in Plum ($8.50, ULTA).
  • Pink blush. I used Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush in Flushed ($14, ULTA).
  • Foundation and concealer (optional)

How to do it:

Step One


Prep your face with whatever you like: foundation, concealer, or absolutely nothing. Then apply your orange lip color. Try a product that has a glossy finish, because you want your lips looking as juicy as a nice, ripe fruit. For a more intense look, cover the lipstick with a gloss in a similar shade:


Step Two


Line your top eye lids (from inner corners to outer corners) with the bright eyeliner of your choice, making the lines as thick or thin as you want.

Step Three


Take the second eyeliner color and draw on your lower lash lines, from the outer corners to about the half-way points.

Step Four


Fill in the inner corners of your eyes with the third eye liner. It’ll be the tri-color eye look of your dreams!

Step Five


Swipe on your favorite colored mascara. I chose purple because I like how it has some color to it but is still similar to black. If you want a more vibrant look, I recommend green or blue mascara.

Step Six


Using your fingers (or a brush, if you want to be fancy!), apply cream blush to the apples of your cheeks, extending the color in outward and upward motions. Layer on as much or as little as you want—and feel free to add a touch of blush on your upper eyelids, too, to make them pop.


BAM! Now you’re ready for adventure. Don’t forget to take pictures! ♦