Recreating: Pony's Aqueous Orange Makeup FOTD

Everyone loves a good makeup tutorial, but just how easy are they to recreate in real life? I thought I'd test this out when I came across this tutorial by the famous Korean beauty Youtuber Pony.

If you've never heard of Pony, then you need to check out her channel! She is a genius when it comes to makeup and just watching how she applies her base products has really inspired me to change how I apply my own foundation and base. She is already gorgeous even without makeup, but it's how she transforms herself with just a few products (and a large wig wardrobe) that really makes her fascinating to watch.

With spring approaching here in Vancouver, I felt it was time to bust out my warmer, brighter colors and this orange focused tutorial is such a great one to emulate. I love the warmth orange lends to my skintone and it's surprisingly natural as well!

To get the original look, check out Pony's tutorial below:

As I didn't have all the same products as she does, I modified this look a bit according to what I had on hand.

Pony aqueous orange fotd

Products I used:
  • Paul & Joe Moisturizing Primer Foundation in N (review)
  • Guerlain Meteorite Baby Glow foundation in Light (review)
  • Make Up Forever Pro Sculpting palette in 30
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
  • Tarte emphasEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse in Rich Brown
  • Maybelline Leather Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige
  • Tarte Tartelette shadow palette
  • Aerin Cool Gel Eyeliner pencil in Essential Brown (review)
  • Shu Uemura (not sure the shade, but it's the brightest orange!)
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren
To achieve Pony's dewy skin, I wanted to make sure I had a really well moisturized base, which my Paul & Joe Moisturizing Primer Foundation is perfect for. Then to up the glow, I applied my Baby Glow foundation all over. I have the same NYX Color Correcting palette as she does, so that was easy to do, although I would normally apply the green underneath my foundation instead of after. 

As I didn't have an orange blush handy, I opted to use the coral blush shade from my MUFE Pro Sculpting palette and then dabbed on some of the shimmery highlight shade from the palette as well on my cheekbones. I'll have a full review of this palette in a couple weeks, but the short answer is that this palette is so easy to use, even for contouring noobs like me! The blush color here does fade a lot though, so you can easily be generous with your application and not worry about clown-face.

orange eyeshadow makeup look

The eyes I pretty much followed the same as Pony, but I opted to skip the liquid liner part and went for a smudgy pencil wing instead as I wanted something more soft and wearable. I also upped the orange factor, by applying my orange Shu Uemura single shadow lightly above my crease. I think next time I might skip the darker mid-tone brown and just keep to a creamy beige base with the orange as this was getting more smoky than I'd intended.

Last but not least, the lips here are the real stars of the show! I think orange lips are having a comeback with me for this season!

how to wear orange lipstick

FOTD featuring orange

What do you think of this makeup look? Would you try it yourself?

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