Friday, December 21, 2012

Green Eyeshadow Tutoral - Great for the Holidays!

A classic look for this time of the year is red lipstick. But if you want to incorporate some green into your festive looks, I'm going to show you my more subtle version of a green smokey eye. This can be great for the day time or the night time! It can also look very pretty on New Years Eve because of the glitter in the look! Green eyeshadow is great for people with brown eyes, but it can be tricky to apply if you're not familiar with colored eyeshadows! I'm going to do this tutorial by pictures because I've tried doing tutorials on youtube before and I sound super awkward haha.

Disclaimer: yes, I know I need to pluck my eyebrows, but oh well, I didn't.

Everyone loves a good before and after comparison, so here's the before, with no makeup!

Step 1: Start with your foundation. I chose the Skin 79 BB Cream from Japan. This is a great alternative to foundation because it's supposed to have ingredients that help your skin and don't clog your pores. This only comes in one shade, so if you're fair skinned, check this out! You can get it on amazon!

Step 2: Apply concealer where needed. I'm using the NARS stick concealer. It's perfect because it works great under your eyes and on any blemishes!

Step 3: Apply an eyeshadow primer to make your eyeshadow last all night and prevent it from creasing. I'm using the MAC Paint Pot in the color Painterly. I like this because it also acts as a concealer for any discoloration on your eyelids.

Step 4: Eyeshadow. Apply MAC's Dalliance eyeshadow all over your eyelid and as an inner corner highlight. This is a shimmery light green color

This is what it should look like after this point.

Step 5: Apply a blending color to your crease. This will help the crease color blend easier. I'm using Taupe by NYX. Use a color that's one or two shades darker than your skin tone, because we don't want it too be too obvious.

Step 6: Apply a medium green with slight teal undertones to your crease. I'm using the L'oreal Infallible eyeshadow in the color Golden Sage.

This is what your eyeshadow should look like at this point!

Step 7: Apply an olive green eyeliner to your lower lashline. I used Urban Decay's 24/7 Liner in the color Stash. The picture that I took was blurry, but you get the concept of an olive green eyeliner.

Step 8: Apply a dark olive green shadow on top of the eyeliner that we applied to the lower lash line. I used MAC's Greensmoke eyeshadow.

This is what your eyes should look like after step 8!

Step 9: Apply a highlight underneath your eyebrow. I used Foxy from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. Wet n Wild Creme Brulee is also a good drugstore alternative to this shade.

Step 10: Apply bronzer to your temples, under your cheekbones, and on your chin. Bring the bronzer down onto your neck so that the color isn't a drastic change from your face to your neck. I'm using Rimmel's bronzer in the color Sun Light.

Step 11: Use a liquid liner to make an extremely thin line on your upper lash line. I used Maybelline's Master Precise liquid eyeliner.

Here's a look at how thin your eyeliner should be!

Step 12: Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. I used NARS's Deep Throat blush. Try to use a peach/nude blush to compliment the green tones on your eyes. Then blend the blush with the brush that you used for your bronzer to blend the look.

Step 13: This step is optional. Apply a gold glitter liquid eyeliner to the inner corners of your lower lash line. I used NYX's glitter liner in the color Crystal Champagne.

Here's a look at where I applied the glitter eyeliner.

Step 14: Apply mascara. I used Lancome's Hypnose Star mascara.

Step 15: Last, but not least, apply a nude lipstick. I used YSL's #1 Rouge Volupte. It's nude with a slight pink undertone!

And here's the final look, or the "after!" I hope you get a chance to try this!

Happy holidays! xoxo