I wanted to create a fun, green smokey eye makeup look anyone could rock for St.Patrick’s Day (or, really any time). Below, are the steps I took to achieve this smokey eye.
Green smokey eye with neutral blush and nude lips.
First, I applied my eye primer, from upper lash line to eyebrow and along my lower lash line. For an eyeshadow base, I added a white eye pencil (using a white base will make my eyeshadow colors pop) to my upper mobile lid, inner corner of my eye and lower lashline. I then blended this out with my finger. Next, I added a warm light brown shade above my crease and blended to create a transition shade between the vivid green eyeshadows and the much lighter brow highlight, I was going to be using.
I added a light green shimmery green eyeshadow all over my upper eyelid to just above the crease and all along my lower lash line. I blended the green into the warm brown eyeshadow so there would be no harsh lines between the two colors. I also filled my eyebrows in with a warm, medium brown eye pencil. Please excuse the color variance in these first step photos, I forgot to turn on my flash :(
To create some depth to the look, I added a shimmery mid-tone green to my outer V and outer third of my lower lash line.
I then blended the shadow into my crease (roughly halfway in). I also blended the shadow along my lower lashline.
To add more vibrancy to the look, I added a shimmery bright green to the center of my lid.
I then added a deep, dark green to the very outer corner of the upper eyelid and blended lightly, as to not spread the color too far. I did not add this color to my lower lashline.
I applied a black liquid liner to my upper lashline, making the line thicker on the outer edge. Next, I added a shimmery, metallic teal shimmery eye pencil to my lower waterline.
I then added a combination of very light toned eyeshadows to my inner eye and brow bone for a nice highlight.
I finished up with adding lots of mascara to my upper lashes…i forgot to add mascara to my lower lashes…woops. But, if I was recreating this look, I would definitely add it. As a final step to my eyebrows, I shaped them using a medium brown eyebrow pomade and followed with an eyebrow gel.
For an added playful feel, I added gold glitter to my inner eye area.
To keep my eyes as the main focus of this look, I added a mixture of matte blushes in a cool, dusty pink shade and a terracotta shade. I added a warm, champagne highlight to my upper cheekbones, above the apples of my cheeks and alonf the bridge of my nose and above my cupid’s bow. I then lined my lips with a nude lip liner and topped it off with a matte nude lipstick.
On Face: No7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base (used as my face primer), NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska, Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream in Light to Medium (mixed these two products together to create my base), Maybelline Fit Me concealer in #10 (used to highlight under eyes and bridge of nose), #25 (used to conceal blemishes), NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Light (used to counteract darkness under eyes), Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in 011 Creamy Natural (used to set my base and control oil), Sephora Bronzer in 3 Los Cabos (used to contour my cheeks and nose), wet n wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Shimmer Palette in To Reflect (used as highlight), Marvin Westmore blush in Mocha and Cocoa
On Eyebrows: Makeup Professional eyebrow pencil in Dark Brown and Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Medium Brown, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel in Clear
On Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden (used from upper lash line to brow and on lower lash line), NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk (used for an eye shadow base on upper eyelid, inner corner and lower lashline), Ulta eyeshadow in Sable (used as transition color above crease), Sephora light green eyeshadow and light colored eyeshadows, no names provided, from a holiday palette (used all over mobile eyelid,lower lashline, inner eye, and brow highlight), Urban Decay eyshadow in Damaged (applied in outer V and outer lower lash), Urban Decay eyeshadow in Homegrown (applied to center eyelid), Urban Decay Poison (applied to very outer of upper eyelid), Essence Gel Eye Pencil Waterproof in Black (used to tightline upper lashline), Loreal Lineur Intense in Black Mica (used to line upper lashline), Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Junkie (used to line lower waterline), Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy (used in inner eye area), Urban Decay Perversion mascara and Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara in Excessive Black
On Lips: No7 Line & Define Lip Pencil in 20 Nude (used to line and fill in lips) and essence lipstick in 11 Nude Love (review on lipstick in future post)