Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Step By Step Olive Green Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

I've been loving all shades of green lately. Dark green, teal, light green- love them all! They definitely bring out the hazel in my eyes. I have raved about the Smashbox's cream shadows ever since I first tried them and it's mostly because they are well pigmented, easy to apply and last all day and then some. I was excited to try the latest arrival to my growing collection called "Fern". (PR Sample) And I was not disappointed- it is a gorgeous dark olive green shade. Here is a tutorial for an eye look I did using it:

Products Used: 

1. Lay down the cream shadow (Smashbox "Fern") with a finger, starting from the center of the eyelid and blending upwards and outwards into the crease and outer corner of the eye. Cream shadows are easiest applied with fingers but brushes can be used if proffered. 

2. Blend a black eyeshadow (Urban Decay "Creep") into the crease and  outer corner of the eye in a "C" shape with a blending brush (Mac 217). Blend back and forth with the brush until the colors blend seamlessly.

3. Apply a dark green eyeliner (Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof Eyeliner "Vert")
 to the lower lash line from the outer corner outwards fading towards the inner corner. Then apply a black eyeliner (Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof Eyeliner "Noir") to the inner rim blending in with the green.  

4. Take that same black eyeliner and apply it to the upper lash line smudging it a bit and keeping it very thin and very close to the lashes. Tight line the upper lash line as well if you would like. 

5. Apply 2 coats of black mascara (LORAC Multiplex 3D Lashes Mascara) to both the upper and lower lashes . 

6. Highlight the brow bone and inner corner of the eye with a shimmery white shadow (not shown)

So, would you wear a look like this? If you do try it, please send your photos to me with twitter, facebook, email or instagram ( all of those links will be provided below) I would love to see the results!

What kind of looks would you like to see in a tutorial next? Let me know in the comments form below and I will be happy to do so.

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  1. Love the smoky eyes Gigi - they look awesome!

    The Other Side of Gray

  2. Oh yes but it's clearly for rich & pretentious people! As we were staring at the beautiful shoes, one customer of the store started to sigh & grumble because she wanted to try them on and couldn't take them...

    1. oh wow I'd much rather visit a nice shop that has nice people inside lol

  3. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, it made my day!
    I also really like your make up here, it suits you so well!

    Have a great day,

  4. Thanks for sharing, I love green smokey eyes, looks great on you!

    Corinne x

  5. Lovely look for valentines.

    K xx

  6. I never realized how beautiful a green smokey eye could be, this is stunning and love the shade you used.

  7. darling green eye make up!

  8. What a great post! You have beautiful eyes. I'm your newest follower on GFC and bloglovin. In fact, I've shown lots of love (likes) on your wonderful bloglovin posts. Enjoy your Valentines Day!


    1. thank you so much! what a sweet comment. and thanks for following and liking etc. it really means so much to me! will stop by your blog and show some love too hun! xx.

  9. Green is so IN! Great tutorial!

    1. yeah its a really nice color too. thanks!

  10. This is such a great makeup! I loved it. Nice n easy tut!!

  11. Wow, it's great!

    I'm your newest follower, would you follow me back? :)

    Kisses from Poland!

  12. It´s great!!!

  13. really cool look, love this tutorial!:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  14. This is a great make-up, dear, and a truly amazing tutorial.
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog.
    <3 your newest follower Jolien

    1. Thank you and thanks so much for the follow!!

  15. Beautiful Pics!

    You got a great Blog.
    Would you like to follow each other?
    (On GFC and Bloglovin) Just let me know ;)
    My Blog: Strike a Pose

  16. Girl this is beautiful! I cannot wait to try and do this. I always do cat eyes and dont do shadow as often any more but when i see things like this it makes me wanna ditch the cat eyes and try this again :)


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