Monday, October 28, 2013

Another Fall Eye Makeup Tutorial: Green & Gold

My 3 year old son is fascinated with the crisp fall leaves easily accessible  to him whenever we spend any time outside lately. Like most kids would, he stomps through them enjoying how they crunch under his feet. I've been thinking about putting together a centerpiece like this one to dress the table up a bit for fall. One with pine cones and leaves would be lovely in my opinion. While we were out and about last week I told my son to choose some pretty leaves with that in mind. He has picked up some nice ones and we have quite the collection now. Time to get working on that project! As I looked at the leaves closer then usual I realized how many beautiful colors run through them from purple to gold, burgundy, bronze and green. When I next did my makeup I was really inspired to do something in that color theme. And that is how this weeks video eye makeup tutorial came about. I've been using green alot which you may have seen in the last purple and green eye tutorial video.  I imagine this will not be my last fall related eye makeup tutorial too, there are so many great color combinations to choose from! I pulled out my Smashbox Shades of Fame Eye Shadow Palette again since it has a amazing dark green shade and a gold cream eyeliner- just what I needed. Watch the video here or read towards the end of the post where I will insert it as usual. If you would like to recreate this look then please keep in mind that you do not necessarily need to use the specific items I did, you can choose from any pieces you already have in your makeup bag. Whatever you do, have some fun with the looks you create as we head into winter! 


Products & Brushes Used:


Steps to Achieve the Look:

1. Apply the E.L.F. Mineral eye shadow primer to entire eyelid, inner corner of the eye and lower lash line area. This prevents powder shadows from creasing or moving around at all. 

2. Using a flat shader brush like the Mac 239, pack the dark green color "Safari" from the Smashbox Shades of Fame Pallet onto the lid from lash line to crease.

3. Take the light brown color called nude on a blending brush like the Mac 217 and apply it to the crease area blending the two colors. This shade acts as a transition between the first  green shade and the one that goes down next. 

4. Add the bronze gold color called "Praline" just above the crease with that same blending brush.

5. Apply the dark brown color "Mocha" to the outer corner only and blend it out a bit still using the blending brush.

6. With the ELF studio small Angled Brush take the Gold cream eyeliner and line the lower lash line and a bit underneath it as well. Then add some to the inner corner of the eye, meeting it with the color on the lower lash line.

7. Apply the light ivory color called "Bliss" to the brow bone area using the ELF Eyeshadow C Brush.

8. Line the upper lash line with Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof Eyeliner in Astral. It can be messy since it's supposed to be a bit smokey and not too precise looking.

9. Apply mascara to the upper and lower lashes. Mac Zoom Lash Mascara gives voluminous lengthened lashes which is why I used it.



 Do you change up your makeup looks when a new season arrives, or do you stick to the same eye looks every day? Let me know in the comments! 

P.S. Happy Birthday to me, I am 24 today! 

Don't forget to watch the video and see how I got the look step by step: 

  

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Gigi.

10 comments:

  1. Love the tutorial, those are exactly my colours - gorgeous!! x

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    1. Thank you Tereza! I love green too. you'd prob look great in green too. xx.

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  2. I really like this one Gigi. I don't really change it up. I'm kinda boring actually hahaha. I always have the same gold tone eyeshadow with kohl pencil look or when I go out black smokey eyes. I'll bookmark this for when I'm feeling adventurous ;o)


    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. ty sonia! that look sounds so pretty...post some pics. xx.

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  3. Love this look! Green compliments your eye color really well. I've been loving wearing green eyeshadow recently. It's my go to color right now. I just did a FOTD post using my favorite green eyeshadow too!
    http://tigerlovebeauty.blogspot.com/2013/10/fotd-golden-sage.html

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    1. Thank you Chelsea. something about dark green in fall right? off to go check yours out. xx.

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  4. I love this look. I am a big fan of the green metallic and gold look. Oh yeah a always blow off or tap off extra mascara don't want to look like a racoon. Thanks for posting and the tips on the brutes.

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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    1. Ty Ali! true...thanks for that tip! xx.

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  5. This is beautiful! Definitely going to have to try it out.

    ♥ Brittney @ True Vintage Love
    www.truevintagelove.com

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