Hey girl hey! It’s been forever since I’ve done an actual tutorial. I figured I would start out by doing a tutorial on a look that I have done for years now! I’ve always been obsessed with green on the eyes, and this look gives you all the smokey, emerald realness you could ever want. If you want to learn how to get my classic green smokey eye, then keep on reading.
- Eyeshadow primer and concealer
- Any bronzer or orange eyeshadow
- Profusion’s Chocolate Palette
- A super dark black eyeshadow
- Liquid or pencil eyeliner
- Falsies (if ya want!)
- First and foremost, you will want to prep your eyes with your eyeshadow primer. I also used a touch of concealer on my eyes to cancel out any discoloration on my lids. I then set it with a white/cream eyeshadow.
- Next, I took my bronzer and applied it in my crease with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. I always blend upwards toward the brow bone to soften any harsh lines. In order to get your shadow nice and blended, wipe off your brush so there is no product on it, and blend back and forth around the edges. This will work as a transition shade for our green shadow.
- After my transition shade, I took the shade Quest (matte green) on a flat eyeshadow brush and packed it all over my lid. This will act as the base for our shimmery green color. I then took my blending brush from before and softened the green into my transition shade by blending back and forth.
- Once my green shade was packed on the lid, I took the same brush I used for Quest and applied Cypress right over it. For this part, I always wet my brush with either water or setting spray to make the shade more vibrant. Again, I blended the shimmery green shade into the transition color so there were no harsh lines
- Lastly for the eyeshadow, I took a smaller eyeshadow brush and applied a dark black eyeshadow into my outer corner. This palette has a black, but it’s not as dark as what I wanted it to be. After I applied it, I blended it out with the fluffy brush from the other steps.
- To wrap up the eyes, I applied liquid liner to the lash line, added a thick coat of volumizing mascara, applied lashes, and brought that shimmery green shade down to my lower lash line. I used an angled liner brush to apply it, and blended it out with a smaller fluffy brush.
The Wrap Up
With a look like this, I always do my eyes first. If there’s fall out, or if I want to clean up the edges, I can do so super easily with a makeup wipe without worrying about messing up foundation. After the eyes were completely done, I applied my foundation and concealer like normal. For bronzer, I really wanted to warm up the face. With this look, I always feel like I look a lot paler than what I am, so adding color back to the face with blush and bronzer is essential.
This look is great because there are so many lip options. I have worn it with just about any lip you could imagine from super bright red to just plain clear gloss. It’s really up to you. For this look, I went with a nude pink so that the focus was 100% on the eyes. I always suggest toning down the lip if you want your eyes to really pop! However, if you like a super dramatic look, go for it!
I always associate emerald green with fall, so I wear this look primarily in the fall. However, it’s a great holiday look too! My philosophy with makeup is this: if you like it, wear it. There isn’t a season where you can and cannot wear certain looks. I just like to wear the darker jewel-tones in the fall! It’s allllll about personal preference!
Did you like this look? Are you going to try it out? Let me know in the comments below, and tag me in your recreations! @mallyelizabethblog