December 14, 2013

12 Days of Christmas: Dark Green

Day four of the 12 Days of Christmas is all about dark green eyes! This is a great look for any eye color, especially hazel and brown!

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Here's something new! I'm using a BB cream to give me a light coverage. I find it's easiest for me to blend with my fingers instead of a brush due to the warmth of my hand.

Using a primer, I applied it all over my lid and added in my highlight color heavily.

You'll want a few different shades of green for this look. I used two from the Sedona Lace 88 Matte Palette.

I applied a dark green to the lid leaving a small amount empty on my inner lid for a lighter shade. I'm trying out my Sedona Lace brushes! Hoping to get more use out of them for an accurate review. :) Now apply the lighter green on the inner corner covering the dark green to fade them together.

I'm using an NYC trio for the darkest, shimmery green. I love this color!

Apply the darkest green to the outer corner and wing it up and out for added drama. THIS CAN BE SLOPPY! We're going to blend it out!

I am loving my new blending brush! Since it's a very harsh line dividing the highlight from the green, you'll want to take your time blending and get the green to fade into the highlight. After this step I added a bit more Brulee to m brow bone.

I also used my blending brush to add this shimmer to the lid.

Try using a silver or white pigment to the inner corner and under eye for a pop of sparkle. I love this e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow. You've seen it in a LOT of my tutorials lately!

Here are the eyes all shadow'ed up!

Using a cream liner, I made an extremely dramatic wing. Since we're only using one color on the lid, I wanted to add more interest with a dark black liner and a super big wing. You can totally tailor this however you're comfortable.

It took me a long time to master a wing on my own eyelids so if it takes you a while keep trying! I probably practiced 100 times before I finally nailed it!

I lined the bottom of my lashes with a simple black pencil liner.

Add mascara to the top and bottom and you're done! Unless you want to add false lashes! Be my guest.

I used m Match2Cover concealer and set it with translucent powder! I also chose a mauve blush to keep my face color muted. I didn't want a bright pink or anything too sparkly.

I wanted just the flush of color to the apples of my cheeks for this look. I also added a little Naked Illuminated to the tops of my cheeks for a subtle highlight.

I also used a mauve lipstick to keep my cheeks and lips in the same shade.

A tutorial isn't complete without a Nicki Minaj shot, right? Seal that lipstick with some gloss - I used NYX Butter Gloss in Vanilla Cream Pie for added shine.

And the look is complete! I hope you like!

I hope you have an awesome weekend and are getting in the spirit for Christmas and the holidays! Leave your feedback below and I will talk to you all later! I love you all - thanks for subscribing!

Maybelline BB Cream in Light
Essense I Heart Stage Primer
Sedona Lace 88 Matte Palette

NYC HD Color Trio in West Vintage
e.l.f. Cream Liner in Black

Wet n Wild Coloricon Pencil Liner in Black Black
e.l.f. Lash Curler
Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara
essence Match 2 Cover Concealer
e.l.f. Translucent Matifying Powder
e.l.f. Studio Blush in Mellow Mauve 
e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator
e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in Rich Red
Wet n Wild Matte Lipstick in Mauve Outta HereNYX Butter Gloss in Vanilla Cream Pie

xo K