Look: Gorgeous Green

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I recently joined Phoebe Ann's Make-PHOEBE-Over Birthday Giveaway (read my post HERE). One of the ways to win is to a create a FOTD that the joiners think will look good on her. I was super excited to make a look for her because it feels like as if I am doing her makeup in real life. I know I won't get to do that! :( Anyways, this is my first shot to enter the FOTD part of her giveaway. I created a step-by-step tutorial to hit two birds in one stone. I still don't have a green version of smoky eyes, right? :)

I made this look because I think green complements her skin tone. This look is perfect for everyday with an extra kick. :)



1.  Start with foundation, concealer, and setting powder.
2. Redefine eyebrows. -- If you're wearing eyeglasses, you may want to emphasize the arches. 

3. Prime the eyelids and blend gingerly to avoid creasing. -- This will make the eye makeup last longer.


4. Apply a cream eyeshadow all over the lids. -- Since we are working with greens, I chose a green cream eyeshadow. Don't worry if the application is a bit messy at this point, we will be blending it afterwards.

5. Pat on a yellow or gold eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid.

6. Apply a mint green eyeshadow on the middle part. -- Make sure to blend it with the yellow/gold eyeshadow.
 
7. Intensify the crease area with a dark green eyeshadow. Go up to the inner half of the lids. 

8. Blend carefully! -- You may add color if needed. -- Be careful as this color may tend to look muddy if overblended.

9. Apply more of the yellow/gold eyeshadow on the inner half if needed to lighten up the eyes.

10. Lightly brush a burgundy eyeshadow on the crease area. Blend! -- This serves as the transition color.

11. Highlight the browbones with a matte white eyeshadow. -- The matte highlight will balance out the shimmers that we used on the lid area.

12. Line the outer 2/3 of the lower lashline with the same dark green eyeshadow.

13. Highlight the inner corners with the same yellow/gold eyeshadow.

14. With a black eyeliner, line the eyes and waterline. -- I lined my upper waterline too.

15. Curl lashes and apply mascara. -- You may want to add false eyelashes. I chose not to because this look was meant to be an everyday day look.

16. Sculpt the face with a slightly darker powder and apply a natural color blush on the apples.

17. Apply a light pink lipstick and top it with a pink lipgloss.

18. You're done!!!


This look may be a little dramatic for everyday but I believe that extra drama won't hurt. :) 



PRODUCTS USED:
Face
Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in Neutral Beige
Ever Bilena Liquid Concealer in Soft Beige
Ever Bilena Mousse Foundation in Pure Beige
San San Pressed Powder in 01

Eyes
ELF Eyebrow Powder in Dark
In2It Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
ELF Eyelid Primer and Sealer
ELF Brightening Eyeshadow
Beauty Treats Eyeshadow Palette
K-Palette 24/7 Eyeliner
Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara

Lips
Sophie Lipstick in Caramel Sugar
ELF Luscious Lipstick in Baby Lips


Click HERE to check out Phoebe Ann's Birthday Giveaway!


 Good luck to me! Haha!

Stay tuned for more makeup looks!

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