Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Makeup Mon...errr Tuesday: Green Eyes




First, I know it's Tuesday and I'm predictably late with Makeup Monday. I hope the lack of alliteration doesn't detract from the post; I promise that I have lots of great excuses for not putting this up yesterday. Or, I fell asleep.

One of my first forays into the wonderful world of bright eyeshadow was with a beautiful shade of green from Milani (whose older shadows were amazing), and I was forever hooked. Green has since become the most popular color in my rather large makeup collection, though I can't remember the last time I gave them a proper spotlight. That was rectified immediately, upon my recent purchase of the Urban Decay Black Palette, which has a beautiful dark emerald that was surprisingly missing from my arsenal. This collection is hands down my favorite shadow palette to date: each color is highly pigmented and though they are all darkdarkdark, the duochrome is prominent enough to be unique. Considering that their regular eyeshadows are only .01 oz larger and cost $17 each, $36 for six shadows, eyeliner and a mini primer potion is a major bargain.

For this look, I only used the dark green in the palette, Libertine, and the primer potion. Though I listed UD's URB as the bright green shadow, I actually used UD's Vert, which is no longer available.



green eyes
For step by step instructions on how to achieve this look, continue reading after the jump!





This will make the colors pop and keep them from creasing. This is a MUST!

I used the MAC 213 brush with UD Vert e/s, but you can use any comparable brush and bright green shadow.

I used the MAC 275 brush and UD Libertine from the black palette. Sonia Kashuk makes a comparable (and cheaper) brush - it's great for contouring.

I used a MAC 224 tapered blending brush - again, Sonia Kashuk makes a comparable one (I have both). Blend in a small, circular motion. No blending brush? Use your finger!

The lighter color on the inner corners keeps this look from being too severe and brightens up the eyes.


As you can see, I ended up bringing the bright green even further outward - it was looking a little too Taylor Momsen-ish without the added color. 
 



After cleaning up fallout (and you will probably have fallout - it's inevitable) with a q-tip and a bit of makeup remover, I put on a neutral lipstick: Julie Hewett's Biba. That's it! If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments and I will do my best to help.

p.s. If you have recreated any Makeup Monday looks, I would love to see the results! Please post pictures on my facebook page, if you get a chance:)

103 comments:

  1. Amazing! Very beautiful make up!^^

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  2. Stunning! and I know this is about the eyes but my gosh you have amazing lips! :) Happy February!
    xBeth

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  3. magnifique, ce make up vert te vas superbement bien
    très jolies photos

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  4. love your gorgeous green emerald eyeshadow! Looks so pretty with your brown eyes!
    xoxo
    http://www.around-the-hourglass.blogspot.com

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  5. Looks amazing! I love your Makeup Monday (& Tuesday, although I was totally thrown by the absence of alliteration!) posts; they're really helpful for someone clueless but curious about makeup (like me).

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  6. It looks so awesome on you! Wow!

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  7. This looks amazing! I'm definitely going to give the green shadow a go x

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  8. Looks like an emerald mermaid! I like it!

    Sophia
    http://lasophialasophia.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow!awesome photos!muaks

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  10. That color green makes your brown eyes pop...beautiful!

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  11. Wow, you look stunning. You perfected that shade of green. Thanks for sharing how to apply the eyeshadow correctly, I am definitely going to check out that palette from Urban Decay now.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  12. Love this look, will definitely try this one out this week! xoxo

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  13. Gorgeous, you should wear color on your eyes more often.I do love the red lips too. Oh, you can never go wrong. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  14. Gosh that is just the most perfect smokey green eye, and looks so stunning on you! I've been searching for so long for a true emerald shadow - luckily Vert is still available in some places in the UK, so I'm going to snap one up! x

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  15. WOW that looks so beautiful. Previously I used green as well... but didn't for a long time... this convinced me to do it again!!

    xo thefashionguitar

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  16. You are really amazing at doing your make-up, beautiful! Loving this green eyeshadow, what a stunning colour. Can't wait to try it. xx veronika

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  17. im totally going to try this out tomorrow! i love it!!

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  18. I cannot believe you made this makeup yourself!!! It's beautiful!!
    xxx

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  19. you're so pretty!!

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  20. WOW ... this make up? and your face?
    are you real or are you a doll ... :)

    beautiful

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  21. It's okay to be late! We still wait for it :) I love this look.

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  22. Wow this looks so amazing on you.. normally I shy away from using bright colors on my eyes, but I think I might give it a try after reading this :D

    x
    Christine
    http://iheartautumngrace.blogspot.com/

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  23. you´re so beautiful, great ;o)

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  24. Cool! Thanks for posting!

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  25. adore that green on your eyes

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    x

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  26. So pretty, you look gorgeous in it :) xo

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  27. How beautiful! Your eyes are flawless!

    The Flower Girl

    X

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  28. The eyeshadow is gorgeous. I like green, and it's one of my favorite shadows to wear.
    My Heart Blogged

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  29. This is SO GORGEOUS. Emerald is a color I have completely overlooked in eye makeup and I love it!!!

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  30. we're not worthy!! completely worth the wait!

    xxoo
    www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.blogspot.com

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  31. AMAZING you are such a beautiful girl I just discovered your blog and I am already addicted.

    Chloé

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  32. You look so lovely, as usual.

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  33. What a beautiful look! I am still speechless by your beauty :O

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  34. Stunning!


    I found this blog behind other and i like i follow you now follow each other?

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  35. Gorgeous! Makes your eyes look almost amber.

    K xx

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  36. WOWWW you look fantastic

    ♥ yamina.
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  37. I love your makeup tutorials! I really need to sit down and practice. I wear the same makeup everyday and should experiment with new looks...

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  38. This is such a gorgeous look! I have a few green shadows, on recommendation from MUA for brown eyes and I've never really known how to use them until now :)

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  39. wow, your eyes look so pretty! love this look.

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  40. Your make-up is amazing. Green shadow looks gorgeous with brown eyes. This is stunning.

    Alexa @ VPV

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  41. Nice makeup. P.S You have the best lips I've ever seen :O

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  42. I love it. I think I will attempt a green. You look great with the heavy makeup. Usually when I do heavy make up like that, I somehow end up looking like a crackwhore :(

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  43. green is very hard to pull off. you did it in a fab way.
    thanks for sharing

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  44. what a great tutorial! i dont think anyone can pull off green eyes as well as you do thoough! :)

    xx,
    Joanna
    Only the Marvelous

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  45. I luv this and will def. try it on myself...Its a standout for sure...

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  46. I looove green smokey eyes; definitely my fave, too! I did something similar to this before and I want to do it again.. I just need a place to wear it to. Haha.

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  47. awesome eyes!

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  48. Only you could pull off green eyeshadow. It looks amazingly beautiful on you though, you lucky girl!

    xxAnisa

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  49. I wish I could pull off green eyeshadow without looking like a clown. =[

    These make your beautiful brown eyes pop. Love it!

    xo Nicole

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  50. Beautiful make up!!

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    You are welcome to visit my blog too:)) Kisses!

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  51. omg, you are just PERFECT! <333 ;-o

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  52. I want to be your little sister and have you try make up on me... u look so amazing!

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  53. wow this looks amazing. perfect colour :)

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  54. YOU HAVE THE PERFECT EYEBROWS! DO YOU SHAPE THEM YOURSELF, OR GET THEM WAXED? CAN YOU DO A POST ON HAVING PERFECT EYEBROWS?

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  55. Love this look! Just stumbled onto your blog for the first time (how did this happen so late?!) and I'm loving it! Linking you immediately on my blog :)

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  56. I love the green eyeshadow...but where do you wear it?

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  57. Oooh, these look great. That green is so sick! good stuff, thanks for posting.

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  58. loving that greeen!!! <3

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    Love, L

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  59. My goodness! I don't wear makeup, but you are stunning!

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  60. That green compliments your brown eyes delightfully!

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  61. What an incredible look! Would you mind letting us know the names of the two Sonia Kashuk dupe brushes you used in place of the MAC brushes? Thanks!

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  62. O W O W!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your makeup looks amazing! I think I'm to scared to try this look because I might turn out looking like a clown...but maybe when day when I'm home bored I'll play around with my make-up and give it a try.

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  63. beautiful green eyes

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  64. Very very very very pretty make-up, wow!!!

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  65. oh my goodness, love love love it! And your lipstick is fantastic too!

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  66. Anonymous: The angled shadow brush: http://www.target.com/Sonia-Kashuk-Angled-Eyeshadow-Brush/dp/B002VTK8WS/ref=br_1_30?ie=UTF8&id=Sonia%20Kashuk%20Angled%20Eyeshadow%20Brush&node=13418071&searchSize=30&searchView=grid5&searchPage=1&sr=1-30&qid=1297038331&rh=&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&searchRank=pmrank&frombrowse=1

    I can't find the blending brush, but it looks exactly the same as the MAC one and you can get it at Target:)

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  67. So pretty! I love green eye-shadows!Too bad they blend in with my green eyes :P The tutorial was great too. I might try this with purples.

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  68. Really love this look! I love green myself and now you've got me reeeeal intrigued about this palette!

    On a different note, I've noticed you use a lot of different primers on your lids for your eye shadows. I had never thought of using primer for eye make up (I know, I'm kind of a novice, at least when it comes to reading tutorials n things). I just got my first in the mail last week--Michael Todd's eye shadow base--and I really love the way it helps my shadow last and stand out. But I feel like I should explore more products. I notice you use a lot of MAC and Urban Decay but which primers/bases do you like best? How do you decide which to use for different occasions/looks?

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  69. Wow...i love your eyes and the green looks amazing on you. A perfectly bold yet refreshing look for Spring!

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  70. Love the Look :) How long does it take you now that you have the look perfected?

    ~Jacklyn
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  71. amazing, i love it

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  72. Your outer v is always perfect! Always! I dont know how you do it

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  73. GORGEOUS!!! That color green on you is so beautiful and what a lovely blog you have!

    Liesl :)

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  74. Found you through Stumble Upon. Nice blog, so I just signed up as a follower.

    ~Avalon, http://avalon-lion.blogspot.com

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  75. This looks AMAZING! I'll have to get experimenting...

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  76. oh my goodness!! This look is AMAZING. I just tried it on and it makes the green in my hazel eyes POP! <3

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  77. I love how you presented this tutorial! The makeup is daring and sultry, I like this look :]

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  78. Simply amazing...i always thought green was a great colour for eyes..and now you have just proven me right! thanks alot..i'll be trying this very very soon.. :)

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  79. LOVED this look! This color is so majestic! I loved your step by step too. Nicely done!
    I just did a blog about the new power couple,blue and green. Add some blue to those gorgeous eyes of yours and you bring that green to another level.
    If you have time check out my blog and read the post.
    http://lovesgrbaseball-fabulousfashionista.blogspot.com
    I am now following you and look forward to future posts.
    Always,
    Diane

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  80. This look is really very attractive one but as a natural skin care believer I am very worried about the side effects of these colors.

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