Sunday, July 8, 2012

Green and Brown Cut Crease Eyeshadow Tutorial!

Natalie Sunday, July 8, 2012

Green is actually one of my favorite colors, but I normally shy away from colored eye shadow. I've been wanting to do a look with green eye shadow, so this morning I decided to mess around a little bit with some green and snap some photos during the process.

Green looks great paired with almost every color. It's a earthy color, so it looks great paired with warm autumn shades (brown, gold, burgundy, orange, etc.) and it also works well paired with bright, floral shades (pink, purple, blue, etc.) You all know that I love my neutral and warm shades - so my favorite pairing is brown and gold.

I actually don't own very many green eye shadows - in fact, I got rid of most of them a while ago because they started collecting dust in my drawers (well, not exactly, but you know what I mean.) I would've loved to use an olive green for this look - I've had MAC Sumptuous Olive on my "to buy at some point" list for ages, so I'm definitely going to add it to the top of my shopping list.

Anyways, enough babbling..


Products Used:
Maybelline Bold Gold Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow (used in Step 1)
YSL Absinthe Green 4-Colour Harmony for the Eyes (used in Step 2)
MAC Retrospeck Eyeshadow (used in Step 3)
MAC Tempting Eyeshadow (used in Step 4)
MAC Brun Eyeshadow (used in Step 5 and 7)
Urban Decay Half Baked Eyeshadow (used in Step 8)
Physician's Formula 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Brown Eyeliner (used in Step 9)
Elizabeth Arden Caramide Mascara (review soon!) (used in Step 10)
Ardell #116 False Lashes (used in Step 11)

Brushes Used:
Sponge Applicators (used in Step 1, 2 and 3)
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush (used in Step 4)
Small Generic Shader Brush (used in Step 5)
Sigma E65 Small Angle Synthetic Brush (used in Step 7 & 8)

*A non-shimmery base would've worked better for this tutorial - I used gold to warm up the green, but this base in particular made the otherwise smooth, pigmented green appear patchy.

*A thinner line with a matte, cream eyeliner would've worked better for this tutorial (I made it too thick, and it was pretty much irreversible!)

*When using tape, make sure to press the tape on the back of your hand a couple of times before applying it to your face. You don't want it to be very sticky, because you don't want the tape pulling your skin when you remove it.




Hope you all have a wonderful end to your weekends!

Talk to you tomorrow! :)

51 comments :

  1. super pretty! what do you have on your face and lips here?

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  2. This is lovely!! Love the how to step by step! such a dedicated blogger :)
    Have a fab week!
    X

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  3. It is so lovely! I wish i could snap pics like yours

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  4. I LOVE IT!!! kisses from POrtugal

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  5. Beautiful!! What's on your lips? :)

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  6. this is so pretty you're so lucky you have naturally gorgeous lashes!

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  7. i just stumbled upon your blog and i've got to say I LOVE IT! haha definitely gonna follow you. <3

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  8. your eyebrows = amazing

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  9. That looks amazing, I have to try it out!

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  10. Amazing! I love it!

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  11. Very pretty! I just recently started playing with greens and surprised with how much I like them!

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  12. Nice look, well done! thanks for sharing

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  13. Love love love it !

    xoxo

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  14. This look is so wearable and chic. Love it!

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  15. Beautiful as per usual! Amazing! x

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  16. You are THEE best! I love your posts....absolutely gorgeous!!

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  17. this looks gorgeous!! what a wonderful detailed tutorial!

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  18. beautiful look! can't wait to try this since I own quite a few of the products mentioned. Love your makeup look posts because they are so informative and easy to follow thanks! also love what you are wearing on the lips and face- what are they? xo! gigi.

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  19. beautiful! Whats on your lips?

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  20. Another amazing look girl. I seriously have to get UD half baked.

    Xo

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  21. Wow this is stunning! I usually shy away from colors too, but this makes me want to play around with them more! xo

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  22. Looks Great. What lipstick are you wearing?

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  23. I was about to ask how you got it so neat! Then i saw the tape, i will give that a try too. I love this MakeUp, suits you very well, just stunning!
    The Amazing World Of J
    Janine

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  24. I think you pulled this off beautifully. There's just enough green showing. Amazing job.

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  25. I just did this on myself - thanks for the tutorial!

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  26. Wow this is beautiful! i never was crazy about green makeup but this is so pretty! You say your not a professional but you seem like one. how did you learn all this? i love makeup and thought about becoming a makeup artist but i don't know even half of half of what you know. your amazing! so talented!

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  27. just found your blog through pinterest!... what color do you have on your lips and cheeks??

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  28. This look is so glamorous! can't get enough of it, will definitely try on a night out :D

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  29. Gorgeous!! What did you use on
    Lips??

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  30. What foundation are you wearing? :)

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  31. Hi

    what other non shimmery bases would you suggest could be used for this tutorial?

    Thanks

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  32. Would love to know what you used on your lips, as others have already asked & your cheeks. Thank you. Additionally, the look came out great, I feel like you are too hard on yourself. We would have never noticed if you hadn't said anything! Take care.

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