Thought I would do something a little different today and show you step-by-step how I achieved this green and silver smokey eye look. I think it would be perfect for any holiday event into the New Year. It’s not too dramatic, but does have a soft-grungy feeling while being a little bit glamorous. I’ve paired it with a hot pink flush and a light pink gloss here, but it would also work well with much more dramatic lips and contoured cheeks. It’s quite versatile, yet unlike most holiday looks I’ve seen recently. If I can do this kind of a look, literally anyone can. It’s not meant to be perfect, but blending is the key! Feel free to try it with different colour combinations, I just thought these were festive.
Begin with a metallic grey base (Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Midnight Flame) create a v shape on the outer third of the lid and up into the crease. This will be a guide for the shape of the entire eye look, but it doesn’t have to be too neat. Then smudge it out with your finger to get rid of any messy or sharp lines.
Use a deep, cool brown (shade 3 in L’Oreal Smokey Eyes Back Pump Palette) in the crease all the way in toward the nose and extending out toward the brow. I think of it as being this shape ” ~ ” if that helps to clarify. The shade doesn’t have to be entirely matte, but no harsh shimmer should be visible. As this is such a dark, dramatic contour, be sure to blend, blend, blend! Also bring this shade down on the lower lashline and blend some more!
Use your finger to pack on any light green shadow (Eyelid shade from the Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette). Using your finger helps to get the most colour intensity. Concentrate this colour on the inner two thirds of the lid space, fading into the silver base.
Highlight the inner corner and the inner half of the bottom lashline with a champagne or beige colour (Browbone shade from the same Wet N Wild palette). Bring that highlight right up to the crease colour and in toward the nose. This will bring a lot more light to an otherwise heavy look.
I always like a wing when going for something glam, but opted for a cool brown liner (Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in Dark Brown). I lined the entire lashline quite thin and finished it off with a subtle wing.
Add tons of mascara (L’Oreal Miss Manga in Blackest Black) or even flash lashes. I think this pairs best with dark, defined brows (MAC Eyebrows Pencil in Spiked and The Body Shop Color Crush in Chocolate Linger)
My unfortunate eye shape makes for photographing a tutorial quite complicated.. If you like this kind of post, I would love to know! I could do a more classic holiday look in the near future. Or anything else if you have any requests!
Will you be wearing a look like this over the holiday season?