Green & Gold makeup tutorial

green gold glitter eye makeup

green gold makeup

green gold makeup tutorial

Green eyeshadow? Yes please!

Green is a surprisingly easy color to pull off. It goes beautifully with warm colors and gold. I find myself reaching for green colors especially during the holidays. There’s just something super festive about it – especially if you pair it with red lips.

I’ve also been asked to do a green eyeshadow tutorial – so here it is. I actually used just three colors here: warm orange shade, green and gold. And glitter. I just had to – since for once my weird-colored glitter liner matched the look perfectly.

This post is also a part of Finnish beauty blogger’s holiday makeup collaboration. We all did different party looks for the season. Links to other bloggers’ posts are at the end of this post!

green gold glitter eye makeup

Green & gold makeup tutorial – with a touch of glitter!

green gold makeup tutorial

1. Start by applying a warm orange shade as a base for your look. This color acts as your ‘border’. My eyes are deep set so I apply the color pretty high. Blend this color well so that there are not any harsh lines. Do the same to your lower lash line, but leave a gap for the green eyeshadow.
2. Apply a green shade all over your lid and on your lower lash line. Basically fill up inside the lines you created with the orange shade. Blend carefully the edges, but don’t overdo it. If you blend these colors too much, it can look muddy.
3. Apply a gold shade to your inner corner and bring it on the lid slightly from the inner corners. You can also apply some gold on your brow bone if you like.
4. Apply glitter on about 1/2 of your lid. Add a touch of glitter on your lower lashline as well. This is easier with a glitter liner.
5. Line your eyes, add mascara and lashes.

 

green eyeshadow placement

Simplified version of color and glitter placement. The white dots is where I applied glitter.

 

red gold lips

 

To bring this look together, I applied the same gold color as my highlight on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow. I even applied it on top of my red lips. My nails also matched the look. Although no one knows if I only painted one hand out of laziness.

 

Products used
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Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, Warm Ivory
KICKS Full Coverage Stick Concealer, 02
elf Soft Luminance powder
KICKS Cheek & Lip Tint, Pink Petals

Jane Iredale Retractable Brow Pencil, Ash Blonde
Holika Holika Wonder Drawing Skinny Eyebrow 02

Urban Decay Primer Potion
KICKS Eyeshadow Palette (orange shade)
Urban Decay Vice 4 palette (Grasshopper green shade)
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator, Gilded Honey (gold eyeshadow & highlight)
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter liner, Distortion
mellow Precision Pen Eyeliner
elf Lash Extending Mascara
KICKS Seductive Lift Mascara
Eylure 035 Lashes (cut almost in half)

Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick, Gwen

Most of the products I’ve received as pr-samples.

green gold makeup

Here are the links to the other beauty bloggers Holiday looks:
Blinger Shimmer / The Diary of a ShopaholicHannamaria / Henna V / Meikkimonsterin maailma / MaittaLy / Meikkiblogi Be Beauty or Creepy  / Miss Aria

 

What do you think of this look?

CRACKED BLUE SKULL – Easy Halloween makeup tutorial

easy skull with cracks tutorial

Even though it might seem like such an effort, creating a skull makeup is easier than you’d think. Here’s proof: this is the second skull, I’ve ever made. Like, ever. Even if it didn’t turn out perfect, it still looks like a skull. Like, no one is gonna ask you at a Halloween party: “what are you supposed to be?” Duh, it’s a skull.

You can use these instructions to create the skull you like. Here I did some cracks on the skull, just to make it interesting. I also have one version where I decorated it with pearls, diamonds and some glitter. You can decorate it however you want, once you have the base of it done: eyes, nose, cheek contour and teeth.

Another thing I want to note, is that when you’re creating a skull makeup – it actually looks pretty rad when it’s not perfect. When you can see the brush strokes and lines. I gotta admit, the hardest part is to paint the teeth, but actually those look quite cool messy as well.

It’s Halloween – play a little, experiment and have fun.

skull makeup halloween tutorial

Easy skull makeup tutorial

easy skull tutorial

One easy way to make your skull more interesting is to use another color under the black color. Like I used blue here. I love blue. You could also use some other color instead of white as your base.

Easy skull teeth makeup tutorial

easy skull teeth tutorial

How to make the teeth even easier: just stop at the first picture. I’ve seen lots of looks, where the teeth are drawn with just simple black lines.

And since I’m not a tooth professional (yeah, I’ll admit), check out Chrisspy’s video tutorial on easy skull makeup. On the video she shows exactly how to paint those teeth.

cracked blue skull makeup tutorial

And that’s it! It’s been fun to get out of my comfort zone and play with Halloween makeup. I’m so used to doing beauty makeup, it’s refreshing to do something unconventional for a change.

Products used:
Grimas Water Make-Up Palette 6
Pretty by Flormar Gel Eyeliner

What do you think of this look?