Green & Gold makeup tutorial

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

*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
*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?

BOBBI BROWN makeup artist does my makeup

bobbi brown makeup artist makeup

A while back I got my makeup done by a Bobbi Brown makeup artist. I think it’s always interesting to see how another person sees you and how differently he or she might do your makeup – at least compared to your own style.

Bobbi Brown is actually quite unknown to me as well and I haven’t used any of their makeup before. So this was an amazing chance to really get to know to the brand and see how the products work on my skin. I also got some products to try out at home. So far the Lux eyeshadows have totally won my heart, but more on them at the end of this post.

before after bobbi brown makeup
Before & after Bobbi Brown makeup artist did my makeup!

Getting my makeup done by a Bobbi Brown makeup artist

I had thought that I would give the makeup artist free hands to do whatever she wanted with my face, but in the end I did make a few wishes. I wanted my makeup to be quite bold, the focus being on my eyes. I was interested in the new products from the Camo Luxe collection, so we used those. The new duochrome shades were so beautiful! We used both the green-metallic shade as well as the pink-gold. My makeup artist Maria was very professional and she was always showing me the makeup in the making and asking me, if I wanted it to be changed in any way.

I love the finished look! It’s very bold and very suitable for Fall. I loved how clean the eyeliner is since I always smoke out my liner usually. I also like how Maria lined my lips – she made them slightly bigger. My eyebrows looked flawless as well – I liked how they looked a bit softer and rounder than what I’m used to.

What do you think of this makeup? Do you think it’s different to my usual style?

bobbi brown makeup artist does my makeup

bobbi brown makeup artist does my makeup

bobbi brown makeup artist does my makeup


Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, Warm Ivory
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder, Antiqua

Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper, Blonde
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Brow Pencil Espresso
Bobbi Brown Luxe Eye shadow, Incandescent & Jungle

Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil, Pale Mauve
Bobbi Brown Lip color, Pale Pink

Kiss Lashes, Little Black Dress

Shop these products at Sephora*.

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bobbi brown lux eyeshadow heat ray high octane swatches
Bobbi Brown Lux Eyeshadows Heat Ray & High Octane swatches. The pigment is so good, the consistency is creamy and I love the colors.

What I got as a gift: Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation and two Lux eyeshadows: Heat Ray and High Octane. The pigment in the eyeshadows is phenomenal. They are so creamy and pigmented and beautiful, I just want to wear them everyday. I love to use these shades on the lid and they also work amazingly together. I’m still testing out the foundation, but it seems good so far. It’s oil-free and  it should control excess shine and oil, while providing full coverage. You can see how it looks in the photos, since Maria used it on me. It reminds me of Double Wear foundations – it’s almost like something between the original and the Light one.

Thank you Bobbi Brown and Maria so much for the much needed pampering!
And hey, if you don’t already, go follow Maria on Instagram.

If you would like to get your makeup done with Bobbi Brown products, you can go to Stockmann. When you buy three products, you get your makeup done for free, which is quite a good deal.

You can shop Bobbi Brown products online for example at Sephora*.

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Two more photos of the makeup I took at home. Here you can see how different the eyeshadow looks when light hits it.

Have you tried Bobbi Brown makeup? What are your favorite products?

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