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?

BEST BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS 2018

beauty advent calendars 2018

Who’s excited for Christmas? And more importantly – Beauty Advent Calendars? I know I am! It might seem a bit early to talk about Christmas, but when it comes to beauty calendars, you have to be prepared. And early. October is the time to order them, so you won’t be left without one.

I think beauty calendars are the ultimate Christmas present to yourself. Obviously you could just buy something for yourself, but for me, the element of surprise is important. There’s just something childishly exciting about it.

But if you do want to know what you’re buying –  you can usually always check the contents of the calendar. That way there are no disappointments. Or do both. Check the contents and buy the calendar – you still won’t remember every single product, so the element of surprise is still there.

Here are my top picks for this year’s best Beauty Advent Calendars!

best beauty advent calendars 2018

Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

I’ll update this list as new Calendars come on sale.

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Rituals The Ritual of Christmas Deluxe Calendar 89€

This is my choice for this year. I ordered it a while ago and it’s already here at home just waiting to be opened. Both me and Risto love Rituals’ products, so I just couldn’t go wrong with this one. What’s epic about this calendar is that it’s shaped like a Christmas tree and it comes with lights!

LookFantastic Beauty Advent Calendar  $115

If you’re just thinking of getting a beauty calendar, I would probably choose this. It’s a safe choice. It’s one of the most popular Advent calendars after all. It contains makeup, skincare & hair products. I had this calendar in 2016 and I was very happy with it. Read my reviews here. Take a peek at the contents here.

Sleek Makeup Can’t Wait Another Day Advent Calendar £35
Very affordable, but tempting calendar! Sleek makeup has great price-quality ratio. I especially like their eyeshadows. The calendar contains for example full eyeshadow palettes, lip products and nail polishes. Full contents are listed on the link.

essence advent calendar 2018 24,94€
A very tempting calendar, not only because of the price, but because of the contents. Essence honestly has some great makeup products! And the calendar is beautiful.

The Body Shop 24 days of Enchanted Advent Calendar $45

25 Days of the Enchanted Deluxe Advent Calendar £65

25 days of the Enchanted Ultimate Advent Calendar £99

The Body Shop came out with three different Advent Calendars, the cheapest being only £45! All of these calendars contain products for bath, body, skincare, make up, hair care as well as some accessories. If you want to see the exact content, check out the links. The contents are listed in each calendar.

Feelunique The Little Beauty Parcel Beauty Calendar $99,75
This calendar reminds me of the Look Fantastic calendar. Great option with lots of interesting brands and products. Makeup, skincare & hair.

asos The Face & Body Advent Calendar $87
Another good option with lots of variety and different brands and products. Makeup, skincare & hair.

amazon 2018 Beauty Advent Calendar £50
Amazon sells some amazing brands so it’s no wonder they have their own beauty calendar. Last year’s calendar was pretty good, so I think this a very valuable option.

What’s your pick for this year?