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?

Beautybloggers’ makeup challenge

sea makeup

sea breeze makeup


Do you remember last year’s blogger’s makeup challenge? This year we have something similar going on, but still different. This year Sanna organized this collab – so huge thanks to her.

The beauty bloggers’ makeup challenge this year was about summer and summer words. The idea was to create a makeup look around a word. My group has seven bloggers altogether and we each came up with a word, that has something to do with summer. Then those words were shared.

My word was sea breeze. I immediately thought of the beach and water. I decided to make my makeup beach-inspired and I was very happy with the look. Actually last year I felt, that my makeup was a bit boring, so I wanted to make this makeup everything, but boring. Do you think I succeeded?

I made the base of my foundation quite full-coverage, yet glowy. I skipped powder. I finished the look with some faux freckles and some glitter. Full product list is below.

It was so relaxing to play with makeup. I feel like I haven’t done that in ages. I need to do this more often!

beach makeup

Check out the other bloggers’ makeup looks inspired by a summer word:

Charming Nails
Maria Glow
Elämää Smykkinä
Anni Jää
Strokes of Color

summer makeup

The go-to palette & glitters were gifted for this collaboration.


Giorgio Armani UV Master Primer
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealers, 110 & 015

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Glitter Primer

IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal, Tropical Blue
NYX The go-to Palette, Bon Voyage
NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman palette

Isadora Sculpting Brow Pen, Medium Brown

Zuii Organic Lipstick, Sheer Peach
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, Honey

Glitternisti glitters

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