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?

Lookfantastic Beauty Box November unboxing

lookfantastic november beauty box what's inside

Guess what?

Lookfantastic’s new beauty box is here! I just received it and I thought it would be fun to unbox it together. I’ve actually never tried lookfantastic’s beauty boxes before, so it’s also the very first box for me.

Actually I haven’t tried that many beauty boxes anyway. But since lookfantastic* is one of my favorite stores, I was eager to see how their boxes are. Based on this box, I’m pretty impressed.

And excited! Receiving a surprise beauty box is thrilling. And nice. I think I’m starting to get the whole beauty box thing now.

Read also – Lookfantastic Beauty Box – is it worth it?

Box received as pr.

Lookfantastic November Beauty Box unboxing – what’s inside?

The theme of this month was ‘Dark Wonder edition’. How suitable – talk about darkness in November. It’s been pitch black in Helsinki and I’m still getting sleepy at 3 pm. But enough about complaining about the inevitable (=winter in Finland).

Let’s see what we got.

lf november beauty box

lookfantastic november beauty box

ELLE November issue
Ah, yes! I love reading women’s magazines in English. This alone was the nicest surprise!

BUBBLE T lookfantastic Dark Wonder Bath Bomb
This bath bomb smells delicious even through the packaging. Too bad I don’t have a bath tub. But – next time we’re at a hotel or at an airbnb, I’m taking this with me. Because we always choose a room or an apartment with a bath tub.

REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream 15ml
I’ve tried a face cream from REN before and I loved it. It felt like a really good quality product. So I’m very happy with this. A calming cream sounds perfect right now, since the cold is starting to affect my skin. What I like about REN is that they mostly use natural ingredients and they don’t use ingredients that can possibly irritate skin or clog pores, like silicons, mineral oils or synthetic fragrances.

ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel 15ml
I’m all about chemical exfoliants and I’m serious about exfoliating my skin weekly. And I love gentle products. Papaya enzyme is a good gentle exfoliant and I’ve tried products containing it before. So this should be good.

lookfantastic beauty box november unboxing

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator, Gilded Honey sample size
A beautiful gold highlighter that feels smooth on the skin. It’s quite pigmented and gold, so I think I will prefer using this as an eyeshadow. This is my favorite makeup product from this box.

Contour cosmetics lipstick, Juju
I’ve never heard of this brand, so it’s nice to try something completely new. I love the packaging! This lipstick is matte and supposed to be kiss-proof and last all day. Nowadays I’m not a huge fan of matte products, but we’ll see if I like this.

mellow Precision Pen Eyliner
A classic black eyeliner with a pen-like tip. The color was really black and intense, which I like. And the packaging is nice.

You can find all the products at*

lookfantastic beauty box november makeup products swatches
Swatches of the Contour cosmetics lipstick in shade Juju, mellow Precision Pen Eyeliner and Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey.
contour cosmetics juju lipstick
CONTOUR cosmetics lipstick in Juju on the lips.

That’s it for November’s box. What do you think of the contents? 

I’ve now tried more than one box and I can safely say it’s one of the best beauty boxes. Read my full review here!

One box costs 19$ and if you subscribe, it’s cheaper. For example 3 month subscription is 18$ per box and 12 month subscription is 16$. Already in this box you got your money’s worth, since the lipstick alone costs over 20 $!

*Order your Lookfantastic Beauty Box here here (UK)
*Order your Lookfantastic Beauty Box here (US/CA)

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