Green & Gold Eyeshadow Tutorial

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and to make sure I don’t get pinched, I’ve planned out the perfect green and gold eyeshadow look using one of my current favorite drugstore palettes. It’s great quality and full of color, yet totally wearable and flattering on the eyes. This is slightly more involved than some of my other easy, everyday eyeshadow looks, but St. Patty’s Day is a fun holiday so let’s have some fun with makeup!

For primer, I decided to use the Pixi Beauty Endless Shade Stick in the color One & Done. Any primer will work, but I specifically liked the gold shimmer that this pencil had because it will really emphasize the gold shadows we’ll be applying on top. This formula doesn’t take long to dry and is incredibly easy to blend!

Once the primer was set, I went into the ColourPop Boudoir Noir eyeshadow palette and started creating some definition in the crease using the Desire shade on a large buffing brush. This shade is decently pigmented, so I always like to tap off the excess product from the brush before applying it to the eye. It’s easier to work in light layers and build up as needed rather than trying to blend out too much color.

Then I took the shade Late Text on a small shader brush and packed that onto the outer third of my lid, gently working the excess color into the crease. Once that was applied, I went in with a separate, empty, more loose-bristled blending brush to buff the edges and create a more seamless effect. You could also add a little bit more of Desire higher in the crease if that got lost behind the Late Text shade.

Now that the green is applied, the gold will be the shade Sleep In. I applied that over the inner ⅔ of my lid, leaving the inner corner blank for another shadow. To get the most pigmentation possible and reduce the risk of glitter fallout, I like to apply this shade with my finger and then use a small shader brush to blend it into the crease.

On the inner part of the eye, I added the bright champagne shimmer shade called Goodnight. I used the same method as the previous step to apply this color, making sure to create a seamless transition with the Sleep In shadow. This addition of a brighter shade on the inner part of the eye will create a beautiful gradient effect for more dimension.

To help brighten the eyes even more, I took the matte cream shade called Déjà Vu and placed that directly underneath the brow bone as well as on the very inner corner of the eye. This will create a more lifted effect on the brows and add contrast between the matte and shimmer shades on the inner corners.

Then I took a combination of the shades Late Text and Desire that we used in the crease and buffed that under the lower lashes using a small pencil brush. This addition of color will prevent the look from appearing too top heavy on the upper lid. Depending on your eye shape, you can make this as intense or as subtle as you’d like. I tend to apply a smaller amount of color to avoid a droopy eye effect.

For eyeliner, I first applied the Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in the shade Intense Ivy halfway along both my upper and lower lash lines. Then I took the darkest shade from the palette called Hot Toddy and packed that directly on top of the pencil using an angled liner brush. These shades match perfectly together and this two-step liner method will create a softer appearance that will last longer throughout the day.

Now all there’s left to do is curl the lashes and apply a few coats of mascara. I used the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara and was satisfied with the results it provided. However, this is a look that could stand up very well to some falsies!

Here’s a close-up of the final look:

And a quick, more condensed guide for easy reference:

To finish up the rest of the face, I paired this look with a salmon brown blush and the Flower Beauty Petal Pout lipstick in the shade Spiced Petal. This lipstick is incredibly flattering and can compliment almost any look, but I especially love how it provides just the right amount of color to the lips without overpowering this colorful eyeshadow look.

Colorful and dramatic looks aren’t a common choice in my daily beauty routines, but ColourPop did a great job at creating wearable, high-quality jewel tones in this palette. These shadows apply beautifully and even though they last all day, they’re easy to remove and don’t stain the lids.

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XO ♥ Christina ♥


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