Sunday, 10 November 2013

Subtle Golden Smokey Eye With A Pop Of Green - My Favourite Eye Makeup Look For Brown Eyes


I love adding a pop of colour to my eye makeup looks and you won't see me wearing subtle, neutral eye shadows every single day of the year. In my opinion, all the fun is in experimenting with new colour combinations and making them work for you! Thankfully, most shades go with brown eyes, but... my favourites are definitely gold and green. This makeup look will probably work for everyone though and you can always use a cooler shade of green, if you are not sure about my vibrant choice :)

To create this look, I used my most loved eye shadow palette - Urban Decay Book Of Shadows Vol II. It is a beaut and I consider it my best makeup purchase ever! You can read my (very old) review of it here. My writing style was even worse than it is now, so please be nice :) haha. Moving on... 

To prime my eyelids, I used Lime Crime's  Eyeshadow Helper* (review here). To create a golden base, I applied Half Baked allover the lid and Sellout under the brow bones and in the inner corners. I added Twice Baked in the crease and blended it all out. For a pop of green, I used Homegrown - a gorgeous vibrant green colour. I use it a lot and I will probably hit pan on it soon - it will be a heart breaking moment, because this shade was exclusive to the Book Of Shadows Vol II. For extra sparkle I applied a small amount of Midnight Cowboy Rides Again onto the centre of the eyelid.

To make the look more dramatic, I used a black liquid liner (Bourjois Liner Pinceau),  a black kohl in the waterline and  Eldora H105 Falsies. I also applied some mascara to my bottom lashes.

That's the finished look. Let me know, if you like it and if you will give it a go yourself :) It is very simple and you can skip the eyeliner and falsies, if you prefer more subtle looks.

(very old picture)





  

37 comments:

  1. love the eye makeup ..you embrace the look in a beautiful way !!

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  2. Love! I'm an all neutral girl, so usually any bold colors scare me off. But I've been really interested in green lately, and would love to give this a try! :D

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    1. I am sure you will look lovely :) It is such an effortless look and you can't really go wrong with it :) x

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  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! It does really make your eyes pop - I will be trying this out for sure. I'm always a bit unsure about greens but this makes it a little bit more wearable :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. Thank you. It is perfect for brown eyes, isn't it? :)

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  4. Absolutley stunning! Your make up always looks so gorgeous! X

    Saturdaynightgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. You have such beautiful eyes and your eye make-up really makes them stand out xx

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  6. The whole look is stunning! Green is my favourite colour and that green is gorgeous, it's such a shame it was just in that one book, I'm going to have to find something similar.


    Sharon xx

    Beauty, Miscellany

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    1. Thank you. I know, such a shame they don't have it in their permanent range of colours. Other brands do similar ones though. I am sure you can find an alternative :) x

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    2. I think I need to organise my make-up first, I used to buy any green eyeshadow I came across, a full inventory tidy up is in order!

      Sharon x

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  7. Oh my! Gorgeous, just gorgeous! :D

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  8. Gorgeous... You look amazing in this!

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  9. wow, this looks gorgeous! Great job! kisses from germany xo


    www.vanysbeauty-ecke.blogspot.de

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  10. Gorgeouss!!!! I love the look :)

    Stay Fab,
    Brie at chicvadourbyb.blogspot.com

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  11. This is such a gorgeous look Sandra. I'm inspired to use my teal shadows in the same way you've lined your eyes with the green. Thanks x ❤

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    1. Thank you lovely. I love to use teal eye shadow too :) x

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  12. This make up look is amazing, I have green eyes and I put pretty much every colour with them :) I Also, these pictures are such good quality. What kind of camera do you have and how is it so clear? I have a DSLR but I always struggle to take good quality photos of my make up :)

    Hailes<3

    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

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    1. I use an Olympus E510 and two big studio lights (with daylight bulbs). I also adjust brightness and contrast in PS CS6.

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    2. and thank you for your kind words lovely :) xo

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  13. I love this look too, I wear it with a petrol blue underneath for my blue eyes x

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  14. I do not have brown eyes but this is such a gorgeous look to add a pop of color for any eye color! It really looks incredibly stunning and you captured it so well in your photographs! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful makeup look!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  15. Hi,
    I tried to post this before but the page went all screwy and I had to shut down my computer, so if you see this comment twice - I'm not a maniac! Honest! :)
    I just wanted to say how happy I am to FINALLY find a beauty blogger with the same type of colouring as me! There are so many blondies out there! ;)
    I also wondered if you could tell me what other makeup you used for this shoot, foundation, blusher etc, especially the gorgeous lip colour.
    Really looking forward to reading more of your stuff! :) Hope I can find some hair inspiration too, I have a big angry, straggly mess on my head and I have no idea what to do with it!
    Nice to 'meet' you! :) xx

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