Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Emerald eyes

I was watching some Youtube videos over the weekend and fell in love with this tutorial by Makeup By Alli.  She has the most amazing eyelashes and someday I'm gonna get them, even if I have to try Rapidlash to do so.  I thought this look would be easy to do and gave me an excuse to play with another one of the Bourjois shadows that I picked up at the Professional Beauty show a couple of months ago.

I started off by using Catrice's Stay On eye liner pencil in the colour Mystic Green to plot out a cat eye with a slight wing at the outer edge.  Using a pencil brush, I smudged the liner, keeping the general shape and applied Bourjois' eye shadow pot in the color Noir Emeraude over the top of it.  I kept it pretty messy and blended it as I smudged.

I used some Fix + from MAC and used it to apply Noir Emeraude wet to the lashline and just under the lashes at the outer corner.  This gave the eyeshadow more definition and made the colour more opaque. The Bourjois shadows are great for applying wet anyway.  Some mascara and this is how it turned out.  I used Bourjois Volumizer mascara and forgot how much I love it, especially for something like this where you want really dramatic lashes.

Now, you know me, of course I wasn't going to leave it there.  I decided to add some black liner, Avon's SuperShock, to upper and lower waterlines and smudged a bit more Noir Emeraud under the lower lashes and voila, a sexy, smokey, emerald eye!  I totally added a green glitter eyeliner to the look and it looked silly, but feel free to go forth and glitter your eyes!

Ooh sexy eyes wha?  What's your go to make up look for Christmas?  It's nice to try something other than a normal smokey eye isn't it?


  1. I love that eyeshadow and they never run out! What brush is that by the way?

  2. Thanks ladies! Kezia - the brush is a pencil brush I got in Sephora a few years ago, it's really nice and dense, great for blending :)

  3. That's a really good look, it's a bit rock and roll!


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