MAKE UP / Green, Teal & Gold Eyeshadows

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I tend to stick to tutorials that are practical—something you can easily incorporate into your style on a daily basis or for going out. Now, this look isn’t exactly one you’re going to bust out with at work (unless you’re work requires “props”) but you could possibly rock it for a party or in my case, Indian events.

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When I attend Indian weddings or receptions, I apply a tri-color eye shadow that usually matches the colors on my sari. Gold or silver is always one of the colors and then the other two are based upon the more prominent colors on the fabric. I’ve found that Urban Decay’s Deluxe Shadow Box is one of the best for matching colors to clothes (Indian or others). Plus, when you use the UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion—the colors become really vibrant and last a long time.

I wasn’t wearing Indian clothes when I did this color combo of green, teal and gold. It was more so that The Little Mermaid was going through my head. I guess the colors just remind me of the ocean? I don’t know. However, I have sported this same palette many times with Indian clothes as I’ve found that quite a few of my outfits use these colors.

Here are the steps to achieve this look. Product details are listed at the end of this post. If you have any questions, I’d love to answer them so please do leave a comment.

1. Apply UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion on entire eyelid all the way up to the eyebrow bone.

2. Using a flat shadow brush apply Graffiti starting from the inner corner of your eye and working your way across your lid until you’ve covered ¾ of your eye. Make sure to sweep a little extra at the top so that when you open your eyes the green color is peeking through at the top.

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3. Using a crease or contour brush apply Peace to the other ¼ of the eye. There are two ways for you to do this: One – Take some shadow on the brush, place it into the outer crease while your eye is still open. Then swish the brush back and forth so that the shadow gets into the crease. Open your eye and cover any of the lid that still needs shadow but make sure to created a nice little “>” shape on the outer corner. Two – With this look, I took some shadow on the crease brush and starting from where the green ended, I drew a straight line that extended the blue shadow out a bit so that it was past the corner of my eye. I then took a bit more shadow and connected the outer corner of my eye to the end of the blue line and filled in the triangle. This gives you more of an edgy, cat-eye look. Either way is great but just make sure that when you open your eye the blue shadow is peeking at the top and do not blend the blue all the way across the green, just where they meet.

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4. Lightly blend the area where the green and blue meet using a flat brush.

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It should look something like this

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5. Apply a bit of Honey to the middle of the eye in a half moon shape using a flat brush. Very lightly blend the edge of the moon into the blue and green. You may need to apply a bit more green or blue to the top of the gold moon.

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6. Optional: Apply a teal or aqua colored eyeliner for a bit more depth to the look.

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7. Apply your favorite eyeliner and mascara.

With this look you want to keep the rest of your makeup fairly simple. I opted for just a soft plum-color blush and mixed two lipsticks together to get something that was punchy yet subtle (MAC Fastplay and Revlon Kiss Me Coral).

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Ingredients:

Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box (colors used: Graffiti, Peace and Honey), Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye Liner in Black, L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara in Very Black.

Face: Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #145. Makeup Forever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation in #153. CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Plum Plush.

Lips: MAC Fastplay and Revlon Kiss Me Coral.

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