Saturday, May 8, 2010

tutorial - spring colors (yellow and green)

I came up with a spring inspired wearable look but still letting you play around with colors. Here's how I did the eyes. For tips on how to create a flawless look, refer to steps 1-5 of the smokey purple makeup tutorial that I have previously posted.

1. apply eye primer to your lids to for more vibrant look since we are using matte shadows so getting the color that we want is a bit difficult without a primer. Also the primer will prevent creasing since it is warmer during spring/summer.
2. using your 217 flat blending brush, mix a light green shadow with yellow and apply it on the inner half of your eyelids. if you have wide set eyes, apply shadow around the inner corners of your eyes. blend out the color to remove harsh edges.
3. using the same brush, take a darker green shade and apply it from the outer corner of your eyes going towards the center and blending it with the lighter shade. make sure that you blend the colors well to create a gradient effect. keep blending until harsh edges are gone. you may re-apply color until you achieve the intensity that you want
4. using another 217 brush, take a neutral shade that is close but slightly darker to your skin tone. starting from the outer corner of your eyes, move the brush up and above the green shadow. move the brush back and forth and blend it above the edge of the green shade. the neutral color will soften the look.
5. then using the same 217 brush, take a dark brown color and apply it to the outer corner and move the brush in circular motion going up then towards the center. this will give your eyes dimension. you may add more color and use a darker shade for a more dramatic look. make sure you put a little of the color and add a bit more until you get the desired effect since it would be hard to correct mistakes if you start with so much.
6. then using an eyeshadow brush, take a coral shade and apply it under your brows. a subtle hint of red/pink gives the green intensity and makes it pop out. 
7. choose a neutral color that is slightly lighter to your skin tone and layer it over the coral shadow that you have applied. this is to soften the red hue and also give your brows definition.
8. apply liner to your eyes and make sure that you apply as close to your lashes as you can. do not put too much liner since we want a fresh look. apply just enough to accentuate the eye makeup and make your lashes look fuller. you can also tight line to for a more natural look.
9. curl your lashes and apply mascara.

i did not use any blush since during warm weather, you have a tendency to flush so you would normally have a pinkish glow to your skin. instead, i applied highlights on the apple of my cheeks to give a fresh glow. apply neutral lipstick and use a light pink gloss.

you can try out different colors like pink, orange, purple and blue. the same steps apply. make sure you add neutral shades with these colors to soften the look. :)

products used:
MAC studio fix (NC42)
MAKEUPFOREVER 5 color cream palette
Coastal Scents 88 color matte palette
6 color contour palette
THEFACESHOP eyebrow powder
THEFACESHOP powder pearls
Revlon Naturally Revealing lipstick 010
Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect 257
MAC stippling brush
Sigma blending brush
Sigma angled liner brush


  1. Ohhh I love it! Thanks for showing me what i can do with my favourite green!!!! :)


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♥ Miyo