Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tutorial: Simple Blue-Green eyes

I know this look is ANYTHING BUT simple to some of you, but in my world, this is as easy and simple as it gets. You guys wouldn't believe it but, I don't wear ANY eyeshadow to school or work! If I do, most I'd do is a wash of champagnish colour on my lid OR a highlighter. That's why I every time I use colours, I go all out and go bold!

I had no idea what I was really going for when I started this tutorial. I just picked up random colours and in the end, I came up with a look that's almost the same as my OTHER blue-green look. GAHH!! WHERE HAS MY CREATIVITY GONE?!

Hopefully you guys will use different, more EXCITING colours than the ones I've used. I just did this to show the process and technique.






























First thing you must do is start off with a clean, makeup-free eye.
Apply your favourite primer. I used and like Urban Decay Primer Potion.

Blend it out, all over your eyelid, upto your browbone.













Now, I want colours on my lid to stick, but I want the colour on my crease and high crease to be blended out and softened. Because UDPP is sticky (and blending is a b*tch on it), we'll pick up some powder with a big fluffy brush (Mac 224) and apply it in the crease, blending outwards. I usually use baby powder, but MUFE HD was nearby so I just used that. This will smoothen the area and colours will blend much nicer and softer.


Apply the powder and your highlight. Make sure it's satin or matte. We're using shimmery colours on the crease and want to balance out the look by using a matte highlight.

Next, I took a crease brush (Mac 226) and applied a matte blue eyeshadow (Ben Nye Cosmic Blue) in my crease, all around, focusing more on the outer half and not bringing it too close to my inner corner as I have close-set eyes. Another thing is, I almost always use a matte colour in my crease.
The reason is, matte darker colours, recede and make the crease appear deeper and darker. Shimmery colours reflect light and highlight. I usually only keep the shimmer on the lid, and use matte colours on the crease and up. Using shimmer on the lid and crease also doesn't look too good in pictures. All the shimmer will reflect light from the flash and it will just look like one big messy shimmerball.


Use a blending brush and blend it out. Start with a little bit of colour first, then keep going back and adding more colour and blending. It's easier to go darker, but not easy to go light from dark. So add a little bit of colour first then gradually build up to the intensity you want. I also patted some concealer all around my eyes and on the lid. This step is optional. At this time, you can also pat on some colour base if you want the eyeshadow to be brighter. I would have used dwelft paint pot from Mac but decided to skip it. Beacause it was ALL the way on the OTHER side of the room and and I was on my bed and was too lazy. So far, you should have something like this.

Next, I take my inner lid colour. I picked up Mac Gilded Green, but you can use any light shimmery green.
Apply the green on the inner half of your lid with a flat brush. PAT IT! We want the shimmer to stay and have the least amount of fallout as possible.

Next, I took Mac Teal Pigment with another flat brush. Tap the brush on the lid to get rid of the extra.

Pat it on the outer half of your lid.

You should now have something like this. But a little prettier because my camera sucks.


You can probably leave it like this and finish it off with some mascara and liner. But ...

I like to make things more dramatic. So I take my tiny detail brush and pick up some Mac Carbon. Make sure it's a matte black eyeshadow!


We then apply it in the crease, not going past the middle.

Take a blending crease brush (Mac 226) and blend out the black. You can go back and add more black, and blend it until you get it as dark as you want.
You should have something like this.

Now add some liner (Mac Blacktrack Fluidline), Mascara (YSl Faux Cils), and Falsies. And don't forget to take a small brush and run the colours on the bottom lashline too! Totally forgot that step. and VIOLA!

I hope this wasn't too confusing! And that it made sense and looks good because I'm at work as I type this lol in a 2 x 4 screen. I can't really see the whole thing. Sorry if this is too long and detailed!

Have a great day! <3


92 comments:

❤ilvoeshopping❤ said...

i love it! its pretty!

Raech
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Hershley's Sweet Kiss said...

wow...thats great! thanks for sharing!!

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Hershley's Sweet Kiss said...

lol i dont wear colors anywhere also!! 50 percent of the time i dont even wear make up! lol

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Emmy♥ said...

This tutorial was so helpful and clear to understand, the outcome is so pretty..
I'll defiantly be trying this look :)

xx
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Mandy said...

Beautiful! i really like the colours.

joycexc said...

This is a gorgeous look!! I love blues/teals and greens together! One of my favorite colors combinations! :)

Simona said...

wonderfull make up... great work!

liloo said...

This is gorgeous, love this lotd :)
Thx for the tuto ;)
xoxo

Reina said...

Very pretty!

Stephanie said...

This is a great tutorial! These colors look beautiful on you :)

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Izabella said...

I love it, nice one.

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Phyrra said...

Very nice tutorial! I really like blue and green together.

Lubna said...

Great tut, this is gorgeous! :D
xx

Taylor said...

what a cute look! i love the color combo!

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All Made Up said...

gorgeous look and it really suits your skin and eye colour! =)

Sencillamente Kyra said...

Gorgeous look!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MentallyStrange(: said...

Love the look with the MAC pigments(:

Tann said...

wow!! I love your blog.. it is easily to be practiced.. thanks for sharing!

alvira said...

Thanks for step by step tutorial your eye make up is really great can you please show neutral eye makeup like this

LaDamaBianca said...

So beautiful!
You are an artist.

nicoletta said...

Thanks for the step by step detail it is really helpful. Also the tip about adding powder after Primer potion i did not think of that thankyou hun xx

Sara.H said...

thank you so much for this.. :) was really helpful

...Live.Love.MakeUp... said...

Beautiful!

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ImSoGirlie said...

WOW! your eye makeup look amazing!!! I need to learn more from you :)
Thank you for following my blog, I love to follow your blog too, very helpful x

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FabDiva20 said...

That is one gorgeous look!! Also, I have nominated your blog for a Blogger Award!

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kirstyb said...

amazing colours - love it x

Blovet Beauty said...

So pretty!

Jonna said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. x

ملاك الحب والرحمة said...

thank you ,verry nice

AnNeTtEe said...

awesome blog!!! I'm glad I found it!! you're gorgeous & you're great at how u do makeup... I'm so following... too bad I missed the giveaway.. but oh well!! still followin an amazing blog... =)

Tara said...

lovely. new follower!

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Princesa said...

Amazing look¡¡

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Ashley said...

Gorgeous eyes! I love the colors you've used :):)

I've given you the Sunshine Award ! Great blog, keep up the great posts :)

mythology20 said...

This is great! Love this look
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Shahana Style said...

This looks great! I think you're the first person I've seen who does the crease first. I'm gonna try that tonight.

Thanks for sharing!

Donna Baby said...

Is makeupforever HD powder any good? is it any different than other powders? I've been wanting to purchase it but i'm not sure. Love the look btw! :)

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:)

Yuri said...

Great look! Your past looks are gorgeous as well! Im a new follower, cant wait to see more!

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Mehak said...

Wow that tutorial was amazing. I love love LOVE MAC Pigments. Theh have such gorgeous colours....

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Stu said...

beautiful makeup! ❤

CoCoa Assassins said...

simply irresistible

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3ate4 said...

Looks lovely!

Tessa said...

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Honi said...

Nice tutorial and nice look :)

fashion(s)ista said...

you really have talent, respect ;-)

Hardcore Makeup Junkie said...

Great tutorial! I'm so glad I came across your blog...new follower btw :)

Can't wait to check out the rest of your posts!

XOXO

Michelle
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Dose of Sugar said...

gorgeous look girl!!


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Shri said...

I love this look! :)

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Teresa L. Ellis said...

aWESOME TUT!!!


i will defo be back to see what you come up with next! Consider me a follower:)

feel free to follow me too if u like :)
I love to do give aways, and im currently trying to get my name out, I make lots of useful makeup related goodies. Such as lipstick holders, makeup brush rolls, and purses of all sizes.

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Emilie Delance said...

Wauw! Looks amazing :D Love the blue/green coloures <3

Eva said...

Cool! You are really good.

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TipsandConfessions said...

Pretty Colours!!1

å½xandra said...

Hey!
I think it's a nice tutorial, but I was thinking... What about a little more black on it? Just a little, on the corner, and Eyeliner... Maybe it's the lack of it that makes you feel like this tuto it's almost the same blue-green look. ^^ Like instead of blending the blue until the eyebrow, maybe if that blue went to the inner of the water line (but very, very soft), and the black, blended, cover the corner of your eye, with pale green or blue or white blended at your eyebrow... Well, just an idea.
Sorry about me English. Getting used to use the english makeup expressions x.x
KissKiss

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Lorin Kelly said...

You did a beautiful job!

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Sonia said...

You make it look so easy.I'm really butter fingered and doubt whether i'll be able to work powders.Will try it with pressed shadow.
I'm following you.If you could spare some time have a look at my blog.
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Adina said...

Love it!

Lala said...

amazing, follow you now !
the tutorials are sooo great !

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ESpeCiaLmente GaSPaS said...

Uau... ficou lindíssimo :)

나니 said...

WOW this look really makes your eyes pop! : O

Rakhshanda said...

great tutorial...I just saw your blog and believe me...love it...your eyes are so pretty.

Traveliztera said...

You look totally amazing and so is this shade on you! :D

I was actually thinking of wearing those shades for a certain event and thanks to this tutorial, i can at least make them work together well. :D thanks!

Cupcake Couture said...

I love this, and never thought to start at the crease! Great idea!

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Pretty Wonderful said...

this is beautiful! thanks for sharing!

love your blog too, i'm a new follower :)

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anamika said...

loved the look and following you:)

Tinuke said...

pretty as always.
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yolcia said...

Ohhh. I love this make up.
I add to following :)

kirstyb said...

thats amazing thanks for sharing xxxx

A Lot Like Fashion said...

Wow! You do make it look so simple :D Will get back to you after I've tried it! :)
Great blog!
XX

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bodaciouscynth said...

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Bettina@BeautySwot said...

I love the colours you have used - such a pretty look! I did a rainbow of colours on my eye and wished I had pictured it as it looked amazing!

New follower - please check out my site too :-)

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Lidia said...

Wow! Amazing colours! I love it, you are so talented! I'm writing a blog too, the subject is fashion, check it out and if you want we can follow eachother!
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Steph said...

so so so pretty! xx

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Margaret said...

great tutorial ! very inspiring blog <3

Nivedita said...

Very pretty look. love the use of both blue and green.

Dylana Suarez said...

Beautiful colors!

xoxo,

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HeKeLa said...

Awesome Look :)

Jorien said...

Very pretty! The colours are very beautiful.

Your eyebrows are perfectly shaped too! Jalous!

Xx Jorien
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Ct Kathy said...

Thanks... I think it is beautiful.

Cooke Berry said...

que blog lindo,é eu sei que vc não fala minha lingua.Mas amei seu blog e já estou seguindo.
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Honey Heart Beauty said...

Nice result. The darkest color is well applied, looking good, I like. I have such problem with blending, need more practice I suppose. Thanks for sharing.

Monique Caroline Kosinska said...

Your blog's so cute and your make-ups are so satisfactory :D I'm so impressing ^^

Eye Makeup said...

Really nice post. Your blogs is too good. I really love the makeup way the you do.
Thank you so much.

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Hello! Lovely blog :) Just wondering if there was any email address I could reach you at?
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de maika said...

wow, amazing !

many different colors

cute..

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