If you follow my Facebook Page, you may have seen a preview of this look. I saw the look on Refinery 29. I loved the green ombre look, and I was sure I could recreate it with a Too Faced shadow that I already own. Refinery 29 used MAC Club, and I used Too Faced Label Whore. Both have a warm brown matte base, but have a lot of dark green shimmer/frost in the shadow as well.
Since watching the how-to video, I’ve been thinking a lot about layering shadows over liners like this. Watch for more posts in the future with the layering!
I start with a dark green-ish gold eye liner. I apply it pretty roughly over my lid, as seen here. I then smudged it a little with a fingertip to spread it up to the crease.
Next I applied the shadow up to the crease by patting it on with a brush. This lets that green shimmer really shine!
Next I apply shadow into the crease by sweeping the brush back and forth (like that windshield wiper that everyone always talks about). This obscures the green shimmer and brings out the brown base.
Next, I applied a bit of the shadow under my eye as well. I patted to bring out that green again.
I finished up the eye look with black liner and lots of mascara.
While I wore this look for just a basic day at home (my husband is used to coming home and finding me in way too much eye makeup for what I did that day), I think that really this is more of a night out look.
Do you know of any other shadows like this? I’d love to create this look with other colors!