I love eyeshadow. It’s one of the easiest ways to play with makeup colors and change your look. I used to be really intimidated by eyeshadow looks. Thank goodness my mistakes were before the years of cell phones and selfies! Haha! I want to take some of the guesswork out of eyeshadow application for you. It doesn’t need to be hard to have a great eye look! This Emerald Eye look is perfect for anyone with green, hazel, or even brown eyes. You can easily switch out the green shades for purples, browns, or pinks as well! Once you learn the technique, you can do any looks you want. Let’s get started.
- Cupcake Eyeshadow
- Leo Eyeshadow
- #33 Eyeshadow
- Ivy League Eyeshadow
- Cole Eyeshadow
- Unicorn Eyeshadow
- I Shadow Everything Brush
For this look, I used 6 eyeshadow shades. You can find them all HERE or you can click on each of them in the list above.
Using the fluffy end of the I Shadow Everything brush, place Leo in your crease using a windshield wiper motion. Also carry Leo below your eye along your lower lash line very lightly. This will give your eyes a halo effect and make your eyeshadow look more finished.
Dip into #33 using the large end of your brush. Begin by lightly placing it on the outer third of your eyelid from your lash line to just above your crease. For a more pigmented look, continue building up the color with the small end of the I Shadow Everything brush. Be sure to carry the emerald green color all the way to your lash line, and not go too far towards the middle and inner corner of your eye. You want to create a pleasing angle with your shadow and keep your darker colors toward the outer third of your eyelid. By doing this, you will make your eyes look larger and more open. When you are happy with the amount of color on your lids, blend the edges with the fluffy end of your brush. If needed, use more Leo to help you blend along your crease. Also be sure to lightly carry #33 under your eye on your lower lash line, in the same way you applied Leo in step 2.
Using Ivy League and the small end of your I Shadow Everything brush, deepen your outer corners of your eyelids. Do this by applying Ivy League in a sideways ‘V’ on the outside of your lids. Carry Ivy League along your upper lash line and also into your crease. Because Ivy League and #33 are in the same color family, they will work together beautifully to create a gorgeous Emerald Eye. Ivy League is also a matte shade, so it is great for adding depth to your eyeshadow looks. Blend together Ivy League and #33 using the fluffy end of your brush again. Using the small end of your brush, line your lower lash line with Ivy League. Blend with the other colors under your eyes.
Cole is used to darken your outer corners even more. This step is optional if you would like to keep your eyes more natural and less dramatic. Cole is a very dark, matte brown shade. I love it for adding depth to my eyeshadow looks and to also line my eyes. You probably can’t tell that I’ve used it on my eyes in this look, but believe me, it’s there! Take a bit of Cole on the small end of your I Shadow Everything brush and use it as a liner under your eyes on the very outer corners. You don’t want it to overshadow the emerald eye shades you are already using under your eyes, but you do want to connect your upper and lower lash lines in your outer corners.
I save my lightest color for last because I want it to be easily seen. Use the fluffy end of your brush and apply Unicorn to your inner corners, from your lash line to your crease. Blend Unicorn into #33 and Leo. If you want more shimmer, spray your brush with a little Maskcara Beauty Stay Spray or other Setting Spray to make your brush wet before you dip into your Unicorn shade. You can also use a powder Illuminator (I love Glamazing for this) on your inner corners to add a pop of shimmer and open up your eyes. If you feel you need more #33, add it now and blend it into the Unicorn on your lids.
Apply your favorite mascara to your upper and lower lashes, or apply your favorite fake lashes to complete your look!
Now that you’ve created a gorgeous Emerald Eye look, snap that selfie and share your hard work!
I hope this tutorial has encouraged you to try a new eyeshadow look and technique. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments and I will do my best to help you out! Eyeshadow doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating. As I said before, once you learn the techniques, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!
Want to see this look in action? I did a live video tutorial on this look on my Facebook page, Heather Shef Beauty. Check it out HERE!
Curious about Maskcara Beauty IIID Foundation and how I use it to simply Highlight and Contour my face? Read my post HERE to see how easy it is!
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