Orange With Green Liner


This look is perfect for springtime and shows how you can add a little ‘pop’ of colour to brighten up a more natural look. I used MAC Bio-Green (on a 266) brush to line the upper and lower lashline to add a fun ‘pop’ of colour. Using eyeshadow as an eyeliner adds soft definition to the eye and is less harsh than a pencil.

Click on the following link to read my article on ‘Parts of the Eye’ for help on where to place eyeshadow colours.

Base: MAC Painterly Paint Pot (neutral light beige)
Lid: MAC Straw Harvest eyeshadow (light orangey-peach)
Crease: MAC Coral eyeshadow (bright coral)
Highlight: MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow (pale beige gold)
Upper and Lower Lashline: MAC Bio-Green eyeshadow (bright green)

1. Apply Painterly Paint Pot all over the lid as a base. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242).
2. Pat Straw Harvest on to the lid using a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239).
3. Apply Coral in the crease of the eye with a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217)  using a windshield wiper motion.
4. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217)  or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Ricepaper on to the browbone to highlight. Take this down into the inner corner as well to brighten the eye.
5. Using a fluffy blender brush (e.g. MAC 224), lightly brush over the whole eye to ensure everything is nicely blended and that there are no harsh edges.
6. Lightly dampen an angled eye liner brush (e.g. MAC 266) with a little water.  Brush off any excess water, dip the brush into Bio-Green and apply the eyeshadow to the upper and lower lashlines as a liner.
7. Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

The finished look:


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