This look was inspired when I saw some green olives stuffed with pimento peppers in the supermarket. I thought the pairing of green with red was interesting and would be a fun combination to try in an eyeshadow look.
Tip: Ideas for combinations can come from all sorts of places! If you are looking for inspiration for eyeshadow colour combinations, look at flowers, birds, chocolate wrappers…anywhere you might see interesting colours.
Here’s how to re-create this look:
Click here to read my article ‘Parts of the Eye’ for help on where to place eyeshadow colours.
Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original (clear)
Lid: MAC Lucky Green eyeshadow (medium shimmery yellow-lime green)
Crease: MakeUpGeek Dirty Martini eyeshadow (medium matte moss green)
Outer lid: MAC Coppering eyeshadow (medium shimmery orange-red copper)
Inner Lid: MAC Straw Harvest eyeshadow (light satin orangey-peach)
Highlight: MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow (light shimmery cream gold)
Lower Lashline: MAC Lucky Green eyeshadow + MAC Coppering eyeshadow (as above)
1. Apply Primer Potion over the lid as a base. You can use your fingers or a synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242) for applying the paint pot.
2. Pat Lucky Green onto the lid, using a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239).
3. Apply Dirty Martini in the crease of the eye with a crease/blender brush using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).
4. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239; MAC 272) and apply Coppering to the outer part of the lid. Use the brush to apply Coppering in a slight v shape to add some extra shape to the eye.
5. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Straw Harvest on the inner part of the lid.
6. 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.
7. Take an angled eye liner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Lucky Green along the lower lashline. Take the same brush and apply a little of Coppering to the outer part of the lower lashline. This step mirrors the application on the upper lid and helps to further shape the eye. Try not to bring Coppering in too far along the lashline to avoid overpowering the eye (this type of shade is quite strong on the eyes).
8. Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
One more picture of the finished look: