This combination is the fourth look in my series of ‘American Football Teams’ inspired looks. The Green Bay Packers’ colours are bright yellow and deep forest green. I wanted to make the look very bold, so I used yellow and green eyeshadows to create an ‘elongated’ effect on the eyes.
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
Outer v: MAC Kelly eyeshadow (matte medium bright true green) + MAC Lime eyeshadow (light matte lime)
Crease: MAC Deep Truth eyeshadow (shimmery deep jewel navy blue)
Lid: MAC Chrome Yellow eyeshadow (bright matte yellow)
Blend Crease: MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow (matte light peachy brown)
Darken Outer v: MAC Bottlegreen eyeshadow (dark matte bottlegreen)
Highlight: MAC Blanc Type eyeshadow (light matte cream beige)
Upper Lashline: Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Eyeliner in Zero (black)
Lower Lashline (lightly dotted): Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Eyeliner in Zero (black)
Lower Lashline: MAC Chrome Yellow (as above) + MAC Lime eyeshadow (as above)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)
1. Apply Primer Potion all over the lid as a base. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242).
2. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 239) and apply a mixture of Kelly and Lime to the outer v section of the eye. Wing the eyeshadow out to create an elongated, ‘cat eye’ effect on the eye. Note: I mixed Kelly and Lime for this step as I don’t have a matte, true green eyeshadow. You can use one single eyeshadow for this step if you prefer.
3. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Chrome Yellow on the lid.
4. Sweep Soft Brown into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217, MAC 226). Using a soft peachy-brown in the crease helps to ‘warm up’ the eye when using bold colours on the lid. This step also helps to blend away some of the harsher edges, whilst still keeping the look defined in nature.
5. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and use a little of Bottlegreen to darken the very outer v section of the eye. I felt that the look needed a little extra dimension but you can skip this step if you prefer.
6. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Blanc Type on to the browbone to highlight and blend out the edges of the crease colour. Using a matte highlighter shade helps to ‘clean up’ and freshen the eye when using such bold shades on the lid.
7. Take Zero eyeliner (or any other black liner) and apply a thin line along the upper lashline.
8. Very lightly dot Zero eyeliner along the lower lashline. This will give a little more definition to the lower lashline. Dotting the liner (rather than drawing a line) ensures that the line does not become too strong. Run a clean finger or a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) over the line to help the dots blend together.
9. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and apply Kelly to the middle-outer lower lashline. Take the same brush and apply Chrome Yellow to the inner lower lashline.
10. Apply plenty of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Black mascara really helps to frame the eye when using such colourful eyeshadows.
Here a few more pictures of the finished look (click on any image to see it full size):
Looking for more eyeshadow combinations inspired by American football team colours? Click here to see more looks.