My last couple of looks with the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette (click here to see my post on this palette) have been fairly subtle and so I really wanted to experiment with a bolder look. This look combines together deep metallic forest green and purple eyeshadows to create a strong, defined effect on the lids.
To complement the look: I used The Balm Balm Springs Blush on the cheeks, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer (click here to read more about this product) to highlight the tops of the cheekbones and Maybelline Color Drama Intense Lip Paint in 610 Stripped Down (click here to read more about this product) on the lips.
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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: Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer in White
Outer Lid/Outer V: Livin’ Lavish (metallic deep aubergine purple)
Lid: Money Bags (metallic deep forest green)
Crease: So Boujee (matte light tan brown)
Highlight: Rollin’ in Dough (matte light cream)
Lower Lashline: New Money (metallic medium fuschia-pink)
Inner Corners: Gold Dipped (metallic light gold)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)
1. Apply Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer 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 flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Livin’ Lavish on the outer part of the lid. Use the same brush to sweep Livin’ Lavish slightly up and out to create a ‘v’ shape in the outer v of the eye.
3. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Money Bags on to the lid.
4. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and sweep So Boujee into the crease. This step adds a little extra depth to the eyes. Only use a little of So Boujee so that the lid colours stay well defined.
5. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217, MAC 226) and sweep Rollin’ in Dough on to the browbone to highlight.
6. Take an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply New Money along the lower lashline. I used New Money as this shade is lighter than Livin’ Lavish and adds a little extra brightness to the look. However, you could use Livin’ Lavish if you want to create a slightly smokier look.
7. Take an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) or a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat a little of Gold Dipped on the inner corners of the eyes. This step adds some brightness to the eyes.
8. Apply plenty of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Here is one one more picture of the finished look: