Spotlight on MAC: Going for Green (Using MAC Eyeshadows)









Green is one of my favourite colours to wear, both in terms of eyeshadow and clothing.  I thought I would play about with some MAC green eyeshadows and came up with this green combination.

To complement the look: I used Benefit Rockateur blusher on the cheeks and MAC Fresh and Frisky Huggable Lipcolour on the lips.

Interested reading more posts on MAC? You might enjoy my ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series (you can read more about the series here and view posts here

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: Kiko Neutral Eye Base (light matte beige)
Outer Lid: MAC Humid eyeshadow (deep pearly forest green)
Lid: MAC Biogreen eyeshadow (satin bright green)
Crease: MAC Plumage eyeshadow (matte deep dark teal)
Inner Lid: MAC Guacamole eyeshadow (light satin guacamole green)
Highlight: MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow (light shimmery cream-gold)
Lower Lashline: MAC Biogreen eyeshadow (as above)

Inner Lower Lashline: MAC Guacamole eyeshadow (as above)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)


1. Apply Kiko Neutral Eye Base 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 Humid on the outer part of the lid.

3. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Biogreen on to the rest of the lid.

4. Sweep Plumage into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).

5. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Guacamole 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 and blend out the edges of the crease colour.  

7. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) or an angled liner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Biogreen along the lower lashline.  Take the same brush and apply Guacamole to the inner lower lashline.  

8. 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 is one more picture of the finished look:






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