Dark Winter Forest: Green on Green Dramatic Smoky Eye
I hardly wear greens from day to day, but there was a time when I absolutely loved them and collected them in all shades and formats.
As I was digging through my collection today, I happened upon 2 products I’d loved a few years ago; MAC Green Pigment (now discontinued) and MAC Chartreuse Paint (also no longer available where I am).
Chartreuse Paint is a soft golden moss very similar to Moss Scape Paint Pot, but just a touch lighter. Green Pigment is a deep rich hunter’s green, quite like Humid shadow. If you want a cheaper alternative, go for NYX’s Hunter Green single shadow.
Step 1: Apply a wash of moss gold cream or gel shadow all over the lids, from lashes to brow bones.
Step 2: With a pencil brush, apply matte black shadow to the outer halves of the lash line, and along the socket line, making an inward-pointing V.
Step 3: Foil a deep hunter’s green pigment and pack it onto the lid using a flat brush for maximum intensity.
Step 4: With a soft blending brush, pick up a bit more deep green shadow and start to smoke out the edges, bringing the color upwards above the socket line and out in a wing.
Step 5: To add definition back into the look, add a black right in the outer corners of the eye.
Step 6: Run the deep green along the lower lash line, then apply black kohl along the water line. Then apply wispy false lashes just to strengthen the lash line a bit more. It’s not really necessary to add very dramatic lashes, as the eye color is too strong for much to show anyway.
As a final step, clean up any fallout you might have under the eyes and you’re good to go.