Poison Ivy Green (Lush Green Makeup)
I was inspired to do a green look since I just did a post on green items I liked, and since I seldom combine matte and shimmers, I figured I should do a simple look showing how you can use an “accent” shade down the center of the eye as a subtle way to enhance an eye look.
- a pale green (almost lime) matte shadow. I just used the 88 Matte Palette
- a dark matte brown. This is a generic shade you can find from most places, and I simply used one of the darker shades in the 88 palette
- a shimmery medium green (the one I used was L’oreal’s Permanent Kaki Infallible Shadow)
Step 1: First create your outer V. Run the dark brown along the outer halves of your socket line, using your own bone structure as a guide.
The easy way to visualise where the arc should end is to imagine a line going from the outer corner of your eye up to the end of your brow. Don’t let the color extend past there or you could make your eyes look droopy.
Step 2: Finish off your outer V with the dark brown and smoke it out a little to soften the look, and then pack a pale lime-tone green onto the rest of the lid.
Step 3: Now, pick up a medium metallic green shade, and then go over the center of the lids where the green and brown meet. This not only softens and blends out the color but also layers a very nice transition shade over the 2 matte shadows earlier, without turning the look into a very metallic or shimmery one.
(If you want to jazz up any matte look in future, just use a shimmer as the transition color instead of another matte. It adds dimension but doesn’t look over the top.)
Step 4: Finish by running a brown pencil along the upper and lower lash line, then curling lashes, and applying mascara.