Tutorial: Fresh Green Eyes FOTD

April 22, 2010

I recently saw this picture of model Sheridan Watson on Forever 21’s blog “The Skinny” and I fell in love with her soft makeup look. The bright wash of green eyeshadow looked beautiful, so I thought I would give the same look a try.


It is a simple, fresh spring look that is quick and easy to do.

  • Use a concealer a shade or two lighter than your foundation color and apply under the eyes and cover blemishes where needed.
  • Apply a light foundation all over the face and blend well.
  • Blot a sheer translucent powder over the face and t-zone to set the foundation. 
  • Use a matte bronzer and lightly sweep under the hairline on the forehead, contour the cheeks (make the “fishy” lips face and contour in the hollows of your cheeks), brush a little down the bridge of your nose and across the chin.
  • Take a rosey pink blush and lightly brush in circular motions over the apples of your cheeks (smile big to find the roundest part of your cheeks).
  • Take an angled eyeliner brush and dip into a brown eyeshadow color one or two shades lighter than your natural hair color and fill in your brows. Follow with a clear gel to set.
  • Use an eyeshadow base all over the eyelids and just underneath the lower lashline.
  • Take a bright, shimmery green eyeshadow and sweep over the entire lid, in the corner of the eyes and underneath the lower lashline- you only need a sheer wash, so no need to pack on the color.
  • Take a slightly darker shade of a shimmery green and apply it to the outer corners of the eyelids and blend in to the crease.
  •  Line your top lashline with a black eyeliner and your bottom lashline with a brown eyeliner.
  • Apply 2-3 coats of mascara on your top and bottom lashes.
  • Use a natural, pink lipstick hue and follow with a rose colored gloss. And voila! You’re done!

Products Used (in order of tutorial):

  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20
  • bareMinerals Original Foundation in Medium Beige
  • bareMinerals Well Rested Eye Brightener
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium
  • BeneFit Hoola Bronzer
  • MAC Mineralize Blush Duo in Sun and Moon
  • MAC Espresso Eyeshadow (on brows)
  • Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear
  • MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
  • NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Horse Raddish
  • MAC Crush Metal Pigment Stacked 2!- light green color (LE Spring Colour Forecast Collection)
  • MAC Eyeshadow in Lucky Green
  • MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
  • MAC Technakohl liner in Brownborder
  • CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara in Very Black
  • MAC Lipstick in Hold the Pose (LE Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection)
  • MAC Lipglass in Cha Cha (LE Spring Colour Forecast Collection)