Beauty Tips: Green Eyeshadow

Beauty and makeup tips, tutorial, how to create a smokey green eye makeup look to make blue and green eyes pop, featuring YSL couture palette number 8

Beauty Journey

Until I turned 40, my makeup routine was pretty limited.
I would wear basically anything in the brown family on my eyes.
And, some shade of pink on my lips.
Over the past few years, I’ve thrown caution to the wind…
I have branched out a LOT more, to include deep red and burgundy lips,
Along with bold and colorful eye shadows. (I know, I know, what a rebel!)

It IS hard to step out of you makeup comfort zone.
I know it was for me, but once you do…
It opens a whole, fun new world of beauty.

One newly discovered beauty look…a smokey green eye.
This really makes blue, green and hazel eyes pop!

YSL couture palette in #8 greens, creating a smokey green eye for a party look, to make green, blue and hazel eyes stand out

I’m teamed up with Nordstrom to share this beauty look with you…
Featuring the YSL couture palette (above) in #8…

Keep scrolling to see ALL products I used to create this look. 

Step 1 | Cover Lid with Highlight Color

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After moisturizing, priming, and lining the lid (slightly) with a black liquid liner…
I put the lightest (highlight) shade in the YSL couture palette #8 all over the lid.
(Up to the brow)

Step 2 | Darkest Green in Crease

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I put the darkest green shade in the crease to add definition to the eye…
And blended it all the way to my eye socket.

Step 3 | Light Green on Lid

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Next, I put a beautiful lighter shade of green all over the lid to the crease…
And blended it into the crease.

Step 4 | Line Eye with Darkest Green

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I took the same shade of dark green that I used for my crease, and lined my eye with it.
I lined both the upper and lower lid, even onto the water line on the lower lid.
I winged out the dark green slightly to blend it into the original crease.

Step 5 | Use Bright Green to Line Lower Lid

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I used the lightest green in the palette and lined under my eye.
(Be sure to line under the dark green line)

Step 6 | Add Gold To The Corners

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Next, I added the gold highlighting shade to the corner of my eyes,
lining both the upper and lower lids slightly.

Step 7 | Add Mascara 

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The final steps… curl the lashes and add a great mascara!

What Else Did I Use?

nars orgasm blush, YSL palette couture number 8, YSL touche eclait foundation, bobbi brown bronzer in natural, clinique high impact mascara

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I went with a more subtle lip, since the eyes are so bold…
I used Mac lip liner in dervish to line and fill the lip.
And, layered Clinique “Fab Pop” over it.

On my cheeks and forehead, I bronzed up using Bobbi Brown bronzer in natural.
This is my ALL TIME favorite bronzer.
And, I added a little Nars blush in “orgasm” on my cheeks.

And, in case you were wondering about foundation
I used the really light, YSL touche éclat foundation so my skin would look fresh, youthful and glowy.
This foundation is awesome if you like light, natural coverage.

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Party Ready!

Beauty tutorial, and a leith dress in pink, full, midi skirt, with regan satchel by rebecca mink off, and loeffler randall tassel sandals in nudeBAG | SANDALS | DRESS | SUNGLASSES

The green eyes paired with this really pretty, pale pink midi dress
create a party ready look!

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You might also enjoy last week’s beauty favorites post here.

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HUGE thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.
All products were purchased and picked out by me.
All thoughts are my own.

Thank you SO much for stopping by!

  ERIN BUSBEE, BUSBEESTYLE.COM

 

 

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  1. Hi Erin, this look is gorgeous on you! My eyes are more gray blue, but I think I might give this a try. I’m always wearing brown or peachy shades of eye shadow and I need to mix it up! Thanks for the great photos and explanations! Julie

    1. Thanks, Julie! I was like you..always wearing browns and peaches. Now I really LOVE pinks, deep plus, greens, even blues! Give it a whirl and see what you think. You can always wash it off… Erin xo

  2. Loved YSL palette #8.. I have blue-teal eyes and this would look so good. Especially liked the closeup photography for the eye shadow application. Really impressive!

    1. Thanks, Ginger! I shot everything myself and was quite proud. I appreciate you noticing! Erin xo

  3. I have blue green eyes and recently used smokey green colors rather than my usual brown and beige but wasn’t sure if I should. I thought it looked pretty but thought it might look dated to others, so thank you for showing me that it is a gorgeous look and now I can wear it with confidence. Would love for you to do a video on what you eat in a typical week. We are both 5’4″ and petite and I would like to know if you have to be as restrictive and careful as I do to keep my weight in ideal range. I want to be healthy and have my clothes fit well, so I have to make plans for choices that keep me in the 1200 calories max per day range. Would enjoy a video on what you typically eat, how often you splurge and on what, and what you absolutely say no to. Thanks, Erin. I enjoy your work on here, Instagram, and You Tube very much.

    1. Maybe when I’m back in fighting shape. Right now, I’m in a rut. Mostly I try to limit major carbs and just be reasonable about indulgences. I think 1200 calories a day is a little extreme. Are you sure that is what you have to do? Maybe exercise more and eat more?

  4. Love this green eye shadow look on you and look forward to trying the look.
    Really appreciated your talk on sympathy last Friday. I think it is a great idea to step away from the fashion and make up every once in a while. A suggested topic is meditation. I meditate every morning and feel like it has given me peace and calm during stressful days or events.
    Really enjoy your blog! Thanks so much!

    1. Oh, Brenda…thank you so much for the sweet words.
      It was so hard to publish that video and I appreciate your support.
      Meditation is a great topic! I have been thinking a lot about joy and gratitude too…

      Thanks again!!
      Erin xo

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