Green and purple are one of my favorite combinations, when it comes to dresses, jewelery and especially when it comes to eye makeup. Somehow, these colors call out to the inner princess in me and I have to get my hands on any makeup product with these colors in it. Of course, excluding lip and cheek products. LOL
So naturally, it was a real joy for me to find two of my favorite colors in the Urban Decay Smoked palette and I knew I had to create a look incorporating these two colors. For my green smokey look, I have used Loaded, Rockstar and Barlust as the main shades, Kinky for highlighting and Freestyle to define the crease
What helped me to create this look
- Urban Decay Smoked palette
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Perversion 24/7 Glide On eyeliner
- Too Faced LashGasm mascara
- Loreal Paris Contour Kohl eyeliner
- BH Cosmetics Angled Shadow brush
- BH Cosmetics Blending brush
- BH Cosmetics Classic Smudge Brush
- BH Cosmetics Small Smudge Brush
- BH Cosmetics Eyeliner Smudge Brush
- NYX Slide On Eyeliner in Tropical Green
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Edgy Emerald
- Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up Concealer
( The NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil was wrongly placed in the picture and not used for this look. Excuse the error, the photo was taken long back).
Moving on to the step by step tutorial for this look
- First of all, starting with a clean and fresh eye, apply UD Primer Potion on the eye lid up to the brow bone, inner corner of the eye and below the lower lash line. These are the areas generally used for eyeshadow application and they should be primed. Let the primer set for a couple of minutes. At the same time apply Benefit’s Fake Up eye concealer in the under eye and inner corner of the eye section.
- Apply Maybelline’s Edgy Emerald all over the lid, keeping it below the crease. Loaded is a blackish green and to make the green pigment stand out, I have used a green colored base. The look can be achieved without this base, but probably the green color will not be so intense. however, this does reduce the smokiness of the look. So using a colored base is really a personal preference.
- Apply NYX’s Tropical Green on the upper and the lower lash line (upper line should be thicker than the lower one) and smudge it out with a smudge eyeliner brush to blur the harsh lines
- Taking Freestyle on a fluffy blending brush, apply it into the crease in a fan like motion, blending it into Edgy Emerald and at the same time giving definition to the crease.
- Dab into Kinky with a smudge brush and apply below the brow bone and with a small smudge brush or a pencil brush or a detailer brush, apply Kinky into the inner corner of the eye to brighten the area.
- Tap into Loaded with an angled or a flat shader brush and pat onto the lid and then with a clean small smudge brush, apply below the lower lash line, stopping two -thirds of the way. Make sure that the eyeshadow on the outer corner of the upper and lower lash line meet each other in a small <, on the outer end of the eye.
- Take a clean blending brush and tap into Barlust and then Rockstar and apply into the crease with a light hand. You can go back and apply more product, if it fades from the blending. Blend, blend till there are no more harsh lines.
- Go back and apply more Loaded with a shader brush if it has faded from the blending.
- You can apply Blackout or Backdoor into the outer V of the eye with a crease brush, to make it more striking, but I have kept it to a purplish green smokey look.
- Apply the kohl eyeliner into the lower and upper waterline.
- Taking Perversion, line the upper lash line, making it thick or thin as to you want it.
- Apply two coats of Too Faced mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
- Lastly and most importantly, wipe away any excess of eyeshadow fallen on the face with a big powder brush and apply Fake Up concealer to the under eye area to give a good, clean finished look. And Don’t Forget to use clean brushes every time you use it to apply a new shade. This is an absolute rule of eye makeup. CLEAN BRUSHES
Here is the finished look
The look more simplified with the eyeshadows and its corresponding position in the eye numbered.
So what did you guys think of this smokey eye? Worth trying?
And come back for one more smokey eye look using this palette
Till then, Sayonara!