Friday, February 12th, 2010

Bright Makeup: Let’s Go to the Tropics with Yellow, Green, & Blue

I was getting a little tired of pink and purple, so I had to go with something totally different but still fun! Happy Friday all! :)

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. With the 239 and water-based mixing medium (or water), apply Stacked 2! pigment (light gold-green) all over the lid area. Using the 239, apply Going Bananas eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Bio Green eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Lightly layer Shimmermoss eyeshadow on the middle-to-outer portion of the eyelid. Darken the outer third of the lid with Freshwater eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Lightly blend Electric Eel eyeshadow, with the 226, on the outer corner and lid. Lightly tap and brush Going Bananas eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Nylon eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying 7L eyeliner on the lower lash line and Going Bananas eyeshadow lightly patted below the lower lash line with the 219 brush. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Sugarbomb blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Victorian lipstick first, and then layer Gold Dust lipglass for a complementing lip.

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80 thoughts on “Bright Makeup: Let’s Go to the Tropics with Yellow, Green, & Blue

  1. Hilana

    Beautiful, and I love the lippie!

  2. Natalie

    Whoa, is it summer there already? You look so ready for vacation :)

  3. Lexi

    I just love the lip combo!

  4. Daphnee

    Wow…pretty but bold look but I’m too chicken to wear such a look!

  5. Anitacska

    Very nice, as usual.

  6. kristi

    you have done this look a million times, with only slight, minute changes if at all. cant you give us something different and unique?? PLEASE??

    • Hi Kristi,

      Sorry you didn’t like it – I just do my makeup on how I feel or build a look around new colors or ones I want to show how they work/look in an application. I don’t mind repeating myself, because there are some looks that I enjoy and want to do again or try it with different products :)

  7. Joanna

    Very beautiful! I love the blue/green combination. It reminds me of a parrot (in a good way)!

  8. rowan

    reminds me of a tropical parrot!

  9. Mm, I’m craving cocktails and hang mats! :]

  10. laura

    love it! esp with that lip color

  11. Arduinna

    You’re an artist.
    I always had the question: how do u distinguish between cool colours and warm colours?For example the Victorian lipstick…is it cool-toned or warm-toned?
    Also, if you have warm colouring, this means you look better with warm tones, right?
    Keep up the good work!

    • Victorian is warm-toned, because it doesn’t have any cooler shades (like blue, purple, silver). Warmer colors tend to have undertones like red, orange, yellow.

      Yes, if you are warm-toned, generally warmer colors are more flattering!

  12. Love, love , love!!! You really made the colors popped and so bright. Very well-blended. One of my favorite combos of colors….

    I tried using these colors…but somehow didn’t come out as good as you did. Always turned out quite light. Perhaps, I always use a light hand…sigh….that’s my problem….too careful to use a heavier hand…;)

  13. Sarah

    You come up with the cutest lip ideas ever. And those eyes are incredible.

  14. Sarah M


  15. I love bright eye makeup! You always do your eyes so beautifully!

  16. daphne

    Stoooop iiittt! You keep using Victorian in ways that make me LOVE IT and I’m already creeping past my spending limit for this collection. You’re so evil 😉 I’m going after work today to get my haul (yay for it coming out during a paycheck week!) and I’m worried it will be bigger than it should be. I have two B2M sets and I told my boyfriend I would probably only get 2-3 items on top of that. Um, maybe not. I might have to get Victorian and Gold Dust.

    • LOL! I can’t help it. I’m drawn to corals like a moth to a flame!

      But yay for paycheck! Let me know what you ended up haulin’!

      • daphne

        So I tried Victorian out and it did NOT look good on me, ha. Way too icy pink and frosty. I mean, I could see that it would be fabulous with lipgloss over, but I try to make a rule that I won’t buy a lip product I wouldn’t wear alone and I was already hauling enough!

        I didn’t get Gold Dust either, not yet, but I may go back for it next payday. I got Rose Maiden and Fresh Salmon with my B2Ms (both made me feel like the hottest chick in the room! ;)) plus Bubblegum, and Purple Rage and Ember Glow lipglasses. And also Hot Hot Hot eyeshadow. Aaaand then I was like okay that’s enough spending for one paycheck! :)

        • Oh nooo! :(

          I’m glad you at least picked up a few items, though! I still like Bubblegum and Fresh Salmon quite a bit 😉

          • daphne

            Haha – you do love it when your readers like your favorites, don’t you? :) I just have to be picky…

            I am in love with what I got, though! Still trying to figure out what to wear with Bubblegum to enhance rather than overpower it. It does make the yellow/olive tones of my skin super apparent, but I like it lots anyway!

  17. kellybelly

    GORGEOUS eye look!!!

  18. Brittany

    this is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful lol.. i LOVE blues and greens but i feel like with my hazel eyes/pale-ish skin that it never looks good on me.. only some times.. (well blues, i can wear green) i really want to try this out come spring time. I just dont have any of the colors which sucks lol.. but anyways you look gorgeous as always!

  19. Brittany

    sorry, i also had one question, what brush did you use for the blue eyeshadow? you have such a nice thick crease, if you will, and i love that look, bc when i use a blending brush it takes away from that sharp corner and is way to blended.. thanks!

  20. lulee

    i loveeeeeee this!! if theres not a video tutorial for this im going to cry :( so no pressure! haha just kidding.

  21. Jennifer

    Hi Christine, I was wondering if you had hooded eyes or not. I have hooded eyes and am browsing your looks to look out for some techniques. Thanks!

  22. Love it, especially the lips!

  23. Anne


    Brazilian fellings in this look!

    I’m a brazilian girl and a really love your site…your makes are gorgeous…

    And…you know, you have a lot of “fans” in Brazil…you are very very famous to us, brazilian make-up lovers 😉

    Now here in Brazil is Carnival and this is the moment that we all use and abuse of colors…so this post was perfect for this big party!


  24. Jenny

    Wow this is beautiful! One of my favorite looks from you overall :)

  25. Jenn

    OMG! Victorian is so versatile! You’ve got me lemming on this one, Christine. And to think I was skipping Color Forecast!

  26. Lisa

    BEAUTIFUL!!! You always seem to rock bright colours!!! OMG and That victorian lipstick seems to look so beautiful with different lipglosses that u apply ontop!! I love the way the colour changes just with a different lipgloss! And you pull it off so beautiful!! When I look at the lipstick on its own it looks so bright! But the beauty just pops with different lipglosses!

  27. LNU

    Hehe you look like a mermaid! 😀

  28. Tricia

    Christine, you can do NO wrong. LOL. Love it! And Sugarbomb looks especially flattering on you. 😀

  29. Erin

    Very, very pretty!

    Love the way that TM makes your skin look. :-)

  30. Aaj83

    Love the lips and the wonderful gradient effect on the eyes in the last pic :)

  31. Ferarri

    Kindly do a consolation of all your green blue makeup looks so we could see the differenes? Very nice, all my fav colors but I am afraid my puffy asian lids just wont cut it.

  32. Wow! What a bold look. I love the lips.

  33. Skyler

    LOVE this! I am not sure how it will look on me but I want to try it anyway. The combination of colours is just gorgeous; so fun and tropical. 😀

  34. Sash