Thursday, May 28th, 2009

This is the look I wore to the Benefit breakfast yesterday :) (This is, obviously, before Benefit made me over!) I didn’t think something this simple would turn out this lovely!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Juxt eyeshadow (pastel green), Bottle Green eyeshadow (dark green), Prussian eyeshadow (dark blue), Soft Force eyeshadow (highlighter), Prescriptives Grotto Liner (green), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Margin blush (coral-pink)
  • Lips: Brave New Bronze lipstick (pinky nude), Chanel Tangerine Dream (coral)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Brave New Bronze = Honeylove

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the lid, pack Juxt eyeshadow on using the 239. Darken crease with Bottle Green eyeshadow using the 226, then deepen with Prussian eyeshadow with the 219. Sweep Soft Force eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Prescriptives Grotto Liner on lower lash line. Apply Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Margin blush using the 129. Apply Brave New Bronze lipstick to lips, and then top with Chanel Tangerine Dream for color and shine.

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78 thoughts on “Look – Simple Green & Dark Green Eyes

  1. Deanna

    Wow! Really great job! I think it’s absolutely lovely.

  2. Jen

    Really pretty!

  3. I like this look.. :) Might have to checkout bottle green – is this a pro colour?

  4. Anitacska

    Very nice, especially the eyes. Still not sold on Brave New Bronze though. :)

  5. Sanita

    Beautiful! But why aren’t you using false lashes? They look great on you.

  6. Nathalie

    You look very cute in green, that’s the color I prefer to see on you. Beside, you have the most perfect eyebrows!

  7. Liz

    Beautiful! I absolutely love Bottle Green; I use it in almost every green look I do. I haven’t tried pairing it with Juxt, though *makes a note*

  8. pia

    Oh oh, i absolutety adore grotto. And bottle green.

  9. Hoonie

    wow, look so sweet and beautiful

  10. loki

    i love the greens!!

  11. Mikki

    You always look so full of happiness! :) It’s so sweet

  12. Andrea

    This is a great look!!!! You look great!!!

  13. Nicole15

    Wow, you know, when i saw your pic from the Benefit store yesterday, i thought you had used silver/grey shadows. Must have been your sweater that originally made it look that way to me. However, now that i see this close-up, the colors are just gorgeous together. You’re right, so simple, yet so beautiful. I love it!

  14. I really like this look! What do you think is a good dupe for Bottle Green? (it doesn’t necessarily have to be MAC either) I’m not near a pro store to pick Bottle Green up.

    • Thanks, Jackie! Hmm, it’s kind of like a dark, green. Almost a forest green. I can’t think of any dupes off the cuff, but that’s the color description. Bottle Green is matte in finish, too.

  15. lovely look Christine :)

  16. Jenna

    This is, IMO, one of your best FOTDs. It’s so (relatively) simple, but stunning!

  17. Tatiana

    LOVE IT! Freaking love it. My favorite look of yours yet, probably because I’m so in love with the color green.

  18. That look makes me want to run out and buy everything you used on your eyes. I love the look and I can never have enough green =)

  19. Miss_M

    Really pretty look !!

    Love greens on you :)

  20. aradhana

    beautiful! really flattering colours on you! esp the grotto liner…

  21. Saira

    Gorgeous! Love this look! It’s funny, I did a simple green look yesterday as well [Greenstroke paintpot on lid, Juxt on lid, Humid in crease, UD Midnight Cowgirl (like Nylon) to highlight]. It’s really good when a simple eye make-up look turns out really nicely!

    • Nicole15

      Saira – so funny you mention this look of yours cause I rock the same look quite often. i really like it! greenstroke pp, juxt on lid & humid in crease. only difference is i sometimes use gorgeous gold to blend out just above crease & use femme fi as my highlight. great minds think alike 😉 LOL

      • Saira

        It’s really cool when you find a nice simple, colourful look that works, isn’t it? I might have to try a light gold-toned eyeshadow as you suggested, just to try something new with it.

    • Thanks, Saira!

      Ohh, that’s pretty! I don’t think I have Greenstroke any more, otherwise I might have had to copy!

      • Saira

        That’s a shame that you don’t have Greenstroke anymore. Am sure there’s an alternative green base colour you could use. I really like Greenstroke, as it gives a subtle hint of green colour beneath the eyeshadows.

        • I really didn’t take to the majority of the paint pots — I pretty much only like Soft Ochre paint pot! I know, I’m terrible!

  22. Vandana

    you look lovely 😀
    as soon as i get some moolah in my hands, i m buying the eyeshadows AND brave new bronze…for this look 😀

  23. Stephanie D

    That grotto liner looks beautiful. How does it hold up on your waterline? I’m considering getting it, but it depends on the longevity.

  24. andi

    love it!!!<3

  25. This look is jaw dropping beautiful! I’m going to do it tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration! I love the way you’ve separated the Eyes, Cheeks, Lips stuff btw in the post – it looks really nice!

  26. ice

    This look is so fun! totally gorgeous:) i love greens and i must get that Juxt eyeshadow…my problem is, whenever i do a look, i don’t achieve to get that boundary of colors just like yours:((…mine always look like all the colors are so smoked up and mudded down, lol! i really need to work on my blending skills:(

    anyways, lovely work as usual:) thanks for sharing your talent to us <3

  27. DevilishDoll

    Really love this look. I have Juxt, I’ll have to see if they have Bottle Green on EBay, I can’t get stuff from MAC Pro.

  28. I think this is a wonderfully gorgeous look that has been created. Thanks for posting the makeup items required and giving directions. And yes, you look very pretty. :)

  29. I love this look, you’ve inspired me to use my Prussian e/s more often.

  30. Jibby

    Gorgeous eyes! Love the greens!

    I think the foundation color looks off though…

  31. Beautiful! That prescriptives liner is a gorgeous colour.

  32. Sash

    I’m so in love with this look, Chris!! You nailed it!!! Suits you!!!


  33. Bettina

    how does one find these specific pro shades?? I think I am missing something here.