Friday, April 4th, 2008

I don’t think I’ve done three days of makeup in quite awhile! For some reason, the upper “liner” is 1) not very prominent, 2) looks separated from my lash line even though when I applied, it looked fine. Don’t you hate when you’re all good to go, then you upload photos, and you’re like, “Oh, oops!” I had a totally different vision for the upper liner (I wanted something dark but glimmering with gold flecks), so maybe it was all the stuff I did to it that made it kind of wonky in the end, LOL.

Thanks for all the encouragement, I always appreciate it :) It really does inspire me!

I used Emerald Green pigment all over lid, Goldmine eyeshadow on inner crease, Wondergrass eyeshadow on lid, Humid eyeshadow on middle of lid, Carbon eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Goldmine eyeshadow above crease, Golden Lemon pigment dusted all over lid (then gently swished over the lid, going back and intensifying the original colors of Wondergrass & Humid), Nylon eyeshadow on brow bone to highlight, Femme Noir eyeshadow along upper lash line, Blitzed glitter liner along upper lash line, Carbon eyeshadow along upper lash line, Feline kohl power on lower waterline/lash line, Goldmine eyeshadow on inner tearduct and inner lower lash line, Humid eyeshadow on outer lower lash line, and Plushblack plushlash mascara on lashes (top and bottom). I wore Other Worldly blush with Daisydust beauty powder on cheeks. I had Brew lipstick with Pink Grapefruit lipglass dusted with Reflects Bronze glitter on lips.


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163 thoughts on “Looks – Super Smoky Black, Green, and Gold Eye

  1. Emma

    One of my favourite looks EVER on you! You look smashing! Nice work! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Shefali

    Totally awesome Christine! I’m def going to try to dup this one! The dark green eye and coral lip look awesome!

  3. T.

    I’m such a sucker for a smokey eye! This is beautiful!

  4. OMG…That has to be the hottest smokey eye I’ve ever seen. Green is my favorite color of the moment, it goes so well with every skin tone. I’m going to try this look when I get home.

    Teneasha (VB)

  5. Leigh

    Ooo I love it!

  6. Chloe

    I agree with Emma and Teneasha, this is an amazing look on you! I absolutely love its “hotness” factor! Thanks!!!

  7. Erin

    I’m telling ya, those gold/green combos are so brilliant on olive peeps. Gorgeous!

  8. kat

    i love this look. it’s very well put together. you look amazing!

  9. Crystal

    That is amazing! Ive been on a huge green kick recently and i love this one.. :)!

  10. I love it! Really bring out your beautiful eyes, AND you used all my favorite colors! I love “Emerald Green” pigment and “Wondergrass” e/s!

  11. francesca

    Wow, Christine, you’re gorgeous!! We share the same eye colour, but I’ve always been afraid of greens. I only have Greensmoke, which is almost grey. Do you think I could try and copy your look?

    • You’re afraid of greens?!! Hold my hand, and I’ll take you to green paradise :)

      Greensmoke is a really pretty color, I like it for when I want to do a really smoky and deep olive eye. It looks really great with Sumptuous Olive. It’s going to be too dark to replace a color like Wondergrass, so I don’t know if it would really work to give you the same effect. It’d be fine as a replacement for the crease area (like Femme Noir).

      Thank you!

  12. Michelle

    Definitely one of my favorites you’ve ever done! And it suits you so beautifully!

  13. Gorgeous! I totally love it! It’s very sophisticated!

  14. Vera

    This is an amazing look on you. It gives me an idea of how to use Humid. I’ve had it for a few years, but haven’t used it much. hehe Not only is your makeup flawless, your hair is the perfect finishing touch for the look. Fantabulous job!

    • Thanks, Vera! Wow, I LOVE Humid ๐Ÿ˜€ It is sooo pigmented, and it is just a great color. You should definitely use it more often!

  15. teresa

    WOW! I love it! Especially since it’s green, my favorite color!

  16. ellie

    this is beautiful! tutorial please!..or would it take too long since there are so many colors? haha

    • Thanks, Ellie! I don’t know if I’ll be able to set aside enough time to do a tutorial for this, just because there are a butt load of steps, LOL. I will put it on my list of possible tutorials to do, though :)

  17. rosa

    Gorgeous! I love this look… did you change the way you shaped the shadow around your eyes? it looks reallyyy different in the full face view (in a good way–dramatic!)

  18. amy

    WOW.. this one looks amazing!!!

    quick question.. do you curl your eyelashes before or after putting on plushblack mascara? i curl mines before and they still seem to bring the curl down =(

    • Thanks, Amy!

      I curl before or after – whenever I remember, IF I remember (9/10 I don’t remember, lol). But you are supposed to do it before, even though I’ve always found it’s more effective post-mascara :(

  19. Skyler

    Holy CRAP! This is AMAZING. I love the colours, I love the lip colour, and I love the look itself on YOU. Greens really bring out your eyes. This seems product-heavy and I know it’ll take a while to apply, but I’m definitely going to try this tomorrow since I actually have everything. ๐Ÿ˜€ I heart greens.

  20. Sash

    I’m in love!<3 I think I might try this!=)

  21. Cish

    wow. we share the eye color, hair color and somewhat even the skin color. I’ve never tried a green smokey eye, but after seeing it on you I definitely gotta try!

    wow again. and thanks! :)

  22. Clini-Kew

    Christine, Christine!

    I absolutely LOVE this look on you! I wore a smokey green eye the other day and got mucho compliments on it. I need to do it again but this time use Goldmine like you have here! Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. Erin

    This is gorgeous Christine!!!! And the lips look very similar to how mine look with Lollipop Loving and Sock Hop with those green reflects from the lipstick.

  24. Stephanie D

    I Love it! It looks really good with your eyes and hair! Beautiful.

  25. natasha

    green smokey eye is my fave way to wear my green e/s. adding goldmine is such a great idea. i sometimes use amberlights but goldmine is a better combi. thanks for sharing : )

  26. Elaine

    Totally beautiful, you really suit green….I am always to afraid to try greens, but perhaps I should (I have browny/hazely eyes) You finished the look of perfectly with that lipcolour too…very pretty indeed

  27. Amy

    OOOH, I LOVE this look!!! I’m a big fan of using greens in the summer (too pale in the winter!). And I just adore the coral lipstick/blush combo on you!! You should wear corals more often!! Very very flattering!!!!!!!!!

    • Thank you so much, Amy! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it :)

      I adore greens, mostly because they work well with my skin tone and everything.

  28. Charlene

    YES this is definetly my fave!!!! I LOVE THIS ON U!

  29. Charlene

    whatever inspiration you got this week…i hope u get it more often :) GREAT looks Christine!!

  30. Theresa

    I am currently going through a smoky eye period and what better timing than to have you include colours like gold and green! For the life of me, I never would have thought that Goldmine or Wondergrass for that matter, could be used to combine to create a smoky gold-green look!!!

    Am so freaking excited to try this look coz (except for the pigments and two es – Nylon and Femme Noir), I happen to own all the other colours you used ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And oh, did I mention that you look super duper gorgeous too?

    • So glad to have shown you the possibilities that Goldmine & Greens have together ๐Ÿ˜€

      Nylon & Femme Noir aren’t essential to the look, so you’re all set to go. Let me know how it works out!

      Thank you, Theresa!

  31. bec

    that look is a new definition for the word SEXY
    you look amazing!!!

  32. Beautiful! This is my favourite look of all time!! *sigh* I NEED Emerald Green.

  33. Faiza

    Wow, Christineeee you look stunning in this look! I’d say its definitely one of my favorites on you! You look absolutely smashing!

  34. Pquanda

    Just stunning, Christine. Beautiful!

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  36. Allysha

    Wow, this looks beautiful :) I hope you do a tutorial. This is brighter than I would normally wear, but I think I’d actually attempt it if I knew how ๐Ÿ˜›

  37. Pretty! Did you dye your hair? It looks darker since I saw you last!

  38. Lish

    this look is ur best look yet…yea yea the over the top colors that i love are spicy n playful but this look is very warm and looks great on u!

  39. Nell

    You are an artist, it looks wonderful, green really suits you.
    Iยดd never be able to pull that off *makes sad face*.

  40. Hey Cristine,

    Im such a freakin SUCKER of smoky looks,and green oh fod and that Coral lips of urs,make me MELLLLLLLT,(UR FULL POSE LOOKS AWESOME,BEAUTIFUL)




  41. Susanne

    Great look again! Thank you!

  42. gio

    WOW, I totally love this look! Definitely one of my faces you have ever done!

  43. inu

    one of the most amazing green makeup i ever seen !!!! its just perfect, and that gold color, it adds a magic touch … you look GORGEOUS in that look, no kidding !!!!

    high five Christine !!!! :):):)

  44. I LOVE this look on you! Envy green is sexy against your skintone. Great color picks!

  45. Tina

    Those lashes are the longest I’ve seen on you! It must be an awesome mascara! Also the green colours really go well with your eye colour. I’ve never seen a green smokey eye this good!

  46. Alisha

    i really love this look on you!!! really brings out your gorgeous eyes Christine!

  47. Tonee

    Hi Christine!

    This looks gorgeous on you. Dark/smokey eyes suit you very well :)

  48. K

    You look HOT! You can really pull off a smokey eye. I actually think it’s good that the upper liner isn’t too prominent – your mascara is SO flawless in this set of photos and it stands out better without dark liner covering it up.

    • Thanks, K! I’m trying harder to be more “precise” with my mascara, LOL. Although my tube is on its last leg, so I’ll need to replace it soon.

  49. Monique

    the best look ever on you!!

  50. Absolutely gorgeous!! You look amazing with greens!

    I can’t believe your awesome photos, too… I read through your photo help post and still could never get mine to look like that. You have the eyes of a model, naturally! So pretty. :)

    • Thank you, JennBee! I’m glad you liked it!

      Aw, just practice. Seriously, go out and take a walk and take close-ups of everything until you get it down pat!

  51. Angi

    Wow, this makes your eyes the most beautiful golden brown. I now know exactly what it means when someone says “that shadow color makes your eyes pop”. It is really lovely on you

  52. Pia

    christine-you look totally fantabulous. I love green and have put humid on my must-buy list.
    btw, how different is smolder, ebony, graphblack and feline in terms of fierceness? mac here doesn’t carry feline.

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  54. GG

    You look insanely gorgeous. This is your BEST, BEST look so far. I love your light peachy lips with the vivid green and the yellow gold all around only serves to bring out the green. LOVE ALL YOUR WORK!

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  56. Summer B.

    In a totally hypothetical situation…if i wasnt in LOVE with this site before..(which i OBVIOUSLY was) then this look…would have totally done it! Hands down. You are my BEAUTY IDOLLLL!

  57. dawn

    That’s really pretty! And I’m not even a big fan of Greens. Kudos.

  58. Ariele

    I love it! Greens really do look awesome on you :)

  59. That’s an excellent look! I used to wear alot of green and actually I’m still very much attracted to green but I find that I’m seldom doing green looks now. I find it hard to find really good green colors lately. Oh, I miss greens so much!

  60. I love love love this look on you Christine, it suits you very well indeed. Smashing eyes!!

  61. Kharina

    Nice look here! I am now starting to really *LOVE* greens. Can’t wait for new green shades to come out. I have a question about the glosses you wear. On average, how long do they last you before you see that you may need to re-apply? And since I am a newbie with MAC, do these glosses ever chap your lips? I find that glosses of other brands do, so I’m just curious. Thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thanks, Kharina! I’m all about greens, too :)

      I can have my lip combo last as long as 8 hours if I don’t eat or drink. If I happen to drink, it’s usually four hours. If I eat, not so much then!

      But no, I don’t find that MAC glosses chap my lips at all!

  62. that reminds me of the colors or camo! haha, very cool! are most of your looks made with mixing medium? i always do mine dry but im seriously considering picking up some glycerin so i can do vibrant looks too!

  63. julie

    would forest green pigment work as good as emerald green? Thank so much!! By the way you ROCK!! your make up looks awesome I hope I can get a hold of some of these colors( wondergrass,golden lemon,emerald green) I am dying to try this look!!! If you ever get a chance to do a tutorial I would love to see it!

  64. ayat

    OMG this is one of my absolute favourites! just gorgeous!

  65. Teresa

    The green smokey eye is absolutely stunning on you. As others have mentioned, this is also one of my favorite looks for you – it “REALLY” makes your brown eyes pop. You’ve inspired me to try this look as well!!!

  66. Olivia

    You look amazing, so much I would like to copy this style for prom. Are all the colors MAC products? If I don’t have these, can I substitute them for some other brand?

    • Hey Olivia! Yes, everything is by MAC, but you can totally substitute with another brand. It really is just gold, bright medium green, and black, so any brand will work.


  67. danielle

    i LOVE the green smoky look! i do it all the time. the mac products are so good but i’m experimenting with another cosmetic brand, Urban Decay. and i love the Maui Wowie e/s.
    you look fabulous with the smokey green look.

  68. claudia m.

    omg, i can’t believe i almost missed this look, i love it. I’m so hooked on green eyeshadow right now, and this is absolutely the best combo ever! I need coral lips/blush asap! let me re-read this and get the names of the products to make this happen (or die trying!!!lol!!!!)
    *p.s. love the pix w/ your hair down.

  69. julie

    Hi I dont have Golden lemon is there another yellow color that would work to create the same effect? Thanks so much it i georgeous!!!

  70. Aitana

    OMG!! You look so damn beautiful there!!!!!!!! Super gorgeous look!!!!!! So nice! I just love that!!!! You look so HOT!

  71. sidra

    O hi Christine!I’m absolutly agreed that you r the really master of smoky eye makes u more beautiful I’m not lairing but I’m yr huge fan.u r the queen of this the way u r looking as always superb!!!byeeeee.

  72. sidra

    A rose for a beautiful lady!!!!!!!!!

  73. aradhana

    just looking through your ‘look library’ for inspiration in green…this one’s probably one of my faves…looks awesome with your trademark coral lips as well!

  74. Rachael

    This is a great look for you, it really makes your eyes pop!

  75. MC

    Absolutely perfect! Just what I needed; I’m going to a wedding on New Years Eve and I have a emeraldy green dress with gold accents. I will definitely try a toned down version of this for the occasion!

    You’re so brilliant, Christine!

  76. Krystal

    this intensifies your eye color SO MUCH! matches them perfectly! it looks like your eye color is continuing onto your eyelids ๐Ÿ˜‰

  77. amani

    this is you best look yet!!!! i love greens on you…you make me want to go to mac to buy green eyeshadows

  78. CRiSTaL

    That look fits you perfectly! Looks so pretty!

    I love it! =D i will try it definetly!

  79. Becca

    This is such an amazing look on you. You look absolutely stunning!

  80. Jean

    this would be uber cute for st. pats too!