Tutorial – Cult of Cherry Chartreuse Greens & Browns

Tutorial for this look! :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: True Chartreuse pigment (chartreuse base), Sharp eyeshadow (chartreuse), Tempting eyeshadow (bronzy brown), Dark Edge eyeshadow (matte dark brown), Next To Nothing eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Rich Gruond fluidline (brown) Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Other Worldly blush (bronze)
  • Lips: Creme Cerise lipstick (dirty peach-nude), Jampacked lipglass (dark vampy berry)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Sharp = Sour Lemon; Dark Edge = Brun; Next To Nothing = Shroom; Other Worldly = Raizin; Creme Cerise = Peachstock; Jampacked = Desire

Get step-by-step directions!

This is the quad of eyeshadows we are using. It is a quad from MAC’s Cult of Cherry collection.

Here are swatches of the colors we will be using. The first three greens are comparisons between several similar chartreuse-colored shadows.

1. Start with a clean, bare eye.

2. Dampen brush with water-based mixing medium (1 part liquid glycerin, 3 parts water or available at MAC PRO), then pick up a small amount of True Chartreuse pigment and apply all over lid.

3. This is the approximate shape you should have.

4. Apply Sharp eyeshadow with the 239 brush to the entire lid area.

5. This is what it should look like — it pretty much just sets the base, since they’re so similar in actual color.

6. Apply Tempting eyeshadow to the outer lid and outermost crease using the 239 brush held horizontally.

7. Sweep it outwards to blend out the color.

8. This is what it should look like.

9. Darken the outer crease by applying Dark Edge eyeshadow applied just slightly above and overlaid with Tempting with the 239 brush.

10. Pull the brush outwards to blend it out.

11. This is what it should look like.

12. You can go back and swish your brush horizontally or held at a diagonal angle to help blend the colors together further.

13. Sweep Next to Nothing underneath the brow bone to highlight.

14. This is what it looks like.

15. Pick up more Sharp eyeshadow and apply it from the inner most part of your lid and bring it upwards above the crease.

16. This helps to create a better gradient and fade between the crease color and the highlight color.

17. This is what it looks like. Apply Rich Ground fluidline along the upper lash line using the 208 or 266 brush. Add your choice in black eyeliner and mascara to finish eyes. Complement eyes with Other Worldly blush on cheeks, then Creme Cerise lipstick and Jampacked lipglass on the lips.

(Cheeks don’t look this shimmery/orange in real life; Other Worldly photographs terribly!)