Friday, January 11th, 2008

This tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step how to create an easy gold and green shadow look.

You will need: Golden Olive pigment (bright yellow-green), Ochre Style eyeshadow (dirty yellow-brown), Goldmine eyeshadow (gold), Velvet Moss eyeshadow (velvety mossy green), Clue eyeshadow (dark gray-brown), Feline kohl power (black kohl liner), Plushlash mascara (black mascara). For cheeks, Springsheen blush was used; for lips, Rozz Revival lipstick and Full On Lust lipglass were used.

Brushes: 239

Get the detailed step-by-step how-to…


1. Start with a clean eye-space; if you fill-in your brows, you’re welcome to do them now [or later].


2. Dampen brush slightly with a drop or two of water-based mixing medium. Pick up a small amount of Golden Olvie pigment from the excess on the plastic insert found in the pigment jar. Apply all over lid.


3. Pull it outwards to be able to cover your entire lid area.


4. This is what it should look like.


5. Apply Ochre Style eyeshadow with your brush to the inner third of your eye lid.


6. This is what it should look like.


7. With your brush, pick up a generous amount of Goldmine eyeshadow and apply to the middle of your lid from the crease to the lash line.


8. Your lid should look like this at this point.


9. With the 239 brush, apply Velvet Moss eyeshadow to the outer third of the lid, from the crease to the lash line, pulling the color downwards.


10. This is how it should look.


11. Getting more Velvet Moss eyeshadow, apply it to the outer crease, keeping your brush horizontal. Bring it towards the outer portion of the crease.


12. This is what you should have.


13. Apply Clue eyeshadow to the outer crease by using light touches of the brush.


14. Pull it outwards to deposit the slightly deeper color into the outer portion of the crease.


15. This is how it should look.


16. Apply Juxt eyeshadow just above the crease, starting inside and moving outwards.


17. Move outwards so you can deposit Juxt above the entire colored area of the lid/crease.


18. This is how it should look right now.


19. Apply Daisychain eyeshadow directly under the brow to highlight the browbone.


20. Make sure you cover the entire brow bone area, and if you need to, go back to grab more of the shadow.


21. This is what you should have now.


22. Add black liner on the lower lash line (and upper lash line if you so desire). Add mascara and finish the look.

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42 thoughts on “Tutorial – Gold and Green Eyeshadow, Easy Makeup How-to

  1. Yasmine

    Looks great!

  2. PERFECT! for the Packer game tomorrow. Green and Gold all the way to the Superbowl baby!!!

  3. i am SO diggin’ Rozz Revival and Full On Lust together!! i wouldn’t have paired them up, but i’m sure glad you did so i can reap the benefits :)

  4. Looks fabulous as always! I can’t believe you used only one brush. Yop make it look so easy. Amazing!!!

    Please keep your beautiful looks coming:)

  5. Allysha

    OOh!! You love daisychain don’t you?! I always see it in your looks! Lately, my fav highlight is Your Ladyship pigment…I love love love it!!!

  6. Your makeup is always beautiful.

  7. sara

    love it! i see you arent afraid of rozz revival anymore

  8. Niki

    You’re gorgeous! :]

  9. jeni

    I love this look ! It would be great if you could in you’d next tutorial or looks you provide good alternatives/dupes for the shadows uses. thanks you are awesome!

    • Hey Jeni! I try to describe the colors in words so others can try and find similar colors in their own stash. All of these shadows are currently available, though! :) If there’s ever a particular shadow you need alternatives for, feel free to ask.

  10. It’s really nice explanation on eye makeup. Really it’s looking good.

  11. Fantastic! Since I don’t use MAC Cosmetics (don’t have a store anywhere close), is it possible to get swatches for the colours you have and use for your tutorials? I have lots of shadows, and with some swatches I can possibly try and find similar colors in my brands. Just a tip?

    Best regards, Veronica

    • Thanks Veronica! I’m really glad you enjoyed this tutorial!

      There are swatches – just go to Features > Product Swatches/Photos and you should see them :)

      Some of the products used are from The Originals collection, which you can see under Reviews > MAC Cosmetics.

  12. ceejay

    wow! I love your tutorials soo much.. I learned a lot! hahaha..

    I love your site!

    what color of eyeshadow do you suggest if I am going to wear an aquamarine cocktail dress for my prom?

    thanks a lot!

    • Hey Ceejay! :)

      THank you so much!

      Is it a bright or deeper aquamarine? If you like color, I’d go with like… Aquadisiac on the lid and maybe Shimmermoss in the crease and some Carbon to make it smoky with nude lips.

  13. Di

    it’s not fair ! you have such full lips ! u put anything on those lips and they look fantastic ! Christine teach us some tricks for those who don’t have such plump lips please!

  14. RAYANN

    I LOVE HOW THAT LOOKS ON YOU I WILL DEFINITELY TRY IT

  15. svb

    I’m definitely going to wear this look for the prom

  16. Emily

    Christine, I love the look but I am a little unsure about a few steps. There are few pieces which you dont identify in the “what you need” section.

    For Step # 19, what colour is daisychain eyeshadow?
    For Step #16, what colour is juxt eyeshadow?

    I am excited to use this look for New Years.
    Thanks!:)

  17. LOVE THIS the colors, techniques.plz bring more, I am going to try these shads now along with the techniques.Will send u links of the pic I post TY

  18. Devin

    THANK YOU!!! this helped me so much!! i made some of the greens more vibrant and am using this tutorial for my turtle costume this halloween.