Archived Post

Tutorial - Bold, Jewel-toned Blue, Green, and Teal Dramatic Eye

This tutorial is designed to walk you through, step-by-step, a bold green and blue makeup look.

Skill Level: Beginner

Eyes: Blue pigment (blue), Overgrown eyeshadow (bright yellow-green), Shimmermoss (shimmery teal), A Bluer Blue eyeshadow (deep blue with green undertones), Juxt (pastel green with yellow undertones), Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow (gold with green undertones), Blue Herizon liquidlast liner (blue), Freshwater eyeshadow (true blue), Feline kohl power (black kohl liner), and black mascara.
Face: If you’d like to compliment the eyes, Cantaloupe blush (peachy-orange) on apples of cheeks with Peach Haze beauty powder (peachy-gold) to highlight and Emote blush to contour cheeks.
Lips: For matching lips, Style It Up lipstick (nude) with Guava pro gloss (orange with purple undertones) and Reflects Bronze glitter (bronzy gold).
Tools: MAC 249 firm shadow brush, 239 shadow brush, 219 detailed crease brush

Here are the products that you will be using.

Start with a naked/bare eye.

Using a firm brush, like the 249, put a droplet of water-based mixing medium on brush and pick up Blue pigment and apply all over the lid.

This is what it should look like – a wash of blue.

With the 239, pick up a generous amount of Overgrown eyeshadow and apply to the inner lid.

It should turn the blue to a bit of a yellow-green with blue undertones.

Apply Shimmermoss eyeshadow to the middle of your lid.

You will have something similar to this.

Using the 239, pick up Freshwater eyeshadow and apply it to the outer third of your lid.

Also apply Freshwater eyeshadow into your outer crease by depositing the color and bringing the brush outwards, keeping it horizontal.

This is what you should have right now.

Sweep a generous amount of Juxt eyeshadow with the 239 from above the inner lid color, following the above the crease line.

Sweep the brush across the harsh line of color.

You may need to pick up more shadow as you go, but continue the same method.

You should see something like this.

With the 239, pick up a few swipes of Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow and apply it directly under your inner brow.

Use the same sweeping motion as you did with Juxt to cover the entire browbone area.

Your look should resemble this.

Apply Blue Herizon liquidlast liner onto the lower lash line starting from the outer edge moving towards the inner edge. Be sure to have a cotton swab and oil-based makeup remover handy to quickly correct any mistakes!

This is how the liner should appear.

With the 219, pick up some Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow and apply it over the blue liner from the inner lash line to about halfway.

Repeating the step, only on the outer edge and using Freshwater eyeshadow, apply it with the 219.

This is what you should see at this point. Apply your favorite black eyeliner and mascara (or false lashes) to finish the eye.

Your finished product will be jewel-toned dramatic eye.


Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
Crystal Avatar

Thats sooo pretty i wish i was braved enough to wear those colors out! Do you usually wear vibrant colors on a every day basis? or just for something special?

Audrey Avatar

If this isn’t a special occasion look, what do you personally consider a special occasion look? Could you post a special look some day for us to marvel at?

Zsofi Avatar

just like You promised:a beatiful new look with tutorial 😀
another thing: yesterday i saw an other new look,a natural one,and i can’t find it today. help me 😀

Zsofi Avatar

by the way i think that TEAL is a HUGE trend this fall.
so i got myself a Teal pigment,Aqualine LLL and Aquadisiac e/s 😀 plus in clothing the teal ,turquise thing is big now,but this is only my personal instinct,i didn’t read it anywhere.

zainy Avatar


I just said u certain days b4 that u r a looking just beautiful as ‘PEACOCK FEATHERS’,and just about then, u gave me tutorials also on my fav colours!!,




alyssia Avatar

I love this look! i always play around with bold colors but im never BOLD enough to wear it out of the house…one day maybe ill be brave enough LOL. Great job….I love your looks…im a new reader but im defenitely gonna add you to my fave bloggers!


Kat Avatar

Gorgeous look and pretty colours

sorta unrelated, but I see you copied and pasted “Your finished product will be a golden-red holiday eye.” from your other tutorial here 🙂

Dawn Avatar

Going through all your make up pics, all i have to say is that you are so talented. Everything looks perfect and natural. I am beginning to work with shadows. I am pretty good but there’s always room for improvement. Thanks so much for sharing your tips. Do you have to wet the brush for the pigments? Does it have a more intense effect to it if wet? Or is that your preference?

Izabael DaJinn Avatar

Wow. You make it look so easy. Good job! Your model would look sexy in crazy outfit to go with those eyes.

(Also I just “stumbled” your site, and I loved the design so much I was tagging it in delicious even before I read the totally apropos topic.)

Nando Avatar

hey i hope all of the FEMALES read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you dont need make up….your pretty just the way you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…you just make yourself look silly…..look like clowns……just dont wear make up okay…lol…….be safe!!!

tamarama Avatar

You’re on stumble upon now, so you might get some trolls. :/ Sorry christine, I’ve been with you since LJ and eyeshadowsluts and mac_cosmetics. 🙂

Mari Avatar

Hey Christine! I just stumbled across your website and WOW am I glad I found you!!!! I am going to purchase goldmine and freshwater because of you! 😀 But my question is I am very fair skinned, you seem to have more color than myself is this vivid eyecolor going to look o.k. on me? My eyes are hazel and well I stay AWAY from the sun (nc30 on the studio fix, and that makes me look tan!)Also can you make a tut. using aquadisiac and or hepcat? I want to purchase those colors but would not know where to start! btw, LOVE your make-up collection MAC LOVES you! Awesome work! Not trying to be nosey but how long have you been doing make-up? You should def. do this as a profession WOW!!!! 😀

Christine Avatar

Hey Mari! Thank you for finding me and sticking around 🙂

Hun, I’m NC30!!

I’ve been doing makeup since mid-2005 maybe? 🙂

You should do a search for Aquadisiac eyeshadow (or just check looks > teal), same for Hepcat (looks > purple). You should find several good combo ideas there!


Mari Avatar

Thanks so much for writing back! 🙂 You know I went thru ALL the tuts the other day!! Loooooved them! In fact today I am wearing the gold and green look (golden olive,goldmine…) I’m hooked!! Wish I had bought the neutral pink when I had the chance!! Didn’t realize what a pretty color it was! 🙁 Thanks for the tip and keep up the good work! I am addicted to your website! My hubby is getting jealous!!! (oh well!) Hey I wanted to ask you, are those Loew brushes just as good as Mac? (that’s probably a dumb question but I am goig to give it a shot!) 😀

Take care!

Christine Avatar

Hey Mari! Oh, goodness 😀 I am so flattered, really!

IMO, the Loew brushes are great for the price. I still use my MAC 239 for regular usage, but I love having the other ones for applying different products. For instance, I’ll use a Loew brush to apply really dark shadows so my actual 239 doesn’t get as dirty as fast.

Monique Avatar

Hi Christine,

I see you are a MAC lover, too. Would you happen to have any tutorials to include the new HELLO KITTY line (mild), ARTIFACT and GREENSTROKE (paint pots)? My problem is I have so many colors but just don’t know how to match them. I’m sure I’m making it harder than it has to be but you (and the girls at the MAC counter) make it look so easy.

You’re a work of art, hun…keep ’em comin’ :0)))

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!