Tutorial - Smoky Blue-Green with a Touch of Gold

This tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step how to create a bold look of green and blue. Feel free to ask questions!

You will need: Rollickin’ paint pot (aqua), Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow (green-gold), Freshwater eyeshadow (blue), Deep Truth eyeshadow (dark blue), Electric Eel eyeshadow (neon blue), White Tie eyeshadow (white-gold highlight), Feline kohl power (black liner). I wore Hipness blush (coral) with Daisylight beauty powder (yellow-gold) on cheeks. I had Strawbaby lipstick (pink coral) with Apex 3D glass (orange) on my lips.
Brushes: 219, 239, 249

Get the step-by-step instructions with photos…

This is what you need.

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

2. With the 249, apply Rollickin’ paint pot 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. With the 239 brush, pick up a generous amount of Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow and apply to inner lid.

6. Like so.

7. With the 239, pick up Freshwater eyeshadow and apply it to the middle of the ild.

8. Pull it downwards to cover the entire outer portion of the lid.

9. Apply more as needed to get it to a good consistency and color.

10. Apply Deep Truth eyeshadow to the outer lid using the 239 brush, bringing it from the outer crease downwards towards the lash line.

11. Pull the brush downwards to deposit the eyeshadow color.

12. Using the 239 brush, apply Deep Truth eyeshadow in the outer crease.

13. Pull the brush outwards to help blend the color out.

14. Apply Electric Eel eyeshadow using the 239 brush over the middle-outer lid.

15. Blend it outwards, overlapping it with the outer lid.

16. Apply Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow, using the 239 brush, above the crease.

17. Pull it outwards to cover the entire area.

18. This is what you have now.

19. Using the 239, apply White Tie eyeshadow underneath the inner brow.

20. Move the brush outwards to highlight the entire brow bone.

21. With the 219, apply White Tie eyeshadow to the inner tear duct.

22. Apply Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow to the lower lash line with the 219 brush.

23. This is what you should have.

24. With the 239 brush, gently tap Electric Eel eyeshadow to the outer lower lash line.

25. Like this.

26. Add black liner, mascara, and finish.

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Great look Christine. It’s pretty bold on the eyes…like BAM! I just wonder why your lips always seem to look the same color. I just think that’s a little strange unless you’re using the same color every tutorial?

I’ve been meaning to ask this. Can you please explain the glycerin base that you sometimes use? I didn’t see it explained this time and I’ve just always wondered what the purpose of that is and why it is so special?

Hey Esme! Thanks! I use a generous amount of only a few shadows, normally I do just a swipe or two – if I need more, I’ll just go back.

great tut christine. question – i know you added the white tie at the tear duct coz the effect will open/ brighten your eyes. for tan girls, is white too stark? (i have crystal avalanche) or can you recommend a colour that will give the same effect for darker skin. thanks!

Thanks, Natasha! I’m NC30, which is considered tan, or at least moderately so. You can always do more of a white-gold color, which would be less stark.

hey natasha! i have olive toned skin and am a little darker, too.. i usually use a reeeaaally light dusting of going bananas or ricepaper (but i usually tend to like my tear duct a little brighter than my browbone and i use ricepaper as my highlighter.) i think going bananas works well for me cause it’s a frost and the yellowish shimmer makes it look more natural, but that’s just me! try it out and see how you like it! :o)

Gosh i love your eye makeup, and eyes.
Its stunning.
Is there an alternative beside mac cosmetics for some eyeshadows?
Where i live, in Australia its around $35 per eyeshadow for a small pot.
I understand MAC is a top quality brand, and so obviously the price is higher than most makeup brands.

Thanks, Jessica! You can try any eyeshadow, honestly. I don’t know what brands are more reasonable in Australia, but you can certainly substitute using similar colors!

Very Pretty. I love blues! I wanna try this one. I dont have Rollickin’ paint pot (and I’m currently on a budget LOL) but I do have Sea Me S/S. I was thinking of mixing Sea Me with another bluish green like Steamy or shimmermoss. Do you think that would be similar? Or would Sea Me make it too blue? Since you’re the expert πŸ˜‰
Very Nice Christine!

Thanks, Dawn πŸ™‚ You could definitely use Sea Me instead! It would make it pretty blue, but if you layered Shimmermoss over it, I think it’ll be okay. Maybe even Aquadisiac if you had that!

I loved it, Great Job! I am waiting for the heatherette edition to come out. I didn’t really care for the fafi collection, even though i did purchase some eyeshadow.
But your eye shadow reminds me of a mermaid.

Hi Christine im new to the site but i’ve been checking it everyday since Jan. and i was just wondering are most of the eyeshadows that you have on your looks or tutorials M.A.C. or other products . because i’ve been looking for alot of the colors and i haven’t found them yet. And i love all of your looks and tutorials by the way.

STUNNING! I wish I could wear this to work, dammit. I love this colour combination and the placement. Very, very pretty, Christine!

Is it just me, or does Strawbaby look fab on everyone? Looks great on you. I’m half way through mine already so I had to buy a back-up!

Thanks, Skyler πŸ˜€ LOL, it is rather bold for the office, isn’t it?

Strawbaby is a great color, I can’t believe you’re half way through, though! I don’t know if I’m half way through ANY lipstick.

I appreciate you sharing your opinion, Pearl! I subscribe to a different theory that makeup doesn’t have to be simple to be pretty, there is an artistic aspect of makeup that makes it fun and wearable AND pretty.

hi, I just foundyour site today browsing. are you a make -up artist or you just do this for fun? I am a freelance artist myself, and your techniques are awesome.


That looks so good on you i must try it i don’t really know how to apply makeup good so, hopefully your step by step tutorial will help me THANKS!!!

Thanks, Rayann! Just practice, practice, practice — this is all I ever do, and I feel it’s definitely helped me!

I love all your tutorials…you’re amazing! I think I’m going to use this look for prom because the theme is ‘under the sea’. Thanks much!! β™₯

HI I just love the look BEAUTIFUL!! What other colors could I use instead of Gorgeous Gold? Thats the one color I do not have . Thanks so much!!

Well I broke down and bought the Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow so glad I did!! I did this look this morning for church and I soooo love it thanks so much!!I am going to keep my eye out for you to do more of these cause you do such a good job and by explaining it, it makes it so much easier thanks again!! Keep doing what your doing cause you do it great!!

omgosh! this is sooo beautiful! my look on teal eyes sucks bad compared to this! i wanna recreate this someday soon! i love it! best teal ive seen so far! super talented christine!

i freaking love thiss.
this absolutely matches my homecoming dresss
thank you sooo muchhhh,
now, i just need to get the stuf
and practicee. xP

hopefully, i’ll be lucky to get mine to look as good as yours(:

about how much did the MAC products cost?

Thanks, Helena! πŸ™‚ Good luck! MAC products range, but eyeshadows are $14.00 in the pot, or $10.50 for the palette/pan.

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