This eye look requires a lot of shimmer, which can look somewhat tacky if it is not blended well and mixed with just the right amount of matte. To allow these shimmery shades to come through without a hitch, apply an eye primer to even out skin tone on and around the eye area. A good eye primer allows shimmers to hold their true color, the shadows to stay on longer, and the shimmer shadows to come forth much better than applying them directly onto skin.
Base: Apply a matte shade that closely matches the color of your skin from lash line to brow bone. One that has good pigmentation and is semi-opaque. Using a sponge-tipped brush, press shadow onto lids, dab just under lash line, over crease, and onto brow bone. Blend well, yet lightly, using a fluff brush or a brush you are comfortable with to blend your base shadow.
Crease: Crease shade was used before lid color. Sweep a matte, medium/dark brown shade along and into crease from outer to inner crease, using a small angle fluff brush. Where outer crease meets outer corner of eye, meet the shadow and slightly form a side V. The V’s point is on the side of the outer eye corner and the brown shadow is also swept lightly and closely under bottom, outer corner. Swipe a sheer and shimmery gold/bronze shade into corners of crease, leaving a little in the middle of crease matte. Your brown shadow is your guideline to not pass any color beyond it, however make sure the matte brown crease color is blended well, without any harsh lines showing. Also, choose a brown shadow that is neutral, with no red under tones to accentuate any redness. For extra shimmer, swipe the gold/bronze shadow closely along bottom lash line, focusing this shade to inner eye corner. Blend this well.
Lid: Here you may go with a variety of shimmery green shadows, but one at a time. If you want a more sultry look, opt for a smokey, golden olive shade. Something more funky, opt for an extra shimmery lime green shade or a shimmery lime/yellow shade. I always suggest the shimmer to be finely milled. Glitter, in my opinion often looks cheesy. Choose a shimmery green that has punch! Apply the lid shade across entire lid and slightly over crease corners and over the gold/bronze shade. Keep it light-handed. Apply another light layer of green on lids and blend well.
Eye Liner: A jet black pencil liner or cake liner will do. (I used pencil.) Make sure you use one that glides on easily for best application. Glide pencil close to lash line, however slant the pencil where you’re applying it from the side for a slightly thicker line. Start from inner lash line and glide across to outer lash line, ticking slightly upwards and sliding pencil back to meet outer lash line. Follow the shape of your lash line, slightly exaggerating the points. Smudge lightly with a q-tip as to keep the definition of the liner, yet getting rid of any harsh lines. For bottom lash line, dot pencil between lashes and smudge, just to give the illusion of thicker lashes. Set the liner with a translucent powder and swipe off with a clean shadow brush or swipe over liner with the green shadow for added shimmer.
Lashes: Curl lashes before mascara application. You may also curl right after eye base application to prevent messing the shadows. Two or three coats of volumizing and lengthening mascara to top lashes and a coat of clear mascara to bottom.
Brows: Set brows with a clear gel. Make sure brows are nicely groomed and stray hairs plucked.
Products I used:
MMU Eye Rescue (eye primer)
Keromask Concealer in Light
MMU Mattify in Pastry (eye base)
MMU Mattify in Hogwash (crease shade)
MAC Iridescent Powder in Golden Bronze (crease highlighter)
Youngblood Crushed Mineral Eye Shadow in Peridot (lid shade)
Px Pencil Liner in Jet Black. (liner)
MMU Love Flush in Virgin (setting powder for liner)
MMU Curl Away Eye Lash Curler
L’Oreal Voluminous in Black (Top lashes)
MMU Hold It Brow/Lash Gel (Brows)