Olive Green Smokey Eye Look Tutorial (step by step)

Hello! πŸ™‚

How are you? I hope you’re having a wonderful day. πŸ˜€

Today, I’d like to do a makeup tutorial! *whoop* *whoop*

I haven’t done one of these in a very long time, but I have been experimenting with different makeup looks recently and I’d like to share that with you. πŸ˜€

The look I’ll be showing you is this olive green smokey eye. I feel as though this look is really suitable for a night out, with a bolder lip colour, as well as an everyday look, with a bit more of a neutral lip color. Also, it works incredible on brown eyes.

Added Eyeliner, Mascara - finished look

Products used:

-primer (optional) – I still don’t have a primer, so I use my NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer

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– a gold shadow,Β a lighter gray/brown/olive shade,Β a dark olive green shadow (all of these have a gold shimmer) – Bourjois Smokey Eyes Eyeshadow Trio

Bourjois Smokey Eyes Eyeshadow Trio (02 - baroque)

Bourjois Smokey Eyes Eyeshadow Trio (02 - baroque) - inside
(these are the actual shades in normal lighting)

– a dark brown (matte) shade – Coffee Bean from the Too Faced Matte Eye Palette

Too Faced Matte Eye Palette  - Coffee Bean (dark brown)

– black eyeliner

Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner

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– mascara

Maybelline One By One Mascara


The first step is, obviously, applying your primer (or if you’re like me, concealer) all over the lid and under the brow. ( Basically anywhere where you’d apply eyeshadow later πŸ˜‰ )

Bare Eye - Opened

Bare Eye - Closed

Next, apply the gold shade you have on the lid.

Gold Eyeshadow - The Lid

Gold Eyeshadow - Bourjois Smokey Eyes Trio Eyeshadow (02 or baroque)

After that, add the lighter olive green/gray/brown shade in the crease and the outer ‘corner’ of your lid, blending it in with the gold, towards the inside of your lid. These shades create such a beautiful ombre effect, they are very blendable and the transition looks incredible.

Medium Green, Brown, Gray Eyeshadow - crease (looking down)

Medium Green, Brown, Gray Eyeshadow - Bourjois Smokey Eyes Eyeshadow Trio (02 or baroque)

The next step is adding the olive green in the outer corner of your eye and bled it (using the medium shade) towards the innerΒ half of your lid. Optional: after blending all of that out, I like to re-apply the gold to the inner part of the lid, just to make that pop of color even more intense. Blend that out, as well.

Dark Olive Green - Bourjois Smokey eyes Eyeshadow Trio (02 or baroque)

(it looks terrible in this photo because the lighting was weird... all the shades look lighter!)
(it looks terrible in this photo because the lighting was weird… all the shades look lighter!)

UsingΒ an angled brush, apply the dark brown shade to the outer half of your upper lash line and just blend it with the olive green. This ties the whole look ‘ombre’ together. πŸ™‚

Coffe Bean - outer corner, wing (open)

Coffe Bean - outer corner, wing (looking down)

Too Faced Matte Eye Palette  - Coffee Bean (dark brown)

The last step, also optional is adding eyeliner and mascara. I just defined my upper lash line by using a thin line of liquid (Maybelline Master Prectse) and gel (Too Faced Perfect Eyes) liner. I also applied a thin coat of mascara(s) – Maybelline One By One and Essence Get Big! Lashes.

Added Eyeliner, Mascara - finished look

Added Eyeliner, Mascara - finished look (looking down)


And that’s the finished look! I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. I really like how this looks on brown eyes. It really brightens them up and just looks really fancy. The colors are super pretty for a night out, with a bolder lip, or even for the day, maybe with a lighter lip color.

What is your current go to (eye) makeup look?

Leave me a comment below so we can bond over different (eye) makeup looks πŸ˜€

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you soon.

Bye,

~ Dora

xx


*all the photos are my own*

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. V says:

    Pretty. I love when people use nontraditional colors for smoky eyes.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so much! πŸ˜€
      Yeah, I just wanted to try something different πŸ™‚

      Thanks for commenting, by the way. πŸ™‚
      xx

      Like

  2. You look gorgeous! ! πŸ’ŸπŸ’ž

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so much! πŸ˜€
      xx

      Like

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