Thursday, February 7, 2008

Green eyeshadow

Yey my first ever EOTD and semi-tutorial!

Since it's Chinese New Year, I thought I'd experiment with the color green, since green can stand for good luck and more fortune. (Besides, the color green really pops out on morena skin tones).

Now, for the EOTD and semi-tutorial. This is really very basic eye makeup, as in anyone can do it.

1. Prep your eyes with eye primer. If you have oily lids, eye primers work wonders. They make colors pop out and they make your eyeshadow stay on longer. I use MAC Prep+Prime in Medium. I've been wanting to try Artdeco eye primer but they're always out of stock. Urban Decay Primer Potion, supposedly the king of eye primers, is unfortunately unavailable here in the Philippines. If you don't have eye primer, you can always use your concealer and just top it off with loose powder.

2. Brush light green eyeshadow all over the lids.

3. Take a darker shade of green and brush on the outer corners of the eye. So the effect is like lightest green from the inner corners until it becomes dark green at the outside. Blend blend blend. You can always layer it on depending on your taste.

4. Line your upper lashline with black eyeliner.

5. Take the light green eyeshadow and line your lower lash line, starting from the inner corner to the middle. Then take the dark green eyeshadow and line your lower lash line from the middle to the outer corner. I didn't have eyeliner in green colors so I just made do with the eyeshadows themselves.

6. Curl your lashes, apply two coats of mascara.

7. Don't forget to fix your brows and apply concealer if you need to.

There you go! Your simple Chinese New Year EOTD. Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all a happy and prosperous year ahead!

Makeup used:
MAC Prep+Prime in Medium
Lancome Color Focus in Enchanted April (light green)
Shu Uemura Pressed Eyeshadow in Olive (dark green)
Avon Glimmersticks eyeliner in Blackest Black
L'Oreal Volume Shocking Mascara


Bong (JB) said...

Sorry but I don't do eye shadows but I love morenas, I'm married to one. :D

Your template is really nice.

Sumbongera said...

Hi Bong! Thanks for dropping by.
Hehe morenas just rock! Maybe you can ask your wife to visit the site. =)


Brazen Lass said...

hi there, you're not very morena naman in that picture...:)

hehe... nice blog name, sounds like a battlecry or something....

Sumbongera said...

Hey there brazen lass! Thanks for dropping by! I know, I got considerably lighter. Still, nobody would ever mistake me for tisay. Hehe. As for the title, yeah, I wanted it to sound just like a battlecry. Hehe. Mabuhay talaga mga morena!

Sheila Ferrari said...

Sayang... I was hoping you'd post your whole face. I just came across your blog through google. Nice job!

Sumbongera said...

Hi Sheila! I'm working on some tutorials where I might post my whole face. Thank you for dropping by! Do post tips or suggestions anytime. =)