A Festive Makeup Look for the Holidays | Green Smokey Eye


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‘Tis the season to finally use that green eyeshadow! Today I will be sharing with you a simple and effortless makeup look with the perfect amount of festivity for the holidays…


For flawless skin, I am applying the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation in ‘Desert Beige’ – a medium to full coverage formula with a matte finish. I blend this, along my with my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in ‘Sand’, using a damp beauty sponge. As always, I fill in my eyebrows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in ‘Medium Brown’. For eyeshadow, I will be using the Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette — an affordable, high quality product that I highly recommend! I am using ‘M.F.E.O.’, a matte pinky-beige, in the crease followed by ‘Pooter’, a matte medium brown. For the most important step, I am swiping ‘Diva’, a muted metallic green with cool undertones, on lid and blended it out for a soft, diffused effect. Lastly, I am using ‘Beam’, a shimmering champagne shade, to highlight my inner corner, brow bone, and cheekbones. After I coat my eyelashes with the L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara, I blend the Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer in ‘Deep’ along the hollows of my cheekbones and my temples. I think neutral and cool-toned pinks complement the green eye look really well so I am popping the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in ‘Paaarty’, a matte nude pink, on the apples of my cheeks before swiping Milani Color Statement Lipstick in ‘Nude Créme’, a satin pinky nude, on my lips.



For the full tutorial, be sure to check out my instagram here! I have already worn this green-inspired look several times over the past week and also look forward to wearing it on Christmas Eve and Christmas day! I hope you appreciated this venture outside of my comfort zone. What is your ideal holiday makeup look?


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