Smokey Green Eyes: Using Drugstore Brands (Take 2)

Look fab using drugstore brands. Take 2. The first tutorial generated one of the highest page views so I thought of recreating another look using affordable makeups which you can buy from any pharmacy or retail stores.

I like the sexiness evoked by smokey eyes. In fact, it can take you from day to night by simply building colors. Smokey eyes don’t need to be always dark and black. Channel a more subdued look by wearing other colors such as green and maroon.  Here are the products I used for the eyes:

Main feature: Wet n Wild Icon Trio Pallet.
Substitute black & green eyeliners with your own collection. 
I can’t find my drugstore eye pencils when I made this tutorial

When it comes to drugstore brands, I am impressed with the staying power and color selection of Wet n Wild. This particular pallet is newbie-friendly as it tells you where to put what- dark green for eyelids, maroon for crease, shimmer light green for brow bone.

Using your eyeshadow brush, pack on dark green color all over lids. Blend maroon color over crease. The crease is the hollow portion between your browbone and eyelid (top of your eyeball). Line/Blend maroon color from lower lashline starting from the outer corner of eyes to midline, then with green color from mid to inner corner. Line upper lashline with black eye pencil. Smudge with cotton tip. Line again. Line your waterline with green/dark green eye pencil. Finally, highlight your brow area and tear duct with shimmer light green. Apply 2-3 coats of black mascara.

To prevent smudging/creasing, apply eye primer prior to eyeshadow.

For the rest of the face, here are the products I used:

All drugstore brands: Rimmel Liquid Foundation, Nyx concealer (green) to cover redness (got pimple during this tutorial), Maybelline mineral veil to seal makeup, Maybelline blush-on
Note: Apply face primer prior to liquid foundation to create flawless canvass and prevent wilting of makeup

And now, my smokey green eyes rendition…

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Taken w/ and w/o flash; indoor/outdoor

Look fab today. Try the smokey green eyes. 

*Get inspired* ” Any duckling can be a stunning swan. Walk with confidence. Smile and laugh from the heart. Look fab today”.


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