Friday, March 9, 2012

St. Patrick's Day: Green Winged Eyeshadow Tutorial



Hi guys! St. Patrick's Day is only a week away and the last few years I've been wanting to do a green St. Patty's Day tutorial. I've always said that green and purple are the easiest colors to introduce into your daily eyeshadow routine but somehow the day slipped by in the past. Not this year!

Since I already did a very vibrant look using green in my Turquatic Inspired Look, I decided to do something a little bit different. One of my favorite ways to wear eyeshadow lately has been to do a smudgey winged line so I thought I would translate that into a vibrant kelly green befitting the holiday.

See the video (with a cameo by Cherry, my chihuahua) and more photos below!




PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Skin79 VIP Gold BB Cream
Tarte Smooth Operator Powder
NARS Stick Concealer in Custard
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Estee Lauder ShadowCreme in Precious Jade
Maybelline Sunbaked Neutrals palette
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Midori
Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Urban Decay Cannonball mascara
False lashes (I mixed 2 criss-cross types)
Lioele Auto-Eyebrow Pencil
MAC Spaced Out blush (similar Bobbi Brown/NYX/NARS)
Holika Holika Heartful Moisture Lipstick in Sweet Coral

ON ME:
T-shirt is from Forever 21 (similar/similar/similar)
Necklace is Kimora Lee Simmons x Hello Kitty (similar/similar/similar)

You can see here that although there is bold color used, this is a quite wearable look since the green doesn't go up high on the eyelid. I'm a perpetual sucker for winged eyeliner as well. After seeing Academy Awards red carpet pics, I'm convinced that winged eyeliner is a trend that is sticking around for a while.


With eyes closed you can see the strips of colors lightly blended from black to green to the golden-olive shimmer. Also, the wing of the shadow is a visual mirror image to the shape of my eyebrows. The juicy peach lips and cheeks balances the warmer tones of the golden lid.

One warning I will say though is to make sure you exfoliate your lips well before trying out milky orange shades! This lipstick (and other milky lipsticks I've tried in general) really brings out any dry flakes, wrinkles, and imperfections. Still, the final look is definitely worth it! I'm all about peach lips for Spring!



 And one last winky photo for silly times. :)


Remember that you can translate this into any other bright shade you would like. I could see it being especially pretty in purple or turquoise, while navy blue would be a sexy twist for going out. If you try it out, please let me know or share it on the From Head To Toe Facebook page. :)

Let me know what other looks you'd like to see in the comments. Happy weekend!



82 comments:

  1. The colors are so pretty, the green being vibrant also compliments you so well ^^

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  2. hello jen what is the brand of the black eyeliner that you used in the tutorial? :)

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    1. Oops! Forgot to write it in before. It's Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner, same as the Graffiti Eyeliner but they renamed the product. :)

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    2. I was going to ask the same thing!

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  3. nice job! which black eyeliner did you use? (silver pencil) :)

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  4. Love this! The look is really wearable and you look great =D

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  5. This looks lovely, def trying it out for St. Pattys! Also I love love love your cartilage ring, could you maybe tweet or take a closer picture of it and tell us where you got it? I've been looking for a new earring for ages and this is so great =)

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    1. I just use regular studs from Target... If you look at the sterling little girl's earrings, they have nice sets!

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  6. Beautiful. Love this look ;)

    http://beautyrollercoaster.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love the look, it's simple yet bright. Great job :D

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  8. I love the colors! Green really suits you :)
    Just out of curiosity - are you going to re-ombre your hair in the future?

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    1. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to ombre it again or go back to traditional highlights. Maybe I should make a Facebook poll or something? :p

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    2. I loveddd the ombre on you! It also seems to be a lasting trend. =) The green really makes the brown of your eyes pop, I may have to do something similar on St. Patty's day =)

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  9. your videos are great! Now I can trim my eyebrows thanks to your video!
    Anyway, would love to ask which one should I buy- urban Decay eye primer in vintage bottle or the new package? They are having sale and would love to grab the chance.
    Thanks!

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    1. Either way it's the same product, but for a discount I'd go ahead and get the older package. Why not? :)

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  10. Love this look..I love green shadows but I am always afraid to use them on a daily basis :D I should try this, thank you!

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  11. I love the look, you have really nice skin! x

    My Blog ~ xLittleBells♥

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  12. wow!! I was into greens lately XD
    I love this! haha it's a real benefit for girls that
    they can change how they look everyday with makeup !!
    haha I can't go outside w/o makeup...:P
    i think i'm addicted

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  13. Do you have a video on how to put on fake eye lashes. You make it seem so easy but I've tried and tried and failed.

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  14. I love the look you created! Very pretty!

    http://www.beauty-twist.com/

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  15. Oooo... love this tutorial! I definitely want to try this with lots of different colors! :)

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  16. Your dog has the same name as me LOL! I thought that was really cute =) she's adorable!

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  17. Wow it looks amazing! :)
    Check out my blog!
    http://sarahsbreeze.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hi Jen, the look looks absolutely awesome! And I love your hair. Just wondering if you had your hair permanently permed at a hair saloon or if you curled it yourself? It looks great!

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    1. I curled it! Usually if I just let it air dry, it turns into very loose waves but these tighter waves are with my Remington Air Wave dryer... It's now called the 3-in-1. I have a post on it here: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.frmheadtotoe.com/2010/07/natural-beachy-olsen-waves-remington.html&sa=U&ei=JU5cT86MFNSftwf-j-2FDA&ved=0CAQQFjAA&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNGHe3TpveNpZrYWUP1z43GgAn-WGw

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  19. Love this, it's so simple and so wearable and not at all over the top! I have a girlfriend's wedding coming up in the fall and her color themes are blue and green and she had requested all the bridesmaids find a green eye look and this is perfect! Thanks so much for the tutorial! <3

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  20. Congratulations on making green eye shadow not cheesy, cute and elegant.
    Material Fixations

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  21. Thanks for the tutorial! Your dog is super cute! :)

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  22. Really Great look! Never knew that medium greens could look so stunning!

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  23. So gorgeous! Do you know what shade of green people with blue eyes should use? Can we pull off the same shade?

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    1. Try a cooler green like emerald of forest green. It should work beautifully with blue eyes! :)

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  24. Super pretty look! You're soo adorable! (:

    xoxo
    onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com

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  25. Love the look! Can you please do a make up tutorial using the loreal infallible eye shadows you raved about in your monthly favorite!!! Thanks ;)

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  26. Gorgeous Jen! Love the video tutorial. You are a gem.

    Heide
    www.marykay.com/hjanshon

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  27. Do you have a video on how you curl your hair every day? I love how it's very relaxed curls!

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  28. hey jen! which make up remover do you use or would you suggest? some remover that removes really everything and is healthy for the skin? :)

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    1. I've been loving DHC cleansing oil! It gets rid of everything! Just put it on dry skin, massage in, add water to emulsify, then wash off. I follow that with my normal cleanser and it leaves my face squeaky clean. :)

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  29. Jen,
    thanks for your sharing. Do you have any idea with golden make up tutorial?

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  30. Love the look ! <3

    With this tutorial I've finally have inspiration how to apply green eyeshadow :) I love green eyeshadows, but I never use it, because I think it's difficult to apply it, but now it's not ! :D

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  31. I love the gold and green for St. Patrick's Day! I never do anything special, though this is something I may wear to work that day!

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  32. Hi Jen,

    That look is flawless, as they all are. I'm sure you know already that you're one of my favourite bloggers so I decided to tag you in the 11 questions tag. I hope you check it out!

    http://pretty-peepers.blogspot.com/2012/03/tag-11-questions.html

    And I love that blush..it reminds me of Nars Taj Mahal..will check it ouuut! ty.


    XX
    Sara.

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  33. Hi Jen,

    Do you use Gray Black #3 for Lioele Auto-Eyebrow Pencil that you used in this tutorial? Thank you :D

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  34. You are soooo talented!!! I love your dog! She is sooo cute! I love you to! (even though I don't know you and I'm 12)

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  35. gorgeous look as always :) and cherry is sooooo cute!!

    shiningalanys.blogspot.com

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  36. Hey Jen,

    I was wondering if you have ever tried e.l.f. makeup or brushes. I've heard good things but the prices seem too good to be true. I've seen them at Target and they have a better selection online. Just wondering... And Cherry is so cute!

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    1. Honestly, I haven't tried a ton of their stuff but the brushes that I tried I wasn't impressed with... I'm not a brush snob by any means but maybe I got a dud scratchy brush! If you want to go drugstore I recommend Sonia Kashuk instead. As for makeup, I haven't tried it so I can't say either way but I've heard some good things too. :)

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    2. i've tried elf's high definition powder which resembles MUFE HD powder and Tarte's smooth operater.
      I think all of them perform the same. why pay more just go with elf's powder :D

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    3. Stella, I've heard Elf's HD powder is great but you do get a tiny amount for such a small container. My MUFE HD dupe is 100% silica powder from TKB Trading. It comes in a baggy which you can depot into a loose powder container. I think MUFE HD is overpriced for sure so if you want to refill your ELF, get the loose powder from TKB!

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  37. Love love love this look! Which blush in Nars is similar to Space Out?

    Thanks!

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    1. Taj Mahal is the orange NARS blush I can think of off the top of my head but it's darker than Spaced Out. I don't have too many NARS blushes so I can't say for certain!

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    2. Thanks! I just love this look so much I want to give it a try! :)

      XO

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  38. Nice choice of colors! Green pops without making it looks scary.... ^_^ Thanks for another great tutorial! This is actually my first time commenting, but my friends and I are big fans!
    Much luv from Los Angeles! ♥♥♥

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  39. Love the look!!! i think this is one the best look you've had! :)

    www.alexandraubymakeup.com

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  40. haha! cute dog >_<//
    i noticed that the makeup gurus that raise cats usually talk faster
    and gurus with dogs talk slower and nicer (i don't mean they are mean not at all!! :P I love both gurus XD)

    i always enjoy your tutorials!
    ima buy precious jade hehe but since i already have nyx slide on eyeliner in green color
    no need for ub !! -_,-v

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  41. Very nice look.... Really like your fashion. How to clear my acne skin? Do you have any solution? T_T

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    1. If you look under labels on the right bar of my blog, you can look under "acne" to see how I care for acne skin.

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  42. the greens really compliment your eyes

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  43. I saw your youtube videos for the first time today & I LOVED THEM! <3 Will be following youuu :)
    I love this look and will definitely do something like this for St. Patrick's dayyy

    xoxo
    Lexy

    http://www.promiseofinspiration.blogspot.com

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  44. gonna try this really soon..:) love all your vlog in you tube.
    * your puppy is so adorable... :))

    <3 Lyra

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  45. I love this because it's a way to do green without going over the top.

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  46. So pretty! This looks great =)

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  47. Hi there, I'm glad I came across your blog. Your makeup tips are so helpful! I'm confused about one thing...pigmented lips. I'd consider yours to be neutral, not too pink or red. I think my natural lip colour is neutral. Some lipsticks show up true to colour on me except for some nudes, peaches and pale pink. For example I tried Nars Barberella (warm peach pink) and loved the colour in the tube but once on I looked weird. Almost washed me out. I'm NC25-30 in Mac and light in Stila.

    Anyways I digress...are your lips pigmented pink, red or neutral?

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    1. I consider myself to have pigmented lips, although to do change colors sometimes. Having neutral lips doesn't necessarily mean lipsticks show true-to-color (that usually depends on the amount of the pigment in the lipstick itself) but any lipstick will be affected by your own coloring.

      Since my lips are pigmented, some medium pinks look milky or nude on me while milky pink lipsticks just look awful! Since my skin color runs warm/yellow undertone, I can pull off peaches and oranges better than those with a pink undertone since the colors don't clash.

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  48. What's the small brush you used on the lower lash line?

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  49. Hey Jen! I loved this look :) I just wanted to ask if there is any other shadow you could recommend instead of sugarpill's Midori. I can't get it where I live. Thank you :)

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  50. I love this look!
    how do you make these curls?
    i really love them!
    x

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  51. Hi Jen, this is one of the prettiest and creative looks you have ever done!! And thanks for the lip scrub tip too... vaseline and sugar - wow!

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  52. Hi Jen, The peachy lipstick looks so yummy on you! Seeing the product on you revived my love of peachy lips and blush that I pointed out to my aunt from an ad in the metro while I was in HK. My aunt supplied me with my first makeup items that I still have years later and was overjoyed to teach me anything about choosing and applying makeup that would flatter me. My collection hasn't grown much since then because I only wear makeup for dance, but I was wondering whether I could pull off a color similar to Holika Holika's Sweet Coral. I think my aunt told me that I might not be fair enough to pull off peach, so she bought me a bright pink blush. For reference, my natural lip color is very close to DHC Lip Creation C-PK01. Are any of the Revlon Lip Butters close to the Sweet Coral? Your review made me very curious about them. Thanks!

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  53. which blush in NYX is similar to mac's spaced out?!?!?!?!? please answer!! ty!!!

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  54. Hi Jen ,Your last used flat oval lip gloss is what brand?Thanks!

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  55. Hi Jen Your last used flat oval lip gloss is what brand?Thanks!

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