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Makeup Tutorial: Simple Army Green Smokey Eye


Army green eye makeup

I am seriously loving the army jacket trend that is still going strong this spring – I have seriously worn it almost every day this week! So when I saw the L’Oeal Colour Riche Shadow Quad in the shade Army Brat 312, I knew I had to try an eye makeup look inspired by my favorite jacket.

What You’ll Need:

Army green makeup products

Here are all of the products I used for this tutorial – seriously, that’s it!

Loreal color riche army brat

And here’s a closer look at the ahhhmazing eyeshadow quad that I used: It’s L’Oreal’s Color Riche Shadow Quad in Army Brat.

Let’s get to the tutorial, shall we?

How-to: Army Green Smokey Eye

Army green makeup steps

Step 1: After priming my eyelids, I applied the gold color from the palette all over my lids using a flat shader brush.

Step 2: Using a soft, fluffy blending brush and circular motions, I blended the darkest color into my crease. Note: Be careful not to pick up too much of this color, as it is extremely pigmented and you don’t need much product on your brush to successfully define your crease!

Step 3: I took the green color and swept this across my lower lash line, creating that perfect smokey eye effect.

Step 4: Using the applicator that was provided in the palette, I applied the white shimmery color into my inner tear duct area to open up my eyes and bring in some light.

Step 5: With my favorite liquid eyeliner from Physicians Formula, I created a dramatic wing to pull the look together.

Step 6: Now it’s time to curl your lashes and add a coat of your favorite mascara. I used my L’Oreal Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara in Blackest Black.

Step 7: To pull the whole look together, I decided to go with nude lips. I went with a more orange-toned nude because the warmth of the color really goes with the shades of army green that I’m wearing. I used Rimmel London’s Nude Delight lipstick – definitely a staple of mine.

Army green eyeshadow closeup

And that’s it! I seriously love love LOVE this makeup look, and trend!

What do you think?

How about you? Would you ever wear an army green smokey eye? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on on March 26, 2013 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , ,

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11 Responses to “Makeup Tutorial: Simple Army Green Smokey Eye”

  1. 1
    March 26th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    this is pretty cool – I should try this!! thanks.

  2. 2
    March 26th, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I’d try it. Looks great!

  3. 3
    March 26th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Cute! And I must know where that jacket you’re wearing is from :)

  4. 4
    March 26th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Thanks, Kelsie! My jacket is from PacSun!

  5. 5
    March 26th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    LOVE. This is so creative and cute! Will be trying this in the future!

  6. 6
    March 26th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Your winged eyeliner always looks so perfect!

  7. 7
    March 28th, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Doesn’t seem green to me… more like khaki or so.

  8. 8
    April 2nd, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks, Emma!

  9. 9
    April 2nd, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you, Susan!

  10. 10
    April 2nd, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Definitely do! :)

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