Whether it’s that girl who’s flirting with the guy of your dreams or even the color you turn when you watch MTV cribs, we’ve all been there. Green with Envy. Although jealousy isn’t particularly a good feeling, it sure makes for good inspiration for a look. Today, I’ll be showing you how to do a standard green smokey eye in the natural way but most of all, show you how to use the Wet N’ Wild Color Icon Palette in Comfort Zone. I mean, I reckon it’s pretty simple already since it does label the colors for you but I’m sure you’ve yet to see those shadows in action – whether it’s the pigmentation or blendability that has stolen the limelight. Nontheless, I hope you enjoy the tutorial!
Step 1: Start with a primer. Whoever said you didn’t need a primer hasn’t had the fortunate chance of using one. You need a primer for any eye-look because the colors with a primer appear at least twice as vivid and sometimes more importantly in Singapore’s weather, it helps the shadows stay on your lids for much longer. I’m using the Urban Decay Primer Potion, depotted in a little jar.
Gently tap and then blend onto your lids. Don’t put too much primer because it will cake on your lids and look pretty awful. Less is more.
Step 2: Sometimes I think that a blending brush is the only eye-shadow brush I’ll ever need. The fluff off the brush is enough to pick up just the right amount of color and it has a dual purpose of blending and depositing the shadow on the lid. Grab the light and pale green, or any pale green in your collection.
Gently sweep the color over the lids. All over the lids is where you want to keep this color.
Step 3: Like all smokey eye looks, it’s time to grab the darker color. Pick up a dark forrest green. This is where the blending brush comes in really handy. If you were to use a normal paddle eyeshadow brush, you would be picking up too much color. With a dark shadow like this, it would look more like a liner. However, using a blending brush to pick up a color like this makes it easier to make that desired gradation and almond shaped eye.
Start in the outer corner and work inwards into the crease. Blend accordingly.
Step 4: Time to use a definer. I think the colors on the Wet N’ Wild palettes are absolutely gorgeous. They aren’t just simple colors that are plain green or plain dark green. They’re quite complex. This definer for example is a gray blue purple sparkle and it is absolutely gorgeous. Being a definer doesn’t give it too much justice so feel free to use it as a main component to your look. To integrate this, I just used a pencil brush to do some lining.