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Friday, 23 December 2011

Avril Lavigne ‘Smile’ inspired tutorial

One last post before Christmas can't hurt, right?

May the powers that be forgive me for this. I’m not really a big fan of Avril Lavigne (I should say I’m really not a big fan) but the makeup for the video ‘Smile’ looked pretty damn cool – grungy liner with a blob of green glitter in the middle of the lids. If you have hooded eyes, this is pretty cool as you can’t see much when your eye is open (depending on your eyeshape, of course) but when you look down you see all the good stuff!

So that's a loose interpretation of this look…

… except I went with a neon shadow AND glitter rather than just glitter, and did the liner more to my liking. I should have gone with a peachier lip, but whatever. I also kept my brows as dark as I normally would, although I love Avrils brows in that photo. Let’s go!
1) Prime your lid and, on the outer half of your crease, apply a light layer of cream eyeshadow as a base in a rough circle. Don’t make it too high, you want it to kind of hide in your crease a bit.

2) Over the top, pack on a neon green – or any colour! – eyeshadow. Mine is from Sleek Acid Palette.

3) Now take a kohl pencil and draw your eyeliner on, keeping the line thicker on the outer half of the eye.

4) With some black eyeshadow on a pencil brush, smudge out that line, taking care to meet the bottom of your green patch without disturbing it.

5) Wing the shadow out at the outer corner – it should kind of frame the green splodge now.

6) If you want a bit more ooomph, go across the lashline with a dark iridescent liner. I used Style by FashionistA, but you could skip this step if you want as it’s quite a grungy look.
7) Take the same kohl and line your lower lashline, again concentrating on the outer part of the eye.


8) Smudge the liner with black eyeshadow again – you can go as nuts and as dark as you want here as Avril Lavigne wears a lot of black on her lower lashline. It just it doesn’t suit me so much! – and wing it out in the corner again. You could join it up, but I just thought this was fun!

Add black gel liner to your waterline.

9) When you’re all smudged and luverly, put some Pixie Epoxy/glitter glue on top of your blob, and put some co-ordinating glitter on.

10) Finish up with mascara and eyebrows. I didn’t use a brow or inner corner highlight as I didn’t want it to look too ‘polished’, but you can if you want.

Add some false lashes if you want and you’re done with the eyes! I finished up with a peachy-nude blusher and a nude gloss, but you could go pink or peach just as easily.

Thanks for reading!


  1. So cool! There's something about black eyeliner and blue eyes that I really love, and the blob of green is awesome :D

  2. Love it! That bright green is nuts. I won't lie, I used to love Avril Lavigne when I was a tween.

  3. This is such an awesome look! Love it! The bright green is awesome! You look great with lots of dark liner!

  4. I love it! That neon green is just gorgeous :D

  5. Oooo I like! I actually love Avril's makeup there, but it wouldn't have come to my attention if you hadn't have done this post! Your version is awesome too, must get some neon green glitter..

  6. Love thisss ! I have some neon green glitter sitting around since forever, this is probably going to be how I wear it now :)

  7. I love this tutorial. Love this bright green. Gorgeous.

  8. YUMMIE!
    Neon is so fun both to watch and to wear! And with that black on the waterline your eye's got so intense! Makes me wanna wear black to, right now!

  9. Oooooh this is awesome! (Btw, wow Avril, greasy hair much? Ew...)

  10. Fuck yeah! And I like your version better because it *is* better! Neon AND glitter, rad!

  11. DAMN! I LOVE this!!! I'm not an Avril fan either, but the green hair and makeup is sweet. Great tutorial, I love how you made so much impact with only a few things. The tiny wings and smudging of the liner looks just awesome with "blob" of glitter.

  12. Man, I WISH I could pull this off. I think I would look diseased if I did, but you look awesome. I think I shall go watch the video now, on mute :|


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