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Saturday 20 October 2012

Blue and Green Jewel Toned Smokey Eye Tutorial (For Rachael!)

I said I’d do this tutorial for Rachael and I’m not a liar, so here it is.


Blue and Green Jewel Toned Smokey Eye 2



First, use your blackest base and apply that over your lid, lower lashline and waterlines. I used Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Perversion, because it’s awesome. Just so you know, this step was my total makeup routine circa 2001. No lie.


Set that with a matte black eyeshadow  (I used Sleek) and smudge out the edges of the pencil.


Next, take a metallic navy and really build that up in the crease so it looks vibrant. I used an Inglot shade.


Do the same on the lower lashline…


…and join up the colours on the outer corner. I used a pencil brush for this and the last step. Take a little more black eyeshadow near your waterline if you got the blue eyeshadow too near it.


Looking straight ahead, apply a metallic green in the centre of your lid…


… and the centre of the lower lashline. I used a colour from a since defunct indie company, but tons of companies make a shade similar. Then, take your favourite shimmery blue or green highlight and apply this to the browbone and inner corner of the eye. Again, I used one from a now shut-down indie company but I’d recommend something like Sugarpill Lumi instead.

Now add brows, lashes and winged liner if you need too and you’re done!

Blue and Green Jewel Toned Smokey Eye 2
Blue and Green Jewel Toned Smokey Eye


Because Rachael wanted to wear this look with Face Lace, here’s the look with some! I just blended the blue colour a little further up the crease so there was more of a gradient inbetween the gaps in the applique.

Blue and Green Jewel Toned Smokey Eye with Face Lace
After Face Lace

And I also kinda liked how it looked once I’d taken it off, ha ha!

Many thanks to Charlotte from Lipglossiping for the Face Lace – you can see another look I did with it along with some other awesome bloggers wearing different versions here! Face Lace are really strange to wear… having some stuck over a fairly big mobile part of skin is a really weird sensation, but you get used to it! While I do think they’re expensive, now I’ve tried them and seen that they’re not necessarily a replacement for creativity and that you can indeed wear awesome makeup with them… I’m kind of a fan!


  1. your a super star thanks so much! its awesome :D

  2. I love 'and winged liner if you need to'. YES. Someone understands my NEED.

    Also, awesome.

  3. Aaaamazing. Those face lace lashes are totally baller I love that you added more blue in between the geometric shapes.

  4. absolutely gorgeous!

  5. OMG, there is so much depth to this! It is gorgeous!

  6. Man this is gorgeous! I love all the versions; before face lace, with face lace, AND after! Thanks for the tutorial! I need to learn how to get comfortable using black as a base for vampy colors...

  7. Oooooh, Face Lace, where might I get some of that? Great tutorial! As for the drawing a big black circle around the eye being one's entire makeup routine, I have also been there, lol!

  8. This wouldn't suit my eye shape but on you it looks absolutely incredible. wow!
    liloo/@tsunimee xx


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