For this tutorial, I’m going to go straight to my eye makeup. I first take the lightest green shade from the NYX Brights Ultimate Brights Shadow Palette* on a Zoeva 228* Brush and apply that into my crease, blending it up for my transition shade. To add a bit more dimension to my eye, on the same brush I blend the darker green shade in the palette into my crease, over the top of the last green shade – making sure it is blended out smoothly. This palette is perfect for any bright coloured makeup look you want to create, they are nice and pigmented and blend out like a dream.
I then use the shade Military from the Jeffree Star Androgyny palette and with my blending brush, focus this shade right in the crease. Taking the shade on my finger, I then apply the shade all over my lid. This was quite a difficult shadow to get perfectly smooth all over the lid, so I used my finger so I could really pack the colour on. To make sure there were no harsh edges to the packing I just diffused the shade into the other shades in my crease – using that same blending brush again. If you really want the smokey grunge look, you can also drag the colour out slightly on the edges of your eye using a clean blending brush (although mine was probably not clean).
Now I really want to darken up the eye makeup to really give it the grungy vibe. I take the darkest brown shade from the NARS Wanted Palette on Zoeva 231* brush and focus the dark colour on the outer corner of my eye. Bringing it up very slightly into my crease and then blending it out on a clean Zoeva 227 brush. I then repeat this step a couple of times really blending it out to really smoke up the eyeshadow.
Under my eyes, I took the dark green again from the NYX palette* and ran that under my eyes on the same Zoeva 228* brush I used earlier for my transition shades. And between the dark brown shade and military on my lid, I placed a tiny bit of this green and then blended it out, just to give my lids a slightly brighter pop of green to the look.
For a bit of shimmer on my lids, I went in with the dark green shimmer from the Wanted palette and applied this to two-thirds of my lid, avoiding the dark brown area – for this, I used a Zoeva 234* brush. I also run a tiny bit under my eyes and then blend it all together with my transition shadows.
I used the shade Heila for the Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit, on a Zoeva 231* brush, and applied this to my inner corner. Bringing it up, blending it again, into my transition shades. I also put a little bit on my brow bone.
Now time for some glitter! I used this light UV green from Glitter Shaker*, using my Zoeva 237 I applied this carefully to the first third of my lid then bringing it over to the highlighter I had put in my inner corner earlier, taking it very slightly under my eye too.
To really make my eyes pop, I take Festival Face’s Iridescent Glitter and apply it to the inner corner of my eye using some glitter glue. If any of the pigments fall onto your face, just wait till you are done then brush them away with a fan brush, they didn’t seem to stick to my foundation too much which is good. I must warn you I do not think either of the glitters I applied is eye safe, so please be careful if you do decide to re-create this look. I do not want to be responsible for anyone accidentally going blind. The iridescent glitters are beautiful but they also look like little sharp shards of glass.
On my upper and lower lash line, I go in with one of my favourite pencil liners, Rimmel Scandal’eyes Black Pencil*. This lasts forever and is super black, it is also waterproof. Which is always a bonus, especially for this time of year and you suffer from hay fever. Another favourite from Rimmel is their Glam’eyes Liquid Liner*, I have been using this for as long as I can remember, not waterproof though. I just apply a thick-ish winged liner to the top of my lash line. Trying my hardest to get them even. We all know the struggle.
For my mascara I used the Eyeko Lash Alert mascara on my top lashes, this has been a recent new favourite in my collection as it really lengthens and separates the lashes. And to coat my bottom lashes I go in with my trusty Maybelline Great Lash mascara*. You all know I love this for bottom lashes, I use it in basically every video!
Falsies where a struggle for me in this video. I really wanted to use these beautiful thick texture lashes from Eyeleur. In the box, they looked so stunning and thick, but when I tried to apply them it was about a 20-minute battle trying to get the band to stick down. I even tried making my eyeliner thicker to cover the band but they still didn’t look right. So I decided to use Kiss Pretty Lashes* instead, these were so much easier to stick down, and didn’t make a mess of my eyeliner. Not quite as thick as I wanted originally but they sure did look cute with this makeup look.
One I’ve not used in my videos before, Hourglass blush in the shade Mood Exposure on a Zoeva 101* brush. I cannot get enough of these blushes, I’ve got two shades and I’ve been switching between the two so much recently. The colour pay off is so amazing, with a really small amount of product on your brush too!
Since I already used my Aurora palette I thought I might as well use it for my highlight too, so I take the shade Luna on a Zoeva 105* brush and apply it to all the high points of my face. I chose the silver over the green because I didn’t want to overdo it with green shades.
To line my lips I use the NARS Velvet Lip Liner in the shade Waimea, absolutely love these because they are so creamy and last all day long too! Personally, with the lipstick, I decided to use I wish I had used a slightly cool brown toned lip liner, but it worked out okay in the end, so I guess it doesn’t really matter too much. The lipstick I used was the Hourglass Girl Stylo lipstick in the shade Futurist, and to really sharpen up the edges of my lips I used a small lip brush to really make the line precise.
And that is the finished look! I hope you guys enjoyed the video and you recreate or take insperation from this video for one of your own makeup looks. If you do, be sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram, I would love to see them.
Thanks so much for being here and watching!
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