Happy Halloween! Today I have another fall makeup tutorial to share with ya’ll. This look was inspired by the Exodus, a chartreuse green shade from the Kat Von D Saints and Sinners Palette and a late night with the green fairy last week.
And of course musical inspiration via Type O Negative’s Creepy Green Light.
So unlike any other
Her final words
Don’t be afraid
Of the green light
The autumn air
Thickly fills my lungs so sweetly
Reminds me of her smoky breath
With wine and this bouquet of maple and oak leaves
In death or life, we’ll always be
I find myself drawn to her shadow domain
So if you want to see how I got this absinthe green look, just keep reading below.
This star of this show is the Saints & Sinners Palette from Kat Von D. I was dying to use the Exodus shade which is a matte chartreuse green with gold glitter and Immaculate, a pearlescent olive green.
I started this look out with my brows already done and my lids primed with Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
I laid down a base shade using Amen, a matte cream all over the lid to the brow bone. This will help with blending and give a nice canvas to work off of.
Next, I took the shade Martyr, a matte toffee brown as my transition shade.
I ran Martyr through the crease and transition area, keeping the lid blank and concentrating the pigment into the outer crease blending up and out toward the brow.
Now for Exodus! Look at this shade, it’s amazing.
I patted Exodus all over the lid with a flat shader brush and blended it into the crease slightly marrying into the Martyr shade.
With that same flat shader brush, I took the shade Immaculate, a pearlescent olive and created a halo eye effect.
I placed Immaculate in the inner and outer corner, blending slightly into Exodus.
I back and forth a few times between Exodus and Immaculate until I got the blend just right.
To bring some light to the inner corner of the eye I took Relic, a fool’s gold shade on a small detail brush and applied it to the inner tear duct area of my eye.
This shade is a very yellow gold but next to the greens it pulled more green instead.
At this point, I decided to add more depth to look with a warm deep brown. I used Cyrus Umber from the Modern Renaissance palette.
On a pencil brush, I applied Cyrus Umber to the outer crease area and blended it out toward the tail of the brow and into the Martyr shade. I also took some of Exodus on a soft fluffy brush and lightly dusted it around Martyr just above the transition and below the brow bone.
Next, I did a winged liner with a cool-toned ashy brown shade. I used ELF Lock On Liner and Brow Cream in Medium Brown.
Moving on to the lower lash line, I ran that Martyr shade along the lower lash line, really blending the shade down to give a grungy, smoky effect.
Closer to the lash line I blended some of Cyrus Umber to create depth and definition connecting it to the winged liner and into the liner smoking it out a bit more in the outer corner. I also lined the water line with a chartreuse green eyeliner.
I finished off the eye with a few coats of L’Oreal Lash Paradise and done.
For the lips, I chose Nyx Liquid Suede in Brooklyn Thorn which is a deep brown with purple undertones.
The Finished Look
This moonlit night
Late October’s swirling fog gloom
And as promised my love did rise
From the green light
And that’s the look. I am in love with it. I live for green eyeshadow looks!
I just got a new camera so I am still getting used to it so that’s why the lighting and focus is a bit off in some of the pics, Still getting the hang of it.
I hope everyone has a safe and amazingly spooky Halloween! I’ll see ya’ll back here tomorrow for a bonus Halloween edition of Weekly Edit. Ohhh so Spoopy!