With fall in the air, it's always nice to add autumnal colors to our makeup. Green is a great shade for eyes, because it feels fresh and new. It also reminds me of the leaves changing, and I like getting inspiration from nature. Plus, I think trying hunter green, copper, rose gold, plum, and other earth tones is a nice way to break into colorful eye makeup if you're nervous about experimenting. They give your eyes a pop without drawing too much attention.
In the photo on the left, I created a smoky undereye with a blushed cheek. On the right, I made a graphic, geometric cat-eye with a bare face. I used gel liner for both, which I love because you can apply it in so many ways — as a base for shadow, a cat-eye, or even an accent color. These looks work for any skin tone, but they're best for brown, amber, hazel, or green eyes. Plus, they'll enhance warm colors, like ambers and yellows.
For the first one, I used a short, rounded eye brush and buffed Jane Iredale Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner in Green along the bottom lashes, extending it a little to elongate the eyes. I used the gel as a cream shadow, smoking it out and creating a smudged effect. Then, I added mascara to the top and bottom lashes for a bit of drama. Keeping it heavy underneath, but clean on the top is the perfect technique if you don't have much eyelid space, but still want to play with colors.
To make the second look, I used a flat, angled synthetic brush dipped in the same liner. I lined the eyes and made a cat-eye, which I capped off with a solid triangle. (If you're mistake-prone, keep a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover handy!) Next, I gently lined above the top lid. To keep the editorial vibe, I applied a light coat of mascara, and brushed the brows into place. Then, I added a bit of Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer to the cheekbones. I kept the lip neutral for an understated feel.
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