Makeup Geek is finally available on Irish shores without customs. Wohoo! I am a huge Makeup Geek fan and have been since Marlena first started releasing makeup. I have some eyeshadow swatches here if you want a closer look at some of them and some of their awesome pigments swatched here too.
Since Makeup Geek is finally easier to get a hold of. You can purchase it from Beautybay I thought I would pull some of my shadows out and do a festive look with them. I went with green as I thought it would be a great choice coming up to Christmas and I really like green on my hazel eyes. It works on pretty much all eye colours though.
As always I primed my lids and used Vanilla Bean all over my lid to set it.
Then I took Latte, a cool toned brown and used this to start defining my crease a little, with a fluffy brush.
Next I took the star of the show Envy.
I took a flat brush and packed this on the moving part of my lid up to the crease.
Then blended out the edged with the brush I used to apply Latte.
I wanted to warm things up a bit so I took the shade Cocoa Bear.
And applied this into the crease to blend everything together.
For a little pop of lightness on the lid, I added some Appletini.
I just used my finger and put a little bit on the middle of my lid.
Then, blended it into Envy with the flat brush I had already used.
I used some more Vanilla Bean on a fluffy brush, on my brow bone to just lighten it a little more. Vanilla Bean has some shimmer running through it but it’s really light.
So now you look like you got punched in the face, don’t worry we can fix that 🙂
To add some definition to the lash line, I took Makeup Geek’s black shade Corrupt.
With a bent liner brush, I did a thin line across the top lash line.
Now we can clean up the under eye, this part helps so much. Most times when you work with dark colours, you’ll get fall out and things can look so messy. I just used my foundation brush to clean up under my eyes.
Concealer time then, one of my favourite parts of makeup 🙂
I curled and added loads of mascara to my top lashes, then it’s time for the lower lash line.
I used Appletini first on a smudger brush just in the middle.
I then added envy to the inner and outer parts with the same brush and blended both colours together.
More mascara on the bottom lashes.
You could totally leave things like that then.
I wanted to add a bit more (as always). So I took Makeup Geek’s Shimma Shimma and added it onto my tear duct, blending it into the shadow on the inner corner of my eyes.
Lastly I took a black Kohl pencil. This is Urban Decay’s Perversion.
This went onto my upper and lower waterlines.
To make the Kohl pencil last a bit longer I added a bit of Makeup Geek Corrupt over the top just to lock it into place…and then we’re done! I kept the rest of my makeup really simple and just added a brown nude lip colour.
There you have it, my take on a green smoky eye using some Makeup Geek shadows. Let me know what you think and hope you’re enjoying the Christmas countdown 🙂