Friday, December 6, 2013

EOTD - Olive Garden

 So I've been given the opportunity to play with a ridiculously fancy camera for this upcoming holidays, and it is incredible. My camera, whilst it's pretty good for how much it cost, absolutely sucks when it comes to taking nice swatches and pictures of eyeshadow. Now that I've got a couple of months with this incredible camera I am going to make the most of it and do some eyeshadow tutorials, starting with a super simple look!

Because I have hazel eyes, I like to compliment them with olive green shadow however it can be a bit frightening to have green shadow all over the lid so I only use a tiny bit to really bring out my eyes. Combined with the shimmery brown shades and champagne in the inner corner, I think this is a beautiful flattering look that would suit just about anyone!

Step 1: Use a shimmery mid toned brown cream eyeshadow as a base
Step 2: Intensify the crease with a darker matte brown shade. Lighten the inner corner with a shimmery champagne shade.
Step 3: Use a liquid liner to create a thin line on the upper lashes. Create a slight wing on the outer corner of the eye.
Step 4: Smudge an olive green shade into the lower lash line extending from the very inner corner of the eye to the outer corner, joining with the liquid liner.
Step 5: Line the waterline with a black pencil liner and apply one or two coats of mascara

What I used:

- Essence Eye Souffle in Pas Des Copper
- Essence Quattro Eyeshadow in To Die For
- Bloom Collecta Colour Eyeshadow Duo in Waikiki
- Face of Australia Liquid Liner in Black
- Maybelline One By One Mascara in Black Brown
- Models Prefer Pencil Liner in Black

It is a bit scary to post eyeshadow tutorials because I'm just a kid who has no idea what they're doing, but I think it looks pretty and isn't too over the top and could be worn by anyone!

I hope you liked this EOTD - if you did please let me know because I'll come up with some more creative ones too!


  1. Well done on such a great post lovely! The photos turned out amazing. Would love to see more. xx

    Sarah | More Than Adored

    1. Thanks a bunch Sarah! It was so scary to post but I'm really happy with the photos. x

  2. I love greens and jewel toned shadows! This look like something I would wear! I need to get back into wearing eyeshadows, but I've been so lazy ha!
    This look turned out great and the picture quality is so nice!

    1. I get really lazy with my eyeshadow too. Sometimes I'll wear it every day and I'll be obsessed with it, and then I'll go on an eyeshadow drought for weeks! Haha. Thanks for your comment lovely :)

  3. Loved this post! Loved the eyeshadow- Im a sucker for shimmer.

    1. Oh me too! Shimmery eyeshadows are beautiful!


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