As promised this is the post on the step by step picture tutorial for this Olive Green Eye Look. Gather up some patience - this is a long one !

Eye Shadows

These are the powder shadows I used for the look. All are by Julie Hewett.

L to R : Vita, Silk, Zen, Olive


I have listed the brushes I used, as well. Some brushes I used were from Smashbox. A couple were from an unknown brand I picked up at Big Lots long long ago. But I have substituted with a similar brush from Smashbox simply because it makes it easier for a reader to stop at a brand and get a look at all the brushes instead of jumping from brand to brand.

Step By Step Tutorial

1. Start off with clean moisturized eyes. apply concealer all over eyes and under the eyes hiding dark circles.
Product : Cover Fx Conceal Fx - Light
Brush : Smashbox Concealer Brush #12

2. Set the concealer with translucent powder.
Product : Cover Fx Translucent Powder - Light
Brush : Smashbox Crease Brush #10 ( I used the nameless brand one)

3. Pat a thin layer of cream / gel eyeliner or shadow in black all over the lid. Skip the inner corner.
Product : Estee Lauder Gel Eyeliner - Black
Brush : Smashbox Concealer Brush #4 ( I used the nameless brand one)

4. Using dabbing motions apply a thick layer of olive green shadow over the gel eyeliner.
Product : Julie Hewett Eyeliner - Olive
Brush : Smashbox Blending Brush #3 ( I used Prescriptives Eyeshadow Brush)

5. Blend a pistachio green color with the olive green, moving upwards and outwards along the crease.
Product : Julie Hewett Eyeshadow - Zen
Brush : Smashbox Crease Brush #10

6. Apply highlighter under the brow, along the brow bone.
Product : Julie Hewett Eye Shadow : Silk
Brush : Smashbox Blending Brush # 3 ( I used the nameless brand one)

7. Apply a green / black, gel / creme eyeliner along upper liner and lower lash line
Product : Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner - Forest Shimmer Ink
Brush : Smashbox Eyeliner Brush #8

8. Line the waterline with a dark green or black eyeliner pencil.
Product : Rimmel London Spark It Up Gleaming Eye Darkening Liner - Peridot

9. Do your brows, apply mascara.
Product : Julie Hewett Eye Shadow : Vita
Brush : Smashbox Angle Brow Brush #12
Product : Julie Hewett Rose Mascara

That's it ! In less that ten steps we have a pretty pretty olive green eye look !

Finished Look :

Custom Palettes :

Over at Julie Hewet they have a new system where you can make your own custom palettes by choosing shades you love to fit into the palette of your choice. Its just like build your own burger except its not edible.

Very few things that are not edible interest me. So, listen up !

The palettes are the gorgeous black and white magnetic ones. So much cuter than the regular all black palettes that everybody else makes.

There are three kinds of palettes available : single pan, 2 pan and four pan. In my two pan palette I plan on adding Silk - a bone colored shade with a tiny hint of gold shimmer. Its the best highlighter shade ever and Vita - a brown taupe shade that makes my eyebrows look happy ! I can then drop it into my purse and have gorgeous highlighted brows all day long !

Ooooofffffffff...its over ! Its all over ! You can go ahead lose that patience now !
I just did.

Indian Girl


organic cosmetics said... @ November 24, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Nice and simple steps that even novices like me can follow..

Divija Reddy said... @ November 24, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Easy tutorial, thanks a bunch!

Sunitha said... @ November 25, 2009 at 12:46 AM

Thanks for the step by step ... I am going to try this with Bobbi Brown Bash and another light green shade I have from Chanel.

Alicia5 said... @ November 25, 2009 at 11:11 AM

This one is great! I can't w8 to try it out. Thanks 4 the pics they should really help.
LOVE the website!

An Indian's Makeup Blog ! said... @ November 25, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Hiya girls !

Thank you for writing back ! So glad it helped. This is going to be my go - to post on brushes ! What are your must have brushes for eye makeup ?

Rati said... @ November 25, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Hey thanks for listing the brushes. :)I am sure I would be a able to find a copy of all these brushes here in India.

My must have brushes:

Although I hate using brushes because of sheer laziness to wash them up after every usage. I rely a lot on sponges and the little felt tips that come with the eyeshadow quads. The only brushes that I love using are a big buffer brush for powder and setting, a blush brush and and angled brush for smudging my kajal and liner. :)

Jamilla Camel said... @ November 26, 2009 at 8:20 PM

You have such sexy eyes...Olive really suits you!!

Maura :) said... @ June 24, 2011 at 5:13 AM

very pretty look! check out my blog! http://mkpmakeupstation.blogspot.com/

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