Why Green Might Become Your Favorite Smoky Eye Shade

March 07, 2022
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Green Eyeshadow Tutorial 2022
We don’t know about you, but once the weather starts showing even the tiniest hints of spring, we love bringing our most colorful eyeshadow palettes and boldest lipsticks out of hibernation. Green is one color we’re seeing everywhere this season, whether it’s painted on the tips of spring-ready manicures or all over the lids courtesy of the Urban Decay Wild Greens Eyeshadow Palette. Below, we tapped makeup artist José Rodriguez to create a bold smoky eye using the palette. Keep reading for his tips.
  • STEP 1:

    Prep the Eyes

    Rodriguez started by priming his lids — we recommend using the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. “Some people can get away with just using concealer, but I have hooded eyes and I want my shadow to last,” he says. He then buffed the shade Supergreens from the Urban Decay Wild Greens Eyeshadow Palette all over his lids, diffusing the color towards the brow with a medium fluffy brush.

  • STEP 2:

    Build the Drama

    Next, Rodriguez blended Kale, a medium-toned green, along the outer corner in a winged shape. Then, he placed Twist, a sparkling metallic green, onto the center of his lid. He applied the shadow with his finger to make the color extra intense.

  • STEP 3:

    Perfect Your Base

    After priming his face, Rodriguez spot-concealed using a thick concealer the same shade as his skin tone. To keep his base from looking heavy, he applied the YSL Beauty NU Bare Look Tint all over the rest of his face. This lightweight tint provides buildable, dewy coverage that lets your skin peek through. He followed up with blush, bronzer and setting powder.

  • STEP 4:

    Define Your Lashes

    Using a smaller brush, Rodriguez applied Supergreens and Kale along his lower lashline, focusing Kale on the outer corners. To finish off the eyes, he swiped on the YSL Beauty Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara, which offers dramatic volume and length.

person wearing green eyeshadow and brown lip gloss

Photography and Makeup: José Rodriguez @cacidoe; Design: Juliana Campisi

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