Why Green Might Become Your Favorite Smoky Eye ShadeMarch 07, 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
Add a Gloss
After lining his lips with a warm brown pencil, Rodriguez added a pop of color and shine using the Maybelline New York Lifter Gloss with Hyaluronic Acid in the shade Stone.