Summer Smoky Eye: Golden Greens.

Here is an eye look that I whipped up today because inspiration struck.  Since I got off work early, I decided to play with the sunlight and show off some shimmery colours.  Enjoy! :)

Products used (left to right)
Vasanti Gold from Go Canada! palette
NARS Night Porter
Sassy Minerals Spin the Bottle
MUFE Espresso
MAC Soft Brown

Get the Look

  1. Wet a flat synthetic brush, and apply a light gold (Vasanti Gold) on the inner 1/3 of the lid.  Take the same light gold eyeshadow and apply to the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line.
  2. Using a fluffy eye shadow brush, take a dark green (NARS Night Porter) and apply to the outer 2/3 of the lid, making a rounded shape past the crease.  Smudge the dark green into the outer 2/3 of your lower lash line.
  3. Using a clean blending brush, sweep the light gold lightly over the dark green to blend them together.
  4. Apply a matte dark brown (MUFE Espresso) with a pointed crease brush (MAC 226) into the crease and outer V.
  5. Blend out with a matte medium brown (MAC Soft Brown) above the dark brown.
  6. Pat on a shimmery golden green (Sassy Minerals Spin the Bottle) on to the middle of the lid.  Blend to complete the transition from light gold, to golden green, to dark green.
  7. Line lower and upper waterlines with a black liner (Annabelle Ohmygoth!).
  8. Apply false lashes to the upper lash line, but under the lashes.  This is an application technique I saw on a watercolour sky.
  9. Put on as much mascara (L’Oreal Waterproof Carbon Black) as your lashes can handle. 😛

More Pictures!

Warning: I get shutter happy when I see my eyeshadow glimmer in the sun. :)

Oopsie!  Pardon the glitter fallout.  I used a different glitter before, and well, it didn’t quite work out.

Holy glitter Batman! I am totally obsessed with layering Sassy Minerals pigments on top of eyeshadows to give them that added oomph!

Here’s a better look at the false lashes applied underneath the lash line.  It was quite easy to do actually, except these cheap Asian mall lashes are garbage.

What’s Your Take on the Summer Smoky Eye?

Would you choose a different colour?  How would you wear the summer smoky eye?  Personally, I would pair this look with peach cheeks and lips and a lot of bronzer. :)

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  • Rae

    Ooh! Look at you, all glamorous! This is lovely :)

    • Arianne

      😛 YOU, inspired me to play with glitter. So thanks!

  • Michelle (LipstickRules)

    love love love this!

    • Arianne

      Thanks! I like it too. 😉

  • blue

    pretty lashes! i’m glad it worked for you :) those colours you used are really complement your skintone!

    def try it with Ardells next time they should be better :)

    • Arianne

      LOL I forgot to curl my lashes before putting on the fake ones :( It kinda shows and it bugs me.

      I do like greens on me but I rarely wear it. This is another reminder that I should wear it more often. :)

  • FB @

    You need to do my eyes AS SOON as I get back to Toronto

    I’d never wear the glitter, but clearly I need to learn how to blend 50 bajillion shades together

    • Arianne

      Just bring your own brushes. 😛 I can’t guarantee mine will be clean, because I’m a lazy ass!

      You can try different combinations on the back of your hand first to see what goes well with what. :)

  • Shadowy Lady

    This will be a gorge look for a hot summer night! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Arianne

      I know! It’s so seductive. Love it. 😀

  • marisol

    Whoa I really like this. It has just the right amount of sparkle to it.

    • Arianne

      I know! It’s so incredible it blows my mind! LOL.

  • Jill-o

    omg, looks so great! I love it.

    • Arianne

      :) Thank you! And the sun for coming out and providing awesome lighting. LOL.

  • Ammie

    Beautiful! I love Vasanti cosmetics.

    • Arianne

      I’ve been meaning to get more Vasanti in my life, Ammie! What products do you like from the brand?

  • makeup morsels

    this is so gorgeous!! I did a smokey green eye too recently, but it was all greens no browns. I’ll probably post that up sometime this week. Anyways, wow I couldn’t even tell you were wearing falsies. So you apply them to your upper waterline essentially?

    • Arianne

      Thanks. The falsies are on the base of my lashes, so not quite the waterline. I really like how you don’t see the band using this technique. Next time I will get Ardells though. :)

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  • Beauty addict

    This is such a nice look! I love smoky looks 😀
    I always wear bright colors during the summer but when it comes to smokey, I’d probably choose a completely green look. :)

    • Arianne

      Thanks! Me too. Smoky greens are much more summery to me. I would also pick bronzes or taupes. :)

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  • kim porter

    Thsi is very pretty! It reminds me of a nice, sunny day at the park… the colors do.

    • Arianne

      Thanks! :) It does. Perfect for a summer wedding I think.

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