Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fall 2018 Eyeshadow Color Series - Olive

Fall is my favorite makeup season. I love the richly pigmented hues that look and feel super luxurious. There are many articles available showcasing Fall 2018 makeup trends.  However this series is intended to show some of my favorite Fall colors and how to wear them.

Olive green is a color that I have seen in handbags and shoes this season. It's a color that looks stunning on hazel eyes and can be worn in both casual and glamorous looks.

This is part one of a five-color series where I will showcase my favorite eyeshadow in each color and use it in a makeup look, with step by step instruction. 

Here is how to achieve my Olive Green makeup look: 

To start the look, I prepped my lids with a bit of concealer. For eyeshadow, I used Urban Decay's Full Spectrum palette, Wet n Wild Comfort Zone, and the star of the show; Makeup Geek Dirty Martini (Dark matte olive green).

Starting with my highlight shade, I applied Bump (matte stark white) from the Full Spectrum palette under the brow and on the inner corner of the eye. 

Next I took the Transition shade (warm matte brown) from the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette and blended it through my crease. 

Using a small flat brush, I swept the warm pearly green from the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette onto the inner portion of my eyelid. I started at the inner corner and swept the color about 1/3rd of the way in.

Flipping the brush over, I picked up Makeup Geek Dirty Martini and applied it to the center of my eyelid, slightly overlapping the first green shadow. 

The goal is to create a gradient from lighter green to darkest. 

Going back to Urban Decay's Full Spectrum palette, I picked up Hundred (rich metallic dark green) on a pointed brush. I used this color to define the outer corner of my eye, and create the shape of the shadow. 

Using a pencil brush, I applied Dirty Martini to the lower lash line, and blended Hundred over it, just on the outer corner. Be sure to connect the shadow on the lower lash line to the top on the outer corner.

To highlight the inner corner even more, I used the shimmery golden ivory from the Comfort Zone palette and traced it just slightly over the lightest green.

Be sure to use clean brushes to blend out any harsh edges as you go along.

For liner, I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils in Freak (bright shimmery green) and Stash (dark metallic olive green-gold).  I applied Freak in my waterline and Stash along the bottom lash line, just on the outer corner. Wiggle Stash into the root of the lash for added definition. 

For mascara, I used my usual favorites; Milani Big and bigger lashes mascara on top, and Wet n Wild megaslim Skinny mascara on the bottom. Feel free to add false lashes for a more dramatic look.

For lips, I used Milani lip liner in Brandy and Urban Decay lipstick in Blackmail (rich burgundy).

Here is the final look: 

I love the dark, richness of this look. It screams Fall to me! 

What is your favorite way to wear Olive?

*All products in this post were purchased by me. I do not get paid to write reviews.

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