Green with envy make up tutorial

Elizabeth Arden Eyes Wide Open Colour Collection

Colour Play, Your Way

Bold. Natural. Smokey. It’s all about the eyes, they are the windows to your soul. This palette allows you to create an infinite number of looks. Look like a pretty pixie one day and make people green with envy the next. Whether you’re going for soft and sultry or bold and playful, this palette will ‘custom-eyes’ your look. The little black compact allows you to choose and combine eyeshaddow trios creating your own personal look. The lasting impression mascara takes your lashes to new heights and the statement brow gel completes the look.

I worked with a professional make up artist from Pretoria, Megan Marx to create this look.

To achieve this look just follow these simple steps. You could also create this look for the Holiday Season as well.

Start with an eyeshaddow primer, the Catrice Prime and Fine Eyeshaddow Primer is one of Megan’s personal favourites. Apply this all over your lid with your fingers and blend. Next up, use a black creme pigment all over the lid, and use a flat tipped eyeshaddow brush to blend this into a wing shape. Megan loves using the Swiitch Beauty Holy Grail Flashcase for this!

Megan then used the Elizabeth Arden eyes wide open eyeshadow palette to blend the various green shades into the crease of my eye. She recommends starting this look by applying the darkest shade of green just above the black crease line, and then blend upwards, transitioning to lighter shades of green as you move up towards the brow bone. A shimmery green shade from the same palette was applied just under my eyebrows, thus highlighting the look!

To finalise the eyeshaddow look, Megan used a green pressed glitter and put this all over the black wing, focusing it on the inner corner of my eye. She then set the creme shadow with a plain black eyeshaddow, anyone will do! Primer is essential before applying foundation. Megan simply blended a small amount onto my cheeks, forehead and chin, and then proceeded to do my foundation as she normally would- by patting it onto my skin with a damp beauty sponge.

Megan contoured my cheekbones and nose with a contour stick from NYX cosmetics, and then highlighted in the areas she wanted to stand out- namely the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. She then applied a setting powder across my face- steering clear of the eyeshaddow- this will ensure that your makeup lasts well into the night! I can attest to this as I wore this makeup to a launch later on that evening and it still looked like it had just been freshly applied. For the lips Megan used the same black creme pigment from the Swiitch Beauty Holy Grail Flashcase on me and used a lip brush to apply this- over drawing the lips slightly to enhance the Cupid’s bow. She then blended a green eyeshaddow pigment from Estee Lauder onto my lips to complete the look. All that was now left to do was the mascara and lashes! We used Elizabeth Arden’s lasting impressions mascara and the Lash Addict South Africa faux mink eyelashes in the style “Bad and Boujee”.

These eyeshadows are high pigment and of great quality. They’re super easy to use and they are long lasting.

The Elizabeth Arden Little Black Compact retails for R770 for 2 trio’s and palette. Each interchangeable trio retails for R385 each

The shades we used to create these looks were ‘Leaves of green’ and ‘oh so pink’

The lasting impressions mascara retails for R365

The shade we used was lasting black.

The statement brow gel retails for R285

For more information you can visit

Megan Marx

Professional Makeup Artist


P.S. this look was not paid for my Elizabeth Arden or Megan Marx. This was a collaborative effort to create an artistic look using great quality products. Elizabeth Arden Provided the palette and Megan volunteered her time.


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