Makeup Look: In the woods

by Bionic Beauty on 10.Dec.2009 · 4 comments

I created this makeup look after spending Thanksgiving in the mountains of Georgia. Trees, boulders, and autumn colored leaves were everywhere! Playing off the browns and greens in nature, I used two of my favorite Milani eyeshadows- Java Bean (a cool-toned brown) and Clover (a medium true green), to create this mostly-neutral face.

Makeup look by the Bionic Beauty blog - brown and green eyeshadows

A makeup look inspired by nature!

The makeup I used…

The makeup used by Bionic Beauty to create this look

The makeup I used to create this look.

I started by lining my upper lash line with the Lancome pencil.

Next I applied Java Bean eyeshadow across my entire lid and smudged it up into the crease. Blend the edges until it fades away (you don’t want any sharp lines where the shadow stops; especially when the goal is an organic and amped-up natural look).

The Clover eyeshadow is applied on the outer half of my upper lid. Use a large shadow brush (or your ring finger) to blend the brown and green shadows together (brown on the inner half, green on the outer half).

Makeup look by the Bionic Beauty blog - brown and green eyeshadows

Greens and browns - layered and blended.

I used a small smudger brush to apply the Clover shadow over the Lancome eyeliner. This layering makes the green really pop since it’s layered over a darker color!

Finally, apply your favorite mascara (I’m using Blinc’s tubing mascara).

To keep lips in line with the neutral palette, I recommend a shimmery peach gloss. My absolute favorite is Three Custom Color’s Whisper gloss. I never leave home without it. I have always loved their gloss formula, but this color adapts to everyone I’ve put it on!

Bionic Beauty makeup look - The final results

The final makeup look!

Has nature ever inspired one of your makeup looks?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sara December 10, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Pretty, pretty! I can’t usually pull off greens with my very cool-toned skin and blue eyes, but it is fun sometimes to play. :)


2 Bionic Beauty December 10, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Hi Sara, This Milani Clover might work for you then. I have *very* cool-toned skin as well. My eyes are brown, but I bet if you find the right green, it’ll really look amazing on your blue eyes!!


3 Nick P December 22, 2009 at 1:10 pm

My fiancee uses a look similar to this, and I love it – it’s gorgeous!


4 Bionic Beauty December 22, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Thanks Nick! Glad you are loving this look on your fiance! I hope to see you, or her, around here on Bionic Beauty in the future. Have a wonderful holiday season and a great start to 2010!



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