Tired of the same old nude eye makeup look? Now that the weather is warming up, why not play with a bolder color palette to match the hottest season of the year? Instead of reaching for pink, coral, or even aqua eye shadow shades, we dare you to be daring with lime green. The botanical color has been seen on the lids of models, actresses, and everyday gals alike, and now it’s your turn to get in on the eye-catching beauty look. Learn how to apply lime green eye makeup below.
Lime Green Statement Eye Essentials
In addition to finding the perfect lime green eye shadow—we’re especially fond of a satin or matte finish for this color—you also need to stock up on mascara and eyeliner. That means you should most definitely try the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer/Base, L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, and choose between the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Black and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Purple or Cobalt Blue when it comes to your eyeliner.
How to Apply Lime Green Eye Makeup
With all your eye makeup products in hand, sit down at your vanity and follow the steps below:
Step 1: Prime Your Lids
You want your lime green eye makeup look to last, don’t you? Dab a very small dollop of eye primer onto each lid, rub it in, and then move on to the next step.
Step 2: Liven Up Your Lids with Lime
Using a densely-bristled eye shadow brush, apply the lime green eye shadow of your choice between your lash line and crease. Next, go in with a fluffier blending brush to soften out the look, extending it up just beyond your crease on the outer corners of your eyes.
Step 3: Line Your Lids
First things first, determine the end look you’re aiming for. If you love the look of a classic black cat eye, arm yourself with a black liquid eyeliner. If you want to rock yet another eye makeup trend, try color-blocking your under-eye area with a purple or blue eyeliner. Whereas you would obviously line your lids in black for a cat eye, you would keep your eyeliner confined to your lower lash line if you opt for color-blocking.
Step 4: Perfect your Lashes
All that’s left is your lashes. Start with a few coats of lash primer to condition, strengthen, and volumize lashes before following up with a few coats of volumizing mascara. Now be honest, aren’t you in love with your lime green eye makeup look?
How to Do the Rest of Your Makeup
To help tie your lime green eye makeup into your overall beauty look, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Prime Your Face
You know the deal: if you want your face makeup to apply smoothly and wear evenly, you should always start your routine with a sheer layer of primer. Depending on whether you want a matte or dewy finish, you can choose between the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer.
Step 2: Apply Foundation
Once your primer is on, it’s time to follow up with foundation. Based on the primer finish you chose, move forward with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation. Before using your fingers to blend the product in, reach for a L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender instead. Makeup blenders are one of the best ways to achieve a flawless, airbrushed-looking finish. Simply squeeze some of the foundation of your choice onto your face and use the makeup blender to stipple the product into place. Be sure to stipple, as opposed to rub, so that you can achieve your most even finish.
Step 3: Accentuate Your Bone Structure
Chisel those cheekbones, girl! To get the look, sort through the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Shaping Foundation Makeup Sticks to find the shade that’s two to three shades darker than your natural skin tone. You want to go this much darker to be able to achieve a natural-looking shadow. Once you find your perfect color, trace it into the hollows of your cheeks, around the perimeter of your forehead, down the edges of the bridge of your nose and just under your lower lip. This placement will help make your bone structure pop. Once all your lines are drawn, use a L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Contour Blender to blend everything in for a believably bare look.
Step 4: Conceal Any Areas of Concern
Next, take note of any areas you’d like to brighten. Draw upside-down triangles under your eyes using the L’Oréal Paris True Match™Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer and continue to dot any other places you’d like a little extra pop—like down the center of the bridge of your nose, and the center of your forehead and chin. Blend these areas in using a L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender and move on to the next step.
Step 5: Lock Your Look
One look in the mirror and you’re probably feeling pretty fly at this point. To help lock your look, start by dabbing a heavy coat of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder on top of any of the areas you just brightened. Let it sit for a few minutes to bake it into place before using a fluffy makeup brush to dust the excess away, successfully powdering the rest of your face in a sheer coating.
Step 6: Highlight Your High Points
After powdering your face, reach for your favorite powder highlighter—we love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Highlighter—and use a fluffy angled highlighter brush to dust the Gilded Gold or Rose Quartz shimmer shades onto your cheekbones, tip of your nose, and just above your cupid’s bow.
Step 7: Sculpt Your Eyebrows
Come on, you can’t have thought we’d skip out on arches! Depending on your eyebrow shape of choice, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara for a brushed up eyebrow, or the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape & Fill Mechanical Pencil for a more defined eyebrow look.
Step 8: Finish with a Statement Lip
Since it’s summer, we love keeping it sheer to keep your lime look fruity and fun. To get the look, choose from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Lacquered Strawberry or Gleaming Plum.
If you’re head over heels for your lime beauty look, check out our article, How to Get Lime Green Hair.