Eye of the Day: Red & Green Holiday Eye Look

Red and Green Holiday Eye LookRed and green are the traditional colors for Christmas. And since I previously reviewed a NYX Eyeshadow Trio palette (Perpetual) not long ago that included both of these shades, I decided to challenge myself and create a holiday eye look with it.

Red eye shadow is tough to pull off unless you’re a goth or you’re in costume. So I did my best with what I had.

Do you think I pulled off this green and red eye look? Don’t think it’s bold enough? Think I could’ve added more colors? Let me know – I’m all ears!

Red and Green Holiday Eye Look

Red and Green Holiday Eye Look

Green and Red Holiday Eye Look

Hehe...Yikes! Get back in place, stray eyebrow hair!

Green and Red Holiday Eye Look

Red and Green Holiday Eye Look

Products I Used

  1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Eden)
  2. NYX Eyeshadow Trio (Perpetual) – used all 3 colors
  3. Maybelline  EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner (Blackest Black)
  4. Kat Von D True Love Eyeshadow Palette (Benji)
  5. CoverGirl Last Blast (Very Black – orange tube)
  6. CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eye Pencil (Black Onyx)
  7. Tweezerman Eyelash Curler
  8. Sigma E25 Blending Brush (same as Sigma SS217 Brush)
  9. Sigma SS219 Pencil Brush (same as Sigma E30 Brush)
  10. Sigma SS224 Blending Brush (same as Sigma E40 Brush)
  11. Sigma SS239 Eyeshadow Brush (same as Sigma E55 Brush)
  12. Everyday Minerals Everyday Eye Shadow Brush
  13. Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Brush

Get the Look

  • Apply a thin layer of eye-shadow primer (1) on your lids using a synthetic-bristle brush (12)
  • Place a gold cream eye shadow or base (4) to two-thirds of your upper & lower eyelids starting from the inner tear duct using a synthetic-bristle brush (12)
  • Pack on a green eye shadow (2) on top of the gold using a dome brush (11)
  • Pack on a red eye shadow (2) on the outer third of your upper & lower eyelids using the sponge-tip applicator. Then blend with a fluffy brush (8)
  • Apply a taupe eye shadow (2) to your crease using a pencil brush (9)
  • Blend the taupe into the red using a clean fluffy blending brush (10)
  • Line upper eyelid with your blackest gel liner (3) using an eyeliner brush (13)
  • Curl eyelashes (7)
  • Apply 1-2 coats of black mascara (5)
  • Line lower eyelid with a black pencil liner (6)

I hope you enjoyed this look. There will be more to come as I experiment with more colors! Let me know what you think of this green and red holiday eye look. And tell me what holiday looks you will be wearing this season!


2 thoughts on “Eye of the Day: Red & Green Holiday Eye Look

  1. Amber

    Love the look, would be awesome for a fun christmas party!
    ps I also got the Kat Von D true love Palette it was on sale at Sephora… I am in love!

    1. Mary Post author

      Thanks, Amber! It’s fun trying out new colors and eye looks. And surprisingly, I liked the warmth the red adds.

      So awesome that you snatched up the KVD True Love palette on sale! Lucky! I’m still feeling sore about not having purchased the Gypsy one before it was discontinued. If you see it anywhere, pleeeease let me know!


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