Subtle Blue and Green Look

I was inspired to do this makeup look from a comment left by one of my readers who thinks blues and greens look weird on her. Monica, this one’s for you! :) I came up with this eye shadow look that combines both blue and green in a subtle way so that it’s not too overpowering yet can still make a bold statement. A few years ago, I didn’t wear much blue or green eye shadow either, but now I love incorporating them in my makeup! I think it’s just a matter of getting used to wearing and seeing yourself in different colors. I found it helpful to start with adding a little blue or green somewhere in your makeup look before you start using more of them. This subtle blue and green look is a good transition to using more of these bright colors (and it’s nice for daytime, too!). :)

– MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” (entire lid)
– MAC Limited Edition E/S in “Femme Fi” (highlight)
– MAC Pro E/S in “Sky Blue” (tear duct)
– MAC E/S in “Electric Eel” (lower half of center lid to inner corner; also apply on center to inner lower lash line)
– MAC Pro E/S in “Kelly” (outer V, blending along outer half of crease; also apply along outer lower lash line, blending where it meets Electric Eel)
– MAC E/S in “Mythology” (blend along entire crease)
– Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in “77″ (upper lash line)
– MAC Limited Edition Eye Kohl in “Float On By” (lower waterline)
– Maybelline The Falsies Volum’Express Waterproof Mascara in “Very Black” (two coats on top and one coat on bottom lashes)

– Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base (contour)
– MAC Pro Powder Blush in “Cantaloupe” (on apples)

– Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics OCC Lip Tar in “Melange”


Antonia at Swedish Love AffairMay 2nd, 2011 at 6:03 am

What a beautiful look altogether!

PhyrraMay 2nd, 2011 at 6:03 pm

This is really pretty. Kelly looks great with Electric Eel.

WyceeMay 2nd, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Thanks Antonia! :)

WyceeMay 2nd, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Thanks Phyrra! Btw, the pink on your hair is so cute! :)

MonicaMay 17th, 2011 at 5:41 am

oh my Gosh… blues and greens? on me? so scary… I’m going to give it a shot… i’ll send you a picture of it as soon as I can

WyceeMay 18th, 2011 at 12:30 am

Yay Monica! Can’t wait to see how it turns out! :)

marinaJune 7th, 2011 at 1:42 am

Hi Wycee,
I came accrossed your website from your video on Youtube. i’ve been reading some of your post for an hour.
I was thinking, OMG this girl must be a professional. and yesss you are: “Wycee is a certified professional makeup artist and nerd.”

Thank you so much for sharing with us.. especially me, had no idea about make up.. :)
Thank you again…

WyceeJune 8th, 2011 at 2:43 am

Aww thanks, Marina! I’m happy to hear that you’re enjoying my website! :)

KiraSeptember 28th, 2011 at 1:20 pm


I found your website through pinterest. I am so glad I found it! I have been looking for a good eye make-up site. I don’t wear MAC but I do have a ton another cosmetics line of eye shadows. Most of them I have not used for fear of the colors, but with your site I am not intimidated by them anymore. Thank you! I did my version of this eye today and I love it! My green was not as bright and my version of the electric eel was more turquoise, but it worked out great. Thanks again for you time you put into this site!

WyceeSeptember 29th, 2011 at 12:18 am

Thanks Kira! I’m so happy to hear that! I’d love to see pictures of colorful looks you come up with sometime. :) If you want to submit one of your makeup looks as a Fan Look in the future, send me an e-mail (click on “Submit a Request” above) with your pictures, products used and where, a brief bio, and at least one of each type of picture: full face, closeup of eye(s) open, and eye(s) closed. Take care!

NatachastevenApril 18th, 2012 at 5:12 am

Love it !

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