The green smokey eye for the festive season

Good morning beauties!

If you follow me for a while you know I love colorful makeup, and the cold months are all about colorful smokey eyes. Last weekend I had the perfect occasion for a party where I also had to play with Whatever Alice Said. I wore my favorite vintage green dress with black leather inserts and studs. In these occasions I love to play up my makeup and a matching green smokey eye with a golden highlight was perfect for the occasion!

Products used:
  • Kiko Mat Base Correction Primer
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 54 Beige
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 20
  • Maybelline Fit Me Powder in 250


  • E.l.f. Eyelid Primer in Sheer
  • Essence Gel Eye Pencil in 03 Urban Jungle as base
  • Inglot 611 shadow all over the lid
  • Lorac Pro Black shadow in the outer V
  • Makeup Geek Creme Brulee and Latte as transition colors
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof eyeliner in Black on the upper and lower lash line and waterline
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Half Baked eyeshadow
  • Lancome Hypnose and L’Oréal Telescopic Waterproof mascaras
  • Catrice Eye Brow Stylist in 030 Brown-eyed Peas
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

Lips and cheeks:

  • Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 105
  • Kiko Golden Game Sculpting Bronzer
  • Kiko Soft Touch Blush in 107 Tomato


Shall we talk about how the green pops with the red hair and how my brown eyes look warmer and deeper thanks to the eyeshadow? If you read my post on color theory and eye colors red and green are complimentary and go together really well, and enhance brown eyes as well. I should wear green more often! And I have to say I’m quite happy with the contouring this time, I might be getting a hang of it finally!

I believe this is a makeup that would work well in the coming festive season with all the Christmas dinners coming up! Would you wear colorful smokey eyes? What is your favorite?

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  • The green eyeshadow looks gorgeous with your red hair and brown eyes! 🙂
    I wish I was better at eyeshadow, since buying my Naked palette I've been more experimental but I'm still no good haha!

  • Amazing shade.. I makes contrast with your red hair and the result looks so beautiful 🙂

  • The green smokey eye is such a creative twist on the classic. I like this look!

  • I love the smokiness of this look! Gorgeous <3

    Pink Frenzy

  • Absolutely loving this look, it suits you so much x

  • You look stunning and alice and this look is lovely too! the greens really suit you 🙂 Sadly I can't wear this kind of green as it irritates my eyes, no idea why though, must be something in the pigment I guess xx

  • The green really suits you, it makes your eyes look amazing! 🙂

    Jess xo

  • Green is definitely your color!! Love how you winged the shadow out.

  • That color works well with your hair color and skin tone. Nice pick , perfect for the holidays!

  • Love this look, it really does make your eyes (and hair) POP!

    I love green, but admit that I don't wear it as often as I wear purple. This whole look kinda reminds me a little bit of Poison Ivy from the Batman series (a huge compliment)!

  • Thank you Dani! Practice makes perfect (and I have a long way to go still) and you already have the right tools (UD palettes are awesome!)

  • thank you Claire! 🙂

  • Thanks Lena! I cannot pull off the black smokey eye yet, but working on it!!

  • Thanks Laura 🙂

  • oh that's quite curious that you are allergic to green pigment. 🙁 But you definitely don't miss other colors in your makeup so I guess it's not that tragic after all! 😉

  • thanks Jess! always looking for ways to make brown eyes pop! (i've had a blue eye complex since elementary school :p

  • Thanks Tasha! I definitely need to get some more green in my life indeed!

  • Thank you Rachel!! 🙂

  • Thank you Jena!! glad you liked it!!

  • Wow thank you so much!!! indeed a big compliment!!! 😀
    I will try some purple as well, I have to see how it fits with the red hair! I have Rebel by MAC and still need to pick up the guts to wear it out!