Meredith Jessica of Pigment and Palettes is a superstar when it comes to creating extra-dramatic eye makeup. But be warned: her embellished styles aren’t for the faint of heart. Regardless of whether you love these bold suggestions or you’d rather just stick with neutral shadows, there’s no denying the artistry behind these looks. This week, Meredith’s inspired by the colors that Pantone predicts will be trendiest for Fall—and uses them to create five incredibly cool ideas.
This fall you can certainly expect to see a return to earth tone colors in both fashion and makeup alike. This back-to-basics trend is reflected in a color palette of dark browns and leafy greens which go beautifully together—just as mother nature intended. Model Natasha Poly sported this exact color combination on her eyes walking the red carpet at Cannes this past summer. I recreated this fabulous look to show how you can keep your eye makeup relatively simple, while still achieving stunning impact.
This look instantly lengthens eyes for a smoky cat-eye effect by extending the shape of the eye beyond the crease and up to the end of the brow. By keeping the entire lid washed in dark brown and black, we create a piercing focal point with a generous amount of chartreuse green shadow all over the inner corner. While chartreuse can be an intimidating color to work with, it’s subdued by the browns of our French Roast base so it isn’t as overwhelming. Just find a chartreuse shade that works for you and you’re good to go. It’s never been so easy being green!
For how to get this gorgeous look (but with a different set of colors), check out my YouTube tutorial.
Best Chartreuse Green: Chalet Green by The Body Needs ($3.79)
Best French Roast Brown: Mocha by Makeup Geek ($5.99)
Dying for more tutorials in gorgeous shades? Check out the rest of Meredith Jessica’s eye makeup posts.