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April 6, 2013 9:00 am

How to Wear Green Eyeshadow

After Pantone announced Emerald Green as its “Color of the Year” for 2013, beauty and makeup lovers everywhere started looking for ways to incorporate it into their makeup routines. Green can be a tricky color to pull off, and Emerald Green can be even trickier. Read on to learn how to wear green eyeshadow and how to add just a flash of color while keeping your overall makeup in-check.

1. Less is More

With any bright color, it’s so important to remember that less is more. There’s nothing that will kill a look quite as easily, or as quickly, as too much color. Sure, an over-the-top look might suit certain environments and occasions, but chances are that it’s not quite what you’re looking for when it comes to an evening out. You want to grab people’s attention for the right reasons.

2. Use Complementary Colors

We love Sephora + Pantone Universe eyeshadow trio because it gives you three gorgeous shades to use when building your look-at-me look. We’d use this trio to do the following: apply the silver all over the lid, create shadow in the crease with the deep blue, and add a flash of green to the inner corner. If you want to show off more green, extend the green from the inner corner into the first 1/3 of your lid. Just remember, don’t venture too far up and certainly stay beneath the crease!

3. Blend

Color shows off bad blending far more than a neutral shadow, so blend as much as possible. Use a fluffy brush and go over where the colors meet and where the shadow ends to ensure there are no visible start-and-stop marks or creases.

4. Keep the Rest Neutral

If you’re rocking brightly colored eyeshadow, skip the bold blush and/or lip. With the Sephora + Pantone Universe eyeshadows, we’d go for a peachy blush that’s fairly close to the wearer’s skin tone. You don’t want anything too dark or too bright. For lips, we’d recommend a neutral lipstick or high shine gloss.


What do you think of our tips? Feel free to comment with your own suggestions and tips! We’d love to hear them.


Celebrity makeup artist nathan johnsonQC Makeup Academy is excited to announce the upcoming launch of its newest offering, Pro Makeup Workshop with Nathan Johnson. The pro workshop, an online makeup workshop, gives students the opportunity to learn from celebrity makeup artist Nathan Johnson in a one-on-one setting.

The online makeup workshop features hours of video content in which Nathan Johnson shows you how to achieve more than six gorgeous makeup looks using advanced techniques that any pro should know. From the smokey eye and its many variations and perfectly defined brows to intricate eyeliner looks and advanced glitter application – this course is full of celebrity makeup artist tips and secrets. Your clients will think you’ve worked some serious magic!

This course is perfect for an existing makeup artist looking to really boost his or her skills or for someone simply looking to learn how to do a few makeup looks and do them well. If you have no experience in makeup, you should consider first enrolling in one of our existing courses: Makeup Artistry or Master Makeup Artistry. These two courses will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and hands-on training you’ll need to get the most possible out of the pro makeup workshop.

Take a look a sneak peek of the course host, Sandra Baranek, having her makeup done for an on-camera appearance! If you’d like to be added to the wait list and be the first to know about course pricing and launch information, send us an email now.

The course begins with Nathan Johnson applying on-camera makeup to course host, Sandra Baranek. In the video, Nathan explains the importance of flawless on-camera makeup. Take a look below to see some exclusive images from the first tutorial!




We hope you’ll enjoy the Pro Makeup Workshop with Nathan Johnson just as much as we enjoyed creating it. Exact launch date to be released shortly. Stay tuned!