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How to: Wear Green & Gold Eye Makeup this Australia Day (Seriously!)

Thu, 24 January 2013 4:04PM

In theory, wearing both of our national colours on our lids might not seem like such a pretty idea. And in reality, it can often end up horribly wrong.

But some celebrities have tried the look to impressive success.

So, if you’re wanting to theme your eye makeup this Australia weekend, look no further for inspiration…

For a Cocktail Soirée, think Georgia May Jagger

Grab a golden dust and work it all over your lid, using a regular shadow brush. Next, take a soft blending brush to apply a khaki-coloured powder through the crease, working back and forth to soften the line and enhance definition, and whooshing it outwards slightly to create a subtle cat-eye effect. Now, take a liner brush to etch the gold shade around your inner corners, and towards the middle of the lower lashline. With a sponge-tipped applicator or smudger brush, colour the remainder of your lower lashline using the green powder once again. Finally: several coats of black mascara.

Get the Look: Rimmel Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadow in Green Park, $15.95, pharmacies

For a Daytime BBQ, think Diane Kruger


This one’s a cinch. Simply grab yourself a well-pigmented eyeshadow cream in a vivid green hue, and use your pinkie to lightly stipple it over your lid, working it up to a pretty, washed effect. Keep layering until you get the intensity you’d like. To set it off, take a gold pencil or dust and lightly speckle on beneath the lashline, before lashing on the black mascara.

Get the Look: Maybelline New York EyeStudio Color Tattoo in Edgy Emerald, $11.95, pharmacies, L’Oréal Paris Color Appeal Mono Eye Shadow in Golden Shimmer, $18.45, pharmacies

For Evening Festivities, think Freida Pinto


This is basically a smoky eye – but a deep-green version. Nevertheless, begin with a black pencil, lining all around eyes and softening it out a little by blurring it with a fine brush. Now, grab your dark green shadow and lightly brush it over your lid, before concentrating on colouring through the socket, and outwards for a winged effect. Whisk along the lower lashline, too. Now, take another shadow brush to gild around the inner corners of eyes, as well along the lid if you want to lighten up your look. Finally? Loads of black mascara, of course.

Get the Look: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Kohl Eyeliner in Midnight Black, $19.95, Color Appeal Chrome Intensity in Timeless Green, $18.45, and Color Appeal Mono Eye Shadow in Golden Shimmer, $18.45, pharmacies

For the Beach (to the Bar), think Bar Rafaeli

This is mostly about a punchy green liner, smooshed into the inner rim and lower lashline. But it actually looks best when complemented with a golden eye gloss or illuminating cream, dabbed over the lid and inner corners. Keep mascara (and the rest of makeup) minimal.

Get the Look: M.A.C Eye Kohl in Minted, $32, M.A.C, Jane Iredale Eye Gloss in Champagne Silk, $33, 1300 SKINCARE

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  • Posted by: adriennne Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 04:19pm

    Bar Rafaeli is so cute!

  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 07:05pm

    Georgia may Jagger is my fave. I really love her eyes. Thanks for my eye inspiration for this weekend kat :)

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 09:27pm

    Georgia May’s eye makeup is my favourite. Freida Pinto’s looks very elegant and I have already tried a look like Bar Rafaeli’s last year.

  • Posted by: laura_ Devotee // Fri, 25 January 2013 08:00am

    I am not a fan of colour on eyes as it reminds me of been a teenager but all these ladies pull it of fantastically!

  • Posted by: anitas.artistry Master Fan // Fri, 25 January 2013 09:27am

    When I read the headline I was thinking ‘no way, this can’t look good’
    But I have to admit, some of these are great!

  • Posted by: Sparkles17 Master Fan // Fri, 25 January 2013 10:29am

    Normally I would never think of combining green and gold eye shadow for me. But these looks are so wearable! Love Bar Rafaeli green liner. And Freida Pinto’s dark green smoky eye looks so beautiful.

  • Posted by: LouAna Master Fan // Sun, 27 January 2013 06:27pm

    I’m liking GMJ’s look here very inspiring, not just for AuDay but for off-set look… against purple perhaps???

  • Posted by: lovefashionangel Master Fan // Mon, 28 January 2013 07:47pm

    Georgia May looks amazing with those lashes and the lips really make the look pop. I copied her look for the 26th :) They all look fab.

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sun, 10 February 2013 11:20am

    i love green and gold eyeshadow look

  • Posted by: Snezana-1319445104 Enthusiast // Fri, 15 March 2013 05:50pm

    Great tips!

  • Posted by: Mr Hanif // Sat, 13 April 2013 09:29pm

    so beautiful pics. The woman on number 3 pic so nice with beautiful eyes atractions and nice smile on her face .

  • Posted by: Erin-1312272625 Master Fan // Wed, 29 May 2013 12:53pm

    Green doesn’t suit me, I like the gold though

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Fri, 14 June 2013 08:20pm

    All of these girls look great, nice makeup and gorgeous hair.

  • Posted by: aliasam47 Master Fan // Thu, 8 August 2013 12:56pm

    I love green and gold on the eyes. Georgia’s is my favourite look.

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