Lupita Lyong’o has done it again. The new “it girl” from 12 Years A Slave brought a huge jolt of color to the biggest night in British Showbusiness – the BAFTA’s. Lupita rocked cool green eye makeup that complemented her Emerald green Christian Dior gown perfectly. Her green eye makeup was not only a great use of color combinations, but is a must-try when transitioning your makeup for Spring.
Get Lupita Lyongo’s green eye makeup look at the BAFTA’s
To get Lupita Lyongo’s green eye-enhancing look, start by using a deep emerald green eye pencil like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Covet to heavily line the upper and lower lash lines.
TIP: Apply foundation first so there isn’t any spaces around the eyes that are foundation-less!
Take a dark green satin eyeshadow like Maybelline eye Studio Eye Shadow in Green Sparkleand apply it to the lid with a blending brush. Blend in small, tight circular motions. Follow with NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sparkle Green on the upper and lower lash lines, extending outward past the lash line on the upper lid.
Next, smooth on a charcoal shade like Illamsqua Feline Matte Grey Powder eye shadow into the crease and using either a pencil brush or the tip of your pinky, dot it in the inner corners of the eyes. This step is especially important if you have smaller eyes—the light shade helps to open them up more.
Apply 2-3 coats of mascara and finish with a makeup setting spray such as Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray to seal in makeup. If you want to go even bolder, add fake eyelashes!