LOTW: Shimmery Olive Eyes With a Rich Burgundy Accent

A perfectly fall way to wear green a red eyeshadow.
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A perfectly fall way to wear green a red eyeshadow.

Olive green eyeshadow is something that I love on my eyes, but I don’t wear it often enough because, frankly, I forget about it. I’m also a big fan of burgundy, so why not throw the two together?

To start, I applied a metallic olive green loose pigment onto primed lids using a small, dense eyeshadow brush.

This a pigment from Younique called Empowered; I love that it leans slightly brown.

This a pigment from Younique called Empowered; I love that it leans slightly brown.

After wetting my brush with rosewater spray, I applied a blue/brown duochrome pigment over the top of the olive, concentrating especially on the outer third of the lid.

I used Makeup Geek Pigment in Insomnia, which, on its own, is a pretty good dupe for MAC pigment in Blue Brown. If you have the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette, the duochrome definer shade would work well for this, too.

I used Makeup Geek Pigment in Insomnia, which, on its own, is a pretty good dupe for MAC pigment in Blue Brown. If you have the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette, the duochrome definer shade would work well for this, too.

Next, I applied a matte olive shade to the outer third of my lid and swept it back and forth in the crease.

I used MUG eye shadow in Dirty Martini.

I used MUG eye shadow in Dirty Martini.

With a black gel liner, I tight-lined my upper lash line and (after applying my foundation) applied that same gel liner to my lower lash line.

With the same stiff blending brush I used early (wiped off), I applied a shimmery burgundy eyeshadow over the top of the lower liner, sweeping up into a reverse cat eye.

I used Makeup Geek shadow in Burlesque and pinched the ends of my MAC 217 brush for more precision.

I used Makeup Geek shadow in Burlesque and pinched the ends of my MAC 217 brush for more precision.

A couple of coats of mascara on the top lashes, a single coat of mascara on the lower lashes, and filled in brows completed the eyes.

I like the way the olive tones look against my skin.

I like the way the olive tones look against my skin.

Normally, when I do dramatic eyes, I like to go a little softer everywhere else, but while I stuck with a nude-ish blush, I went ahead and did wine lips for a more dramatic look.

Just realized my lower lash line matches my dress! Ha!

Just realized my lower lash line matches my dress! Ha!

Here are my favorite looks from last week:

Do you do green eyeshadow? What’s your favorite shade of green to work with? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Don't forget to tag @xoVain and #xoLOTW!