Holiday FOTD: Green and Gold Eyeshadow Makeup Look

Forest green paired with gold is always a good combo to wear on the eyes for Christmas. And the best part is? It works for both day and night!

Holiday makeup look with green and gold eyeshadow

Party makeup with green and gold eyeshadow and pink lips

What I Used

* NARS Brightening Serum
* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #120 Soft Sand
* Stila Espresso Eyeshadow
* Lumene Eye Makeup Base
* MAC Humid Eyeshadow
* MAC Gold Dusk Pigment
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
* Fake Lashes in #Sweet 16 from my own line
* CoverGirl LashBlast Length Mascara in Black
* MAC Mineralize Blush in Danity
* L’oreal Infallible Plumping Lipgloss in 106 Plumped Pink

Step by Step How To

1. Prep the skin with NARS Brightening Serum.

2. Buff Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation into the skin with MAC #109 Brush.

3. Using MAC #266 brush, fill in eyebrows with Stila Espresso.

4. Apply Lumene Eye Makeup Base as a primer.

5. Pat MAC Humid onto the eyelid and lower eye.

6. Sweep MAC Gold Dusk under the brow bone and blend onto Humid.

7. Line the eyes with MAC Blacktrack.

8. Apply fake lashes on top and CoverGirl LashBlast Length on lower lashes.

9. Blend MAC Mineralize Blush onto apples.

10. Pucker up with L’oreal Plumped Pink.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. No I didn’t Christine. My eyes are dark brown but they tend to appear lighter under the flash or when I wear certain colors (gray makes them pop too!)

  2. I know this is an old post, but that is by far, the prettiest green eye shadow look I’ve found on the web. Off to buy Mac Humid, exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

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