Video: Gucci Westman (maybe one of the best makeup artists on earth) wishes to show you how to do gorgeous, non-freaky blue-green eyeshadow

Oscar de la Renta spring 2011 green eyeshadow

Last week we looked at every beauty editor’s girl crush, Natalie Portman, and her perfectly-executed fuchsia lips and side bun—which would make an excellent choice for any parties you’re planning to attend in the coming weeks.

But let’s try something a bit different today—a bit more daring. Remember the eyeshadow at the Oscar de la Renta S/S ’11 show? At the time, I declared it a sign that pastels were over and eyeshadow had to “go big or go home.” And you know what? I think NOW would be a perfect time to think about trying this… wouldn’t it be a wonderfully unexpected twist for evening with a black or grey or silver outfit? We don’t always have to be about the lipstick, you know (hee).

Even more exciting: the makeup artist that every beauty editor is ALSO girl crushing on, Gucci Westman, was in town to demonstrate how to do this… seeing as she originally created the look at the show in New York. Yep, Gucci is makeup royalty.

Here’s the vid (it’s a quickie, I promise):

And just to re-cap what I said when I originally posted about this look:

The colours Gucci (who is Revlon’s global artistic director) used were Revlon Matte Eyeshadow in Venetian Blue

Revlon Matte Eyeshadow Venetian Blue Video: Gucci Westman (maybe one of the best makeup artists on earth) wishes to show you how to do gorgeous, non freaky blue green eyeshadow

…blended together with the bright green shade from Revlon ColorStay 12 Hour Eyeshadow Quad in Silver Fox:

Revlon 12 hour eyeshadow quad Silver Fox Video: Gucci Westman (maybe one of the best makeup artists on earth) wishes to show you how to do gorgeous, non freaky blue green eyeshadow

Make sure to concentrate the colour from the lash line to the crease and then softly diffuse it out, all the way around the eye, including below the lower lashes.

Then, ground it by lining the waterlines all the way around with black liner, some black liquid liner on the upper lash line, and tons and tons of mascara. Almay’s One Coat Dial-Up mascara is awesome because it has three settings (1 = a light daytime application and 3 = maximum drama and volume). Revlon is coming out with a version of this next year:

almay one coat dial up mascara Video: Gucci Westman (maybe one of the best makeup artists on earth) wishes to show you how to do gorgeous, non freaky blue green eyeshadow

Then just do a nude on the lips and you’re done! This was the end result:

Gucci Westman Oscar de la Renta Toronto Video: Gucci Westman (maybe one of the best makeup artists on earth) wishes to show you how to do gorgeous, non freaky blue green eyeshadow

Although I grant that Gucci is a true artist and makes everything look a lot easier than it probably is. (Honestly, she is just the coolest and we were all hanging off her every word. I’ve got TONS of video footage so will try and post more soon.)

Anyway…

Do you think this is a look you might personally try?
Don’t you wish Gucci was your personal makeup artist?
Do want to see her boots? Her hubby runs the fashion label Rag & Bone so of course her outfit was head-to-toe awesomeness. Told you I had a girl crush.

 Video: Gucci Westman (maybe one of the best makeup artists on earth) wishes to show you how to do gorgeous, non freaky blue green eyeshadow

8 Comments

Stephanie M Andrews
Friday, December 10/2010 at 7:31 pm

I love it! Thanks for the post, and sharing my girl-crush with Gucci ;)

I think I may try this look for my Christmas party tomorrow, as I have a dress with flecks of greeny/blue, and a MAC compact with my name on it in my bathroom!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, December 13/2010 at 7:35 pm

My pleasure! Glad you’re a Gucci fan too. Did you end up trying this? How did it turn out?

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Stephanie M Andrews
Monday, December 13/2010 at 9:16 pm

You know, since it was a work party and my dress was super busy I chickened out.
I’ll save it for when I’m in all black for sure, and there are a few more parties to go this season!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, December 14/2010 at 4:57 pm

I think it would look amazing with a black dress. Keep me posted if you try it! I’m going to do it myself for sure!

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Marina(Makeup4All)
Saturday, December 11/2010 at 10:09 am

Thanks for sharing! I love Gucci and I’ve got quite a few Revlon products because of her and, let me tell you, I love them! The matte lipstick is my fave probably.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, December 13/2010 at 7:36 pm

Me too! She has really stepped things up and given them a much-needed overhaul. I hope they are paying her accordingly :-)

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Tracy
Saturday, December 11/2010 at 4:59 pm

I love this! I’m not scared of blues or teals-I wear them all the time as an accent colour, or all over with some brown in the crease. This way looks very ethereal-love it!

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ChickAdvisor
Monday, December 13/2010 at 11:47 am

I love that look! When applied correctly, it looks really hot :)

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