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Makeup from my Leaves & Umbrellas shoot. Although, come to think of it, it’s very Christmassy, too! :D


A colorful girl from the city
Who wished to be ever so pretty
Wore her makeup so bright,
Lock her up you just might,
That colorful girl from the city!



This tutorial features one of my favorite eyeshadows: Lime Criminal! It’s a bright lime color, very shimmery and GLEE-inducing! :D

Apply primer (like Eyeshadow Insurance by Too Faced or one by Urban Decay) for crease-less, long-lasting results. With a medium brush, apply Amazon (yellow-green, similar to MAC Bitter) starting at the inner corner and to about the center of the eye, as well as on the brow bone. With a larger brush, sweep Lime Criminal all over the eye, blending into Amazon. Accentuate outer corners by packing in some Princess Caraboo (dark, sparkly green) and going slightly into the crease. Now wet a thin brush (like #6) and apply Prima Donna (hot pink) under the lower lashes, pulling the color outwards.

I made my own turquoise eyeliner (but wasn’t impressed with it enough to add to my line). I’m not sure if any other brands make one like that? Anyway, if you have a turquoise pencil, it will do. Line alongside top lashes and on the waterline. Apply mascara as usual; fill in eyebrows; stick on some falsies.

Moisturize. I used the LC Foundation Primer in Twinkle-Twinkle to give my skin just a bit of magical sparkle. It’s rather subtle – you can see it on the cheek in the first picture. Apply foundation and concealer as usual. Sweep Finishing Pixie Dust over the bridge of the nose, under eye area and right on top of the cheek bone. Also, dab some on on cupid’s bow with your finger for fuller lips. Apply tan-orange brush or bronzer as usual, blending out in circular motion.

I mixed my own lip color here (out of a deep red and brown lipsticks) but I’m sure there are lots of berry-colors lipsticks available. Outline with a pencil, fill in the color, blot, fill in again, blot. Berry gloss on top. Voila!

27 Responses to
“Lime Criminal: makeup tutorial”

  • korinsama says:

    if people are seeking for a bright turquoise liner, GOSH cosmetic makes awesome long lasting ultrabright liners (and a zillion of eyeshadows along the line) but theres one definitely close to that turquois you used.

  • shayne says:

    I have a liner very close to that color that I got at a drug store. I think CVS. It might be by Jane or one of those other smaller lines they carry.

  • Brat says:

    I also recommend GOSH cosmetics, however if you’re after an eyeliner choose a pencil over their liquid liners. Although they’re bright, I had problems applying them, they’re an odd sticky texture.
    A lovely tutorial. I love the contrast of the pink and green (“Oh pink looks good with green!”) and the primer is so very tempting! Perhaps Santa will provide me with some cash so that I can invest in it :)


  • Navi says:

    So pretty. <3
    You should do a tutorial using empress and Alchemy glitter. I love them and want to buy them, but I’d really love to see you working them before I do. I’m so hesitant when purchasing online. D:

  • Vixel says:

    This makes me want to order some products even more! Oh to be finished with my Christmas shopping already!

  • caitlin. (: says:

    This is so pretty. :]
    I love the turquoise liner. I think I have one that’s just a shade lighter. It’s a pretty color. And the green is just, like, whoa. Vibrant.
    I love it. :D

  • Kris says:

    Great tutorial.
    I love the lipstick shade. :-D

  • Noelle says:

    Thats absolutely stunning! I’ll have to try this out since i have those colours. as for teh others I have to agree GOSH does have some pretty close colours in their liners.

  • raqueleza says:

    Gah, I may have to add Prima Donna to my Christmas wish list.

    The eyeliner looks a bit like Urban Decay’s 24/7 pencils in Covet (and the formula of that stuff is to flip for). And actually… UD’s lipstick in Gash is similar to that gorgeous berry you’re wearing, though I think it’s a bit deeper.

    Love the lashes!

  • Victoria says:

    Your hair and skin are absolutely beautiful

  • Charlie says:

    Love the make up, as usual! Im in the UK and I have found a great turquoise, by Barry M cosmetics, they also do great glitter pots, although not half as bright as Lime Crime. We have GOSH here too, but I dont find them as good, I have a purple and it doesnt go on well and doesnt last, where as the Barry M glides on lovely, and really pops! Can’t wait to buy some Lime Crime in the new year! Bring on student loan time! Do you get many orders from the UK?

  • Kirsti says:

    I agree, I have a turquoise GOSH eyeliner and it is amazing! It comes out really bright, my only criticism is that it takes ages to get off afterwards, but that just means the staying power lasts a loong time. :)
    Lovely look :)

  • kagitsune says:

    It looks brighter in this shoot… I think I liked it better in the original photos! ^^;

  • Kellee says:

    Awesome look! It does look Christmasy, which makes me happy. ^_^ I like your Limerick, too. hehe

  • Tiffany says:

    i can’t wait to have money again. i need to expand my makeup collection like crazy (though most of my friends would disagree with that, lol)

  • Sanaa says:

    This look is absolutely wonderful! You persuaded me to buy Amazon, Lime Criminal, and Primma Donna just because of it. Yay!

  • Merissa says:

    LimeCrime makeup found itself on the deviantart front page today in a miss-mosh deviation :)

  • Jocelyne says:

    Hey there lovely,

    I recently was directed to your blog and I have to say I’m so impressed by everything I have seen so far, and I went back through the archives. Your makeup is amazing, your crafty talents are fab and you are gorgeous. I’m so excited to have found a fun new blog. I even did a post on my blog about you. ;)

  • Super loving this! Christmasy indeed!

  • Skylure says:

    wow how do you get your hair so super shiny? its gorgeous

  • This totally reminds me of this old fountain drink i used to get as a kid called a “Rasberry-Lime Ricky”!

  • Briana says:

    You’re super awesome all the time lol
    question: where do you get your ideas from? or do you just pull them out of thin air? lol also any other recommended makeup sites?

  • Nataly says:

    I really like your make up! it is so bold and artistic! I study as a make up artist now and i like my school because they show us good technics but….I really suffer because our teachers have such an old-fashioned idea of make up and color matching! so they always reject my bold ideas!

  • elizabeth says:

    i love the shadow

  • BOBETTE says:


  • I am in love with this picture! :)

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