Makeup Look: “Forest Fury,” using Maybelline EyeStudio Color Explosion Palette

As I roll through the swatches of the brand new Maybelline ColorExplosion Palettes, I keep getting requests to see looks for each one, which I love to play around with! I decided to do a look using Forest Fury immediately after swatching it today, and I absolutely love the colors in this palette. The results are vibrant in color and really pop against your eyes! To see photographs, swatches, and a how-to,

Forest Fury Guide
  1. Apply a primer to your eyelids. This step is especially important when using vibrant, vivid shades like the ones in this palette.
  2. Apply the lime green (first lid color) to the inner half of your eyelids, stopping at the crease. Use a good brush to pack down this color, and be sure to stop at the crease, or even slightly before. Also, stop this shade halfway across your eyelid, about where the middle of your pupil is if you were looking straight forward.
  3. Apply the mint green (second lid color) to the outer half of your eyelids, stopping at the crease. Again, pack this shade down well, and blend it with the lime green shade on the halfway point of your eyelid where they meet. Doing this will create a gradient, blended effect. You may need to go back and forth, reapplying the colors a couple of times to get a nice blended look.
  4. Apply the deep forest green (crease color) to your crease. Using a fluffy blending brush, I applied this shade to the crease of my eye only. I did not apply this to the outer corner of my eye, or take it very far towards my nose. I simply used this color to create a gradient and definition in the crease. Blend out well.
  5. Apply the champagne gold (inner corner color) to the inner corners of your eyes, as well as your brow bone. This will open up your eyes and bring everything together.
  6. Apply the gold shimmer over your entire eyelid, patting it down. This gold shimmer has a clear base, so it will only put down sparkle and shimmer to your green lids.
  7. Apply the lime green and mint green shades to your lower lash line. This step is optional, but I feel like it helps tie the look together, and bring out your eyes even more.
  8. Line your lower waterline, and apply mascara. The finishing touches! If you’d like to line your upper lash line, or apply lashes, it will also make the look pop.

And, of course, plenty of gorgeous photograph spam of the Forest Fury look:

Maybe it’s because I’m a Britney fan, or maybe it’s because I put creative inspiration with certain colors and looks, but this actually reminded me of when Britney Spears did the 2001 MTV VMA’s, and she performed “I’m A Slave 4 U” with the python around her neck, and that green gradient top crop. I don’t know why per se this look reminded me of it, but it did:

Photo Courtesy of MTV

I think it was all the jeweled and gradient colorful accents. Forest Fury is a very bold, colorful look, yet at the same time is soft and organic in nature, if that makes sense.

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11 thoughts on “Makeup Look: “Forest Fury,” using Maybelline EyeStudio Color Explosion Palette

  1. I bought ELF eyelid primer but I’ve never used eyeshadow primer before so my sister told me you apply eyeshadow while the primer is wet. Is that true? Do you have any tips for a beginner?


  2. Basically, you apply eyeshadow primer underneath your eyeshadow, so you put it on first. It acts like a “base” for your eyeshadow shades 🙂

  3. Can I pull this off if I have dark brown eyes?
    I know people say blue is good for brown eyes but blue looks horrible on me so I’m curious how green would be.

  4. I think it would look gorgeous on brown eyes…in fact, most people with dark brown eyes like to use a color, whether it be green or blue. I’d go ahead and give it a shot…I think colors like this make brown eyes pop even more!

  5. I just got this and the purple palette – I have very dark brown eyes and I love the green look on me! I’d say it makes my eye color pop even more than the purples. Basically any cool colors (greens, purples, blues) work well with brown eyes by contrasting their warmth. I like how these palettes are monochromatic but have both cool and warm shades in each.And the sheer glitter is so cool – don’t have anything like it in my collection and it can basically glitter-ify any look by putting it over the top 😀

  6. Thank you sooo much for this website!! I am not so good at doing makeup and this was EXACTLY what I was looking for as far as a tutorial goes!! I can’t wait to get home tonight and try it out!! THANKS!!

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