Exotic Green Using Drugstore Makeup

Hey Everyone!

Here’s the bright smoky green I was wearing in my latest fashion video and E.L.F./Cherry Culture show and tell video. Many of you asked for a tutorial, and I wanted to do one anyway, Exotic Green is one of my new fave shadows.  Nearly everything I used is drugstore, or at drugstore comparable prices!

Stuff I used:


Cover FX Clear Prep Primer

Cover FX Concealer

MAC Studio Fix Powder


Pandora’s Makeup Box Classic Pink Blush (more of a brown, but whatever)

Cargo Blu-Ray Highlighter( as a blush, this stuff is GENIUS!)


MAC Painterly Paint Pot

Wet ‘n’ Wild Envy Idol Eyes Cream Shadow

NYX Kiwi Shadow

NYX Exotic Green Shadow

E.L.F. Green Eyeshadow Transformer

NYX White Shadow

MAC Fascinating Eye Kohl

Sephora Collection Black Waterproof Eyeliner

Lorac Black Front of the Line Pro Liquid eyeliner

Dior Extase Mascara (volume and curl city)


JOE Lilac Lipstain (Canadian drugstore brand)

Black Radiance Posh Plum Illusions Lipgloss (Not shown in video)

thanks for stopping by!

<3 Cora

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  1. gina
    May 26, 2010 / 7:25 pm

    aww cora, you are such a beautiful lady! you truly are! Not just saying. have a great rest of the week. 🙂

  2. May 26, 2010 / 7:46 pm

    I agree with gina! You’re very pretty and this look is yet another beautiful one!

  3. May 26, 2010 / 8:12 pm

    I LOVE Joe lip-stains. The purple and orange ones are my favourite!

    • vintageortacky
      May 26, 2010 / 9:10 pm

      I Only have the one, but if I had JOE here in the states, I’m pretty sure I’d have gotten them all by now!~

  4. AYDE
    May 26, 2010 / 8:35 pm


  5. Atomic Aprylle
    May 26, 2010 / 9:06 pm

    oh man this is crazy beautiful!
    I adore green, and it looks fab on you=)
    Cora you’re stunning!

  6. May 26, 2010 / 10:35 pm

    Beautiful look! I love using greens, I might try this out tomorrow.
    btw, Where did you get the things that you are using to hold you hair back in this video? They are such a great idea!
    I usually use a barrette and then have to re-straighten the crease out after doing my makeup

  7. Margarett Rajakar
    May 27, 2010 / 9:58 am

    Glad to see what you used because when I saw you wearing this look last weekend in the haul video you did I fell in love with it. I used what I had last weekend to re-create it. My husband loved it on me!

    Can you do a video that explains how to get the cool purple streaks you put in your hair? I love how they look like they are underneath the pink and just kind of peek through.

    Also, are you going to IMATS this June?

  8. May 27, 2010 / 10:36 am

    I know you said JOE is a Canadian brand, but do you know of any websites that we could possibly get it from? That lip color is AWESOME!

  9. May 27, 2010 / 6:16 pm

    whoa – this looks really nice,

  10. May 27, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    You’ve so inspired me to try out that look (I have pink hair too – I think its a great look for us pink-haired ones)

  11. Aicha
    May 27, 2010 / 10:01 pm

    I’m dying for that Canadian Drug Store Haul video! Do you have any other JOE products? I just recently bought some JOE eyeshadows because they had a $1 off coupon (so I paid $3.00), and they’re amazing. I’ve been eyeing the lip stains for a while, and you just sold me on them! Absolutely gorgeous look.

  12. May 28, 2010 / 8:17 am

    Love this look and your hair is too cute!

  13. May 29, 2010 / 11:10 am

    Love this look and your lips are gorgeous! Why oh why can’t I rock those colors like that LOL

  14. Cristal
    May 29, 2010 / 3:41 pm

    so pretty girl!!
    I love the third picture, you look so beautiful! 😀
    i’m gonna have to try it! 🙂 ASAP!

  15. May 30, 2010 / 11:53 am

    I love that green eyeshadow

  16. June 8, 2010 / 8:27 am

    merveilleux tutoriel
    magnifique make up

  17. Krista
    June 8, 2010 / 1:55 pm

    You look amazing!!!

  18. June 8, 2010 / 3:10 pm

    I adore your looks everytime I visit your site,you’ve got some mad skills:D

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