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,
- Apply a primer to your eyelids. This step is especially important when using vibrant, vivid shades like the ones in this palette.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
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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