I think green eyeshadow invokes horror and fear in people. They think they are going to end up looking like a drag queen (who, by the way, have fabulous makeup, but you may not be going for that look). Green is a very wearable shade of eyeshadow, even for the daytime. On Saturday, the weather was warm and sunny, and I wanted to actually put some makeup on and look nice. I decided to go with an olive green-grey shade that clearly has a green reflect, but also sort of looks neutral on the eye. It’s incredibly flattering on anyone, and when you pair it with neutral cheeks and peach lipstick, it’s perfect for the daytime.
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THE EYE MAKEUP: Feel free to use any shades you have from your own collection. I used the color Stash from the Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette. It’s a gorgeous olive green shade that almost looks grey and neutral when you apply it. When the light hits it, you get some brighter green sparkle, but it’s subtle enough for daytime. Any eye color can rock this shade, but I think it’s especially pretty for brown, hazel, and green eyed people. I applied a matte brown shade in the crease and built it up until you can see definition in the socket. I applied Stash over my entire eyelid and along the lower lash-line. I kept the water-line neat and clean by applying a flesh colored liner. This made my eyes look super awake and big. I finished it off with some black gel liner on top, flicked into a cat eye, and some mascara. It’s a look that is very smokey and sexy, but still manages to look earthy and natural. I absolutely adore that flash of green you get from the eyelid color.
- Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette, Stash and Rewind
- Stila Kajal Eyeliner in “Topaz”
- Inglot AMC Gel Liner in #77 (the best jet black gel liner EVER!)
- Dior Iconic Overcurl Mascara (my new favorite)
THE FACE MAKEUP: Since it’s daytime, and the eyes have green eyeshadow on them, I went with a very natural, glowing looking complexion. A little bit of tinted moisturizer, concealer on blemishes, and bronzer to contour my cheekbones. I added my favorite Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder for a glow. When you go with green eyeshadow, neutral, bronze, and peach shades work best!
- Olay BB Cream
- Revlon Photoready Concealer in “Light”
- Tarte “Hotel Heiress” Bronzer
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette (one of my all-time favorite products EVER!)
THE LIPS: The lips are kept neutral and peachy. Peach looks amazing with green makeup. I went with one of the new limited edition iconic lipsticks that Revlon has decided to bring back for spring 2014. It’s gorgeous.
- Revlon Lipstick in “Jungle Peach” (limited edition for Spring 2014 as part of their Iconic Collection)
THE FINISHED LOOK:
Glowing, neutral skin makes way for an olive green-grey eyeshadow look that looks smokey but not overdone. The peach lip complements the glowing skin and the green tones in the eyeshadow. It’s a great day or night look, but it’s definitely an appropriate way to wear green for the daytime. Even my husband noticed my makeup (which is a feat, considering I am always wearing different makeup looks) and said it looked “hot” and “sexy” without being over the top or too much.
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