Monday, March 23, 2009

Eyeshadow 101, part two: Glorious greens

As you can probably guess from the title of this post, this eyeshadow 101 installment will focus on you gorgeous girls with gloriously green eyes. (Did I get a bit carried away with the alliteration? Probably. He hee.) This post also applies to my lovely hazel eyed girls whose eyes are dominantly green toned.

I think green eyes are so intriguing on their own, that the last thing you would want to do is choose an eyeshadow that detracts from them. A lot of people will claim that green eyeshadow is the way to go, but I have to respectfully disagree. Green eyed girls, your signature colors are going to be in the purples and plums family. Pearls are a great highlight color for you and Greys are a nice compliment as well. Sephora actually has a lovely product called Colorful Pro Eyeshadow Palette-Green Eyes that I think would be an excellent start to your foray into fabulous eyeshadow.

eyeshadow colors from left to right: shimmering dark grey, rich olive, light grey, cream pearl, petal beige and shimmering warm russet

For an everyday eye

Step One: Use Petal Beige on lids with a superfine dusting of the same color on your brow bone (aka underbrow region)
Step Two: Use Shimmering Warm Russet on the crease
Step Three: BLEND

For a dramatic eye

Step One: Use Petal Beige on lids
Step Two: Highlight the underbrow region with some Cream Pearl
Step Three: Use Shimmering Warm Russet in crease and into the corners of the outer lid
(If you so desire, line eyes with Shimmering Dark Grey shadow or another grey eyeliner of choice. Black liner tends to be a little too harsh for your eyes, so make sure you stick with a slate grey or even a brown when lining your eyes, depending on which eyeshadow colors you use. I would strongly advise sticking with a grey liner.)

Here are a few more shadows I heart:

MAC eyeshadow in Trax

NARS Single Eye Shadow in Ondine

I also like NARS Single Eye Shadow in Abyssinia, but I couldn't find a picture.

Stay tuned for part three, which will focus on your Baby Blues.

1 comment:

Kimba said...

thanks! shall be added to my growing Sephora list. good heavens, that store will be the death of me.

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