I do so love playing with colours, but I find green shades often a bit tricky to work with. It has a tendency to make my skin look sallow and tired, which is of course never a good thing! This time I decided to rise up from the challenge though, green is supposed to look harmonious with my eyes and hair dammit, I wanted to make it work!
So I decided on pairing a few mossy green shades with warmer colours. Golden and bronzy brown tones, trying to get it as soft looking as I could. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, since I usually hate green on me but this time I think I managed to make it look ok. To enhance the colours a bit I used a lip colour in a contrasting shade and blotted it on my lips. Colour theory always dictates that red goes well with green, but I think that pinkish and sometimes purple shades often work a lot better if you want to make the colours pop.
I think this look is definitely soft enough for during the day, I think this is because I opted for bronze eyeliner and brown mascara. To spice it up for the evening would be simple enough, I'd just add a darker colour in the outer V and crease, black eyeliner instead of brown and a darker mascara. Maybe even some falsies if you're into that! I usually can't be bothered with them, shhh don't tell anyone.
I thought it might be handy if I just showed you the products I used, I warn you though, this is going to be quite picture heavy! I wasn't able to get all of the products in one picture because I live in an apartment made for ants and had to use a chair to photograph products on. It works for me though! Let's take a look at what I've used this time.
For my face I used my 'Perk Me Up' skin brightening primer by LOOK to prime my skin for the BB cream and make it look a bit more healthy, then I applied a Skin79 BB Cream called 'Lovely Girl' which gave me the coverage that I needed and finally I set everything with my Essence 'all about matt' compact powder. I just got that powder, and it broke already. Am I really that clumsy? Anyway, it was cheap and it's really good, so I guess I can live with a few chunks missing.
First I primed my eyes with Urban Decay's primer potion. It's the only primer I've ever used, and I can definitely notice the colours looking a lot brighter and staying on better so I'm quite happy with it! On my lashes I applied Maxfactor's 'Clump Defy' mascara, which is the UK version of the 'Clump Crusher' that is oh so popular right now in the US. I accidentaly bought the brown version, but that's okay because I quite like to use brown for softer daytime looks.
I used this Sephora waterproof kohl pencil to line my waterline and line my upper lashline. This pencil goes on super smooth! It's really smudge proof as well, which is good for me because my eyes get irritated easily and are prone to watering, which can make makeup look bad within seconds so I try to make sure I use as much smudge and waterproof stuff as I can.
I used the NYC 'Fashion Bootcamp' quatro palette for my green colours in the outer V and the crease, a limited edition golden Catrice eyeshadow as a base combined with 'Silk Teddy' (which is my favourite shade ever) from the Too Faced Natural Eye palette. I also used the darker golden tone to blend the green in with the lighter shades, the taupe and off-white from the Too Faced palette to highlight my browbone and blend the darker colours out.
Blush and Higlight
As a highlight I used my beloved Essence 'My Base' which is actually a primer but it contains so much shimmer that I love to use it as a highlighter. Unfortunately Essence decided to discontinue this product, I'll be so sad when it's gone! I combined this with a blush from LOOK called 'Flush', which is a very pretty shimmery pink that is very buildable.
I started with moisturizing my lips with Lush's 'Honey Trap' which I love using because it makes my lips smell divine and makes them feel all soft and awesome. I decided on using my Apocalips lip colour from Rimmel in the colour 'Stellar', but since it's such a pigmented colour I blotted it on for a more subtle and light effect
instead of applying it straight from the tube .