Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Leafy Eyes

After gray, another universally flattering eyeshadow hue is green, which is often my choice for weekdays.  
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I'm currently using a beautiful shade by Illamasqua, a "matte dusky olive green" called Moan. However, that color is no longer carried by Sephora (dang!)
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Illamasqua Moan
The color I was using beforehand, a less intense green called Sage by Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade is still around. Chantecaille is available at select Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Space NK. I was very happy with it before it hit my stone bathroom floor and smashed to bits. 
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There is also MUFE Olive Green 47.


Bare Escentuals Wearable Green Dark (dark pine), Wearable Green Medium (olive beige), and Exotic Sandra (deep olive). 
http://www.beaddicts.com/BE/WearableGreenMedium.jpg
Yes, all the colors I list are matte, and are not light. Light green can be distracting attention-hogs, whereas less acidic shades blend more discreetly. Green should be matte since it has the potential to be overwhelming, and lack of sparkle takes it down a notch. 

4 comments:

tesyaa said...

Not related to eyeshadow, but I just saw your comment about bugs on Bad for Shidduchim and I wanted to give you a yasher koach. I can relax today, knowing that there is one other sane person in the universe.

Princess Lea said...

Bug power!

tovah said...

I wish I knew how to wear green eyeshadow. It just never looks right on me.

I have brown eyes and, strange enough, I really like to wear blue eyeshadow.

Princess Lea said...

It's not so strange. Blue will make brown more intense.

If you can wear blue, I am guessing you can wear green. But not all greens are equal - nor are blues.