Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Look of the Day: Colour of my 30th Year

Hey, everyone! Each year, Pantone, a self-proclaimed "authority on colour", deems its colour of the year. A hue that embodies current trends, feelings, and fashion. This year, their selected Colour of the Year is Emerald. Though this designation doesn't bear a huge impact on my colour choices, I was happy to see that their selection was one that totally appeals to me. I've always loved shades of emerald; so rich, lush, and bold. And emerald is my birthstone, so there is an added affinity!

So, given that emerald is the colour of 2013, the year that also saw my 30th birthday, I thought I'd do a Look of the Day inspired by the hue of the moment. 


I've always loved the look of green eye makeup, though I find myself wearing it so rarely of late. On the occasional day when I don't have to put on my 'professional face', however, I still have so much fun playing with vibrant shades on the eyes. And these tones of green were no exception!


I opted for shades of emerald, chartreuse, olive, and moss, blending them together to unify the look. The base of the eye shadow (also used as an eyeliner on the bottom lash line) was NYX's bold and creamy Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green. It worked so well to get the look started! I layered it with some of my favourite green shades from MAC, NYX, and BeneFit and finished things off with Clinique Cream Shaper eye liner in Egyptian and black mascara.


I paired the vivid green eyes with soft, pinky-peach cheeks and eyes to keep things balanced. Here's a full breakdown of everything I used!

The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Foundation (combination/oily formula) in Buff
Concealer: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and Hard Candy Glamouflage in Light (on blemishes)
Powder: Hard Candy Welcome Matte Translucent Mattifying Powder
Bronzer: Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder #51
Blush: Stila Convertible Colour in Lilium topped with NARS Powder Blush in Sex Appeal

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde/Taupe
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadows: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green (as a base for the powder shadows, from lashline to crease and as an eyeliner on the bottom lash line), BeneFit Show Offs in Pistachio (to highlight the centre of the lid and inner corner), Emerald green shade from the NYX For Your Eyes Only Mysterious Browns Palette (to set the NYX Jumbo Pencil), MAC Humid eye shadow (to deepen the crease colour), and MAC Sumptuous Olive eye shadow (to blend colours together)
Eyeliner: Clinique Cream Shaper in Egyptian
Mascara: Boots Maximum Volume Mascara (Waterproof formula) in Black

Lipstick: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous (lightly)
Gloss: Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Zephyr


And a few more shots of the look:







And that's it! I really had fun with this look; definitely inspired me to sport green eye makeup more often. It is the colour of the year, after all!

Do you ever wear green eye shadow? What are some of your favourite emerald-coloured eye products?

Thanks for reading! xo

41 comments:

  1. That Green is delicious:)

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  2. Great look :)

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  3. Lovely! Some people can look quite scary with green on their eyes, but you seem to pull it off effortlessly!

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    1. Thank you! I always surprise myself when I pull of colours like this, but it's fun :)

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  4. You look beautiful! I love the colours. I very rarely wear green eyeshadow because I find it tricky to wear but I want to find the right green eye look.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Christine! Green can be tricky to wear for sure, but it's still fun to experiment :)

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  5. I love all the greens together! Definitely a fun look!

    Maddy @ www.BeautyBanterBlog.com

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    1. Thank you! I had a lot of fun with the look :)

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  6. Me wearing this color brings up the most awful olive undertones. It looks fantastic on you.

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    1. Aww, thanks! Green can be hard to wear for sure, but it's fun to experiment! :)

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  7. The colour looks gorgeous on you!

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  8. Lovely makeup!

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  9. You have a gorgeous birthstone. I love emerald on you x

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  10. This colour is stunning on you! It really opens your eyes! Thanks for showing, I really enjoy your makeup tutorials.

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    1. Aww, thank you! Your kind words always make my day :)

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  11. I adore green so much. It looks gorgeous on you! I don't think I'd be brave enough to put green eye shadow on myself, but I'd totally let you do it for me! Following you now. (:

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Green can be scary to wear, but it's fun to experiment :)

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  12. Such a cute post and you look so fresh and elegant!

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    Following you..hope you'll do the same :)
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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Will check out your blog soon :)

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  13. That's really gorgeous, well done!
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  14. very pretty, love your smile =)

    xo


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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Naville! xo

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  15. Beautiful!!! I love it!! Green shadow looks great on blondes and pull it off so well!

    Maybe we could do a blog collaboration ?? Let me know your thoughts!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kerjan! Will check out your blog soon and be in touch :)

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  17. my first ever experience with an eye shadow, my friends older sister used green on my eyes. it looked nice, but since then i never used green for my eye make up. it looks great on you tho. nice blog you have here :) - shayne

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Shayne! Green can be tough to wear, but it's a fun colour to play with :)

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  18. I love the layering of all of the pretty shades, babe! And this is me being completely honest - your which birthday??? That post must have slipped my attention. Happy b-day!! And you look so much younger, you've been obviously taking great care of yourself, you must share your secrets!!:D

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Peet! It was a great birthday and I always love comments like that! In terms of secrets, I think it's merely a combination of genetics, oily skin (which wrinkles slower) and wearing sunscreen daily since I was a teen. Wish it was something more exciting! xo

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  19. green looks pretty on you! i can't wear green :(

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