Colourful eyes can be tricky to pull off for everyday, but what better way to incorporate Pantone’s Colour of the Year – Emerald – than to rock it for some St. Patty’s Day festivities this weekend? Here’s the how-to:
1. First, prep the lids with a green-coloured cream eyeshadow, like Maybelline’s Colour Tattoo in Edgy Emerald ($9 CAD). Applying a cream eyeshadow in a matching colour to your eyeshadow provides opaque intensity and increases the staying power of your eyeshadow.
2. Line the eyes, and the inner top and inner bottom lash lines with a smudgy black liner. A black liner anchors this colourful look and gives depth, while making eyelashes look fuller and eye whites look brighter. With its easy-to-blend consistency, L’oreal’s Extra Intense Liquid Pencil ($10 CAD) provides the intensity of a gel liner, but easily blends for a quick smoky eye.
3. Pat a vivid green eyeshadow on the lids and blend the outer edges with a fluff brush so that there’s no harsh line of where the colour stops and starts. Inglot’s #475 eyeshadow is a gorgeous true green with Pot of Gold flecks that will flatter most skin tones.
4. Use a moss green eyeliner, like NARS Kyoto ($25 CAD), to accent below the eyes. Rather than the usual basic black, a touch of dark green here adds interest to your colourful eye.
Will you be going green this weekend? :)