GET THE LOOK | Get Festive with Green Eyeshadow

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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?  :)

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