I'm not usually one to go crazy with my makeup. A bright lip color here and there? Sure.
But for the most part I'm all about a natural look with highlighters, blushes, BB creams and foundation.
So, normally, I steer clear of things like emerald eyeliner. But I also had a lot of Sephora BeautyRewards points to use up on Saturday and the Graphic Lift liquid green eyeliner from the Pantone Universe collab was the only thing that wouldn't hurt my skin.
Emerald falls right between true blue and true green on the color spectrum making it flattering for every skin tone and eye color!
Maybe it was the gloomy weather or the thought of putting on boots and a winter jacket but this afternoon I needed a punch of color. What better way to wish for spring to come along then to perk up eyes with some green?
I was aiming for a street friendly version of the lids at Karen Walker's FW 2013 presentation as seen here:
(Photo via Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost)
I meant to grab some pictures at the Nordstrom Rack event tonight but forgot and then got rained on so these creepy MacBook shots will have to do!
To get the look I blended neutral colors Insane Jane and Tempting Tara from The Balm's Shady Lady Palette #2. I also tapped Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl illuminator under my brows. Then I carefully traced my lash line with the Graphic Lift Liquid eyeliner, counted to five seconds while it dried and then traced the same line again with a slight cat eye. I always dab Sephora's Pure White eyeliner into the corners of my eyes to make them look bigger. (It also makes you look more awake on a Monday morning!) Then finished off with two coats of Maybelline's Volume Express Falsies Flared mascara!
I really liked that from a distance it was pretty similar to my usual makeup routine but up close it added an exciting pop of color. I got a lot of compliments on it so I think I'll continue experimenting with it!
Do you ever integrate runway trends into your beauty routine?