Monday, April 4, 2011
Gilded Green EOTD
When I'm not wearing brown or purple eye shadows, I'm probably wearing golds and greens :) I'm a big fan of warm toned golds and greens that blend seamlessly together to create a wearable yet eye-catching look. I used a variety of colors from my Inglot palette as well as some shades from Too Faced.
I started with a light layer of an old gold, slightly brown golden, all over the lid. I really LOVE this shadow which is AMC Shine 49 from Inglot. I chose this shade to put in my palette because it is such a complicated, unique color. It reminded me a lot of a shade from a limited edition palette from Maybelline called Earthly Glow (reviewed and swatched HERE). The shade I am referring to is the third from the left on the second row. The Maybelline shade is GORGEOUS and even more complex than the Inglot one in all honesty. I then applied a forest green, Inglot's Pearl 419, on the entire length of my lid but concentrating the color somewhat close to the lashline so the gold peeks through. The green shade I used should be very comparable to Mac's Sumptuous Olive. Then I took Too Faced's Label Whore and concentrated the color on the outer corner, sweeping the color gently into the crease. I used a fluffy crease brush for this part so that the color would be somewhat sheer. You only need a bit to get the green and brown duo-chrome. If you have Mac's Club, feel free to substitute that instead. On the inner corner I applied Inglot's AMC Shine 08 which is a very light yellow gold. I brought that color onto the inner half of my lower lashline. On the outer half of my lashline I applied the old gold shade and layered a shimmery brown shadow to darken it up. I lined my eyes with Loreal's Lineur Intense and added some lashes.
On my lips I wore Revlon's Soft Nude colorburst lipstick and Too Faced's glamour gloss in Pillow Talk over it. I did wear blush and highlighter but you can't really tell in the picture. For blush I used the Revlon's Beyond Natural Blush and Bronzer (blush side) which I do NOT recommend. I'm just trying to use it up while I'm still pale enough for it to show up. I used E.L.F Studio's Gotta Glow blush as a highlighter.
Hopefully this gives you guys some sort of inspiration to try out gold and green shadows :) Tell me if you guys like EOTD and FOTD posts!
On a side note, I also added a picture of how Revlon's Petal colorburst lipstick looks on my lips in my review HERE. Please check that out if you're curious about how it actually looks on the lips ^^