green eyeshadow

SPRING MAKEUP LOOK: GREEN EYESHADOW INSPO 💚

I’m well aware that green eyeshadow isn’t always the first choice when it comes to smokey eyes (especially in Spring) – however, I wanted to break the ice of its reputation and present in this post that green eyeshadow is definitely an eyeshadow to look out for this season. Think bright pale (the 60s) green, the variety of green leaves inspired by the blossomed flowers and trees in the spring. Although many would consider earthy tones to be brown for smokey eyes, I think green is ultimately just as versatile and suitable for all eye colours and skin tones in this category. Like all eyeshadow colours, it’s about how you apply and wear the shadow that makes all the difference in elevating your look.

The Palette I used for this look is in collaboration with Makeup Artist, CarmiMua and Makeup Revolution known as the Kiss of Fire Palette. I haven’t used the palette enough to report my full review on it although I will say that the main eyeshadow I used in this post, dominion, actually looked blue in the pan rather than green. When it comes to eyeshadows like these it’s good to note that whichever colourful eyeshadow you use will look different on every skin-tone – which is why I’ve scouted my top 7 alternative green eyeshadows you can check out by clicking here.


PRODUCTS USED:

FOUNDATION – L’Oréal Infallible 24 HR Wear in ‘Deep Golden 365

CONCEALER – Makeup Revolution Matte Base Concealer 12.5

BLUSHER/HIGHLIGHTER – Burberry Lip Tint “Coral Glow”

POWDER(S) – Makeup Revolution Matte Base Powder, 12 & Makeup Revolution Loose Powder in ‘Banana Deep’

PALETTE – Using ‘Teal Metallic’ from the Makeup Revolution x Carmi ‘Kiss of Fire‘ Palette (This eyeshadow appears turquoise/blue in the pan however, it shows up green on my eyes.)

PALETTE [2] – Makeup Revolution ‘Visionary’ Palette from the ‘Re-loaded’ Collection.

BROWS – Technic Brow Gel in ‘Medium’

MASCARA – Technic Mascara

EYELINER – Rimmel London Exaggerate Liquid Liner in Black

LIP GLOSS – Burberry Lip Tint in ‘Coral Glow’


That’s all for this Spring Green edit! Do let me know in the comments whether you think you’re a fan of green eyeshadows or not. For some reason, I’ve just found a new likeness for green shadows this season…

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Lots of love,

TOP 7 BOLD GREEN EYESHADOWS TO TRY OUT THIS SEASON

When it comes to makeup, I’m always searching for the newest and freshest take with products, techniques and application methods. I absolutely love the process of re-discovering a particular colour or product to use in a makeup look – and of late, I’ve recently re-discovered my fondness with green eyeshadow. Yes, green eyeshadow. 

I know that green shadows may not be the most sought after or hyped up the product in the makeup world but I feel like, especially for this season, that green has become the new freshness I’d been looking for in eyeshadows this spring.

The variety of different themes, looks and shapes you can create with green is endless, and since its gradient from pale to dark green holds so many possibilities within the looks you can form – I thought I’d scout my favourite 7 shadows of the spring colour: green!

1.

Color Sensational Eyeshadow ‘Pure Teal’ 95 by Maybelline

Create your seamless cut-creases with this intense and long lasting, ‘pure teal’ eyeshadow by Maybelline. A perfect hybrid between blue & green for those that may want a beginners’ green eyeshadow.

Colour: Turquoise/Green

Texture: Easy to Blend

Finish: Satin/Matte

Opacity: Intense

Staying Power: Long Lasting

2.

Little Round Pot Eyeshadow No.07 Noir Emeraude by Bourjois

“Bourjois Little Round Pot eyeshadow has an exclusive baked formula which gives the powder an extreme softness and allows you to blend the colour as much as you want.” – Bourjois

Colour: Deep Green

Texture: Soft & Silky

Finish: Satin

Opacity: Intense

Staying Power: Long Lasting

3.

Eye & Face Colour in 900 ‘Green Butterfly’ by Anna Sui

Get spring 60’s inspo with this vibrant, muted green single eyeshadow by Anna Sui. Withholding the balance between colourful, bright and soft – this eyeshadow can easily work for both the effortless casual and the occasional chic moods.

Colour: Muted Green

Texture: Soft

Finish: Matte

Opacity: Vibrant/Intense

Staying Power: Long Lasting

4.

Soft Eye Shadow, ‘Sparkle Green’ by Stargazer

Make a subtle statement with this soft, simple and ethereal green shadow by Stargazer. Made in the UK, this single eyeshadow creates a soft sheen on the lids thanks to its pearlescent soft texture.

Colour: Mint Green

Texture: Soft

Finish: Pearlescent

Opacity: Medium-Intense

Staying Power: Average

5.

Natural Matte Mono Eyeshadow, ‘Green Lagoon’ by Benecos

Brighten your look with a pastel matte green shadow by Benecos. Infused with natural ingredients such as vitamin E, castor oil and macadamia oil, this eyeshadow will look perfectly for the makeup minimalist.

Colour: Pastel Green

Texture: Soft

Finish: Matte

Opacity: Average

Staying Power: Average

6.

Ombre A Paupieres Eyeshadow 48 Vert Petillant by Bourjois

Cultivate your shimmering spring aura with Bourjois’ green single eyeshadow. Featuring a soft pearly finish and texture, this eyeshadow allows you to flawlessly create your makeup looks with ease.

Colour: Bright Green

Texture: Soft/Silky

Finish: Pearly

Opacity: Medium-Intense

Staying Powder: Long Lasting

7.

Maybelline Expert Wear Mono Eyeshadow No 08 Spring Green

‘Spring Green’. A fitting name for this true-to-colour Single green eyeshadow by Maybelline. The perfect candidate to designing bold green looks for the editorial admirers.

Colour: Green

Texture: Satin/Soft

Finish: Satin

Opacity: Medium-Intense

Staying Power: Average


That is all for this top 7 edit! I’d love to know: Are you a fan of green eyeshadow? Do tell in the comments section below whether green may a colour you’d incorporate with your looks this season 🙂

Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

MAKEUP LOOK: TWO-TONE EYESHADOW

Greetings, everyone! I hope you’re all well today. **Sighs, followed by face palm** I know I have not been the most consistent with content since before my birthday back in May (btw makeup deets on the yellow look I wore will be uploaded soon). But this time, I promise I’m back on track and here to stay.

Okay – so for this edit, I really wanted to showcase a makeup look that I’ve never really done on my blog before (that’s the goal, Stacy ^-^), which is a two-tone eyeshadow look! Basically two different coloured eyeshadows on each eye. The inspiration drew from a makeup tutorial I watched about a year ago on the amazing makeup artist, JKissa (on YouTube). So this is my rendition of a two-toned eye-look!

I knew I wanted something diffused, with a pale touch of the same colour on the lids, tied together with a graphic wing in the exact same colour (sort of). As for my colour choices, I wasn’t actually sure about which duos to choose from. So I then ended up going for blue and green eyeshadows, complimented with lighter brows, bronzed up skin and glossy lips. Creating this was quite the experiment, but definitely worth the attempt.

I think one of the trickiest parts of creating this look was when I was mapping out the same shapes using different coloured eyeshadows on each eye. Although it took me quite a bit of time, the process was still so much fun and new to me!

I remember whilst I was curating the shadows I wanted for this look, I felt somewhat of a nostalgic wave come over me from the times I’d spend as a child. Searching and testing out different watercolour paints for hours on end – oh the joy. Not much has changed since then. I now have a variety of 30 different powdery swatches on both of my arms in the same colour family, hunting for as many green and blue eyeshadow combos that I can find in my collection.

But this step was actually crucial, only because you want to work with textures that won’t give you a hard time blending, just so you know which shadows work best for you.

PRODUCTS USED:

EYESHADOWS-

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette

A couple of no-named, [discontinued] single shadows that I barely used, but were still useful.

FOUNDATION- Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr’ in 440

CONCEALER- Fenty Beauty Match Stick in Caramel (under the eyes)

POWDER/BRONZER/BLUSH- Nip & Fab Contour Kit in Dark (such a favourite!)

HIGHLIGHT- Nip & Fab Highlighter in Deep

EYELINER- From Poundland

MASCARA- Primark

LIP GLOSS- any nude/transparent gloss! Primark has great ones, the one I used is by NYC in Pink Sand, however, its unfortunately discontinued.

BROWS: Light brown brow gel by TECHNIC

What I will say is that the two-tone eyeshadow method definitely opened up my eyes to get creative and put together not only different moods with more colour but even different textures, telling the same story on the eyes.

I may be getting ahead of myself, lol, but I’d love to see more renditions of this in the near future! I can totally see this being done in more makeup edits, magazine editorials and in pretty much in general. Just something different…

I’d love to know what you all think of the ‘two-toned’ eye-look in the comments below! Would you try out this look? Have you already done this look? I’m curious, lol.

IGTV: For those of you who are on Instagram, I’ve started uploading full-length makeup tutorials on IGTV (if you click on my Instagram profile, you’ll find my video in the top left corner). You can also follow me and let me know what you think of these, or even suggest any other ideas on what looks you think I could film for you. My Instagram is stacyjang_

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Lots of love,