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 FirePalette. 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.
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…
As one of my birthday gifts from my amazing Aunt, I graciously received the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette. Ironically I mentioned in my previous blog post that I would be playing with more colours in my looks this spring/summer, and I think I have the perfect palette to do so.
In combination with this colourful/wearable look I’ve created, I thought I’d include a review on what I think of the palette.
First off, the black/sleek packaging is gorgeous! I literally gasped once I realised what I was opening. With the palette comes a large built-in mirror. It’s durable, meaning it’s a travel friendly makeup item I’d take for the mirror especially.
I had so much fun creating this look. Working out the textures in these eyeshadows was interesting, as I notice they don’t perform ‘well’ when you swatch them but it’s when you apply them onto your lids they’re so soft, pigmented and workable anyone can use this.
I think it’s made for you to pick up the product (with a brush) and work it onto your lid as opposed to a swatch on your hand to tell the quality of the eyeshadow.
They’re so easy to use, even when mixing the shadows they didn’t separate at all.
I love the fact that these shadows are based on the rainbow. There’s so many different looks you can create, from really bright and fresh eyes to really dark and moody eyes the list goes on.
In the future, I feel like it’ll become a makeup essential of mine.
I will say that there was a little bit of fall out but it’s no issue of mine since I do my eyes before my base. Overall I’d recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a colourful palette or if you just want to add a really pretty palette to their collection…
Creating The Look:
I was inspired to go for a bright ‘Blue Hue’ look on the eyes whilst adamant to keep it simple yet bold at the same time. I think with any eyeshadow look, blending is the most important step towards making a bold colour wearable on the eyes. The main focus was blue. Icy, light blues blended in with touches of pink to suit my skin tone. I personally think this look can suit just about any skin tone with the right colours to complement each other.
When working with multiple colours, it’s always a good idea to start with an eye primer to get the best out of your eyeshadows. I have extremely oily eye lids when wearing makeup. But I find that when I add a tiny bit of the NYX (waterproof) Eyebrow Gel, my eye makeup will not budge (until I remove it of course). It is a great, yet an affordable way to prime if you have really oily lids like I do. If dry, try a hydrating concealer or just go for a traditional eyeshadow primer.
I set my eye base with a skin-toned eyeshadow (1-2 shades brighter) using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, although any neutral/warm eyeshadows will do.
Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Application:
To make this look more chic, throughout the whole process of the eyeshadow blending I made sure that the shadows were diffused upwards to give my eyes a cat eye shape without needing winged eyeliner.
Starting with “GOSSIP” this shade went slightly on top of L’Orange (ABH Contour Powder, but any orange-toned bronzer will do) to emphasise a smooth transition into the blues.
Next was a pinch of “BLINDSIDED” right underneath “GOSSIP” then going straight in with a synthetic flat shader brush (I used the brush it came with) packing-and-buffing this quickly onto my lids.
I then Mixed both “METAMORPHOSIS” + “BUMP” right over the lids (twice), to help brighten and give a more pastel tone to my lids.
Lastly (this part is optional) I added a little bit of “DELIRIOUS” right over the crease to blend “GOSSIP” and “BLINDSIDED” together, again to help show of the blue slightly more.
Blush: Any Pastel Pink colour will do (on the cheekbones)
Highlighter: There are so many cream highlighters, any will work. I like to use a good goat haired blush brush to lightly apply and quickly pat the product onto the tops of my cheekbones. This method will prevent your foundation from moving while giving you a nice glow✨
Thank you to my amazing Aunt @heidimapeza for inspiring me into the world of makeup! As well as this awesome palette to create this look and much more!
Here’s a link to the brushes I used for this look: