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…
For this editorial, I wanted to be quite bold whilst keeping the look modern and wearable!
Creating the eye look was quite simple:
The main focus is pink eyeshadow on the lids, applied in a rounded, 60s mod shape and blended well around the edges. I complimented the pink with navy blue eyeshadow (as eyeliner). You may not be able to notice on camera, but the eye liner is actually navy blue as opposed to black.
Started off with a base on the eyes in a similar tone as the eyeshadow I planned on using: A pink eye primer/colour corrector (a tiny bit of it only on the lids) will not only help ensure staying power as you add liner but should make a difference in the opacity of your eyeshadow. Any eye base that works for you is perfect for this step.
I focused on two main shadows from the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette to give a hot-pink metallic effect: “Seize” and “Gossip”. There are so many different metallic/shimmery pink eyeshadows to choose from, these two were the closest to what I was going for.
For the liner, I applied a wet black eyeshadow and went over it with “Minx” to form a navy blue shade. I kinda just wanted some extreme contrast on the eyes so instead of using black I thought navy blue would make things pop.
There will be a post dedicated to my foundation routine but for now, I just made sure the skin was kept simple and mellow.
Definitely was experimenting with this look, but I think it just adds a vibrant element of fun to any simple outfit.
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Let me know what you think and if you have or would go this bold with eyeshadow?
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So I finally got round to trying out the glossy lid look. A popular trend right now where you use eye gloss or even lipgloss (what I used) on your lids to create an ethereal glow to your makeup.
I will say this is more editorial rather than a wearable out-the-door makeup but depending on what type of look you’re going for – the “undone” eyes is also a stylish trend.
To create this was quite simple. Very straightforward and easy to customise to what you want.
First, I’d advise an eye primer (not that it’ll change the fact that it will crease and slide) but this will help with the eyeshadow stay in place whilst applying the gloss. In terms of what shade, that’s optional.
For my look, I went with a red/orange colour “Burnt Orange” from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette and blended this on the lids only.
To be honest, I think any gloss is fine to use. At the end of the day, it’s makeup and you can use it as to what you see fit – you can get creative with it.
I used a sheer pink gloss purposely because I wanted a pink hue around my lids. Doing so, I dispensed the gloss applicator across my makeup palette and used a fluffy synthetic eyeshadow brush (which I highly recommend) to pat-and-swipe quickly across the lids. This helps give an even coverage since we’re working with liquid.
I also did the same thing for my highlighter (note: I had already applied cream highlight prior) but took a beauty blender, dabbing into the gloss residue on the palette and quickly but lightly patted it onto my cheekbones, down the nose a little on the side of my forehead + cheeks slightly.
This is a look I think anyone can pull off. You can start small by adding a little gloss to a “no makeup, makeup look” or even adding gloss to a smokey eye.
The glossy lids look is not intended to be long-lasting, but is fun to try and get creative with.
I’ve always been obsessed with skincare and the luxury of a good regimen. However, for a long time, I felt I didn’t have the right products to keep my skin blemish free.
In the past, I’ve suffered from acne scarring and clogged pores; It was this month I decided to look into finding the best solution for my skin regimen. Going back to about a year ago, I was browsing on the Net-A-Porter website. I would always check the ‘what’s new’ tab and refine it to the ‘beauty’ section. From there, I’d go onto ‘skincare’ and look at almost everything that was listed. That is when I first came across the Erno Laszlo skin care range.
Founded by the late Dr Laszlo in 1927, Erno Laszlo was the first dermatologist to develop a skin care ‘Cleansing Ritual’ which he appropriately named the most iconic cleansing system in the world with a long list of clients from Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and more.
I decided to try the products I remembered stood out to me the most. Their Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar, part of their Timeless Skin System. This bar is made using 97% natural ingredients, meant to hydrate and restore the skins mineral levels. While gently exfoliating your skin to remove dead cells, resulting in the brighter looking skin. Erno Laszlo also has a line of different bars for different skin types, retailing for around £39. The Deep Cleansing Bar definitely caught my eye. Having looked at many reviews as possible on it, I could not find a review giving this a thumb down. I then convinced myself to go for it and buy the bar. At the time (this was about 2 weeks ago) The Net-A-Porter website had run out of stock of the bar so my lazy-self forgot about it. The next day my mother and I were shopping in TK Maxx. I normally always go to the beauty section to see if there’s anything on offer worth buying. For the first time, I actually came face to face with part of the Erno Laszlo collection. As well as a couple of individual products like their serums and toners. On the shelf were a couple of different skincare sets, I then picked up the box with the Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar on the picture packaging filled with excitement and bought this set for just £12.99 which are a snippet on the rrp price. Considering the Erno Laszlo’s price range, I thought that was a steal!
After yapping to my mother about how this happened on the way home, I took the box again and started reading about the second product I received In the set. In this box was a full-size Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar (150g) that comes in a glossy white and black, plastic container (suitable for travelling). And the Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil (200ml). I noticed the Pre-Cleansing Oil while browsing the line although, I didn’t think much of it at the time.
This duo is called the ‘Anti-Ageing Ritual’ designed for both products to basically work together, helping your skin achieve the ‘Laszlo Glow’.
Following the instructions on the box; Prep, Cleanse, Splash. I First apply a small amount (a little goes a long way) of The Pre-Cleansing Oil onto the palm of my hand, using both hands to massage the product on my dry face. It is also designed to be optionally used as an oil based makeup remover. I remove my makeup with wipes prior, as that’s just my preference.
Once the oil is distributed all over my face, I run the Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar under lukewarm water and massage the soap all over my face – avoiding eyes and lips.
I then rinse off the product by splashing my face with cold water to close up my pores. Following up with a toner and moisturiser to finish off my routine.
The first time I used this, my skin instantly felt clean and lifted. I’ve been using this for 2 weeks and usually when I test a new skin care product, whether it gives me breakouts or not I like to give my skin time to get used to the product before I can tell if it’s good for me or not.
With this duo, I did receive a couple spots, however, the next day they were dried out and ready to come off my skin. I will say the bar does a great job at deep cleaning, as those spots were caused by the dirt build up. The oil and bar fully extracted all the dirt build up. The end result was an exceptionally clean face.
Using this bar daily, I don’t even need an exfoliating product – that’s how purifying the bar is without being too harsh on my skin.
As a person who wears makeup all the time, I wanted something to clean my skin in a way that’ll clean out my pores without drying my skin. I have combination to normal skin, and with a hydrating moisturiser, I will say my skin has gotten a lot better and had no issues with these products at all.
Although I did purchase this set on a deal I would (and will) repurchase this product again at full price because I think it is worth it. It’s very effective on the skin which I like – and I can understand this coming as a duo with the Pre-Cleansing Oil as that’s what helps keep your skin nourished while cleaning your face.
If you have been looking for an effective cleanser or if you’ve been on the hunt for a simple yet nourishing oil for your face to prep for cleansing, I’d say this is the product for you.
Or if you’ve also recently discovered Erno Laszlo and just wanted to see a review on a couple of their products, I highly recommend you try them out.
I absolutely love the fact that nowadays I see myself actually looking forward to doing my skincare routine every morning and night. these products do have a luxurious feel to them, giving me and my skin less stress to worry about what to use or if I’m using the right product.
My skin feels great after using this set and I will be looking into more of the Erno Laszlo range.
“I owe 50% of my beauty to my mother and the other 50% to Erno Laszlo.” –Audrey Hepburn.