Pep up your peepers with spring greens
Autumn has arrived giving you the ideal opportunity to revamp your make-up collection with fresh and colourful looks that pop. If you’re looking for an easy make-up update, spring green was seen on the runway with clothing and accessories previewed by designer Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi, Gucci and Barbara Bui. If you’re wallet won’t quite extend to a designer wardrobe makeover, an eyeshadow is an easy way to access the trend for autumn.
Maisie Williams recently took to the Emmys red carpet with an amazing green eyeshadow. The metallic green was the perfect complement to her new fringed updo. So read on for our tips on how to wear spring greens.
Choose the right green
Almost any eye colour can wear green, but some shades of the colour will suit better than others. For brown eyes try a teal shade, or any other blend of blue-green, as the blue will bring out rich, orangey tones in brown eyes.
For lighter hazel eyes opt for a peppier yellow-green, for a striking look. Blue eyes can go mean and moody with a dark hunter green which will brighten deep blue eyes. For lighter blue eyes, go with a mossy green which will emphasize the indigo flecks in your iris. And for those with green eyes, pick any green that contrasts with your eye colour, to play up rather than hide your eyes. If your irises are light, go with dark olive; if they’re darker, try a jade shade.
Greens to be seen in
NARS Earth Angel Duo Eyeshadow is moss green shadow which will be a great update to a regular black smoky eye look. Use instead of a black eyeshadow, defining eyes with black eyeliner.
The brand’s Tarvos Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow is a minty metallic green that can be worn alone for a fresh, wide-eyed look.
For a 3-D look, YSL’s Full Metal Shadow The Mats are pigment packed liquid eye colours with a brushed metal finish in three shades including Fur Green, a vintage green shade. The vibrant shades last for up to 16 hours without creasing, flaking or fading. NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Pasiphae is a gorgeous silky powder which looks gold then olive, and is perfect for lighter irises.
For a glamorous evening look try a duochrome or reflects eyeshadow, a product that can appear two different colors depending on how the light hits or because of how they change when the light reflects on them. It'll look like you spent much more time and effort than you actually did! Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigment in Typhoon or Chameleon will make your peepers look stunning with one simple layer. Apply a duochrome shadow all over the lid and through the crease blending thoroughly and the various colors provide enough dimension on their own.