As I mentioned in a previous post, I was recently asked by Fashion Magazine to be one of their online Beauty Panel contributors. Basically, every week, panelists are asked a series of questions, and those who choose to participate can answer questions via a series of pictures or a tutorial-style video. Our second challenge was to answer the question:
Emerald is the colour of the year for 2013. How will you incorporate this colour into your beauty routine?
Rich, lush and elegant, emerald’s jewel-toned hues add a gorgeous pop of colour to any spring makeup routine. Personally, I like to incorporate the 2013 Pantone colour of the year on both my eyes and nails. To start my emerald-inspired look, I used both a peach and a golden olive eyeshadow to define and add warmth to my crease, and to act as complementary colours to the emerald green eyshadows. To achieve a bold, bright jeweled-toned eye, I used two emerald eyeshadows: a bright emerald-green cream shadow and a deep, lush, sparkling emerald powder shadow. To finish off the eye look, I used a golden olive eyeshadow along my lower lash line, followed by two heavy coats of black mascara on both my upper and lower lashes.
Wanting to make my eyes the centre of attention, I chose to keep the res of my look very light and natural. To even out my skin tone and hide blemishes, I used my favourite light-coverage foundation and liquid concealer, followed by a matte bronzer for a 'barely there' makeup look. For cheeks, I used a light peachy-pink, slightly shimmery blush and a gorgeous champagne highlighter, that work together to give skin a radiant 'lit from within' glow. To finish off my makeup look, I usued a creamy, coral lip gloss to give my lips a plump, juicy shine. For those who aren't comfortable wearing such a bold, colourful eye, another great way to incorporate emerald into your every day beauty look is with your nails. To give my nails a sparkling, gem-like look, I used a bright turquoise-green polish followed by a shimmering emrald polish with light golden glitter.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in ‘3.5’
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in ‘Light’
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in ‘Light’
Makeup Forever Pro Finish Powder Foundation in ‘113’
NYC Matte Bronzer in ‘Sunny’
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in ‘Luminous Light’
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush in ‘Natural’
Benefit Ultra Plush Lipgloss in 'Coralista'
Orly 'Green with Envy'