While I don’t live in the tropics – Sydney has been soooo humid over the last couple of days, that sometimes I think I am living in Bangkok. Going along with that theme, I saw this to die for single eyeshadow from Giorgio Armani called Green Viper (#17) and had to buy it! I have never owned a lime green eyeshadow before, let alone worn lime green eyeshadow lol So today beauties has been my awakening! And I love it! This shadow is sooo pigmented and silky, which is what you would expect of course from a high-end brand (though eyeshadows from brands like Dior and Chanel can be hit or miss) and this eyeshadow delivers! It’s not cheap – but the colour is so unique and lovely to work with (it can also be used wet or dry). It has a slight gold sheen, which brightens up this colour ever more. So how to work it into a makeup look?
The secret to this look is firstly, dewey-summery-fresh skin. I usually mix my foundation with a few drops of hydrating serum and liquid highlighter. Lately however, the hydrating serum I usually use (Dior’s Hydra Life Serum Sorbet) hasn’t been cutting it. I don’t want my face to look like an oil slick, but I do want it to have a slight sheen. The solution? Adding a few drops of rosehip oil into my liquid foundation! I’ve been loving the Kosmea Radiance 24/7 Youth Boost. It combines rosehip oil with seabuckthorn, apricot, camellia and pomegranate oil for an additional antioxidant boost. 2-3 drops mixed into your foundation gives you the most perfect dewey complexion! And it doesn’t leave my face looking oily and doesn’t break me out (very important!).
The perfect mix for a flawless-dewey base: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone (it’s very subtle and the shimmer is undetectable when mixed into your foundation), Kosmea Radiance 24/7 Youth Boost and YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat.
I lightly contoured my face, used a liquid blush on my cheeks and lips (in a nude shade) and used a rose gold highlighting powder to add some more dimension and glow to my face. You want to keep the colour on your face down to a minimum and all colours should be from the same colour family/tone. Don’t powder your face if you can help it. If you must use some powder, use it very sparingly. I did use a taupe brown shadow in the crease of my eyelid, but then went over the whole lid and crease with the lime green shadow. I used the taupe brown shadow on my lower lashline and then used lots of black mascara on my lashes. It’s a very simple eye makeup look – but still packs a punch!
Essential products for this makeup look: Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Single Eyeshadow in the colour Green Viper (#17), Becca Beach Tint in the colour Fig (LOVE this product – review here) and Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder in Candlelight.
I hope this look has inspired you – let me know what you think of it 🙂 Have you ever worn lime green eyeshadow before? I bought my Armani eyeshadow from Myer for $48 or $49 (yikes!). You can also find the Armani single eyeshadows on the Fresh Fragrances and Cosmetics website, but they don’t currently have Green Viper in stock.
Catch ya next time beauties 😉