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Makeup Look: Green Viper

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?

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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!).

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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!

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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 😉

Beauty Bee~

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