Tuesday 25 July 2017

Giving Green Eyeshadow a Try

We all know I'm not the most adventurous with makeup. More and more I've been upping my confidence, such as wearing nude lipsticks (I always used to think I couldn't pull them off and now they're practically all I wear) or warm eyeshadows (I always thought orange or rust colours would look awful but I love them), but one thing I've never really done is wear a colour on my eyes. As in, an 'unnatural' colour. Such as green...

I remember seeing a video of Tanya Burr's a few months ago in which she used one of her newer eyeshadow palettes, the My Escape palette. It's a quad of greens and browns and I couldn't get over how stunning the look was on her. I almost ordered it then and there, but something held me back. However, ever since then it has always played on my mind. And as you can tell, eventually I caved and just had to buy it to try for myself.

I've been wearing the look that she wore in the tutorial - Wild Jungle all over the lid with a fluffy brush so it isn't such a strong colour, Tree Tops in the crease and outer corner, and New Perspective in the inner corner. Instead of black winged liner like Tanya does, I've been using Master Plan to line the top lashes as I'm not really in an eyeliner phase right now. For some extra oomph of colour I like wearing my By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon over the lid before laying down the green colour. It intensifies the pigment and also adds a touch more shimmer. However, for a more subtle sheen I wear the shadows on their own.

I will say that I don't find the shadows as pigmented as others I own, but I personally think this works in the quad's favour - I like that the green isn't OTT, and it's a really easy way to wear colour for someone who normally shies away from it. But as I mentioned before, with a base colour underneath you can definitely get a lot more payoff, and I do think they blend really well nonetheless. This is one of those moments where I'm so glad I took the plunge and picked up something new. For £5.99 I knew I wouldn't be devastated if I didn't get on with it, but it's always nice when a risk works out!
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