Friday, 15 May 2015

Fifty shades of green

So. I have been planning this post literally  since  about January, and just haven't  gotten around to it until this weekend. The original inspiration was  Lime Crime's Serpentina, and I thought  long and hard about buying it after I bought one of the velvetines last year but because Lime Crime can be expensive  I didn't in case I ended up not liking the colour and never using it. Fortunately for me the cheap highstreet (but may I mention still cruelty  free) brand Makeup Revolution brought out their Atomic collection in October I think it was,  five 'brave shades' of highly  pigmented lipstick.

Their version  of the Green lippy is called Serpent. Original yes. So I used it as the starting point to build the look upon and ended up using pretty much every bit of green makeup I own. I also used Directions' Alpine Green the last time I dyed my hair  so it's  looking a bit dark and blue in places.





I started with an eyeshadow primer, and then used a light minty green for the inner corners. I then blended a deep matt green from the middle  to the outer corners and patted a shimmery green on top, also using the matt green for the lower lash line. Next I patted a very small amount of black onto the upper and lower lashline to define everything  a little bit, and blended white eyeshadow along my brow bone all the way up to my eyebrows. To finish my eyes I used my super spiky false lashes and mascara, and then foundation when my eyes were finished because I tend to make a mess with eyeshadows! I finished with the Serpent lipstick on my eyebrows and lips, and then patted the mint green shadow onto the middle  of  my lips for an ombre effect. Lastly I did a teeny bit of contouring with a medium matt green, although I don't actually  think it shows in the photos.

Product list:

NYX HD foundation 01 Nude
Too Faced eyeshadow primer
Lunatick Cosmetics eyshadow in Lustful Lilly
Sleek matt eyeshadow shades Dragonfly and Cricket
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Dragon
Lunatick Cosmetics  eyeshadow  in Summon
Makeup revolution  Atomic lipstick in Serpent

**Disclaimer: none of these products  were sponsored, I make these posts of my own free will.

18 comments:

  1. Oh wow. Green is my favorite color and I love all this. And your eyes look huge like you have circle lenses or something. Coooool

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    1. Yeah I'm really into green atm. Whatever colour my hair goes I usually end up obsessed with it! I have always wanted to try circle lenses, I just don't know if I would be ok with sticking things in my eyes!

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  2. I love the look! I never got around to doing an all green look when I had green hair!

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    1. Yeah it can be hard getting around to stuff like that, it takes planning and effort lol

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    2. Yeah it can be hard getting around to stuff like that, it takes planning and effort lol

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  3. Oh I love all this green on you, it really suits you!

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    1. Means a lot coming from you :D I really admire your style and skills!

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    2. Means a lot coming from you :D I really admire your style and skills!

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    3. Means a lot coming from you :D I really admire your style and skills!

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