Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Embrace the warmth of summer, lay down in a grassy SPOT of GREEN, and feel summer wrap its arms around you.

A lovely light grassy green melted all over the inner lid to add a bit of pop, vavoom–muted by a pale peach and brighter, yet still soft, orange on the eyelid. Add dimension to the look by lightly brushing in a dark, faded brown into the crease. Finish by dusting an impossibly light beige on the brow bone and inner tear duct to highlight. Line lower lash line and upper water line with a smoky brown to define eyes, and add a few coats of black or black-brown mascara to pull it all together. Pair with a flurry of peachy lips with a shimmery, bronzy highlight and coral lips to match.

Check out some of our product recommendations by brand for getting this look!

Get the Look

  • Illamasqua: Dare, Slink, Bronx, Wolf, Heroine Eyeshadows; Lover Blush; Brink lipstick
  • MAC: Bitter, Tete-a-Tint, Rule, Sable, Ricepaper Eyeshadows; Brownborder Technakohl; Pinch Me Blush; Ravishing Lipstick
  • Make Up For Ever: #91, #41, #36, #163, #157 Eyeshadows; #2L Liner; #153 Blush; Glossy Full Couleur #3
  • NARS: Rated R, Brazil, Cheynne, Cordura, Biarritz Eyeshadows; Amour Blush; Dolce Vita Lipstick
  • Urban Decay: Mildew, Blunt, Half-Baked, Stray Dog, Maui Wowie Eyeshadows; Bourbon 24/7 Liner; Score Blush; Sellout Lipstick

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17 thoughts on “Color Wheel: Spot Green

  1. Laetitia

    Love the Color Wheel sections! Thanks!

  2. Nicole15

    I actually have a mixture of the MAC & Urban Decay colors you suggested so i may just give this look a go as i love the idea of brown & pops of green. Thx!

  3. Roxanne

    Thank you!

  4. Leah

    Thank you! I love your color wheel posts!

  5. Very.Cherie

    love it!!!

  6. Ada

    Thanks for the suggestions from different brands. I was wondering what to do with that green Urban Decay shadow in the palette I got.

  7. Porcelain

    This is my favourite colour wheel post so far – thanks! :)

  8. cmferrets

    I LOVE IT WHEN U DO THESE CHRISTINE, b/c it takes out all the guesswork on combo colors that go together. thanx for givng us diff brand options too, i hope u will do more of these combos in the future- THANX!@

  9. Saira

    This sounds so gorgeous! I recently bought an orange eyeshadow and am always looking for inspiration to use it in looks – would never have thought to pair it with an acid green in the inner corner. Can’t wait to try this look out! Thanks!