My favorite items to wear, buy, experiment with and enjoy are always for the eyes. I truly never thought I’d be comfortable wearing green but I’ve been proved wrong. First there’s Tarte’s Skinny SmolderEYES eyeliner in Emerald*. There are only great things to say about tarte eyeliners in general so now to have Emerald, the color of the year, as one of these is wonderful. Skinny SmolderEyes are Amazonian clay waterproof liners ($19) that do what they say. They last! This pencil can be used as an eyeshadow if you want because it’s so amazingly creamy. You have time to apply it and play with it, smudge it as you want, but when it sets it really sets. It doesn’t crack or fade on me. Emerald is a great addition to a neutral eye and plays well with so many other colors besides the typical beiges – try it with blue or gray for a change of pace. Even more amazing is to do a charcoal smokey eye and use this Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES Emerald eyeliner to line your eyes. An unexpected and trendy pop of color.
When I went to IMATS in L.A. this year we arrived super early and my very first stop was to the Inglot booth. I remembered the long lines last time and didn’t want to encounter that again. I concentrated on green this year and bought 3 completely different tones of green eyeshadows. The shade I’m sharing today is #44 which is in the Shine category. It has an iridescence to it that intrigues me.
The pigmentation on this shadow is fantastic. I’m not always thrilled with the Inglot I’ve bought because sometimes they’ll fade but #44 doesn’t fade. It lasts with the prettiest green that has a blue based undertone. What makes this a winner for me is that I don’t feel like I’m wearing a glaringly green eyeshadow. The way it blends gives that gorgeous green look without being in your face. I feel comfortable in it which is a new feeling for me since I steered away from shades like this my whole life. (To find 44 you need to look at the Freedom System eyeshadows on the Shop page of Inglot’s website.) For $6 a pan you can’t miss with this shadow.
The other emeralds in my life are nail polishes. I’ve done a total turn around with nail polish shades and love how emerald looks on my hands. My latest love is from Le Metier de Beaute and the color is Christmas Town* ($18). It was named this when it came out with a collection for winter but the color works any time you are in the mood for green. Le Metier de Beaute polishes are fabulous. They apply easily, last a full week on me and look rich the entire time I’m wearing them. Christmas Town is a very dark green that I consider to be a cool shade (cool as in tone, not “rad”). I’ve got a full review of the collection coming up on 3/8/13 but trust me that if you are looking for a green polish to wear this IS the best I’ve tried.
So there you have my life in Emerald. If we’d had Makeup Wars last year at this time I’d have said “see you next time ladies” but now I’m excited about this beautiful shade and my choices. Please see what the other Makeup Wars bloggers have to share by clicking their icons. If this is anything like the last Makeup Wars we’ve done I’m sure my personal credit card isn’t safe nor will yours be. — Marcia