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Green Makeup and Nails 2010

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Green Makeup and Nails 2010

New Ways to Wear Green  Makeup for Spring 2010

Green Makeup and Nails 2010
Boldly colored makeup is gorgeous and fresh, but there are a few colors that beg the question: “how do I wear this?” This season, green is one such makeup color that’s a trendy option, ranging in hue from light seaweed to shimmering Ch'ing Dynasty-inspired jade (Chanel's use of this color on nails for fall 2009 quickly catapulted to cult status). To wear green eye shadow for spring 2010 (how perfect for Saint Patrick's Day makeup ), the trick is to keep the color fresh (sheer or pearlescent), and go easy on the brow color and mascara (aim for length, rather than volume, so your lashes don’t get overloaded or clumped). Here are a few spring makeup looks to get you started. In the meantime, find your best green makeup in our virtual makeup studio.

Greenish-grey eye shadow looks amazing on blue eyes. Apply the color all over the eye lid and finish with a touch of acid yellow-green at the center of the lid (you can apply it with your fingertip). Or, channel a mermaid goddess in a brilliant palette of blues and greens. Line your lower lashes with a pale blue liner; emphasize the upper lashes with nothing but black mascara. Highlight blue eyes with an electric lime shadow and blend just beyond the crease. Finish this look with peachy keen lips. We've discovered the perfect wear-with-all green: Shalini Vadhera's Global Goddess i-Divine Eyecolor in Shilpa. It's neither too bright nor too sheer, so you get the perfect wash of color no matter what your skin tone. It's one of the few shades that looks brilliant on ultra fair maidens, African American beauties and every ethnicity in between.

Apply gold (or yellow) eye shadow all over your lid and just beneath the lower lashes, keeping the green color limited to your lashline. Olives, khakis and forest green shadows look deeper and darker layered over brown eyeliner. Apply the color with a flat head eyeliner brush and smudge it with your fingertips. When you have green eyes, it’s better to add a hint of green to other colors, rather than go for a monochromatic makeup look, but there are no rules. Glossy lips are ultra flattering in shades of plum and rose

Achieve eye-catching color gradation by creating a blurred effect over the whole lid by blending, blending, blending color on top of color. This is the equivalent of a smoky eye, with a pop. Apply a dark green tone on the entire eye lid and blend before overlaying a lighter shade of green. Blend the color up to the crease, stopping jut under the browbone. Create a halo effect by smudging a bit of gold shadow into your lower lash line and onto the browbone. Leave your lips fresh and dewy and perfectly pink. Just slick on a sheer pink gloss and you’re out the door, making every other gal on the street green with envy. --Stephanie Simons

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I like green when I do wear color, and I like this shade here. This comment has been removed.
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I've always had a hard time rockin green eyeshadow, but I like the idea of starting with a gold base to soften out the tones. Trying that this weekend! This comment has been removed.
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