Just to show you a comparison of colors, I swatched a few of my olive and green shades of NYX shadows, and also the green color from the L.A. Colors shadow set in Mesmerize.
Aren't they all so pretty? I love green shadows, but I am really loving Mermaid Green and Herb for the season. Herb is the darker, creamier cousin of Luster. While the L.A. Colors shade is a fair dupe of Mermaid Green, it doesn't get the gorgeous green sheen Mermaid Green has. I've heard that Mermaid green is a good dupe of MAC Humid too. And I'm really looking forward to springtime when I can wear Lime Juice more often. It's such a unique color! It's in the same color family as Kiwi, and they go very well together.
It's been a while since I've done a proper tutorial so here is one on how to get holiday olive eyes.
Holiday Olive Eyes
- UDPP (Urban Decay Primer Potion)
- NYX Mermaid Green
- NYX Luster
- NYX Vanilla Sky (golden highlighter)
- Revlon Colorstay quad in Nude Elements (white highlighter)
- MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (black cream eyeliner)
- Shiseido Eyelash curler
- Covergirl Waterproof Lash Exact Mascara
**NOTE: for those of you new to my blog, I use eyelid tapes in my tutorials. That is NOT skin, just tape to create a "double eyelid" look. You can find out more about it under "Labels" on the bar to the right. Please keep comments conscientious and relevant to the post. Thanks!
First, start off with a clean base of UDPP. Apply Mermaid Green to the lid in an almond shape like this.
Next, apply Luster across the mid-lid.
Apply Vanilla Sky or any golden highlighter under the brow. Then, take the black cream liner and line your upper lash line and outer half of the lower lash line.
Add a touch of white highlighter to your inner tear ducts. Curl lashes and apply mascara. This is the finished look!
Sorry about how red my eyes were there. It had been a long day! Anyway, I also wanted to show you a new gold nailpolish I got a couple days ago. The color is Rimmel 606 Dazzle, a lighter golden color with gold glitter. It seems like metallics were the trend this winter and I'm not a huge fan of pewter hues so this works for me. I'm going to try to keep this color until Christmas!
Here is the result after two coats and a topcoat.
And just because it matches the color scheme of the rest of the post, here is my food from my birthday dinner on Sunday night. Yay Japanese food! In the photo you can see udon noodles, tempura, and my favorite green tea ice cream. Yummy! I must say though, I feel a bit older now that I am officially 24, in my mid-twenties.
Is it just me or did my ice cream suddenly look like a crocodile? I didn't even notice him sneaking up on me, so I had to take a picture.
There I go again, playing with my food like a good little adult. :P Haha. Anyway, hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas everyone!