Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) March 11, 2013
Kermit the Frog’s famous song “It’s Not Easy Being Green” could very well have been about the fashion faux pas of wearing vibrant green eye makeup. Any vivid eyeshadow color, from blue to red, can be a problem when not applied in a flattering way, but green is especially difficult to wear in a way that doesn’t end up looking cartoonish. Yet, when worn correctly, green can look inspired and beautiful. With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner, and this month’s big screen return of the Emerald City in Oz the Great and Powerful, it’s time for some expert tips on subtle (and fun) ways to go green.
Cosmetics Cop Paula Begoun and her team, authors of the best-selling book "Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me," explain how to wear a color most people don’t think they can pull off.
1. Green eyeshadow: Yes, it’s true, green eyeshadow can be garish, but it doesn’t have to be. Try a shimmering forest green shadow as the darkest shade of a smokey eye for a twist on a classic look. We like MAC’s Frost Eyeshadow in Humid ($15) in the outer corners of the eyelids for a subtle, but intriguing, flash of rich color with a bit of dimensional sheen.
2. Green eyeliner: A great way to go green without overdoing it is to incorporate green into the eyeliner of an otherwise neutral eyeshadow design. Use tan, beige, and brown shadows to create a soft eye design, and then finish with a bold or deep green liner to add a bit of a spark. Rimmel’s Exaggerate Auto Waterproof Eye Definer in Sparkling Emerald ($5.67) is a great option that goes on easily, doesn’t smudge, and is a beauty bargain.
3. Green mascara: Lashes don’t always have to be black, and even more so when green is the color de jour! Spice up eyelashes by using black mascara on the top lashes and green mascara (Yes, really!) on the lower lashes. Sephora + Pantone Universe Mascara in Emerald ($18) is a vibrant (but not scary) green shade in a formula that imparts rich color in just a single coat.
4. Green nails: If you want to keep to a classic eye design, which generally is our preference, another way to add a touch of green in a clever manner is to follow the character of Evanora in Oz the Great and Powerful and go with green-tinged fingernails. Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure in Jungle Gem ($5.99) creates a bold green look that reflects beautifully in the sunlight of a spring day.
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Led by best-selling author and beauty expert Paula Begoun, the Paula’s Choice Research Team evaluates and reviews hundreds of skin-care and makeup products, in books such as Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me as well as online at CosmeticsCop.com. Combining cosmetics industry knowledge and expertise, Paula and her team have developed the Paula’s Choice line of state-of-the-art formulations based on reliable, published skin-care research. Products include skin-care, makeup, body- and hair-care products, beauty tools, and accessories. All products are fragrance-free, cruelty-free, and environmentally friendly.