QUICK SIDE NOTE: Thank you for all your lovely comments while I was away! I managed to hog some free WiFi in Ibiza every time we walked past Lineker's, but I finally had a good old check up on the blog last night and was so chuffed to see people were still visiting AB even though I'd kinda disappeared off the face of planet social media. So thank you! Now, on to the post :)
Even though I'm normally a neutrals girl, I think being in Ibiza has inspired me to spice things up a bit. Things are kinda crazy out there (one guy was walking around in nothing but a way-too-small g-string with tribal war paint on every limb) and here's me getting scared of a bit of eye shadow that floats anywhere outside of the neutral box! So after a very long sleep, yesterday I dug out the greens in the hope of conjuring up something out of my comfort zone yet still wearable.
The basis of this eye look became Sumptuous Olive from MAC. It's a beautiful gold tinged green that unfortunately gets very neglected in my swamp of shadows. But after applying Urban Decay Primer Potion, I buffed this shade up to the crease and very lightly along the lower lash line too and made a mental note to never neglect it again. The Sleek Storm Palette used to be my go-to back in the day, and I reignited my obsession with the mid-tone warm brown shade (the one that I've hit pan on) and used this as a transition colour between Sumptuous Olive and my brow bone. To add a touch more smokey-ness I then took the dark matte brown colour from the Storm Palette and smudged this along the outer part of my lower lash line, taking a tiny bit through the crease too.
I then dug out another green beaut in the form of Avon Supershock Liner in the shade Khaki and popped it on my lower waterline. These pencils are as smooth as butter and hang around for ages - this shade would work perfectly smudged quite low on the lower lash line with a neutral eye too to add a pop of colour that's not 'too much.' Too add more definition to the eye I then lined the top outer corner with Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner and smudged it with the C431 Brush from Crown.
Considering I was wearing this look during the day I'm surprised how much I liked it and how wearable it actually was. OK so a gold toned green isn't exactly groundbreaking stuff, but when your someone who barely shys away from your Urban Decay Naked Palette, it's definitely a bit of a personal achievement haha! Next time I'll be smoking this up for a night out using the metallic forest green in the Storm Palette and maybe adding a touch of Club eye shadow from MAC too. What do you think of the finished look? Will you be going green?