TREND ALERT: Blue & Green
This summer bright pops of colour are everywhere and in particular I’m seeing lots of blue and green shades ranging from bold and vibrant to subtle and sheer.
First, seen on the runway shows of Michael Kors, Versus, Stella McCartney, Fendi and Gucci, these eye-catching hues are the perfect way to make a colourful statement. The trick? Don’t be afraid to experiment.
Here’s a rundown of my faves.
With the 24/7 Glide on Eyeshadow Pencils (featured left) you can shade the whole lid to make your peepers pop or use 24/7 Glide on Eyeliner Pencils (featured right) to line the top and bottom lash line. Whichever way you chose to do it, these long-lasting, creamy pencils stay colour-true all day long.
You can always rely on MAC for providing amazing powder eyeshadows in an array of highly pigmented shades. The lightweight texture is easily blendable and buildable so you can try out a variety of densities. Mix this wonderful blue eyeshadow with one of their green shades to create a peacock effect.
Forming part of Dior’s new Bird of Paradise Collection the Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow Palette (featured left) is a stunning piece of beauty kit that is great for adding intense colour or for creating a smouldering coloured smokey eye. For the nails the Dior Vernis Nail Lacquers (featured right) in shimmer and matte finish are great for mixing and matching or co-ordinating.
I’m loving these two eyeshadows by our latest make up brand Cargo Cosmetics. Apply the lighter shades of the colour palette (featured left) to define, crease or highlight the browbone and use the brighter ones to bring gorgeous, blendable colour to your lids or as an eye liner. The single eyeshadows (featured right) have a soft and velvety formula that feels smooth and delivers a long-lasting even application. It can also be used wet as an eye liner.
If wearing full-on blue or green on the eyelids just isn’t for you but till want to be on-trend, then check out Bling It On Denim and Studs (featured left) and Bling It On Emerald (featured right). Both sets are ideal for creating dramatic effects using raw materials.