Green, teal, emerald, jade, tourmaline and mint are all hot hues for spring and summer and can be used to play up your pretty peepers or polish your nails. Give green a go, and sweep on a foresty shade that will make your eyes really pop. I love Duwop Smoke Eyes in Olive Branch ($28, Skinstore.com) to create a springtime smoky eye with a twist, or you can line your lids with L’Oreal’s HIP Studio Secrets Professional Eye Liner Pencil in Green ($8.99, Drugstore.com) for an emerald stare.
Sweep Makeup Forever Aqua Liner High Precision Waterproof Eyeliner in Diamond Lagoon Green ($23, Sephora.com) along the upper lashes and draw it outward into a slight wing for a 60’s retro twist. This is an intense color that won’t smudge a bit, even after a swim. It’s totally waterproof and the easy applicator tip allows for an exact line.
MAC’s Pigment in Teal ($20, Maccosmetics.com) is a fantastic loose shimmering shadow that can be swept across eyelids for a disco nighttime flair. Whatever way you play, always keep cheeks and lips on the neutral side, so you don’t overwhelm the face. Nails can be coated with Essie Mint Candy Apple ($8, Ulta.com) for a pastel approach, or try Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Grass Slipper ($5.97, Walmart.com) for a fresh look. Butter London 3 Free Laquer in British Racing Green ($14, Butterlondon.com) is a bit deeper and more mysterious and was a cult favorite at backstage fashion shows. So go ahead and give your inner goddess the green light to play with some fun color!
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