Green is ev-uh-re-where this spring. I walked down Oxford St yesterday and nearly every store had some shade of green featured, from pastel mint all the way through to retina searing fluro lime. I might not be donning a lime green blazer any time soon – or ever – but boyhowdy, do I ever have some green colour cosmetics to wear instead!
- Edge of Glory by Darling (AU$18.95 for 12ml) is a bright, clean green neon polish without any sparkles or shimmers. The formula is a touch translucent, so I needed three coats to get the best coverage. It dries to a satin finish, so go large and in charge and seal with a glossy top coat.
- Goblin’s Grave by Gloss ‘n Sparkle (AU$10 for 13ml) is a forest green jelly with turquoise, bright green and black glitter. The base is translucent to allow different layers of glitter to shine through. I’m wearing three coats over bare nails in the picture below; although you can see the white of my nail in the picture it looks fully coloured to the naked eye. Goblin’s Grave also works nicely over a black, deep green or even a cobalt blue creme base. I’m thinking it would also look smashing over a sky blue to navy blue sponged ombré nail; the blue gradient behind the green jelly would create a watery, murky lagoon effect.
- Physicians Formula Organic Wear mascara (AU$24.95 for 7.5g) is a paraben free, synthetic preservative free, synthetic colour/fragrance free mascara. The brush is enormo, slightly bigger than Dior’s Diorshow, so this is probably a better choice for ladies blessed with a generous helping of natural lashes.
- Napoleon Perdis eye pencil in Bottle Green (AU$28 for 1.26g) is a deep forest green with a barely noticeable amount of shimmer. If you’re into more neutral eye makeup like I am, switch out your black or brown eyeliner for a quick slick of this. It gives a flattering hint of colour without being wild or attention seeking.
An item in this post was provided by Darling.