Makeup Wars – Emerald Look Featuring L’Oreal The Temptress’ Gaze Quad, The Muse’s Attitude Nail Polish and Tarte Emerald Skinny SmolderEYES

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For this weeks Makeup Wars the gals have decided to take on the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year, Emerald and show our favorite way to wear it.  This is such a fun one for me personally, because Emerald is my favorite jewel-toned shade.  And this post also comes to you just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!  Get your green on!

Below are the items I’m featuring in my post, a few fabulous items from Tarte and L’Oreal!

IMG_7593 IMG_7597I love to wear my emerald as a pop of color on an otherwise neutral eye.  A great palette to start this process is the Project Runway Limited Edition Studio Secrets Pressed Eyeshadow Quad in 216 Temptress’ Gaze by L’Oreal ($8.99 at Ulta).

IMG_7600This quad has three shades (a bronze, golden copper, and a deep, matte brown) that make it easy to create a bold, yet lovely neutral eye with a fourth shade in green to mix it up.

But, I like to mix it up even MORE by adding in a true emerald hued eye liner.  My favorite for this is the Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Emerald ($19.00 at Sephora & Ulta).  This liner will not budge once it sets and it lines smoothly on the lid as well as on the waterline.  There is no skipping, and it’s so soft all you need is one stroke for perfection.

IMG_7616IMG_7666Clearly, swatching and looking at product is fun, but the REALLY fun part is showing off the eye look!

For this EOTD I started out with my primer of choice, Urban Decay Primer Potion.  Taking the L’Oreal Temptress’ Gaze Quad I applied the Bronze shade all over the eye lid except for at the inner corners where I applied the golden copper.  The green shade is in the crease and blended up, and then I also blended a bit more of the golden copper over that.  The deep brown shade was used to deepen the outer V.  I lined top and bottom with the Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES in Emerald and then smudged more of the green shadow underneath that.  The mascara used is Neutrogena Healthy Volume.

IMG_7682And, for kicks, an emerald nail look with L’Oreal The Muse’s Attitude Nail Color ($5.99 at Ulta)!  I believe this polish as well as the quad shown are limited edition.  Three coats of polish were used in the photo below.

IMG_7694How do you wear Emerald?

See what the other participants in this installment of Makeup Wars came up with!  I’m really excited to see how the other bloggers incorporate the color of the year into their looks!  What WILL we think of next?!


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  1. Virginia says

    I actually have that exact polish and palette. I like using the green shadow as a liner as well for a pop of green on my lids:)


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