Something old, something new

With summer inevitably coming to an end, I am getting quite excited for all the fall makeup collection releases.  However, I am not quite ready to give up my summer looks and brighter colors just yet.

A few days ago I received an email from Mac Cosmetics saying that my Lucky Green eyeshadow just shipped. It’s part of the Moody Blooms collection that launched over a month ago and I actually ordered this shadow right away once it was first released. Unfortunately, since then it was on back order and, to be honest, I completely forgot about it and lost any hope that I will ever get it. But I did and since it’s a shade like no other that I own in my collection (my husband would argue that I say that about every new eyeshadow), I wanted to use it right away.

Manga (14 of 15)I normally don’t like green eyeshadows all over my lid so I decided to combine it with other colors for a bright summery look. Lucky Green was the only eyshadow that looked really unique to me from the Moody Blooms collection but all the other shades are really pretty too. I decided to dig into my old eyeshadow collection trying to find colors similar to the ones released by Mac and I used them to create today’s look. It reminds me of a different tone purple flower with a fresh green stem and since I love purple, I was really happy with the overall look that I created.

Manga (15 of 15)Below, you can see a quick  breakdown of all the colors that I used in easy to follow steps. For eyshadows I used a pink and bright purple shade from Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette- Tainted and Omen , a dark burgundy shade from a Bare Minerals last year holiday Glamour Now QVC exclusive set and my newest Mac addition- Lucky Green.

Step 1: Apply Tainted (pink shimmery shade) all over your eyelid and below your browbone.
Step 2: Apply Omen (bright lavender shade) to the inner half of your lid.
Step 3: Apply dark burgundy shade to the outer corner of your eyelid and blend it into the crease.
Step 4: Apply Lucky Green (yellow green shade) to your lower eyelid.
Step 5: Apply 2 coats of your favorite mascara to your upper and lower lashes. I used Loreal waterproof Miss Manga mascara in Blackest Black.
Here is a complete look.

I finished the look by adding pink blush to the apples of my cheeks (Mac Cosmetics Peaches and Cream from Sharon Osbourne’s collection) and a little bit of bronze highlight on top (also from the Bare Minerals Glamour Now set). On my lips I am wearing Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in 135 Make Me Pink.

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From L to R: Green- Essie The More The Merrier, dark purple- OPI Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI?, pink- OPI Pedal Faster Suzi!, lilac purple on my thumb- Essie Play Date.

I also decided it would be fun to create a manicure that would match my eye look. I used two different shades of purple, a pink and a green nail polish.  Manga (13 of 15)









I hope you enjoyed today’s colorful tutorial and the look I created. Do you like wearing such colors? I highly encourage you to try this look at home to keep the summer spirit alive a little bit longer. If you do try it, I’d love to see your photos.

Thank you for stopping by,
Agata the founder and editor of Her and Makeup. 

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