Green For Faith and Hope, and Gold for Charity - Beauty Addict

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Green For Faith and Hope, and Gold for Charity

The post title's for all my high school friends - it's a line from our school song (probably the only one I remember)! I thought of it when I saw the influx of green, gold, and generally forest-y eye colors that have piled up in my beauty closet this season. Hunter, olive, amber, black gold - all these colors are perfect for creating a dark, mysterious, green-tinged eye, which is very much of the moment. Check out my picks below:

1. Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Bash and Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Autumn. Both of these are part of the Ivy League fall collection, and they're rich and gorgeous.

2. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Forest Shimmer Ink is also from the Ivy League collection, and just as gorgeous as the shadows. It's a deep olive with gold shimmer - and it stays on forever.

3. Prescriptives Well-Suited Eye Color Compact (Cool) houses five gorgeous shades, including a soft, dark gold (Velour) and a mid-tone olive (Pinstripe). Champagne, deep copper, and a dark eggplant liner complete the look.

4. MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow in Gilt by Association is an intensely shimmering black gold. There's a similar nail polsih from the Style Black collection, and both products really put you in the mind of fool's gold - shiny black with flashes of burnished gold and bronze.

5. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Stash, a deep golden green, has a super-smooth gel texture and glides effortlessly over your lids. You'll have a few seconds to blend, and then it sets...and stays on. For reals. I've been impressed over and over again by the staying power of these pencils.

6. Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Laos is a shimmery amber brown that blends well with these beautiful golds and greens. It's a fat pencil on one end, with a foam tip on the other for foolproof blending.

7. Finally, no post on greens and golds would be complete without the mother of them all, Lancome Erika F. This is the famous shade that inspired a worldwide wild goose chase to obtain one for my friend Annie from Blogdorf Goodman. It ended at a drugstore in the Berlin train station, where I snapped up the very last Erika F and shipped it off to Annie. The photo here does not do it justice; it's truly the perfect golden olive and makes a gorgeous smoky eye. It's not available in the US, but if you live in Europe, you might be lucky enough to find it.