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Beauty Baller on a Budget: Seeing Green

I am assuming all of you already know the It color for Spring 2013, reported by Pantone is Emerald. If you love green, this is your moment and if not, this may pose as a challenge. If you want to ease into the trend why not try it in accents like scarves, jewelry and eye shadow? What? You don’t like green shadows? Nudes only for you? Well now’s the time to stroll to your nearest drugstore to get on trend.

When I have the time, I love browsing the makeup aisles at my local Walgreens and Target. Drugstore cosmetics are not only perfect for picking up on trend colors that you normally wouldn’t invest in but also for struggling students, mothers trying to save money and those just strapped for cash but still want great makeup.

I don’t always gravitate to green shadows either but I couldn’t exactly walk away from this Wet n’Wild Cool as a Cucumber palette either:

I have bought and reviewed Wet n’Wild shadows in the past and I just love them. I have a special place in my heart for this brand. Wet n’Wild is one of the first brands a girl (or boy) will purchase with their allowance money, as most of their products are under $5/USD at most stores. I have fond memories of my Wet n’Wild eyeliner pencils and nail polishes.

I know this green isn’t exactly emerald but more like a deep sage, golden green. It’s still a color I never buy but it’s a green that works well with deep skin tone.

I also appreciate their packaging and by catering to the cosmetic novices out there with suggestive labels where to place the colors on your eyes. The crease shade is eggplant and the brow bone shade is a light yellowish-green pastel. Here it is, used as directed, on my eyes.

I lined with a blackened jade pencil and lots of black mascara. And if you are more advanced or just rebellious, you can apply these shades anywhere you choose. Here’s my second version:

I use the brow bone shade as an all-over shade, from lid to beneath the brows. I used the lid color as my crease and the crease color is smudged along my lower lash line. I lined my upper lash line with a prune colored liner and again, lots of black mascara. I think I prefer this version better than the first. Although the shadows are buttery soft to the touch, the lid shade applies patchy even though I patted it on pretty thickly and blended with a fluffy brush. When using the lid shade on my crease and as an outer-V accent, blending is a lot easier.

These shadows are fragrance free and when applied on top of good primer, these colors last and are crease-free. And the best part? This palette was only $3.99/USD and you can indulge in this trend and any beauty trends on the cheap at a drugstore near you!


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