There was a time in my life when I bought nothing but green eyeshadow. I was a 16-year-old redhead with the odd notion that redheads wore nothing but green shadows, likely planted in my head by the absurd number of pinups and vintage illustrations I surrounded myself with. At one point, I had the same shade of grassy green from five or six different brands. These days, I own just about every colour in the visible spectrum and wear them all fairly regularly–but I’m still a sucker for a good green.
When I saw Femme Fatale Cosmetics‘ Mistress of Dreams collection, the green-loving center of my brain lit up. Consisting of four fabulous greens and a green-shifting purple, it’s a beautifully coordinated set. I used all five shades for this look, patting the Dreamer on the inner half of my lid and blending it into Planeshift before sweeping Emerald Dream into the outer V. Eternal Trance was tapped into the crease to deepen the shade. I used Emerald Dream again on the lower lash line, blending the color with the Nightmare towards the outer corner.
Full List of Products Used:
Lancome Teint Idole 24H Foundation in 140
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
Detrivore Cosmetics Blush in Concubine
Detrivore Cosmetics Primer in Original
Femme Fatale Cosmetics Eyeshadow in the Dreamer, Emerald Dream, Eternal Trance, Planeshift, and the Nightmare
.mark Walk the Line eyeliner in Violet Eyes
Lancome Definicils Mascara
Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in Pomegranate Punk (brows)
Black Rose Minerals Eyeshadow in Styx (brows)
OCC Lip Tar in Ophelia, and Hush (blended 60% 40%)
In the process of growing out my mane, I’ve started experimenting with ways to style it without looking like I’m too lazy to cut it. So far, I’ve found my favourite way to do it is to make it appear as if I’ve done absolutely nothing–a controlled chaos, if you will.
Separating second-day hair into large sections, I sprayed Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray generously at the root and blow-dried with my fingers, twisting sections into coils. With the hair about 80% dry, I smoothed a small amount of Bumble & Bumble Grooming Creme onto the lengths and then blow-dried the top back and the bangs forward. Using one squirt of Bumble & Bumble Invisible Hairdresser’s Oil dispersed between my fingers and palms, I fluffed the hair upwards and outwards before spraying with Michael O’Rourke 3-Way Hairspray on the lightest setting.