There are times when a girl needs some color. A colourful eye make-up can be an instant pick-up that makes you feel more confident. It can add some pizzazz to a dull outfit, or add some fun to business attire. Adding a dash of color can also transform your day look to night-time glamour.
Green is a versatile color for eye make-up that can suit people of different skin tones and ages. But which green eye make-up should you use? I tested out three green eye make-ups: 17 Eye Dazzle in Lucky Clover, Maybelline Liquid Eyes No-Crease Khaki, and mark-kateandashley Shimmer Plus All Over Color in Meadow Prairie. So how did these three products compare?
The Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are an empire, having starred in TV shows and movies, and creating their own lines of clothes, make-up, and other products. The Shimmer Plus All Over Color range look like really fat pencils. Although some of the colors in the range are suitable for use on other parts of the face, I can’t imagine using the creamy shimmery green anywhere but on your eyes. I only paid $0.99 (about £0.75) for the pencil in meadow prairie, so it was definitely budget friendly. Because the pencil is so thick, it’s good for applying more eye shadow style than eye liner, especially because the color is soft and creamy and so doesn’t sharpen to a fine point. The product was fairly easy to use, although it did tend to apply a bit unevenly for me. Also, the tip tended to crumble or break off. The color is quite a nice green that could be dressed either up or down.
The next green eye make up I tried was the Eye Dazzle 17 in Lucky Clover from Boots. It normally costs about £3.50 (about $4.50), but I got it for free with a gift pack. It comes in a very attractive glass cube (you can see the bright green eye shadow through it) with a silver metal lid. It has a shaker lid, similar to on a spice jar. I understand that the shaker lid is to keep it all from coming out at once, but as you can’t shake it onto your eyelids, it makes application more awkward. Also, no brush comes with it, so be prepared to either apply with your fingers or supply your own brush to go with it. The color is a brighter green than the other two products, and so is good for party wear. As far as powders go, it applies quite well and has a vibrant color. It does start to fade after a while, though, so it won’t stay as bright all night unless you really cake it on.
The Maybelling liquid eyes long wear, no crease shadow in khaki is my favorite of the three green eye shadows I tried. Although it’s made by Maybelline, I only paid $0.99 (about (£0.75) for it. When it says liquid, it’s not kidding. It is very liwuidy and consistency, and you apply it with a sort of foam brush that dips into it (very similar to lip gloss). Because it is liquidy, it applies evenly, quickly, and easily. However, I recommend keeping your eye closed for a few seconds after applying-if you open your eye too quickly, the liquid eye shadow will smear above your eye (it dries after a few seconds and then stays put on your eye lids). The color is a subtle, natural green that can be either applied thinly for a serious look (for example, to work or picking the kids up from school), or more heavily for a more mature going out look (wear bright colors without looking like you want to be a teenager, unless of course you are a teenager, in which case it would still look good). Once it’s applied, it looks the same all day (or all night) long. Also, the bottle seems to last forever.
All three of the products were better than I expected them to be, but I found the Maybelline to be the best value for the price, the easiest to use, and the best looking on.