3 ways to wear green eye make up in 2013

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Wear some green eye make up this year, it’s on my the list.  You know, that New Year’s Resolution list you’re currently carrying around in your purse/sitting on your desk/in the notebook on your nightstand, and feeling guilty about?  How’s about you put some fun stuff on there, (losing 10 lbs doesn’t count as fun) such as:

learn how to wear fun make up in the year 2013.

3 ways to wear green makeup

As of course you already know, because you’re savvy and in-the-know, emerald green is the color of the year 2013.  That’s at least according to Pantone, (the color bosses of the universe) and that’s a-okay with me.  Green is one of the pretty great colors of the rainbow, and I personally cannot get enough.  We really don’t need to talk about the fact that my 3 main purses are varying shades of the color green, and that I own a whole host of green eye liners, eye shadows, and bright nail polish.

Me and green, we have a thing.

So how does my emerald green obsession help you with your resolutions?  Easy.  I’m here to help you step back from the ledge.

3 ways to wear green eye make up in 2013:

  • One small taste at a time
  • Coordinate with make up colors in the same family
  • Let it be bold, all on it’s own

1.  The main tricks to wearing any new trend or bold look is to tread lightly.  Let’s say for example you decide you’re going to wear some green eye shadow out to dinner tonight, just for funsies.  That’s the only bit of it you should wear.  No matching nail polish, shoes, purse, jeans, (or hair).  It’s too much – leave the match y-matchy to the under 4 twin set on the playground, the rest of us are too old.

2.  If you are going to wear a spectacular shade of green on your eyes, wear complementary make up on the rest of your face.  Choose some colors that sit next to green on the color wheel and make them work for your face.  If you go opposite the color wheel things will get a little nuts.  No thank you, please and yes, and please.

3. Similar to rule #1, let the color be bold all by its lonesome.  You don’t want to vamp up your eyes with bright emerald and try to rock some hot pink lipstick and bronzer all at the same time.  People will think you’ve gone missing from a Duran Duran video set, to be aired on MTV back in time (because waaaaay back when, they used to show what we call music videos on MTV, for serious).

Yes, we’ve got this?  You’ve got this, because you’re surely already rocking a little bit of emerald green eye liner.  On the weekends, at the very least.

You’re a bit of a rock star like that.

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Allison

Well, hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

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