I got to thinking yesterday that it had been a bit of time since I last did a color themed post (one of my favorites to do actually). I put it out there on Twitter asking what colors I should do next and Arianne of Glitter Geek suggested Emeralds as one and I thought that would be a good place to start these off again (Tangerine is next on the agenda).
There are many variations of the Emerald shade, from bright and glowing to deep and blackened. Either way they are striking.
Emerald Polishes! L-R: China Glaze Gussied Up Green (gifted to me by lovely Jessica of Getting Cheeky), Zoya Holly, Zoya Ivanka, China Glaze Emerald Sparkle
All are sparkly. I should have considered NARS Zulu when choosing, but to be honest Zulu doesn’t exactly strike me as a jewel tone, but it would have provided some contrast to the very sparkly polishes above as it is more of a jelly consistency with no shimmer whatsoever.
L-R: China Glaze Emerald Sparkle, Zoya Ivanka, China Glaze Gussied Up Green, Zoya Holly
Too Faced Lucky Charms- from the Fun in the Dark palette.
Urban Decay Loaded and Kush from the NYC Palette
Nite Owl from the Kat Von D Tattoo Chronicles Vol. 1 palette (PS- I LOVE the packaging and names of the shadows for this palette and the quality is lovely)
Clockwise from left: L’Oreal Infallible in Emerald Lame (thank you Arianne!), Maybelline Color Tattoo in Edgy Emerald, Maybelline gel liner in Forest, Urban Decay 24-7 pencil in Graffiti.
Swatches with Flash L-R: UD Loaded, KatVonD Nite Owl, Too Faced Lucky Charms, US Kush, L’Oreal Emerald Lame, UD Graffiti, Maybelline Edgy Emerald, Maybelline Forest
Swatches in Natural Light L-R: UD Loaded, KatVonD Nite Owl, Too Faced Lucky Charms, US Kush, L’Oreal Emerald Lame, UD Graffiti, Maybelline Edgy Emerald, Maybelline Forest
I can’t say a bad thing about any of these liners or shadows. They all are pretty and unique in their own way. Also, if you really enjoy the Maybelline Forest liner it is pretty much a dead on dupe of the UD Loaded shade. I initially had them swatched right next to each other, and they were so similar I wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference if they weren’t different textures.
UD Loaded vs Maybelline Forest
What are your go to Emerald shades? Do you have any matte suggestions? I realized I don’t have a single matte-looking variation! Also, please feel free to leave your suggestions for upcoming colors. Tangerine is next, but I’d leave to hear what else you are interested in seeing!