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Welcome to another KCL Beauty Edit! I've really loved so many of the beauty and makeup products I tried last month. There is usually at least one dud in the bunch that I reluctantly have to give a bad review, but I have something good to say about each one of these products. A few of them I very highly recommend, so grab a cup of coffee and check it all out. If you have a question about any of the products mentioned, please leave it below in the comments section. And if you don't have time to read this, you can skip ahead and listen to my video review here while you work or whatever. Enjoy!


The new skincare line I tried last month was from LHB Natural Skincare, which included a facial wash and two different facial serums. I recently posted about LHB in an anti-aging skincare routine blog and video to show how I use each of these products. Of course I started with the facial wash, which I really loved. The LHB Coconut & Sea Clay Mineral Face Wash is great for any skin type…

Two Ways to Wear Emerald Green Eyeshadow

Pantone's color of the year always influences various areas of style, like home decor, fashion, and makeup. That isn't always a good thing; tangerine tango lipstick? No thank you. The 2013 color of the year, emerald green, is a shade that looks beautiful in home decor and clothing, however it isn't the ideal shade for makeup. None the less, it is a beauty trend for 2013, so in the words of Tim Gunn, let's "make it work".

Emerald green makeup can look quite pretty if you know how to apply it and which shade to use. Nail polish is an easy one; pick a dark emerald polish and it will have the same sexy affect of black or dark purple nail polish. When applying green eyeshadow, pick a light shade of emerald if you have fair skin and a dark shade if you have medium to dark or olive-toned skin.

To apply shimmery light green eyeshadow, use an eyeshadow brush to lightly sweep across the lid up to the brow bone. Then use your finger tip to smudge any darker shade over you lid, stopping just above the crease. Use a neutral pink or brown-based shade that you would typically wear. The effect will leave you with a shimmery pop of color that will brighten you eyes without actually looking like you're wearing green.

To wear dark emerald eyeshadow, you have to create a bold evening look (as pictured above). Think smoky eye makeup in green instead of grey and black. Start how you would normally create a smoky eye, drawing a thick cat eye with black eyeliner. Then use your fingertip to smudge the eyeliner and apply a good layer of the dark emerald eyeshadow to your lids, extending up and outward slightly above the crease and to the outer corners of your eyes. Finish of the look with bold, black mascara.

Either way, it's best to pick a blue-based green, like the two darker green shades in the picture above. Skip the lime green shade. A heavy coating of neon green might look cool on the runway, but for real life you need emerald eyeshadow that is wearable.

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  1. Obviously psychedelic purple is out?

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  2. I love emerald green--but no pastels, please!

    Thanks for the advice!

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