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KCL 2018 Beauty Awards

Welcome to the latest beauty edit and the very first beauty awards here on the blog! I’ve tried so many wonderful beauty products this year and wanted to let you guys know which were my top must-have products of the year. I’ve picked from new and small businesses only, as I love to work with indie brands. And like most of the beauty brands I review; most of these are organic, natural, and cruelty-free.

These are the items that long after the required testing and promotion period, I find myself still using and preferring above any others. The're the products which despite a never ending stream of free PR samples, I would still spend my own money (and in some cases have) in order to get more of. And whether affordable or more costly, these are the beauty products that I truly think are worth the price. So if you’re thinking about adding more beauty or selfcare products into your 2019 routine, I highly recommend each of these brands.

BEST NAIL POLISH

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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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