Thursday, March 17, 2011

green with envy

On this Irish day of celebration, you see people decked out in every shade of green. But more than just a holiday tradition, it's actually a huge makeup trend for spring. Here, some great green products to try that'll make your friends green with envy...

Tarte's neutralEYES natural eye palette rocked the runways at spring fashion week. The versatile palette contains 10 Amazonian clay-infused shadows in neutral and universally flattering shades (green included!), emphasEYES™ aqua-gel eyeliner in brown, a double-ended shadow brush & a free sample of lifted™ natural eye primer with Firmitol™. Apply lifted™ first as a long-wear shadow base that also helps decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by 51% (in just 10 minutes). Then using the double-ended shadow brush to create the look of your choice by using the softly milled shadows (tip: you can also wet them for a more dramatic effect). To complete the look, apply emphasEYES™ aqua-gel eyeliner in brown, which glides on smooth and dries down to a long-lasting finish. neutralEYES™ natural eye palette includes: · 10 Amazonian-clay infused shadows, top row (L-R): matte bone, matte taupe, matte olive green, shimmering bronze, matte deep teal, bottom row (L-R): matte soft pink, shimmering soft peach, matte brown, matte plum, matte navy · emphasEYEs™ aqua-gel eyeliner: brown · double-ended eyeshadow brush. Get more details at

Another runway hit was the overabundance of green nail polish, mostly from Dashing Diva. At the Alexandere Herchcovitch and Ashleigh Verrier shows, veteran nail guru Pattie Yankee painted models' nails with Pier 39, a cool minty green. At the Zero +Maria Cornejo show, she used Greenpoint Grunge. And at Rosa Cha, models strutted their stuff in East Side Envy. Not gutsy enough to wear it? Try your favorite green shade on your toes first then switch to your fingertips when you get used to the green scene. See more great shades at