Autumn is a time for change. As temperatures drop, many women rethink their look…from fashion, to jewelry, to hair and makeup. Adding a little flair to your eyes, lips, and cheeks can be fun this fall!
We’ve got some great ideas on how to make your emerald Celtic jewelry “pop” with the best makeup for the season!
If you’ve got a special piece of emerald jewelry you’re planning on wearing this season, you can highlight the beauty of your earrings or necklace (or even a pretty ring!) by choosing just the right makeup for a coordinated look.
Remember, rings are often close to the face when we eat, gesture, etc. You can amp up the impact of any piece of Irish emerald jewelry with our tips.
Irish jewelry features a range of finishes and embellishments, so we’ve put together a fun guide to highlighting your jewelry with the right makeup. Here are some popular designs for this season!
Giving your emerald ring maximum impact will be easy when you mimic its tones in your eye makeup. Whenever your ring is close to your face, it will bring out the beauty of your most compelling feature.
Of course, any Celtic or Irish earrings or necklace that features emeralds will also be more noticeable with this makeup look.
Emerald green is a popular choice for today’s eye makeup looks, but using it properly requires some know-how. Keeping the rest of your makeup natural is the best way to play up this look.
Getting the look: Use a light moisturizer to add a vibrant, youthful glow, and let it sink in for ten minutes. Then, add a little sheer base only where you need it (chin, around the nose, etc.). You can skip a step by choosing a tinted moisturizer, such as Bobbi Brown’s Tinted Moisturizer.
Choose blush and lipstick in neutral tones that flatter your own skin tone. Nudes or soft pinks are really the most sophisticated options for makeup that features a strong, colorful eye.
Pink, or cool, complexions will look great in Cover Girl’s Triple Lipstick – Nude, and their Cheekers blush in Rose Silk.
If you’re darker, try a stronger natural lipstick, such as Clinique’s Blushing Nude, or MAC’s Twig, and a warmer blush, like Cover Girl’s Cheekers blush in Pretty Peach, or NARS Orgasm.
To finish the face, add some concealer under the eyes if you need it, then dust your nose and chin with translucent powder.
Doing your eyes: This is the fun part. You’ll want to make your eyes glow with an application of dark-green eyeliner that flatters any color of eye. How much eyeliner you use should really depend on your image.
If you’re used to strong makeup looks, then line your upper and lower lashes in a strong, sexy green, like MAC Eye Kohl in Minted. Apply black mascara, and groom your brows if necessary.
For a more subtle effect, use a very thin line of green only on the top lashes, very near the lashline. Smudge it gently with a sponge or stiff brush to soften the line, and limit mascara to the top lashes. This classic look is a safe choice that allows you to play with vibrant color in an elegant way. If you want a sexier look, extend the line a little, for a cat-eye effect.
For more impact, apply a pearly highlighter under the brow bone, but beware, as this can really magnify flaws if you’re a bit older. It’s fine to skip this step if you want to.
Another option for bringing out green is to play with the opposite end of the color spectrum, which, in this case – is violet.
A sexy smudge of violet shadow can create a gorgeous, smoky effect that will make your emeralds seems even greener. If you’re wearing emerald earrings, you’ll really enjoy the contrast of Loreal HIP Bright Shadow Duos in Reckless.
The photo at the top of the post is a great example of a smoky, purple eye…
This is just a sampling of all the fun ways you can make up your face to highlight your emerald Celtic and Irish jewelry. Here is one more clever idea for the bold and brave:
Green nail polish in soft jade or bolder emerald will look fierce with an emerald ring! The hottest shade around is Chanel’s Le Vernis in Jade, but it can be hard to get your hands on a bottle! Look for drugstore copies if you can’t get the real thing.