Let’s face it, when it comes to the face, the two strongest features to bring out with the help of cosmetics are the lips and the eyes. Luscious kissable lips and alluring, eye-catching eyes. Both features can be brought out to appear almost double their original size with the help of lipstick, eye shadow and mascara.
Although many women wear some shade of eye shadow for special occasions or even daily, most want to ramp and vamp up the volume around the holidays. My suggestion? Paint your eyes, no matter the eye color and no matter the shape, with glittered gold or green colors.
Pinks, purples, browns, blues and other eye shadow shades look lovely, but for festive wear and a party atmosphere, glittered shadows of cool golds and sparkly greens highlight your face in a dazzling way!
As you can see, it isn’t only the colors of eye shadow that make your eyes pop, it’s the sparkly glittered effect that adds to the artistic allure.
Where the color green signifies wealth and moving ahead, the color gold equates to success, achievement and triumph. Both gold and green shadows give off an aura of luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication.
Green and Gold Fun Fact: The color green sits on the color wheel between yellow and blue. The color gold is a masculine color linked to the power of the sun.
Gold and green shadows can be worn well with most shades of lipstick, but these two colors look particularly desirable when worn with gold, nude or pale pink lipstick shades.
While gold and green glittered eye shadows come across as shiny and glistening, applying a thin amount of shadow (perhaps a thin line above and below the eyelids, much like applying eye liner) gives off a happy vibe, yet more muted and traditional. The brighter shades of golds and greens catch the eye with their brilliance while the muted, more subdued shades are deep, warm and intense.
Eye, eye, eye! Gold and green shadowed holiday eyes!
To add extra oomph to an already over-the-top eye, add black mascara, black eyeliner and painted eyebrows. Off the charts glamour.
Eyes Fun Fact: Eyes are the organs of vision. They detect light and convert the light into electro-chemical impulses and neurons. In higher organisms, the eye is a complex optical system which collects light from the surrounding environment, regulates the light’s intensity through a diaphragm, focuses it through an adjustable assembly of lenses to form an image, converts the image into a set of electrical signals, and transmits these signals to the brain through complex neural pathways that connect the eye via the optic nerve to the visual cortex and other areas of the brain. Whew! Powerful puppies these eyeballs!
All the more enchanting to see you with when your magnificent peepers are decorated in gold and green eye shadow opulence and splendor!
Complex eyes can distinguish shapes and colors. After all, it is because of your eyes ability to see that you can enjoy and take in the beauty of the makeup you’ve used to enhance your eyes’ appeal.
Eyes Fun Fact: The visual fields of many organisms, especially predators, involve large areas of binocular vision to improve depth perception. In other organisms, eyes are located so as to maximize the field of view, such as in rabbits and horses, which have monocular vision.
Holiday party in style with a vogue, trendy eye and a million dollar smile!
Eye Shadow Fun Fact: Where glittered gold and green eye shadows look extraordinary when worn alone, blending these two colors together adds a pop and pizzazz to an already unique eye. The colors green and gold match, thereby complementing each other for a look that sizzles and shimmers.
Green: Cool, calm, life affirming, wealth, prosperity, moving forward, soothing.
Gold: Success, abundance, understanding, self-worth, wisdom, compassion, winning.
Combine the two when dressing your eyes for an absolutely breathtaking you!
“Where are you going? You’ve ignored me all night.”
“I’m sorry. Someone, I mean something, has captured my sight.”
“Is it the gal with the beguiling large brown eyes?”
“I’m so enamored by her makeup job that I haven’t noticed the size.”
“So my eyes painted up with blues and browns aren’t enough for you?”
“Why of course. But her glittered gold and green shaded peepers look too good to be true.”
Eye, eye, eye. Mesmerizing eyes!
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846