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Squeal for Teal! Beauty Color Trends

September 4, 2013

by Brittany Fischer, Gloss48

If you haven’t tried out teal eye makeup yet this summer, now’s your last chance!  The metallic hue is the hottest trend in makeup, but it’s also one of the most intimidating. It seems like there are so many ways it can go wrong. To name a few:

  1. It can look “TTH,” a brilliant acronym I use to cover everything from caked-on clown makeup to too-tight clothes: Trying Too Hard. Teal makeup can definitely look TTH because it’s just about the furthest thing from natural.
  2. If blue makeup brightens blue eyes, does that mean it also brightens blue under eyes? I’d rather not draw attention to my dark circles, thank you.
  3. Top lash line?  Bottom lash line?  All over the lid?  I have no idea where to start.

But the appeal of teal still reigns supreme.  If done right, it plays up your eyes in the absolute coolest way.  It looks dramatic and sexy, yet playful and effortless…as if you spontaneously decided to swipe some color across your lids on the way out the door.  It’s edgy, it’s fun, and it’s downright foxy, so needless to say I’m determined to pull it off. I did all the necessary research, and because I love you, I’ll share my
valuable findings:

Keep it simple. To avoid a case of drag queen makeup, the rest of your face should be as bare as possible.  Keep your blush, bronzer, and lip color on the subtle side. Nude is the name of the game.  Seriously—if I have to come over and pry the pinks and reds from you, I will. PUT. DOWN. THE. NEON. PINK. LIPSTICK. I know it’s tempting, but trust me.

From here,there are a few great options, depending on the look you’re going for.

  1. Badass babe: line lashes with a teal waterproof eye pencil. Then, use neutral shadows: browns, bronzes, and nudes.  A little shimmer  is okay, but don’t go overboard. Voila!  Try Bourjois Metallic Eyeliner in Green.

    Bourjois Metallic Eyeliner in Green Source: ASOS

    Bourjois Metallic Eyeliner in Green
    Source: ASOS

  2. Vintage va-va-voom:  channel Lauren Conrad and wing teal liquid eyeliner out at the corner of your eyes. Cat eye couture!  Try Prestige Cosmetics Teal Liquid Eye Liner in LE-13.

    Prestige Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in LE-13 Big Teal Source: Amazon

    Prestige Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in LE-13 Big Teal
    Source: Amazon

  3. Subtly sexy: swipe creamy teal eyeshadow along your eyelid, staying just below the crease.  Choose your own intensity: use just a touch if you want something barely noticeable or layer on more to really make a statement.  Check out Sugarpill’s Darling Loose Eyeshadow (a “stunning teal”) for a little sparkle.  Ta-da!

    Sugarpill Darling Loose Eyeshadow Source:

    Sugarpill Darling Loose Eyeshadow

And there you have it.  It may not be easy being green, but hopefully now it’s easy being teal.

Ever tried teal eye makeup?  Share your stories here!

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