On a recent excursion to the eye candy . . . er . . . makeup store (they’re the same, right?), I came across MAC’s new colored paint pots and became fixated on finding a green one! The sales lady showed me two different green ones and I asked her to layer Greensmoke over both of them. The second I saw Greensmoke layered over Antique Diamond, I had instant tunnel vision. Must have Antique Diamond! I couldn’t wait to show you how beautifully it brings out the green tones of Greensmoke.
If you’ve worked with Greensmoke in the past, you probably felt duped by the name at one point or another as I did. This is a GREEN eyeshadow?! How so? Haha! If you’ve wanted to bring out the green hues of Greensmoke, I am very happy to tell you that Antique Diamond is a star paint pot for doing just that.
I am also very pleased to tell you that this particular paint pot is one you can apply directly to the lid, and not worry about having to blend out the edges. (Usually with paint pots, especially the darker ones, you usually have to work to blend out the edges so the color doesn’t show through eyeshadows layered on top.)
And now I can hardly wait to begin layering under other greens I’ve struggled with before in the past (ahem, Club; yeah, you’re next!). Did you get any of the new colored paint pots? What eyeshadows have you rediscovered with the simple addition of a colored paint pot?
Products Used to Create this Look:
- NARS Eyeshadow Primer
- MAC Antique Diamond paint pot (as a base, on the lid only)
- MAC Greensmoke (layered on the lid over Antique Diamond)
- MAC Bottle Green (outer third of lid and lower lashline)
- Stila Wonder (crease) – could also use MAC Malt here
- MAC Blanc Type (blend)
- CoverGirl Brow and Eye Makers in ‘Soft Blonde’
- Prestige Clear Brow Gel
- Max Factor 2000 Calorie Waterproof Mascara in Black
- False eyelashes are ‘Key to His Heart’ from InkyMinkyLashes.com