Not Easy Being Green

But it is easy to wear green.  I love wearing green eye shadow.   I love shades of olive and emerald greens.  I cannot stress this enough, DO NOT BE AFRAID OF COLOR.  What some fail to realize that green is a neutral color.  When starting out use a color on the lid, place browns and/or smoky versions of the color in the crease and outer v.

Anytime, I try a new brand of makeup, I must get a teal or green e/s.  🙂 So I decided to try Barry M dazzle dusts. I have seen swatches, tutorials and reviews, so I had to get some for myself.  I purchased from, a UK online retailer.  Asos lists currencies for 5 different countries, so the customer can see the price at the current exchange rate.  Over the last few weeks, the US prices have been lowering, even the shipping cost has lowered.  *Check them out!* (More on Asos in a future post)

I purchased three Barry M Dazzle Dusts, one of which was the Emerald.  The Dazzle Dusts, loose eye shadows, are similar to MAC pigments and NYX Ultra pearl mania.  I think the Barry M marketing photos suck.  I will say, despite the official pics, they are worth adding to the collection. *I will post some swatches soon* A little bit goes a long way.  (Sidebar: the Emerald green dazzle dust was mixed with Moss Scape Paint Pot, so if used with another base it will not look olive green.)


  • MSF Dark
  • NYX Concealer in Nutmeg


  • Matte Gel
  • L’Oreal De-Crease Base
  • Moss Scape Paint Pot
  • Barry M Emerald Dazzle Dust
  • Purely Cosmetics CTP in Bronzed Brown and Copper
  • Glamour Check StarFlash
  • Brown side from the L’Oreal Hip Duo Forgiving
  • Retrospeck (Highlight)
  • Tan side from the L’Oreal Hip Duo Adventurous (highlighter)
  • Stila Multi-Effect Mascara in Black
  • Urban Decay Gash and Zero Eye Liners
  • Too Faced Foiled Liner – Black Beauty


Stark Naked Blush


  • Sweet Tooth T/T

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  • SuzieC December 12, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Very pretty! That blush looks great on you!

  • Itiel December 6, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    Yes, color is always in my stash. You look great, love the green!

  • PBW December 4, 2008 at 8:15 AM

    I never really thought much about green shadow, but now I’m loving it! It really makes your brown eyes pop.

  • Gangstarr Girl November 26, 2008 at 12:19 AM

    I like your eyes, very pretty. You know, I loooooove green eyeshadow too, especially emerald shades. But my problem is, I want to do a green smokey eye look but it didn’t come out when I tried. Can you post one up?

  • Grace November 22, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    I love green eye shadow. It goes really well with brown eyes.

  • Shaa November 20, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    You have inspired me to go make-up shopping this weekend. Always saying I need to spice it up a bit so no time like the present. Thanks

  • Kimberly Tia November 20, 2008 at 12:22 AM

    i just love your blog name!! and what great entries!!! lovin it!

  • kia November 19, 2008 at 11:25 PM

    i hear ya on the green issue, but i’m amazed at stark naked on you. does it live up to it’s claims??? i just bought it and i’m still deciding. i don’t think it looks like that on me!

  • Marisol November 19, 2008 at 10:50 PM

    Hooooootttie! I agree that greens and blues are not colors to be afraid of. You just need to work them to your advantage and girl, you are working it.

  • Amina November 19, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    you look amaaaaaaaaazing

  • Pumps And Gloss November 19, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    When I purchased the Barry M Dazzle Dust, I paid 8.37$ USD and now they are selling or 6.75$USD. They are not on sale, but the currency has adjusted.

  • Jam Bella November 19, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    You are pretty! How much were the Barry M loose shadows?