Green Machine: How to wear beauty's most intimidating colour for Christmas 2021
Merry Christmas, everybody! While festivities have largely been put on hold this year, there is finally occasion to celebrate in person with your immediate family (or virtually with any loves ones abroad) As a result, you'll probably still need a festive fit to see you through the day of all things jolly and bright.
And, as we all know, every outfit needs a killer beauty look to go along with it. For this year, in particular, we're thinking that green is the way to go. Despite being the obvious choice for Christmas, green is often overlooked in the beauty game—partially because neutrals and pinks are always favoured, but mostly because it's a pretty intimidating colour to wear in general.
Well, this Christmas, we're taking the intimidation factor out of the equation: 2021 is as good a year as any to branch out of your comfort zone, what with "Gen Z Green" taking the lead as the year's favourite colour. The good news is that we've got just the guide to get you going on your green journey. Ahead, find our picks for some of the best green makeup looks for you to emulate for Christmas.
Easily the most wearable way to incorporate green into your beauty routine, swapping your black liners for any vivid green is all you need to recreate this look.
Commit to your lash line
Like the liner, a set of green lashes (cat-eye optional!) is a great way to put a twist on a classic.
A gentle wash over the lids
Green lids are all the rage—just check these beautiful looks out.
TIP: Pair them with a fresh pink lip and rosy cheeks to play on colour theory and balance the face.
Just a hint
If you're a more seasoned makeup lover, you could try to upgrade the gentle wash of green eyeshadow to a cut-crease.
Add a pop of colour
If a full-on eye look is too intimidating, keep it simple. A pop of colour on the lower lashline or in the inner corners are all you need to zhush up a look.
Add a touch of glitter
Night out on the town? Probably not (RE: The pandemic). Either way, if you're looking for a fun way to embrace green, try it in glitter!
The graphic liner trend has grown immensely in the last few years, and it's showing no signs of stopping. Why not give it a go yourself (and seize the opportunity to introduce a new colour into your palette)?
Why stop at a graphic liner? While you're working on the eyes, go in with a few gems or pearls—Euphoria style. It's super cute and eye-catching, for those of you looking to stand out.
Just the brows
If you'd like to incorporate green into your hair game à la Billie Eilish but you're not ready to commit to a whole head, start small with your brows!
Though it can certainly feel like it, Rihanna isn't the only one capable of pulling off a green lip. Trust us when we say that anything can be done with the right shade—here's the proof!
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