Adding some holiday sparkle to your makeup can go one of two ways: Either you look like a festive editorial out of a high fashion mag — or, you go a little too hard and end up resembling Cindy-Lou-Who. Whatever your holiday makeup style is though — having the right monochromatic makeup products to get your look just right is key, so we’ve rounded up the best forest-green eyeshadow, lipstick, eyeliner items and more to help you get there. Why forest green, you may ask? Red is so overdone for holiday — it’s time to give its complementary counterpart a little consideration.
The right skin care products get any makeup look off on the right foot. So to calm and soothe your face before makeup application, give your skin a little TLC with Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Gel. This formula works to cancel out any redness and inflammation — and is the stuff that green skincare dreams are made of.
Truth be told, green lipstick is not for everyone. But, if you’re daring enough to try it — or if it happens to be one of your favorite lip shades — this deep green UD lipstick (with a bit of metalized sheen) is for you.
To give your eyes some subtle color without overdoing the green factor, add this green liner to your upper lash line with a bit of a wing. Bonus: It’s a thick liquid pigment and won’t budge throughout the day into night.
If shadow is your go-to way of adding a little color to your look, this City Mini palette is for you. Urban Jungle comes with a few variations of greens — wear them separately or all together for a cool emerald smoke out.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.