Tuesday, July 10, 2012

160 Shades of Green (Very Pic Heavy!)

If there's one colour I am particularly drawn to in eyeshadows, it is green. Green in its many guises, especially golden greens and olives. Emerald greens are welcome too.

So it may come as no surprise to hear I've got quite a few green eyeshadows in my collection. 160 to be exact (not counting the handful I managed to acquire in the past few weeks!). Which I decided to swatch. My arm was not happy.

Some don't seem so green in my swatches, but I assure you all have greenish hints in real life.

All left to right. No primer, all dry (unless otherwise noted). Swatched using fingers, either swiped or patted on. Various lighting scenarios...obviously all this swatching didn't happen in one day!

Set 1


1. Crush Cosmetics (mineral) Grind
2. FCUK random cream green (sooooo old and never used. But unique so kept)
3. Virgin Vie Samba Sparkle
4. Sleek Eye Dust Scuba
5. Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Powder LX-8 Chartreuse
6. Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Pure Pigment No.20
7. MUFE Aqua Cream 22

Set 2


1. Shu Uemura Eye Shimmer Duo Shiny Mint (green cream/gel)
2. My Beauty Addiction (mineral) Velvet Foil in Spring
3. Benefit Show Offs Pistachio
4. Sonia Rykiel Water Eye Color 03
5. Aromaleigh (mineral) Divine Intervention

Set 3


1. MUFE Star Powder 90957
2. MAC Pigment Old Gold (old version)
3. Cargo pigment Brown Green (from an old set)

Set 4


1. Becca Jewel Dust Feeorin
2. Crush Cosmetics Absinthe
3. Crush Cosmetics Poison
4. Medusa Make Up Eye Dust Green Velvet

Set 5


1. Crush Cosmetics Oz
2. Guerlain Terracotta Fard Indian Mineral Eyeshadow Jungle Dust
3. Barry M Dazzle Dust 97
4. Bare Minerals Prime Time Racing Green

Set 6


1. MAC Paint Pot Greenstroke
2. Cosme Decorte Cosme Decorte Magie Deco Fairy Eyes GR750
3. L’Oreal Color Infallible 09 Permanent Khaki
4. MAC Pigment Golden Olive
5. MUA Eye Dust Shade 4
6. No7 Stay Perfect Eye Mousse Khaki
7. MAC Pigment Copperized
8. Jelly Pong Pong Venus Magic Pearls in Goddess Skin

Set 7


1. MAC Pigment Nightlife
2. MAC Pigment Vintage Gold
3. My Beauty Addiction Dirty Martini
4. Shu Uemura Shine Mystique Aqua Green
5. Barry M Dazzle Dust 72
6. Barry M Fine Glitter Dust 25

Set 8


1. GOSH Effect Powder Taffeta
2. Barry M Dazzle 14
3. Crush Cosmetics Vintage
4. Crush Cosmetics Tainted
5. GOSH Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick Love That Moss!
6. Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Bangalore
7. MAC Paint Pot Moss Scape

Set 9


1. Becca Crème Eye Colour Patina
2. YSL Water Resistant Cream Eyeshadow Golden Fern
3. Chanel Ombre D’Eau 100 Torrent
4. L’Oreal Metallique Foil Eye Color Crayon 909 Khaki Foil (wet)
5. High Voltage Cosmetics (mineral) Odin
6. Estee Lauder Gelee Eyeshadow Cyber Green
7. Bourjois Pigment in Emerald Green (mini, no name)

All the above swatches are of pigments, cream or pencil eyeshadows.

All the following (except for where noted) are pressed powder eyeshadows.

Set 10

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1. Hard Candy Dillusional (old palette) shade Core
2. MAC Fresh Green Mix Mineralize e/s Single shade
3. MAC Fresh Green Mix Mineralize e/s Mixed shade
4. Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Green Eyelid shade
5. Beauty UK Brights Palette
6. NARS Taiga green shade
7. Paul and Joe Eye Color S 004 green shade
8. Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad Brown Eyed Girl
9. No7 Beneath the Morning Skies Compact
10. No7 Beneath the Morning Skies Compact
11. Shu Midnight Winter Sakura Palette Shade 4

Set 11

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1. GOSH Trio Green Valley
2. GOSH Trio Green Valley
3. Famous Trio Rainforest
4. Famous Trio Rainforest
5. NARS Misfit
6. Golden Rose Palette 05
7. Golden Rose Palette 05
8. Golden Rose Palette 05
9. H&M Palette
10. Ruby and Millie Palette

Set 12

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1. Kat Von D Palette Gypsy Frankie
2. Kat Von D Palette Gypsy Stryker
3. Kat Von D Palette Gypsy Lucifer
4. No7 Sunset Metallic Palette
5. No7 Sunset Metallic Palette
6. Love Alpha Palette
7. Love Alpha Palette
8. Love Alpha Palette
9. Maybelline Stylish Smokes 08 Emerald Smokes Lid shade
10. Maybelline Stylish Smokes 08 Emerald Smokes Crease shade
11. Maybelline Stylish Smokes 08 Emerald Smokes Outer Corner shade

Set 13

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1. Kiko Colour Fever Palette 03 Hyperreal Green Wood
2. Kiko Colour Fever Palette 03 Hyperreal Green Wood
3. MAC She Who Dares Mineralize e/s
4. YSL 5 Colour Harmony 11 Winter Garden
5. YSL 5 Colour Harmony 11 Winter Garden

Set 14 (the Sleeks)

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1. Sleek Acid
2. Sleek Acid
3. Sleek Monaco shade Kiwi Zest
4. Sleek Safari
5. Sleek Safari
6. Sleek Safari
7. Sleek Original
8. Sleek Original
9. Sleek Curious

Set 15

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Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio GR305 Jungle

Set 16

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1. MAC Bitter (I think)
2. Too Faced Galaxy Glam Amber Asteroid
3. Lorac Goddess
4. Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color GR711
5. Bourjois Pastel Lumiere (old) Vert Petillant 48
6. Too Faced Exotic Color Nice Stems!
7. MAC Lucky Green
8. Kiko 107 Pearly Meadow Green
9. MAC Guacamole (Thanks to this beautiful lady!)
10. Inglot 477 DS
11. Lancome Color Design 413 Green Bikini
12. MAC Bio Green

Set 17

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1. Shu Uemura ME Medium Olive 471
2. L’Oreal Chrome Shine 171 Dazzling Khaki
3. Bobbi Brown Metallic e/s 4 Sage
4. MAC Greensmoke
5. L’Oreal Chrome Shine 178 Silvery Green
6. Beauty Without Cruelty 14 Oasis
7. Chanel Ombre Essentielle 53 Khaki
8. Rituals Silky Soft e/s 7074
9. Milani 17 Antique Gold
10. Becca Eye Colour Powder Chintz
11. Dior 1 Couleur 475 Khakis
12. Chanel Ombre Essentielle 88 Vert Khaki
13. Loreal HIP khaki green (not sure of shade)
14. Bobbi Brown Metallic e/s 6 Forest

Set 18

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1. RMK Holographic E/S 03 Gold Green
2. Makeup Store Microshadow Khaki Gold
3. Makeup Factory 50
4. L’Oreal Color Appeal Holographic 104 Meteorite Bronze

Set 19

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1. Rock and Republic Saturate Eye Colour Jaded
2. Kiko 110 Pearly Electric Green
3. Estee Lauder Pure Color 67 Jade
4. Cle de Peau Satin Eye Color 109
5. RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes SH-10 Greenish Gray
6. RMK Metallic Powder Eyes 08
7. Addiction e/s 058P Silent Scream
8. Inglot 17 Shine
9. GOSH Glamorous e/s 15 Bottle Green
10. Makeup Store Microshadow Zone
11. Famous Veronica Sea Green
12. Milani 05 Clover

Set 20

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1. RMK, absolutely no idea which shade!
2. Shu Uemura ME Medium Green 580
3. RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes P-09 Dark Green
4. Addiction e/s 054P Deep Forest
5. Inglot 414 Pearl
6. Medusa’s Make-up Jungle Fever
7. Too Faced e/s Jealous
8. Boots 17 Green
9. MAC One-off
10. MAC Humid
11. Bobbi Brown Metallic e/s Bash
12. Milani Runway Eyes 08 Shamrock

Set 21

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1. Barry M Green E/S Pencil 03 (this was bought recently, hence it's addition into these swatches instead of the other pencil swatches)
2. Guerlain Ombre Eclat 1 Shade 181 L’Instant Emeraude
3. Loreal HIP dark green (unsure of shade)
4. Suqqu e/s EX24 Kujakudama
5. Suqqu e/s EX41 Midori
6. Bourjois Little Round Pot Intense 05
7. Too Faced Galaxy Glam Moonbeam (wet)
8. MAC Smutty Green Mineralize e/s (wet)

Finally the following are close ups of:

1. Suqqu e/s EX24 Kujakudama
2. Suqqu e/s EX41 Midori
3. Bourjois Little Round Pot Intense 05
4. Too Faced Galaxy Glam Moonbeam (wet)
5. MAC Smutty Green Mineralize e/s (wet)

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So what do you think? Am I just a teeny weeny bit bonkers?

I want to add that this collection has been built up over many, many years, not just a few months.

10 comments:

Sati said...

Gosh, when you said pic-heavy you weren't kidding. I was going to ask you lately, Y U NO BLOG? but now you've made up for it.

I think that Set 1 #7 (I am too lazy to go back and look up all the names) would go very nicely on the inner corners of my eyes. Especially if I end up with those coloured contacts that I've had my - uh - eye on. I'm also quite taken with Set 10 #5. And I LOVE the Sleeks, and that Shiseido trio, and Set 21 #5.

Yes, you are bonkers, but that's why people love you.

Sarah S. said...

Wowwwwww! At my peak I probably had about this many... maybe. Right now I bet I have only 10 or so greens ^.^

Tinh said...

"160 Shades of Green," hehe. What a collection, bb! I want all teh olive green shades!

LauraSummer said...

LOVE this! I have a wish list as long as my arm now- good to have you back :) xx

Anne JF said...

OMG *faints* soooooo many greeens!!!!
I watched some @MUB, but never the entire collection, 160, that's a lot!!!! I don't think I have as many greens as you.
Thanks a lot for sharing!

Maria @ Vintage Gulab said...

I am green with envy (sorry, had to! =P) at how green your collection is. It's one of my favorite colors and I feel looks amazing with brown eyes so the swatches will be coming in very handy. Thanks, Nazzy!

aly7 said...

WOW you have quite the collection! I'm jelly <3 I love green as well, such a great pop for greenish brown eyes like mine. ^.^

Tali said...

Hhahaha I conclude.. you like the color green.. ;)

katherine said...

Great post!

Nazia @ MascaraMagic! said...

Thank you for the comments ladies! Yup, I'm a green fiend!

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