Although Vancouver just had its first snowfall of the year, I feel like Fall makeup collections are going to be a predominant part of my life until I bring out the glitter for holiday parties and whatnot and then put it all away again in January. Back in August, I shared with you all the Mary Kay Sapphire Noir Palette (review) and was absolutely in love with it. Now it’s time for the Emerald Noir Palette ($26 CDN), which might be more wearable on a day to day basis thanks to its earthy tones.
Isn’t that a STUNNING array of colours?! The teal and the dragon’s green on the far left are to die for! The shadows are super soft and blend very easily.
GET THE LOOK!
I had some issues with translating the impact of eyeshadow colour to my eyes, so I used Mary Kay’s Signature Eye Primer ($18 CDN) which is a sticky, white-based primer.
- Apply the matte light brown shade all over the lid up to the brow bone
- Apply the dark green to outer V of eyelid with fluffy brush
- Apply teal shade in patting motion to center of eyelid (I used my finger as I couldn’t seem to get the colour intense enough with a brush.)
- Repeat this eyeshadow pattern along lower lash line
- Line lower lash line with dark brown shade using an eyeliner brush
- Apply shimmery gold shade to inner corners of eyes
- Line upper lash line with black liquid eyeliner
- Apply your favourite mascara
- (Optional) Apply false lashes (I am addicted now!)
- Apply a bright pink blush as dark eyeshadow shades can wash out your skin
- Apply a pink lipstick like Mary Kay’s True Dimensions Lipstick ($19 CDN) in First Blush
Final verdict: The Emerald Noir palette didn’t translate quite as well onto my eyes in terms of wow factor. I felt like the swatches were amazing and then on my eyes not so much. The shadows blended out quite easily which meant that I had to go in a few times with the same colours over and over. This wasn’t the case with the Sapphire Noir palette as I was wowed from beginning to end, but in terms of colour assortment I do feel this palette can take you from the very neutral to the very wild.
To purchase this palette contact your Mary Kay representative or head on over to www.marykay.ca
PR samples featured. All opinions are my own.