I’m having a love affair with olive green this month. No, I’m not sure why either. It probably has something to do with the camouflage military jackets all the cute girls are wearing for the street style photographers. Bronze goes with olive green like leopard print and denim, or pumpkin pie and whipped cream. Sparkly olive green, dark glittery orange, and gold harmonize beautifully. These are the shades I covet at the moment. I’m thankful that makeup companies are so sensitive to my color moods because they make it quite easy for me to indulge in these fall makeup obsessions without breaking the bank.
Fall Makeup and Nail Polish
Maybelline Eyestudio Eye Ehadow Quad in Smokey Cinnamon, seen at the center top of the photo above, is a brand new find at the drugstore. The color is a limited edition for fall 2012, so if you like it you should go buy it right now. The colors as lovely in the pan as they are on the eyes. Here is a review of the eye shadow with photos. I find all the colors easy to work with, highly pigmented and long lasting. My only complaint is that they are very sparkly so I only wear them in the evening.
Maybelline Eyestudio Eye Ehadow Quad in Olive Martini is on the lower right of the photo. The colors are very intense and dramatic. The dark green is actually brown, and the bronze goes on much darker than it looks. Wear all four colors together to create a two-toned chameleon effect. For more photos and swatches see this review.
As soon as I laid eyes on Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Abstract Orange #026 I knew I had to have it. How often do you see dark glittery orange lipstick? Not often enough. I don’t look very good in brown lipstick so this is as close as I get to spice. It’s a delicious dark paprika.
OPI Nail Lacquer in Brisbane Bronze is a dark, intense, shimmery bronze. I have had this on my toes most of September.
After many months of lusting after Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Wallis, I finally broke down and purchased a bottle. It’s expensive but oh, the color. It’s so worth it. I suppose it’s a dark gold, but it looks like glittery olive green to me.
And finally, as I showed you in the post Autumn in Los Angeles, I just adore Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel in Fall Mood. Here it is again.
Shop my favorite fall makeup
Unfortunately the two makeup quads I wrote about are no longer available, but Maybelline sells similar colors in their permanent line as well. Please note that the widget below contains affiliate links. If you click on an image I might receive a small commission. Thank you for your support!
Are you in love with any particular fall makeup or nail polish at the moment? Tell me about it in the comments!